Sermon – February 16, 2020 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany – February 16, 2020 Matthew 5:21-37 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. No one likes getting poked and prodded with a needle for a blood test, but it serves an important...

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Sermon – February 9, 2020 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany – February 9, 2020 Matthew 5:13-20  Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. A few weeks ago there were about 50 of us from Oak Harbor Lutheran Church who went to the Silvertips...

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Sermon – February 2, 2020 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for Presentation of our Lord Sunday – February 2, 2020 Luke 2:22-40 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. I love the elderly. I hope to be one of them some day. When it came time for me to do my summer-long clinical...

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Sermon – January 26, 2020 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Third Sunday after Epiphany – January 26, 2020 Matthew 4:12-23 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Whidbey Island is a dark place this time of year. Not only do we have short days – back on the winter...

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Sermon – January 19, 2020 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Second Sunday after Epiphany – January 19, 2020 John 1:29-42  Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Have you ever wondered why Utah has a basketball team named the Utah Jazz? I mean, can you think of a...

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Sermon – January 12, 2020 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for Baptism of our Lord Sunday – January 12, 2020 Matthew 3:13-17  Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Several years ago country singer Randy Travis put out a gospel album, and one of the songs was about baptism....

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Sermon – January 5, 2020 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Second Sunday of Christmas – January 5, 2020 John 1:1-14  Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Well, the world has moved on. Christmas music has disappeared from the radio. If there is any Christmas stuff...

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Sermon – December 29, 2019 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas – December 29, 2019 Matthew 2:13-23  Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. This morning we hear a part of the Christmas story we’d probably rather not hear. It is a part of the...

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Sermon – December 22, 2019 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 22, 2019 Matthew 1:18-25 In the past decade a new phrase has entered into the cultural lexicon. The phrase is “toxic masculinity.” As a man myself, and especially as the father of three young men, I find the phrase, or...

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Sermon – December 15, 2019 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent – December 15, 2019 Matthew 11:2-11 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. “It wasn’t supposed to be like this.” “This is not at all what I expected.” “Where is God in all of this?” How...

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