Category: Series A

  • 2 Easter – John 20:19-31

    Readings: Acts 5:29-42; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31Hymn: O Sons and Daughters of the King (LSB #471)

  • Palm Sunday 5 April 2020

    Readings: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 21:1-11Hymn: All Glory, Laud, and Honor (LSB 442)

  • Romans 5:1-5 (3 Lent 2020)

    I wanted to preach on Jesus and the sassy Samaritan from John this morning. It’s one of my favorite stories, layered with meaning, rich in word play, double-talk, from above and from below, well water and living water pointing to baptismal water. But the present circumstances call for a different Word of God, a word…

  • The Passion of Our Lord – I

    THE PASSION OF OUR LORD ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW Matthew 26:1-35 “PASSOVER” The Passover is at hand; the time for Jesus’ crucifixion has come. The chief priests and elders plot to arrest and kill Him. “But not during the feast, lest there be a riot among the people.” Can’t be having a riot on a…

  • Matthew 1:18-25 (Advent 4A, 22 December 2019

    Immanuel. A compound word in Hebrew: Immanu – with us. El – God. God is with us. It comes from the prophet Isaiah who tried to assure King Ahaz that he didn’t need to strike an alliance with Egypt against the northern kingdoms of Syria and Ephraim. All he had to do was nothing. Trust…

  • Quasimodogeniti – 2017

    In Nomine Iesu Thomas, Thomas, Thomas. Where were you, that Easter evening? Out with your twin brother? Hiding somewhere? We hear nothing from you since the upper room on the night Jesus was betrayed, and then you didn’t know where Jesus was going or the way. Before that, you pessimistically suggested that they all go…

  • The Resurrection of Our Lord – 2017

    What surprises about the Easter gospel is all the surprise over Jesus’ resurrection. The women are surprised to find an open, empty tomb. The disciples are surprised, and don’t initially believe the news. It’s not as if Jesus hadn’t told them. At least three times in advance He said that He would be crucified and…

  • Good Friday – 2017

    “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” John the Baptist first uttered this sentence pointing to Jesus as He emerged from His Jordan baptism. We sing it at in the liturgy of the Lord’s Supper. Look! There He is! Behold! God’s Lamb. In John’s Gospel, Lamb of God is…

  • Holy Thursday – 2017

    “This day shall be  for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations, as a  statute forever, you shall keep it as a feast. (Exodus 12:14) “For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” –…

  • 5 Lent 2017 – John 11:1-45

    In Nomine Iesu The raising of Lazarus from the dead is the seventh “sign” that Jesus does in the first half of John’s Gospel. After that, there are no more signs, save one. His own death and resurrection. It has been building up to this. Jesus changed water into wine at a wedding in Cana…