Thanksgiving Day Sermon, 2020

There’s a distinction to make between the one and the nine. Obviously, we want to be the one and not the nine, but there’s a great difference between the two. Now, there are a lot of distinctions to make in today’s Gospel lesson, but there’s only one that really matters. Consider all the distinctions to […]

Last Sunday of the Church Year, 2020

When driving, if you see a sign that informs you that the exit you need is in one mile—or, if you hear, “In one mile, turn right,” what does that mean?  It means slow down, right? Your turn’s coming up. Pretty simple. But on my way to an appointment with the eye doctor, I heard, […]

Second to Last Sunday, 2020

I’ve been in a courtroom only a handful of times, and it was never very interesting—no spontaneous applause, no hilarious banter between country judge and city attorney, no climactic “It was him!” shouted from the witness stand. Mostly, it was boring, almost-unintelligible back-and-forths about how to file paperwork correctly. Far from that picture is the […]

Third to Last Sunday of the Church Year, 2020

“With what shall I come before the Lord? Shall I come with burnt offerings or year old calves? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to […]

Trinity 19 Sermon, 2020

Today, Jesus comforts the paralytic—and us all—by saying, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven” (Matthew 9:2). He shows us the perfect will of God: to comfort each of us—take heart, He says—and to forgive our sins. That’s why His name is Jesus: He will save His people from their sins (cf. Matthew 1:21). […]

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