Sermon for Lent 2, Year A, March 8, 2020

Genesis 12:1-4a                                Psalm 121                            Romans 4:1-5, 13-17                       John 3:1-17           One day in my Old Testament class, our professor, James Sanders, said that whenever the people of Israel defined God …

Sermon for Lent 1, Year A, March 1, 2020

Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7                    Psalm 32                              Romans 5:12-19                Matthew 4:1-11           The temptations of Christ in today’s gospel may be presented as magical – but they are temptations that many of …

Sermon for Advent 4, Year A, December 22, 2019

Isaiah 7:10-16                     Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18                         Romans 1:1-7                     Matthew 1:18-25           “The Lord himself will give you a sign.  Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, …

Sermon for Advent 2, Year A, December 8, 2019

Isaiah 11:1-10                     Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19                         Romans 15:4-13                Matthew 3:1-12           “Prepare the way of the Lord” John the Baptist says, quoting Isaiah.  This is not the reading from Isaiah we …