February 25, 2018

a sermon based upon Mark 1:9-15

     Mark’s Gospel was the first story of Jesus’ life to be written down, and it begins when Jesus is 30 years old. From the first sentence of his Gospel, Mark testifies that Jesus is "the Son of God."

     The word "gospel"...

February 18, 2018

a sermon based upon Matthew 4:12-17

     I thank Rev. Gene Bacon for serving as our Reader this morning (on short notice) and quote again how today’s text began: "Now, when Jesus heard that John the Baptist had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. And...

February 11, 2018

a sermon based on Matthew 3:16 - 4:1-11

     The story of Jesus’ adult ministry began at the River Jordan (as we heard last Sunday)… with his baptism at the hands of John. Our Gospel lesson this morning tells us that, as Jesus was coming up from the river...

a sermon based upon Luke 3:2-23

     When Jesus turned 30 years old, a voice was heard crying, out in the wilderness: "Prepare ye the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight."  Clear a highway across the desert for our God!

     John the Ba...

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