Sermon on the Mount

A Sermon for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

Welcome to the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany Season A.   This sermon was preached at Faith Lutheran Church in Gardner, MA.  The scripture readings for the day are Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18Psalm 119:33-401 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23  and Matthew 5:38-48

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Advent 2: Advent Repent

Sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent

Welcome to the Second Sunday of Advent Year A. This sermon was preached at Faith Lutheran Church in Gardner, MA. At the heart of our Advent preparation stands John the Baptist, who calls us to repent and make a new beginning. As the darkness increases we turn toward the light of Christ’s coming. For Christians he is the root of Jesse, the righteous judge who welcomes all, especially the poor and meek of the earth. We wait with hope for that day when the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and there will be no more hurt or destruction. From the Lord’s table we are sent in the spirit of John the Baptist to proclaim that in Christ the kingdom of God has come near.  The scripture readings for the day are Isaiah 11:1-10Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19Romans 15:4-13 and Matthew 3:1-12.

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Reformation 2016: 499 Years

Welcome to Reformation Sunday Year C. This sermon was preached at Faith Lutheran Church in Gardner, MA. On this day we celebrate the heart of our faith: the gospel of Christ—the good news—that makes us free! We pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to unite the church today in its proclamation and witness to the world. In the waters of baptism we are made one body; we pray for the day that all Christians will also be one at the Lord’s table. The scripture readings for the day are Jeremiah 31:31-34Psalm 46Romans 3:19-28John 8:31-36

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