Sermons from December 2023

Sermons from December 2023

Sermon for First Sunday after Christmas

(Transcribed by machine 04/08/2024) Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation. You may be seated. In the name of Jesus, Amen. Dear Saints, we are going to meditate today on this Gospel lesson from Luke chapter 2, but I just, I can’t skip those verses about the bride and the bridegroom in…

Sermon for Christmas Day

(Transcribed by machine 04/08/2024) But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God. In the name of Jesus, Amen. What a day. The wait is over. You made it. You’re here. In preparation for this day, I have pondered the readings that have been read before us, and I thought to myself, and I’ve lifted prayer to…

Sermon for Christmas Eve

(Transcribed by machine 04/08/2024) In the name of Jesus, amen. Dear saints, Merry Christmas, and may God bless us as we meditate on the words and the deeds that our Lord has given and the things that he has done. Most especially, his birth in Bethlehem for us. I think one of my favorite passages of the Christmas story is the one we just heard from Luke chapter two, where…

Sermon for Fourth Sunday of Advent

(Transcribed by machine 04/08/2024) Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Today we have something maybe out of the ordinary, somewhat of an anomaly, whatever you want to call it, as this is the fourth Sunday in Advent, but it’s also Christmas Eve, and my math tells me this happens about seven years, every seven…

Sermon for Third Sunday of Advent

(Transcribed by machine 04/08/2024) There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to bear witness about the light that all might believe through him. You may be seated. In the name of Jesus, amen. Dear Zach and Laura, about to confess your faith here before the Lord’s Altar. To all of you who are confirmed confessors of the Christian faith,…

Sermon for Second Sunday of Advent

(Transcribed by machine 04/15/2024) Beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish and at peace. In the name of Jesus, Amen. Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it would be so easy this morning to look at the gospel lesson as only a one-time event in the history so long ago in a country so far away, directed to a specific…