Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Resurrection enables Jesus to finish the work of salvation

right-click to save, or push Play Sermon for Easter Sunday (Catechism emphasis: The Apostles’ Creed, Third Article) Mark 16:1-8  +  Job 19:23-27  +  1 Corinthians 15:51-57 Those faithful women – Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Salome – … Continue reading

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The Apostles’ Creed, Second Article

Sermon for Good Friday, Chief Service Today, as we peer into the past through the Good Friday Gospel, those bloody, deathly images of Jesus jolt our sensibilities, and the words of the Apostles’ Creed ring in our ears, “I believe … Continue reading

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The Sacrament of the Altar

Sermon for Holy Thursday What is this meal that we celebrate here at Emmanuel so often and that awaits us again on this Holy Thursday? What is the Sacrament of the Altar?  It is the true body and blood of … Continue reading

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A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth

Sermon for Palm/Passion Sunday +  John 12:12-19  + The Gospels don’t give us the exact dates, but it was almost certainly the tenth day of “Nissan,” the first month in the Jewish calendar, roughly 1,981 years ago.  It was almost … Continue reading

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The Bold Claims That Got Jesus Killed

Sermon for Lent 5 – Judica +  John 8:46-59  + One week from today we approach the gates of Jerusalem once again to enter upon that Holy Week when our Lord Jesus suffered death and, as the writer to the … Continue reading

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Look to Christ for more than bread

Sermon for Lent 4 – Laetare John 6:1-15  +  Exodus 16:2-21  +  Galatians 4:21-31 Laetare!  “Rejoice with Jerusalem,” says the Introit for today, Laetare Sunday, a quote from Isaiah 66.  But here’s the question: Why?  Jerusalem is a war zone.  … Continue reading

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