Monthly Archives: December 2019

Advent 3: “Patience in Prison” (Matthew 11:2-15)

Audio: sermon-12-15-19.mp3 Last Sunday, we met John the Baptizer in the wilderness, calling people to repent. “In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For John, repentance begins with “confession”.  “Confession” is a legal word.  Policemen and lawyers and judges are interested […]

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Advent 2: “The Kingdom of Heaven is At Hand” (Isaiah 11:1-10)

Audio: sermon-12-8-19.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/8-auK0QpZyU When WWI was finally over in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson declared that the time had come to establish, in his words, “a new world order.” He proposed the establishment of a League of Nations that would work together to maintain a safe and peaceful world, to the end that, the 1st World […]

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Advent 1: “Do You Know The Time?” (Romans 13:11-14)

Audio: sermon-12-1-19.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/K3fqYktdu1c Maybe it’s because I just spent the last couple of days in Chicago and rode the Chicago Transit Authority around town that I thought of the musical group “Chicago.” And maybe it was because our Epistle reading for today begins with these words, “Besides this, you know the time…” that I got […]

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