Sermons from December 2019

Sermons from December 2019

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The Faithfulness of Joseph: Advent 4

Fourth Sunday of Advent: December 22, 2019 Year A: Isaiah 7:10-16;  Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25 At the time of posting, there was no audio recording of this sermon. It’s the Sunday before Christmas. For many of us it means the presents are all bought and wrapped and under the tree. Or, if you’re like me, you still have much to do before 5:30 on Christmas Eve when we will begin our first service of Christmas with carols…
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Our Advent Dream and Hope: Advent 3

Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday): December 15, 2019 Year A: Isaiah 35:1-10;  Psalm 146:5-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11 CLICK HERE to listen to a recording of this sermon. What happens when our expectations don’t get met?  And what happens when it’s our expectations about God that don’t get met? The one social media tool that I’ve never gotten into using is Twitter. It’s one of those ubiquitous ways of instantly communicating in today’s world, a very annoying way I…
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The Power Of Repentance: Advent 2

Second Sunday of Advent: December 8, 2019 Year A: Isaiah 11:1-10;  Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12 CLICK HERE to listen to a recording of this sermon. Repent, I say. Repent. Many of you might be tempted to head for the doors right now. What kind of sermon is she going to preach this morning?  I’m guessing that most of us assume repentance means saying we’re sorry. Or, that we’re really, really sorry and will never do it –…
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Are You Ready For The God Movement? Advent 1

First Sunday of Advent: December 1, 2019 Year A: Isaiah 2:1-5;  Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44 CLICK HERE to listen to a recording of this sermon. Anxiety! Exhaustion! Distraction! Urgency! These words seem to describe life in the world today. There are so many factors driving our sense of anxiety, distraction, and urgency. Turn on the news, and everything you hear and see is “BREAKING NEWS!” Now you have the endless banner running at the bottom of your TV…