Sermons by Rev. Jason S. Glombicki (Page 3)

Sermons by Rev. Jason S. Glombicki (Page 3)

Sixth Sunday of Advent

In last week’s gospel, we meet John the Baptist. We heard him crying out on the margins wanting us to embrace God’s way of just living. We heard that John was the first century equivalent to a hype man or a hype gal–that is, the one who is responsible for increasing an audience’s excitement. Then, after all that hype, John the Baptist asks the silliest of questions, namely “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another…”

Fifth Sunday of Advent

“The voice of one crying out in the wilderness.” It’s a phrase from today’s gospel that sticks out to me. It’s a quote from Isaiah. And, it’s a phrase that helps build a larger argument that we’ll experience over-and-over again as we study Matthew this year. For, Matthew is trying to build up Jesus’s connection to Judaism. In Matthew, Jesus is the messiah from David’s line, Jesus is the new Moses, and Jesus is Immanuel, meaning God with us. And, although it’s helpful to build this connection, I think this quote speaks to us something even deeper…

Third Sunday of Advent

Well, today’s gospel reading was a bit unexpected. It’s strange to hear the story of Jesus’ crucifixion during Advent. After all, this time of year we usually build up to Jesus’s birth and we don’t often talk about his horrific death. But, at second glance, the Lucian version of Jesus’s crucifixion might just embody a hopeful, Advent-like character…