Contributing sermons since Nov 27, 2018
Contributed on Dec 3, 2018
John the Baptist was a predecessor from God at Jesus' Baptism. We today should reflect on all those who have preceded us and helped us to know God, and we should also strive to be predecessors from God for others.
Historian David Barton has an interesting discussion in an article entitled “Christmas—as Celebrated by the Presidents.” Barton writes, Even though Christmas did not become a national holiday until 1870, it has a centuries old history in America. Interestingly, in colonial America, the southern ...read more
Contributed on Nov 27, 2018
At the triumphal entry, Luke emphasizes that Jesus has some similarities with Roman rulers, even while having important differences, in order to help make the point that Jesus is a king for all.
12/2/18 Luke 19:28–40 This morning we begin a new church year, a year that will focus on readings from Luke’s Gospel. Luke has some distinctive themes and emphases. One that is central is that Luke wrote his Gospel in a way that would be easily accessible to people in the Roman Empire. The early ...read more