Praying with John the Baptist: My sermon on Matthew 11:2-11 for the Third Sunday of Advent.
Prepare the Way: My Sermon on Matthew 3:1-12
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…
Are You the One Who Is to Come, or Are We to Wait for Another?
This is another in my series exploring Scripture's most compelling questions, in this case the question asked by John the Baptist to Jesus from his prison cell.
Happy Birthday, John the Baptist!
Today we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist. Here is a devotion reflecting on his importance to us.
Haunted by the Death of John the Baptist: How Do We Read the Bible?
Here is a guest post from my daughter, a seminary student who is looking at the death of John the Baptist and asking the question, how do we read the Bible?
Are You the One? My Sermon on December 15, 2019
Have you ever wondered whether Jesus really is the one? If so, you are not alone. In this Sunday's gospel reading, John the Baptist asks this very question. Here is my sermon on Matthew 11:2-11.
Change Your Mind! My Sermon on December 8, 2019
John the Baptist tells us that the best way to get ready for Christmas, and for Christ's promised return, is to change our minds. Here is my sermon on Matthew 3:1-12.