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Epiphany 2 – "What Are You Seeking?" – John 1:29-42 – 1/19/20

sermon-1-19-20 Last Sunday, on the 1st Sunday in Epiphany, we joined the crowds journeying out from Jerusalem and Judea to the wilderness to listen to a man named John preach. His message was, “Repent, for the kingdom of God is … Continue reading

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Baptism of Our Lord – "Jesus' Baptism and Ours" – Matthew 2:13-17

sermon-1-12-20 In case you hadn't noticed, today is all about 'BAPTISM' – Jesus' baptism AND our baptism. The curtain opens on the wilderness of Judea to which steady streams of people are traveling from “Jerusalem and all Judea and all … Continue reading

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Christmas 2 – "Lost and Found" – Luke 2:40-51 – 1/5/20

sermon-1-5-20 It’s not every year that we get two Sunday’s to revel in the celebration of Christmas. More often than not, we just get one Sunday before we’re off to the season of Epiphany. It’s like that Christmas dinner that … Continue reading

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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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Last Sunday – "Father, Forgive Them" – Luke 23:32-43 – 11/24/19

sermon-11-24-19 I have counted 21 Sundays now that we have been following our Lord ever since we heard that He “set His face to go to Jerusalem.” And today, on this “Last Sunday of the Church Year” we come to … Continue reading

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