Monthly Archives: December 2011

The gift of the Word given again

right-click to save, or push Play Sermon for Christmas Day John 1:1-14  +  Exodus 40:17-21, 34-38  +  Titus 3:4-7 Today is gift-opening day in the Church, just as it may be also in your homes.  It’s the same gift we … Continue reading

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Sermon for Christmas Eve 2011

Those of you who have accompanied us during the penitential season of Advent have heard plenty about the problem of mankind, which is your problem and mine, too.  The problem of sin.  You have heard that you stand condemned under … Continue reading

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Good people have a hard time with John – and with Jesus

right-click to save, or push Play Sermon for Rorate Coeli – Advent 4 John 1:19-28  +  Deuteronomy 18:15-19  +  Philippians 4:4-7 Before the season of Advent draws to a close, we have one more week to get ready for Christmas, … Continue reading

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Advent teaches us to rejoice in God’s gift list

right-click to save, or push Play Sermon for Gaudete – Advent 3 Matthew 11:2-10  +  Isaiah 40:1-11  +  1 Corinthians 4:1-5 There’s a reason why parents ask their children to make a wish list for Christmas.  Not only because it … Continue reading

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Lo and behold! Signs for all; Salvation for some

right-click to save, or push Play Sermon for Populus Sion – Advent 2 Luke 21:25-36  +  Malachi 4:1-6  +  Romans 15:4-13 “Lo, he comes with clouds descending!”  One of my favorite hymns.  “Lo!” another word for “Behold!” as in the … Continue reading

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