Sermon Archives

February 11, 2018

The Transfiguration of Jesus

29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. 30 Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, and behold, […]

February 4, 2018

5th Sunday after The Epiphany

16 For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! 17 For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward, but if not of my own will, I am still entrusted […]

January 28, 2018

The 4th Sunday after The Epiphany

21 And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath [Jesus] entered the synagogue and was teaching. 22 And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. 23 And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And […]

January 21, 2018

The 3rd Sunday after The Epiphany

We’ve heard our First Reading from Jonah and we probably know something about him and a fish so to give you the big picture here are a few verses from each chapter that tell the whole story. Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, […]

January 14, 2018

Observing The Baptism of Jesus

John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather […]

January 7, 2018

The Festival of The Epiphany

And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. (Matthew 2:11 ESV) There is an aphorism around that the destination isn’t important; not really – especially if it is death; what […]

December 31, 2017

First Sunday after Christmas

And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) and to offer a sacrifice […]

December 25, 2017

Christmas Day 2017

1Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3He is the radiance of the glory of God and […]

December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve 2017

We are here today not playing first century Church where the apostles and disciples gathered around Mary each December to hear again the story of Jesus’ birth. Back then if there was going to be talk about Jesus it would be about his ministry, his death, and most importantly of all, his resurrection. That’s what […]

December 17, 2017

3rd Sunday in Advent

If you did a random survey about what Christmas is about, what would you predict the replies to be? I don’t have specific data but I think that there is a general view – based on anecdotes of children’s conversations about Christmas – based on a general feeling as gleaned from newspapers and columnist’s ruminations […]

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