Today we commemorate the Baptism of our Lord Jesus. Why did Jesus need to be baptized? He certainly had no sin to be cleansed. He knew that he was one with God the Father and God the Spirit. In fact, we know from the Scripture we heard this morning that the Father claimed him and pronounced his pleasure in his Son: In verse 22, we read, “…the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form, as a dove, and a voice came from heaven, “Th...

Today is the feast of the Epiphany of our Lord. It is one of the principal feasts of the Church. As we heard in the Gospel today, three wise men came from the East to find the new born king. We three kings of Orient are… Who were these wise men? The Greek word that is translated here as wise men, is “Magoi” which became the English word “Magi.” That word can be translated as “magician” in other places, like the Acts of the Apostles,...

John 1:1-18 The Word made Flesh This is the first Sunday in Christmastide, that wonderful 12 day feast that is over for most of your friends. Why 12 days? I think it is because while many holy days are celebrated for an octave, or 8 days, Christmas is celebrated for an Octave and a half. That gives it a little more celebration than the rest. Christmas is over for most of the world. For many it is the culmination of the frantic shopping, the party...

The Baptism of our Lord Jesus
Sermon / January 13, 2019

Today we commemorate the Baptism of our Lord Jesus. Why did Jesus need to be baptized? He certainly had no sin to be cleansed. He knew that he was one with God the Father and God the Spirit. In fact, we know from the Scripture we heard this morning that the Father claimed him and pronounced his pleasure in his Son: In verse 22, we read, “…the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form, as a dove, and a voice came from heaven,...

The Epiphany
Sermon / January 6, 2019

Today is the feast of the Epiphany of our Lord. It is one of the principal feasts of the Church. As we heard in the Gospel today, three wise men came from the East to find the new born king. We three kings of Orient are… Who were these wise men? The Greek word that is translated here as wise men, is “Magoi” which became the English word “Magi.” That word can be translated as “magician” in other places, like the Acts of the...

First Sunday in Christmas
Sermon / December 30, 2018

John 1:1-18 The Word made Flesh This is the first Sunday in Christmastide, that wonderful 12 day feast that is over for most of your friends. Why 12 days? I think it is because while many holy days are celebrated for an octave, or 8 days, Christmas is celebrated for an Octave and a half. That gives it a little more celebration than the rest. Christmas is over for most of the world. For many it is the culmination of the frantic shopping,...