Sermon Archive

What’s Your Sign?

Date: January 13, 2019

Bible Text: Luke 3:1–22 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my

A Star to Follow, A Gift to Bear

Date: January 6, 2019

Bible Text: Matthew 2:1–12 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.  —Matthew 2:2 Everyone had long since gone to bed, but being a what you might call a

Narratives of a Vulnerable God

Date: December 24, 2018

Bible Text: Luke 2:1–20 |

Click here to listen to this you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.. —Luke 2:11 There are days when I think that the most resilient creature God ever created is a human child. Children are tough. Children are

Son of David, IV: Prince of Peace

Date: December 23, 2018

Bible Text: Isaiah 9:1–6; 11:1–9; Luke 2:8–20 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. —Isaiah 11:6 In April of 1981, my wife Kathy graduated from the University

Son of David, III: Everlasting Father

Date: December 9, 2018

Bible Text: Isaiah 9:2–7; John 5:16–24 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.the Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.  —John 5:19   As I noted a couple of weeks ago, it is very likely that this lovely promise from

Son of David, II: Mighty God

Date: December 2, 2018

Bible Text: Isaiah 9:6; Ephesians 6:10–1 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power.—Ephesians 6:10  Our sermon series for this Advent is based upon Isaiah’s prophecy to King Ahaz in 8th century BCE who was literally stuck between the oppressors of the north and those

Son of David, I: Wonderful Counselor

Date: November 25, 2018

Bible Text: Isaiah 9:2–7; Hebrews 4:13–5:4 |

Click here to listen to the sermon.For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. —Hebrews 5:15 Isaiah was Israel’s poet laureate in the second half of

Rock Star—The David Saga, XI: David the Dancer

Date: November 18, 2018

Bible Text: II Samuel 6:12–23 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.David danced before the Lord with all his might. —II Samuel 6:14   So who do you think is the most compelling, attractive, three-dimensional, vivid protagonist in the annals of world history and literature? Who would it be? Homer’s given us Achilles and Odysseus, and they’re

Rock Star—The David Saga, X: David the Warrior

Date: November 11, 2018

Bible Text: II Samuel 2:12–32 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.When they gathered all the people together, there were missing among David’s soldiers that day, nineteen men, and Asahel. —II Samuel 2:30   The theme of this sermon is borrowed from the Reverend Dr. Bruce Thielemann, Senior Minister at the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh,