Christ Life

Christ Life

The sermon text for the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany is from Isaiah 49:1–7 The Servant of the LORD [1] Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name. [2] He made my...
The Three Gifts

The Three Gifts

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. This is the Twelfth Day of Christmas, and we are on the cusp of the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord.  Each day brings to mind a set of gifts. One is found in the song “The Twelve Days of...
The Most High Name

The Most High Name

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  … And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Gen 1:1, 3).  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with...
In All Their Affliction He Was Afflicted

In All Their Affliction He Was Afflicted

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. For all of the time, preparation, and anticipation devoted to the celebration of Jesus’ birth, the world has, for the most part, moved on from Christmas.  By December 26, Christmas is...
The Light of Life

The Light of Life

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Ghost.  Amen. I really enjoy Christmas lights.  Who doesn’t? But just ask Linda, and she’ll tell you what I say at the sight of every Christmas light display as we drive around.  We try to set...
Callings

Callings

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Some recent commercials for AT&T Wireless assert that “Just OK is not OK” with some scenarios that are quite humorous, and perhaps more memorable in themselves than the product that...