Monthly Archives: December 2019

Christmas 1 – "In The Fullness Of Time" – Galatians 4:4-7 – 12/29/19

During this season of Christmas, we have heard the Christmas story as told by the prophets Moses, Isaiah and Micah; and by the Evangelists Matthew, Luke and John. Now today, we hear the Christmas story as told by the Apostle … Continue reading

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Christmas Day – "Of His Fullness We Have All Received" – John 1:16 – 12/25/19

The text is from the prologue of St. John’s gospel, two verses beyond what we have heard so far – John 1:16, “And from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” By now the presents have all been … Continue reading

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Advent 4 – "You Shall Call His Name Jesus" – Matthew 1:18-25 – 12/22/19

Way back in the beginning when there were just two people in the whole world… and really, how much damage can just two people do? But they did. “When the woman saw that the tree was good for food and … Continue reading

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Advent 3 – "Patience In Prison" – Matthew 11:2-15 – 12/15/19

sermon-12-15-19 Last Sunday, we met John the Baptizer in the wilderness, calling people to repent. “In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For John, repentance … Continue reading

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Advent 2 – "New World Order" – isaiah 11:1-10 – 12/8/19

sermon-12-8-19 When WWI was finally over in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson declared that the time had come to establish, in his words, “a new world order.” He proposed the establishment of a League of Nations that would work together to … Continue reading

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Advent 1 – "Knowing the Time" – Romans 13:11-14 – 12/1/19

sermon-12-1-19 Maybe it’s because I just spent the last couple of days in Chicago and rode the Chicago Transit Authority around town that I thought of the musical group “Chicago.” And maybe it was because our Epistle reading for today … Continue reading

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