Sermon for the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany 2016

S. Epiphany 4.16 “Messianic Secret?” Luke 4:31-44 Biblical scholars have, for the last century or so, talked much about the “Messianic Secret”. What is it? Well, it’s a secret, so I shouldn’t really say much about it. But, OK. It’s Jesus’ tendency (throughout all four Gospels) to

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Sermon for the Baptism of Our Lord 2016

S. Baptism of our Lord.16 “The Unexpected One” Luke 3:15-22 Jesus is the Savior no one expected. Luke tells us that all the people were “in expectation” and wondering if John the Baptist was the Christ (the general inclination was to think that he was). This probably

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