Sermons from November 2021

Sermons from November 2021

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Grace to you and peace from God, our Creator and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. I often see a particular phrase shared or at least the sentiment of it, quite a bit on social media and I know it exists in self-help books, inspirational videos, and printed on all of our favorite goodies like shirts and mugs. “Make every second count.”…

Third Sunday of Advent

regnant Mary, an angel’s visit to Joseph, and maybe a story about John the Baptist. But what is Pilate doing here? Pilate is a Holy Week feature, not Advent! So, what is going on?…

Second Sunday of Advent

With today’s gospel reading, we come to the end of our year-long exploration with the gospel of Mark. However, it’s not the ending of the book of Mark. Instead, we conclude our study with Jesus’ reminder. In verse 6 we heard Jesus say, “Many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray.” We heard Jesus talk about  wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, famines, and all the things that bring people to fear and seek a supreme leader. In the rest of Chapter 13, we’ll be reminded to watch, wait, and be alert for the real coming of Jesus…
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