OUR SERMONS

Not All

January 21, 2018
Not All Romans 9:6-13 Not very long ago I found myself in a discussion with a woman who had left the church and become an atheist.  “If God exists,” she…
Great Sorrow and Unceasing Anguish Romans 9:1-5 This morning we’ll be jumping back into our study of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans.  We finished looking at the first major…
A Sermon for the Epiphany St. Matthew 2:1-12 St. Matthew 2:1-12 AFTER Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from…

God is With Us

December 31, 2017
God is With Us Galatians 4:1-7 & St. Matthew 1:18-25 As St. Luke tells the story of Jesus’ birth, he tells it through the eyes of, from the perspective of…

Rejoice!

December 24, 2017
Rejoice! Philippians 4:2-9 A few minutes ago we lit the fourth of our Advent candles: the candle of peace.  Love, hope, joy, and now peace—these are all things that Jesus…
Shall We Look for Another? St. Matthew 11:2-19 When I was in high school I had a teacher who, at least once a week, quoted Thomas Edison at us: “Opportunity…
Whatever was Written in Former Days Romans 15:3-7 Have you ever noticed the slight high spot in the floor of the parish hall?  Every once in a while someone will…

He is the Beginning Colossians 1:11-23 St. Paul begins his letter to the Colossians with a combination of praise and prayer.  He’s heard about them and how they’ve been transformed…
Who Shall Separate us from the Love of Christ? Romans 8:31-39 Our passage last week was the end of the long argument Paul has been building across Chapters 5 to…
Conformed to the Image of his Son Romans 8:26-30 To say that the world is a mess would be an understatement.  How do we, as Christians, respond to the sin,…

Groaning

November 5, 2017
Groaning Romans 8:18-25 Have you ever travelled to someplace unfamiliar and struggled to figure out how to get from one part of town to another because the streets didn’t seem…

The Spirit of Adoption

October 29, 2017
The Spirit of Adoption Romans 8:12-17 We’ll be looking at Romans 8:12-17 this morning.  This is the beginning of the final drama that Paul’s been working towards since Chapter 5. …

According to the Spirit

October 22, 2017
According to the Spirit Romans 8:5-11 As I was reading our passage from Romans 8 this past week, I couldn’t help but think of this lantern I acquired back in…

No Condemnation

October 15, 2017
No Condemnation Romans 8:1-4 As I was preparing to preach on Romans 8:1-4 I was listening to Bach’s Jesu, meini Freude.  It’s an entire cantata structured around these verses and I’m…
Taste and See 1 Peter 2:1-10 The Psalmist writes, “Taste and see that the Lord is gracious.”  St. Peter picks up those words in our Epistle this morning as he…

Sin Shown to be Sin

October 1, 2017
Sin Shown to be Sin Romans 7:7-25 In Romans 7, Paul’s focus is on the law—on the torah, given by the Lord, through Moses, to the Israelites.  We looked at the…

Released from the Law

September 17, 2017
Released from the Law Romans 7:1-6 The theme of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans is that the gospel reveals the righteousness of God.  Let me unpack that, since we…

Slaves of God

September 10, 2017
Eternal Life in Christ Jesus our Lord Romans 6:15-23 I was reading this week that some schools in the Lower Mainland are introducing Internet filters that bar kids from accessing…