Sermon – January 13, 2019

Sermon for Baptism of our Lord Sunday – January 13, 2019 Isaiah 43:1-7, Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. This past week during one of the preschool chapel services I lead each Wednesday I asked the...

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Sermon – January 6, 2019 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for Epiphany of our Lord – January 6, 2019 Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Perhaps the most striking thing about the Epiphany story we hear in Matthew today is how much is NOT...

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Sermon – December 23, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent – December 23, 2018 Luke 1:39-55 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. I have shared with people recently how these last couple of years have been a rich season of ministry for me as...

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Sermon – December 16, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent – December 16, 2018 Luke 3:7-18 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. This year in the Illinois State Capital building an atheist group was begrudgingly granted permission to have a...

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Sermon – December 9, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Second Sunday in Advent – December 9, 2018 Luke 3:1-6 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. The wilderness – real wilderness, I mean – is place fraught with danger. Once, before we had kids,Amy...

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Sermon – December 2, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the First Sunday of Advent – December 2, 2018 Luke 21:25-36 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. When I was a kid I had one of those optical illusions where you stare at what looks like an ink blot for...

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Sermon – November 25, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for Christ the King Sunday – November 25, 2018 Revelation 1:4b-8, John18:33-37 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and from Christ our King. Today is Christ the King Sunday. On the last Sunday of the church year we celebrate Jesus as our...

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Sermon – November 18, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – November 18th, 2018 Hebrews 10:11-25, Mark 13:1-8 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. It was among the worst things the disciples could imagine happening: that the...

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Sermon – November 11, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – November 11, 2018 Hebrews 9:24-28, Mark 12:38-44 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. We have quite a contrast in our gospel reading for today. On the one hand we have...

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Sermon – November 4, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for All Saints Sunday – November 4th, 2018 Isaiah 25:6-9, Revelation 21:1-6a, John 11:32-44 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. We had an interesting little episode here in the sanctuary this past week. As many of...

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