Christmas Sermon: Salvation in the Face of Jesus

Father, may your Word be our rule, Your Holy Spirit our teacher, and the glory of Jesus Christ our single concern. Amen. It was an incredible night for Mary and Joseph. Nine months earlier, the angel Gabriel had told Mary that, though a virgin, she would conceive and bear a son who would be the Messiah, the…

Sermon: Christmas for Outsiders

The children and the choir did an excellent job of telling the Christmas story. Briefly, I want us to zoom in on one part of the story, the story of the magi and Herod in search for Jesus. It’s Matthew 2:1-12, but before we hear God’s Word, please take a moment to pray with me.…

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…