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“Let it Shine!”

2/9/2020  Fifth Sunday after Epiphany  The text is Matthew 5: 13-20. 13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. 14 “You are the light of the world. … Continue reading

“We are ‘those’”

2/2/2020 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany The text is Matthew 5: 1-12. Preachers: Thomas Houston, LLM & Amelya Bernard  (Today’s sermon was preached as a dialog. Ms. Bernard’s words are highlighted; Minister Tom’s words are not.) “We are ‘those’” When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to … Continue reading


1/26/2020 Third Sunday after Epiphany  The text is Matthew 4: 12-23. Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the lake, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: … Continue reading

“Come and See”

1/19/2020 Second Sunday after Epiphany  The text is John 1: 29-42. 29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, “After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because … Continue reading

“You expect me to baptize you?”

  2/12/2020 The Baptism of our Lord The text is Matthew 3: 13-17. Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for … Continue reading


1/5/2020 Second Sunday of Christmas The text is John 1: 1-18. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being … Continue reading

“God Provides”

12/29/2019 1st Sunday of Christmas The text is Matthew 2: 13-23 .   13 Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to … Continue reading


  12/24/1029  The Nativity of our Lord  The text is Luke 2: 1-20 1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. … Continue reading


12/8/2019 Second Sunday of Advent  The text is Matthew 3: 1-12 . 1 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying out in … Continue reading

“Jesus is Coming; Look busy!”

12/1/2019 First Sunday of Advent The text is Matthew 24: 36-44. 36 “But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days … Continue reading


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