Sermon for the Seventh Week after Epiphany, February 20, 2022 (Luke 6:27-38)

The Seventh Week after Epiphany 2022 "The Sermon on the Mount" (ca. 1879-1880), altarpiece in the Sankt Matthaeus Kirke, Vesterbro, Copenhagen, by Henrik Olrik (1830-1890). Public Domain. Originally preached at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Setauket, New York. Do you all know what this week is?  It’s National Brotherhood Week!  Or at least it was, … Continue reading Sermon for the Seventh Week after Epiphany, February 20, 2022 (Luke 6:27-38)

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, February 6, 2022 (Luke 5:1-11)

Originally preached at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Setauket, New York. "The Miraculous Draught of Fishes" (1515), by Raphael (1483-1520), Victoria and Albert Museum. Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Back in the late 1980s, my dad served a brief stint as an … Continue reading Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, February 6, 2022 (Luke 5:1-11)

Sermon for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 13, 2021, Proper 6 (Ezekiel 17:22-24 & Mark 4:26-34)

Originally preached at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Setauket, New York. In the name of Jesus, amen. Many years ago, when I was growing up, we had a big Bradford pear tree that stood in the yard in front of our house.  It was a huge tree, with the branches of the tree’s canopy stretching … Continue reading Sermon for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 13, 2021, Proper 6 (Ezekiel 17:22-24 & Mark 4:26-34)

Sermon for Christmas 1 (Year B), December 27, 2020 (Luke 2:22-40)

"St. Simeon with the Christ Child" (2014) by Andrey N. Mironov. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. This sermon 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, this first Sunday of Christmas. A few … Continue reading Sermon for Christmas 1 (Year B), December 27, 2020 (Luke 2:22-40)