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Temped by the Devil

February 2, 2014
Tempted by the Devil Luke 4:1-13 Who is Jesus?  What does it mean to be the Messiah?  What does it mean to be the Son of God?  And how does…
The Holy Spirit Descended and a Voice Came from Heaven Luke 3:21-38 As we’ve seen so far, one of St. Luke’s key themes is the identity of Jesus. Verses 21-38…
The Voice Crying in the Wilderness Luke 3:1-20 In Chapter 2 we were confronted, along with Joseph and Mary, with a Jesus who doesn’t quite fit all of our expectations…

Did you not know?

January 12, 2014
Did you not know? Luke 2:40-52 During Christmastide we often sing a profound question in the form of a carol: What child is this, who laid to rest, on Mary’s…
A Light for Revelation Luke 2:21-39 In these first two chapters of his Gospel, St. Luke sets the stage and prepares us for the life and ministry of Jesus.  The…

In Those Days

December 29, 2013
In Those Days Luke 2:1-20 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. (Luke 2:1) Those are the familiar words that begin…
To guide our feet in the way of peace Luke 1:57-80 For many years Zechariah and Elizabeth had prayed for a son—someone to carry on their name, someone on whom…
You shall call his name Jesus Luke 1:26-56 When we were last in the first chapter of St. Luke’s Gospel we read about Zechariah and the visit paid to him…
You shall call his name John Luke 1:5-25 We began our study of St. Luke’s Gospel last Sunday by looking at his prologue.  We saw there that Luke was not…

Introducing Saint Luke

November 24, 2013
Introducing St. Luke Luke 1:1-4 Let me begin with a question: As Christians, why do we believe what we believe?  Why do we believe that in Jesus Christ, God became…

Hope

November 17, 2013
Hope Genesis 49:29-50:26 by William Klock Jacob’s death is given a very large place in the closing chapters of Genesis.  As we’ve seen, Chapter 48 is taken up with his…

The Testament of Jacob

November 10, 2013
The Testament of Jacob Genesis 49:1-28 This morning we come to the penultimate chapter of Genesis.  And as I said last week, while these long and detailed accounts of Jacob…
Passing on the Blessing of Faith Genesis 47:27-48:22 From our perspective as modern people, these last few chapters of Genesis might seem anticlimactic.  After the drama of Joseph’s reunion with…

Blessing the Nations

October 27, 2013
Blessing the Nations Genesis 47:13-26 As we come to Genesis 47 this morning we’re going to see a shift in the story’s focus.  Up to this point, the story has…

Let Go

October 20, 2013
Let Go Genesis 46:1-47:12 One of the things you can’t help but notice about the life of Joseph is how dramatically it points us to Christ.  Joseph’s reconciliation with his…
The Lord is in his Holy Temple Genesis 45:1-28 Last week we ended somewhat abruptly at the end of Chapter 44, with Judah’s impassioned plea to Joseph.  You’ll remember that…

Transformed

October 6, 2013
Transformed Genesis 43:1-44:34 God is about the business of transformation.  When we pray in the Lord’s Prayer, “Thy kingdom come,” this is what we’re asking for: for God’s rule to…

Severe Mercies

September 29, 2013
Severe Mercies Genesis 42:1-38 Today’s pop-psychologists and advice gurus often talk about “tough love”.  The idea is that we often “enable” the poor choices others make by giving them support…

Every Knee Shall Bow

September 22, 2013
Every Knee Shall Bow Genesis 41:1-57 Does your life tell the world that you have faith in a God who is sovereign over his Creation?  In other words, do your…

Faithful Patience

September 15, 2013
Faithful Patience Genesis 40:1-23 The story of Joseph’s slavery in Genesis 39 is a reminder to us that trials and suffering are very much the lot of the saints.  Joseph’s…
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