Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 27, 2022: The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)

"The Return of the Prodigal Son" (1862) by James Tissot (1836-1902). Petit Palais, Museum of Fine Arts, Paris. Public Domain. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3bvkKRDAYlMMUHEPJhAHiG?si=aaf8ceaa0bd74e84 Originally preached at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Setauket, New York. My brothers and sisters in Christ, Well, this morning we have heard what is often called the “the crown and pearl of all … Continue reading Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 27, 2022: The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)

Sermon for the Third Week of Lent, March 23, 2022 – The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

"The Good Samaritan" (1759) by Francesco Fontebasso (1707-1769). Tridentine Diocesan Museum, Trento, Italy. Image by Sailko, 2016. Creative Commons Attributions-Share Alike 4.0 International License. https://open.spotify.com/episode/7g8kAxbhIYiUdFAw0V9vP0?si=12e190d17b234926 Originally preached at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in East Setauket, New York. The Good Samaritan.  What an interesting name for this parable!  That name contains so much cultural information that … Continue reading Sermon for the Third Week of Lent, March 23, 2022 – The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, March 6, 2022 (Luke 4:1-13)

"The Temptation of Christ" (date unknown) by Ilya Repin (1844-1930). Artist's Estate. Bukowski's. Public Domain. Originally preached at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Setauket, New York. https://open.spotify.com/episode/5699xeUeg3oqBYJGIZOUI5?si=eb7503781dc744a4 My brothers and sisters in Christ, “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, … Continue reading Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, March 6, 2022 (Luke 4:1-13)

Sermon for Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022 (Joel 2:12-19, 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:10, Matthew 6:1-21)

Originally preached at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Setauket, New York. "Job" (1880) by Leon Bonnat (1833-1922) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I’ve struggled with how to preach today.  With so much going on on the world stage right now, I won’t pretend that it has been easy to write a sermon or to … Continue reading Sermon for Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022 (Joel 2:12-19, 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:10, Matthew 6:1-21)

Lenten Midweek Sermon 1, March 13, 2019 (Psalm 4:8, Job 7:11-16) – “Sleeping in Heavenly Peace?”

"Job and his Tormentors" (1540-1550), either Jan Mandijn (ca. 1500-1560) or Pieter Huys (1519-1581). Musée de la Chartreuse de Douai. This sermon was originally preached at Living Savior Lutheran Church in Fairfax Station, Virginia. Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Silent night, holy night,All … Continue reading Lenten Midweek Sermon 1, March 13, 2019 (Psalm 4:8, Job 7:11-16) – “Sleeping in Heavenly Peace?”