Babel Undone

Babel Undone

Have you ever gotten lost in a strange city?  You might have become disoriented, made a wrong turn, and suddenly you weren’t sure where you were.  You might be able to retrace your steps by way of the street signs, or you might be able to ask directions if...
Many Trees, Many Deaths, One Life

Many Trees, Many Deaths, One Life

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. When we hear about deaths, disasters, and tragedies, we often focus on numbers.  In the domestic terrorist attack on the municipal building in Virginia Beach last Friday, the numbers...
New, Not Old

New, Not Old

The sermon text for the 5th Sunday of Easter is from Revelation 21:5 [5] And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” (ESV)
Our Triune Shepherd in the Shepherd-Lamb

Our Triune Shepherd in the Shepherd-Lamb

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. “I AM the Good Shepherd.  The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.  … I AM the Good Shepherd. I know My own and My own know Me, just as the Father knows Me and I...
If the Lord Could Use This One…

If the Lord Could Use This One…

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Suppose you’re putting together a team of people to begin a new venture.  How would you go about selecting the members of your team? What sorts of qualities would you seek in those...
Coming Full Circle

Coming Full Circle

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. “If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied, we are of all people most miserable” (1 Cor 15:19).  Thus the Apostle Paul at the start of our...