Life Can Be Different – An Advent Sermon On Matthew 3:1-12

The Second Sunday in Advent, Year A - Matthew 3:1-12 By Visitor7 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons What if I preached like John the Baptist? What if I was as blunt and direct as he is? What…

Beauty, Hope, and Repentance – A Sermon on Matthew 3:1-12, Advent 2A

Matthew 3:1-12, Advent 2A If last week’s gospel (Matthew 24:36-44) called us to wake up and be watchful of the worlds within us and around us, then this week's gospel (Matthew 3:1-12) calls us to respond. “Repent, for the kingdom of…

Advent Preaching in Year A, The Gospel According to Matthew

Below are links to my previous sermons for Advent, Year A, the gospel according to St. Matthew: Advent 1A, Matthew 24:36-44 + 2016: Advent in America: Politics and Baptism. Advent 2A, Matthew 3:1-12 + 2016, Beauty, Hope, and Repentance.  + 2013, Too…

Too Content to Repent? A Sermon on Matthew 3:1-12, Advent 2A

“Repent for the kingdom of heaven has come near” (From Matthew 3:1-12, Advent 2A). Those words drew the people to John the Baptist. The people of Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region along the Jordan went to him. I wonder…

Who Cares? A Sermon on Matthew 3:1-12, Advent 2A

The collect and readings for the Second Sunday of Advent may be found here. The appointed gospel is Matthew 3:1-12. In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has…

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