The Keys of St. Peters

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Sermon: True Greatness

Text: Mark 9:30-37Proper 20, Series BListen to the sermon here. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  What is greatness? The question of greatness has not gone away since the first century. You…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Sermon: Jesus, Abraham’s Promised Son (Genesis 15:1-7,18)

Genesis 15:1-7, 18Wednesday in the Second Week of AdventListen to the sermon here. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. In some cities the light pollution makes it very difficult to see the…

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Sermon: Encouraging Words (1 Thess. 4:13-18)

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost | Proper 27, Series AListen to the sermon here. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. There once was a young man who rode the elevated…

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Sermon: The Freedom of the Gospel (John 8:31-36)

Text: John 8:31-36Reformation Day (Observed), 2020Listen to the sermon here. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. “Freedom.” It is hard to miss the theme of freedom in our text from John. Freedom…

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Newletter: September 2020

Patience It’s most commonly believed that the phrase “patience is a virtue” originated from the poem, “Piers Plowman”, which is said to have been written around AD 1360 by English poet William Langland. One line in the poem states that…

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Prayers in Time of Infectious Disease

For the end of the Coronavirus O Almighty God, who in your wrath sent a plague upon your own people in the wilderness for their obstinate rebellion against Moses and Aaron; and also in the time of King David, sent…

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