Sermon for Christmas Eve 2015

S. Christmas Eve.15 “Down at the Hotel Montana” Luke 2:1-20 If you show (or tell) people they’re stupid, it will generally go one of two ways: 1) they will disagree bitterly with you, maybe argue the point with violence even, or 2) they’ll allow you to make

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Sermon for the 4th Sunday in Advent 2015

S. Advent 4.15 “Ready for Christmas” Luke 1:39-56 Are you ready for Christmas? There’s so much to do, isn’t there? Parties to attend. Gifts to buy. Decorations to put up. Guests to put up with. Meals to prepare. Spare bedrooms to clean. Out of town family to

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Sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Advent 2015

S. Advent 3.15 “Savior You Want, Savior You Need” Luke 7:18-28 My friend Joel teaches theology at our Concordia Seminary in St. Louis (the holy city). Years ago, when his son Peter was about 8, he assigned his first year systematic theology class to write a devotion,

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Sermon for the 2nd Sunday in Advent 2015

S. Advent 2.15 “Just You Wait” Luke 3:1-14 “Just you wait till your father gets home!” The words still ring in my ears. My mother never said “whuppin” but she didn’t have to. I knew that’s what was coming. And I knew I deserved it. She had

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