Sermons from 2022

Sermons from 2022

Christmas Day December 25, 2022

Christmas Day December 25, 2022 John 1:1-14 What Child is This?   1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. 6There came a man who was sent from…

Fourth Sunday in Advent December 18, 2022

The Fourth Sunday in Advent December 18, 2022 Matthew 1:18-25 Come, Lord Jesus— as Immanuel!   18This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man, and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20But after he…

The Third Sunday in Advent December 11, 2022

The Third Sunday in Advent December 11, 2022 Matthew 11:2-11 Come, Lord Jesus— as Messiah!   2When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples 3to ask him, “Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?” 4Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good…

The Second Sunday in Advent December 4, 2022

The Second Sunday in Advent December 4, 2022 Matthew 3:1-12 Come, Lord Jesus— as Judge!   1In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea 2and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” 3This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’ ” 4John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather…

The First Sunday in Advent November 27, 2022

The First Sunday in Advent November 27, 2022 Isaiah 2:1-5 Come, Lord Jesus— as King!   This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:  In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.  Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house…

Christ the King November 20, 2022

Christ the King Sunday November 20, 2022 Colossians 1:13-20 Behold Christ the King!   For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For by him all things were created:  things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or…

Last Judgment November 6, 2022

The Sunday of Last Judgment November 6, 2022 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10 The Last Judgment Will Bring Both Relief and Punishment!   All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering.  God is just:  He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well.  This will happen when the…

Reformation Sunday October 30, 2022

Reformation Sunday October 30, 2022 John 8:31-36 The Reformation Shines the Spotlight on The Truth!   To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone.  How can you say that we shall be set free?”  Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth,…

Pentecost 20 October 23, 2022

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost October 23, 2022 Luke 17:1-10 Strive for a Faith that Lets Go!   Jesus said to his disciples:  “Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come.  It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.  So watch yourselves. If your brother sins,…

Pentecost 19 October 16, 2022

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 16, 2022 1 Timothy 6:6-16 Time for Your Evaluation!   But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.  But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.  People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.  For the love…