A Sermon Collection From Advent-Christmas 2021

Today brings us to the end of the Christmas season and, with tomorrow’s Feast of the Epiphany, the beginning of the Epiphany season. Here are some ways to enter more deeply into the meaning of the season:

Below are the sermons I preached during Advent and Christmas 2021:

Christmas 2021

Grace Upon Grace – A Sermon On John 1:1-18

Pecan pie. That’s what I thought about as I was reading today’s gospel (John 1:1-18) and preparing for this sermon. I thought about pecan pie. I know, it’s a strange connection but stick with me. It’s not as much of a half-baked idea as it sounds. A couple days before Christmas Cyndy and I were…

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Advent 2021

The Reversals In Our Lives – A Sermon On Luke 1:39-55

Haven’t there been times in your life when a reversal grabbed your attention or captured your heart, and left you wondering, “What is going on here and how did this happen?”  I can easily imagine that’s what it was like for Mary and Elizabeth in today’s gospel (Luke1:39-55). It’s happened in my life and I’ll…

What Then Should We Do? – A Sermon On Luke 3:7-18

Today’s gospel (Luke 3:7-18) is the continuation of last week’s gospel (Luke 3:1-6). They are two parts of the same story and I don’t think we can fully understand today’s without the context of last week’s  Last week I said that John the Baptist was asking us to confront ourselves and look at the landscape…

Looking At The Landscape Of Our Lives – A Sermon On Luke 3:1-6

There’s a particular person in my life I sometimes just don’t want to be with. It’s often uncomfortable and sometimes scary to be together. There are times when I intentionally avoid this person. Sometimes I don’t like what I see in this person. Other times I am disappointed in or angry with this person. Sometimes…

The Days Will Surely Come – A Sermon On Jeremiah 33:14-16

Do you ever feel like your life is out of kilter and you’re a hot mess? Do you ever feel like you’re out of sync with yourself, others, or God?   “The days will surely come,” says the Lord, “when ….” When have the walls of your life been breached, your security violated, and your…

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