Monthly Archives: December 2010

Stephen Shows Us the Consequences of Christmas

Sermon for the Feast of St. Stephen, December 26th Acts 6:8 – 7:2a, 51-60  +  2 Chronicles 24:17-22  +  Matthew 23:34-39 Merry Christmas, everyone!  And a very blessed Feast of St. Stephen to you as well.  I know it’s probably … Continue reading

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The Simple, Saving Truth of Christmas

Sermon for Christmas Day John 1:1-14  +  Exodus 40:17-21, 34-38  +  Titus 3:4-7 You just confessed a few moments ago your faith in some of the key portions of the Athanasian Creed. And at the end of it you said, … Continue reading

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Songs of Advent – The Song of the Angels

Sermon for Christmas Eve +  Luke 2:14  + As you heard a moment ago from the writer to the Hebrews, When God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.”  And they did.  First, … Continue reading

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The voice of Advent cries out to you

Sermon for Rorate Coeli – Advent 4 John 1:19-28 + Deuteronomy 18:15-19 + Philippians 4:4-7 Rorate coeli! “Rain down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down the Righteous One. Let the earth open her womb and bring … Continue reading

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Songs of Advent – the Song of Simeon

Sermon for Midweek Advent 3 +  Luke 2:29-32  + 29     “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, 30     for my eyes have seen your salvation 31     that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32     a light for revelation … Continue reading

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The hidden joy of Advent

Sermon for Gaudete – Advent 3 Matthew 11:2-10  +  Isaiah 40:1-8  +  1 Corinthians 4:1-5 Gaudete!  Rejoice! That’s what that single pink candle on the Advent wreath signals to you on this third Sunday in Advent.  Rejoice!  But notice, it’s … Continue reading

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Songs of Advent – the Song of Zechariah

Sermon for Advent Midweek 2 +  Luke 1:68-79  + 68 “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people 69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of … Continue reading

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