Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent, December 23, 2018 – “Christ comes to the Lowly” (Luke 1:39-45)

This sermon was originally preached at Living Savior Lutheran Church in Fairfax Station, Virginia. A common theme in many of the readings we have for the season of Advent is how Jesus comes to us in ways we don’t expect; how he defies our human ideas of what our Lord and King looks like.  But while today’s Gospel lesson deals with Jesus defying human expectations, he doesn’t just … Continue reading Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent, December 23, 2018 – “Christ comes to the Lowly” (Luke 1:39-45)

Sermon for the Third Sunday in Advent (Midweek Service), December 19, 2018 – “Christ comes as the Promised One of Israel” (Matthew 11:1-10)

"St. John the Baptist in Prison Receives Christ's Answer," Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678) This sermon is the third part of a sermon series preached at Living Savior Lutheran Church in Fairfax Station, Virginia, titled “Advent with Martin Luther,” exploring themes found in Luther’s 1540 Church Postil concerning the readings from the One-Year Historic Lectionary. Grace, mercy, and … Continue reading Sermon for the Third Sunday in Advent (Midweek Service), December 19, 2018 – “Christ comes as the Promised One of Israel” (Matthew 11:1-10)

Sermon for the Second Sunday in Advent, December 9, 2018 – “What Shall We Do?” (Luke 3:1-14)

"A Landscape with John the Baptist Preaching" (1601), by Pieter Breughel the Younger (1564-1638), Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn Originally preached at Living Savior Lutheran Church, Fairfax Station, Virginia. Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Getting ready for the arrival of important people takes work.  Lots of … Continue reading Sermon for the Second Sunday in Advent, December 9, 2018 – “What Shall We Do?” (Luke 3:1-14)

Sermon for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, June 24, 2018

"The Baroque painting depicting the present patron saint of the church, St. John the Baptist, is in the sanctuary of the Church of the Cherkess. His painter is unknown." Wikimedia Foundation. Originally preached at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Herndon, Virginia. Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A blessed Johnsmas to you all! … Continue reading Sermon for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, June 24, 2018