Jesus is the light of the world, and when we follow him we learn to reflect his light. Here is my sermon on Matthew 4:12-23 (and Isaiah 9:1-4).
Baptism, Martin Luther taught us, is on earth our greatest comfort. Here is my sermon on what that means, through a reflection on the Baptism of Our Lord in Matthew 3:13-17.
Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus teaches us at least three things: The surprise of Christmas, the gift of Christmas, and the mission of Christmas. Here is my sermon on Matthew 1:18-25 for the Fourth Sunday of Advent.
Praying with John the Baptist: My sermon on Matthew 11:2-11 for the Third Sunday of Advent.
In those days John the Baptist appeared ... Matthew 3:1 The gospel reading for the Second Sunday of Advent (Matthew 3:1-12) offers one of my favorite Christmas-time traditions: Our annual visit from John the Baptist. Every year, on the Second Sunday in Advent, our gospel reading features this remarkable prophet, whose sole task in life…
About that day and hour no one knows: My Sermon on Matthew 24:36-44 for the First Sunday of Advent
Here is my sermon for Ash Wednesday, a holiday that is very important to me.
What can the Magi teach us as we begin a new year? Here is my sermon for the Epiphany of Our Lord, on Matthew 2:1-12
Built on a rock the church shall stand, but what is the rock on which the church shall stand? Here is my reflection on that question.
Why pray the Lord's Prayer? Isn't better to just talk to God, to share what is on our heart? Sometimes it is. But at other times, the Lord's Prayer offers us the words that we need to address the God that we love.