Advent 1 Sermon, 2021

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9). The first advent of Christ was humble. He didn’t enter Jerusalem riding a horse […]

Thanksgiving Day Sermon, 2021

The gospel lesson for Thanksgiving Day is the account of Jesus healing the ten lepers. If you’ve ever wondered why the gospel lesson for Thanksgiving Day is the account of Jesus healing the ten lepers, it’s because—like people at many Thanksgiving dinners—90% of them are ungrateful. Of course that’s not literally true, but you know […]

The Last Sunday of the Church Year, 2021

I think it’s impossible to be a compassionate human being and not wonder why the wise virgins offer no real help to the foolish. Why don’t they share? Why don’t they share their oil with those who were ill-prepared? Why not see to it that they enter into the joyous feast together? If this parable […]

Trinity 24 Sermon, 2021

“Awake! Put on strength, O Lord! Awake, as in the days of old” (Isaiah 51:9). To which, thus says the Lord: “I, I am he who comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies? Who are you to have forgotten the Lord, your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and […]

All Saints Day Sermon, 2021

What is yours now—and what will be yours? If we divide the Beatitudes according to these two questions, this is how we would hear them: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3). And, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom […]

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