Sermon of May 19, 2013–“The Spirit(s) of the Age”

John 14:15-27 15 ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. 17This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he…

Sermon of March 24, 2013–“It is Finished”

John 19:16-30 Then he handed him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus; and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus between…

Sermon of December 9, 2012–“Reading the Introduction”

Luke 1:68-79 68“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them. 69He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David, 70as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, 71that we would be saved from our enemies and…

Sermon of June 24, 2012–“Bound in the Boat”

Mark 4:35-41 4:35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 4:36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 4:37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into…

Sermon of April 15, 2012–“Sunday Evening”

I’ve honestly never noticed the sentence that comes right after the “Peace be with you” statement of the Risen Jesus. I guess I’ve always just focused on that peace which passes all understanding. However, this year what came to me very strongly was the sentence which comes after the Peace: “As the Father has sent…

Photo for Veterans Day

The American flag flying over the Emmanuel Church Veterans Memorial. “To us in America, the reflections of armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because…