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“God’s Word Will Deliver Us”

March 29, 2020  5th Sunday in Lent  The text is John 11:1-45. 1 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill. 3 So the … Continue reading

“None So Blind as Those Who Will Not See”

3/22/2020 4th Sunday in Lent The text is John 9:1-41. 1 As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works … Continue reading

“A 40-day Wilderness Journey”

3/1/2020  1st Sunday of Lent  The text is Matthew 4:1-11. 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, … Continue reading

“Holy Cinders”

2/26/2020 Ash Wednesday  The text is Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21. (Jesus said), 1 “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the … Continue reading

“Ch-Ch-Changes”

2/23/2020 Transfiguration of Our Lord  The text is Matthew 17: 1-9. Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there appeared to … Continue reading

“Immediately!”

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

“Word!”

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

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