This Sunday: Luke’s Gospel “Promise and Presence”

Since September of 2020, we have been dealing with the theme of God’s Promise and Presence. Beginning in 2021, we have begun to study the Gospel of Luke using the same theme. Luke explains how Jesus fulfills God’s promises from the Old Testament and he also explains how God is present to us in the…

Happy New Year!

“To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. 12This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.’ 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,14 ‘Glory…

Sermon of December 11, 2011–“What Angels Don’t Say”

Scripture Reading: Luke 1:26-38. A few years ago I realized how totally unique the birth stories of Jesus are in the Gospels. There’s a challenge to anyone who wants to read the Gospels as a narrative–what happens to the angels? Sure, they are there at Christ’s birth but then what? Angels are absent from most…