Sermon: The Sign of Jonah

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – Holy Trinity – you have given us your Word, the Bible, so that we might know you truly and rightly. Illumine us by your Spirit so we might hear your Word clearly. Renew our hearts so that we might receive it in faith. Strengthen us so that we might…

Sermon: Lot and Sodom

It has been almost a month since I have been able to share the Word of the LORD with you. However, this was not exactly the passage with which I anticipated stepping back into the pulpit. As we will soon hear, Genesis 19 feels more like Game of Thrones than like Frozen. There is violence,…

Sermon: The Lamb Will Be Handed Over

Goedenmorgen. Bedankt voor het vacantie in Nederland. Wij vinden het veel leuk. Onze kinderen houdt van de dierentuin. Elijah zegt, “I want to do it again.” (Good morning. Thank you for the vacation in the Netherlands. We really liked it. Our children love the zoo. Elijah says “I want to do it again.”) It is…

Sermon: Idolatry

As we prepare to hear God’s word from the book of Micah, I want to offer a word of clarification and a word of warning. First, clarification. Micah is a prophet and therefore the book of Micah is a book of prophecy. As we study Micah, we will find that some of his words refer…

First Glance: Mark 15:33-34

At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. At three in the afternoon, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, eloi, lama sabachthani,” (which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”) (Mark 15:33-34) There are many different ways to approach a biblical text in order to…