Sermon for Christmas Day, December 25, 2020 (John 1:1-18)

"Adoration of the Shepherds," Matthias Stomer (1632) My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Today we are witnesses to a wondrous mystery, the likes of which has never happened before, and will never happen again.  A moment when the divine and the human realms have merged, when God steps down from the heavenly realms to … Continue reading Sermon for Christmas Day, December 25, 2020 (John 1:1-18)

Sermon for Advent 4 (Year B), December 20, 2020 (Luke 1:26-38)

Originally preached at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Setauket, New York. "The Annunciation" (1898) by Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937). The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Public Domain. Perhaps it happened in the courtyard of the house while she was doing her chores, sweeping up leaves and dust to clean the cobblestones.  Perhaps she was in the … Continue reading Sermon for Advent 4 (Year B), December 20, 2020 (Luke 1:26-38)

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 First Sunday in Advent (Midweek Service), December 5, 2018 – “Christ comes as King” (Matthew 21:1-9)

This sermon is the first 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. Triumphaler Einzug in Jerusalem. Südliches Seitenschiff, 3.Fenster, 1.Scheibe (Passionsfenster), Straßburger Münster.(Creative Commons, Rolf Kranz) Grace, mercy, and … Continue reading Sermon for the First Sunday in Advent (Midweek Service), December 5, 2018 – “Christ comes as King” (Matthew 21:1-9)

Sermon for the Feast of the Reformation (Observed), October 28, 2018, – “It Really Is All About Jesus” (Romans 3:19-28)

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. This week we celebrate the 501st anniversary of what is commonly thought of as the start of the Protestant Reformation, when Martin Luther marched down to the doors of … Continue reading Sermon for the Feast of the Reformation (Observed), October 28, 2018, – “It Really Is All About Jesus” (Romans 3:19-28)