Sermon: Hope in the Midst of Despair (Isaiah 40:21-31)

Text: Isaiah 40:21-31Fifth Sunday After the EpiphanyListen to the sermon here. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  One of Europe’s leading psychiatrists was imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War. During this time, he saw something that distinguished the survivors and the dead, andContinue reading “Sermon: Hope in the Midst of Despair (Isaiah 40:21-31)”

Sermon: God’s Secret Plan (Ephesians 3:1-13)

Text: Ephesians 3:1-13The Epiphany of our LordListen to the sermon here. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Traditional mysteries often follow a pattern. The classic mysteries are set in a manor house in Scotland with a small cast of characters: an elderly widow, a servant with peculiarContinue reading “Sermon: God’s Secret Plan (Ephesians 3:1-13)”

Sermon: Looking for Jesus in all the Wrong Places (Luke 2:41-52)

Text: Luke 2:41-52Second Sunday After ChristmasListen to the sermon here. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Today’s Gospel reading reminds me of the movie: Home Alone. The movie Home Alone takes place when a frantic family jets off to Paris for Christmas only to discover too lateContinue reading “Sermon: Looking for Jesus in all the Wrong Places (Luke 2:41-52)”

Sermon: The Scandalous Lineage of Jesus (Matthew 1:1-6).

Text: Matthew 1:1-6Wednesday after the Third Sunday in AdventListen to the sermon here. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. North Americans love a good scandal. Scandals involve disgraceful or offensive activities. We’re captivated by the salacious details of celebrities’ lives, by politicians trapped in webs of corruption,Continue reading “Sermon: The Scandalous Lineage of Jesus (Matthew 1:1-6).”