You Are a Believer, but Still …

You Are a Believer, but Still …

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Charles Hubbard is a Vietnam veteran from Austin, Texas.  A few years ago he received a letter from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs informing him that he was dead and that his family...
Believing without Seeing

Believing without Seeing

The sermon text for the 2nd Sunday of Easter is from John 20:24–29 Jesus and Thomas [24] Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. [25] So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I...
Sealed

Sealed

In the name of ✠ Jesus.  Amen. It was “the chief priests and the Pharisees,” the religious authorities, who came to Pontius Pilate, the civil authority, and said, “order the tomb [of that impostor Jesus] to be made secure,” and it was Pilate who gave the order,...
Despite the Certainty of Fools

Despite the Certainty of Fools

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Every so often the Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord, Easter Day, happens to fall on the first day of April.  Have any of you been the ‘victim’ of an April Fools’ Day joke or prank yet...
The Glory in the Darkness

The Glory in the Darkness

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. How far removed this day, this night, seems from that blessed day, that holy night, when an angel of the Lord appeared to shepherds who were abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks...
The Altar of the Cross and the Table of the Lord

The Altar of the Cross and the Table of the Lord

The sermon text for Maundy Thursday is from 1 Corinthians 11:26 [26] For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (ESV) “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard...