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)

Sermon for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 6, 2020 (Proper 18, Matthew 18:1-20)

"The Stormy Blast" (1898) by Joseph Farquharson (1846-1935). Wikiart. 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. Sometimes, when you have to decide which readings to preach on each Sunday, you ask … Continue reading Sermon for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 6, 2020 (Proper 18, Matthew 18:1-20)

Sermon for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 30, 2020 (Proper 17, Matthew 16:21-28)

"He who...and let him take up his cross and follow behind me." This sermon was originally preached at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in East Setauket, New York. Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Brothers and sisters: Last Sunday, we saw Peter being a model … Continue reading Sermon for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 30, 2020 (Proper 17, Matthew 16:21-28)