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Growing Up Fast

12/27/2015 First Sunday of Christmas The text is Luke 2:41-52. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. “It happened in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye.  One minute, he was there beside me as I flipped through the racks of clothes in the store.  One … Continue reading

This Is Christmas

12/25/2015 Christmas  The text for today is Luke 2:1-20 and Isaiah 9:2-7. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today, as I was polishing up my sermons for Christmas, I stopped and started over again.  For, you see, this was an unusual week.  It was unusual, not … Continue reading

Unexpectedly Expecting

12/20/2015 Fourth Sunday of Advent The text is Luke 1:39-55.   Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Expectations and surprises – these are part of life.  Even the  most wary person who boldly states, “nothing surprises me anymore,” can run into the unexpected.  Take, … Continue reading

The Harsh Eyes of Reality

12/13/2015 Third Sunday of Advent The text is Luke 3:7-18.   Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. We stumble over him every year about this time.  He is Jesus’ cousin, or at least his mother was Mary’s cousin.  But he doesn’t sound much like … Continue reading

It Came in the Wilderness

12/6/2015 Second Sunday of Advent  The text is  Luke 1:1-6.   Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today, I have few eloquent words to share with you.  I have no glorious sermon with little jokes and quotes from famous people.  Today, I come to … Continue reading

Keep Alert

11/29/2015 First Sunday of Advent The text is Luke 21:25-36. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. The scripture you’ve just heard may have taken you by surprise on this first Sunday of Advent.  With refrigerators still full of left over Thanksgiving turkey, you’re probably thinking about … Continue reading