Sermons from December 2015

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Sermon Christmas Eve 2015 Isaiah 9:2-7; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20

[Click here for video] I was born in the 1960s, and so I was approaching my teen years when the Vietnam war ended. Shortly thereafter, the Iran hostage situation happened, and the Marine barracks in Beirut were attacked, and we invaded Grenada, and, while Karen and I were on our honeymoon, in April, 1986, we […]

Sermon Advent 3 C 2015 Luke 3:7-18, Philippians 4:4-7

[Click here for video] There seems to be a very clear difference between our reading from Philippians and our Gospel reading for today. Paul and John the Baptist seem to have very different understandings of and very different ways of proclaiming what the coming of the Lord means, not that one’s better than the other, […]

Sermon Advent 2 C 2015 Malachi 3:1-4; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6

We began our keeping of Advent last week thinking about God’s faithfulness, about how God keeps God’s covenant promises, even when things seem to spin out of control at times in our lives and in our world. We also considered what our response ought to look like at such times, as those who are named […]