Sermon for Christmas Day 2016

Christmas Day.16 “Rock So Big, So Small” Is. 52, Heb. 1, John 1 Wow. Is there a better set of readings for any Sunday of the Church Year? I think not. This is for me the desert island set of readings. If I were stranded on a

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Sermon for Christmas Eve 2016

Christmas Eve.16 “A Little Bit Ruined” Luke 2:15 “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” And what is that journey like, and what sort of people still make it (can we

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Sermon for the 4th Sunday in Advent 2016

S. Advent 4.16 “A Man Who Follows Instructions”  Matt. 1:18-25 Behold! A Great and Mighty Wonder! A miracle almost beyond belief, more marvelous than a unicorn, unheard of and unseen for generations untold, time out of mind: a man who follows instructions! Yes! Look and be amazed!

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Sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Advent 2016

Advent 3.16 “The Casual Reader” Matt. 11:2-15 Everyone goes out of their way to make John the Baptist look good. Been doing that for centuries. Maybe because secretly so many are really Baptist sympathizers? I don’t know. Anyway, readers of the Gospel have usually paused at this

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