The armies of God show up over the field of Bethlehem, not to declare war, but to proclaim peace. Do we realize the war is ending in Christ Jesus?
Joseph, in desiring to keep the Law but show mercy, reveals why he is the perfect adopted father of God's incarnate son.
What Jesus do you expect to see when you come to worship?
This is a field trip to the Jordan River; when you get there, who are you? And who are you meant to be?
Like Scrooge in Dickens' famous novella, we are visited by Jesus three times today: the Jesus of the past, of the present and of our future.
Christ reminds us that he will be with us to the end of the world – and beyond into the life of the world to come.
The Jews of Jesus' time did not have a unified view of life after death. Jesus pulls together all the Spirit's words from the prophets and announces that, indeed, the…
Abide with us, Lord, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. Abide with us and with Your whole Church. Abide with us at the end of…
Reformation Day service at St. John, Pembroke, ON, Canada.
Sometimes prayer feels like wrestling with God. But God urges us to give him our best shot. (Preached at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Kingston, Jamaica).