April 10, 2016 Sermon– “Overhearing the Name of God”

EXODUS 3:1-16 Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet…

Sermon of January 4, 2015–“Day Dreaming”

Matthew 1:18-25 18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace,…

Sermon of January 1, 2012–“Who Are These People, Anyway?”

This sermon is my attempt to struggle with the roles of Simeon and Anna in Chapter 2 of Luke. It occurred to me during the preparation of the sermon how important they are to the infancy story of Jesus, yet we have overlooked them–that’s a great irony because they were probably overlooked in Jesus’ day…