Christmas Sermon: Open Wide

Father, may Your Word be our rule, your Holy Spirit our teacher, and the glory of Jesus Christ our single concern. Amen. Listen to the Word of the Lord: The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: I will send my messenger ahead... Continue Reading →

Sermon: The Point of John the Baptist

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to Luke chapter 3, beginning in verse 15. Luke 3, beginning in verse 15. We are picking up right where we left off last week. John was born to Zechariah and Elizabeth in their old age. Even before his birth, the angel Gabriel proclaimed that John... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Repentance

[This sermon was originally preached on Sunday, December 13, 2015] This Advent, we are listening together to the message of John, son of Zechariah, better known as John the Baptist. Each of the four gospels begin with John - the message and the mission of the man crying out in the wilderness. Only after we... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Make Ready

  [This sermon was originally delivered on Sunday, December 5, 2015.] This morning I invite you to open your bibles to Luke chapter 1. Luke is in the New Testament, the third book. Luke comes after Matthew and Mark, and before John. Luke chapter 1, beginning in verse 1. You may have noticed last week... Continue Reading →

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