Sermon for Reformation Sunday (Observed), October 25, 2020 – Romans 3 & John 8

"Gustav II. Adolf in der Schlacht bei Lützen am 16. November 1632" (17th C.) by Pieter Meulener (1602-1654). Public Domain. Originally preached at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Setauket, New York. Our story begins one hundred and two years after the Lutheran reformers presented their case to the Roman envoys at the Diet of Augsburg … Continue reading Sermon for Reformation Sunday (Observed), October 25, 2020 – Romans 3 & John 8

Sermon for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 11, 2020 (Proper 23, Isaiah 25:6-9 & Matthew 22:1-14)

"The Adoration of the Mystical Lamb" from the Ghent Altarpiece (ca. 1426-1432), by Hubert van Eyck (1366-1426) and Jan van Eyck (ca. 1390-1441). St. Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium. Public Domain. Originally preached at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Setauket, New York. Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus … Continue reading Sermon for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 11, 2020 (Proper 23, Isaiah 25:6-9 & Matthew 22:1-14)

Sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 27, 2020 (Proper 21 – Philippians 2:1-18)

"Paul in Prison" (1627) by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart. PD-US. Public Domain. Originally preached at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Setauket, New York. Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Have you ever had something happen in your life that was so … Continue reading Sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 27, 2020 (Proper 21 – Philippians 2:1-18)

Sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 20, 2020 (Proper 20, Matthew 20:1-16)

"A Beggar" (1670-1729), after Georges de La Tour (1593-1652). Philipps House, National Trust, UK. Public Domain. Originally preached at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Setauket, New York. Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. When Martin Luther died, his friends found a slip of … Continue reading Sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 20, 2020 (Proper 20, Matthew 20:1-16)

Sermon for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 13, 2020 (Proper 19, Genesis 50:15-21)

"Joseph reveals himself to his brothers in Egypt" (17th Century), Anonymous Flemish. Public Domain. Originally preached at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Setauket, New York. My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: How Joseph’s brothers must have felt coming before their brother again after the death of their father!  Here they were in Egypt at … Continue reading Sermon for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 13, 2020 (Proper 19, Genesis 50:15-21)