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 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)