Category Archives: sermon
The Sermon on the Mount exemplifies the teaching and preaching ministry of Jesus. He speaks to several different topics but we also learn some things about the nature of his ministry. We start with the Beatitudes and his commands to … Continue reading
After his baptism, Jesus went into the wilderness and fasted for forty days. He was tempted by Satan and we can learn a few things from the encounter. Note: I mentioned a warning given to Cain in Genesis that “sin … Continue reading
During a wedding feast Jesus performed his first miracle recorded in the Gospels. Jesus did not perform signs and wonders on command and he never did miracles in an attempt to prove who he was.
The twelve Apostles were more than students, Jesus was looking for partners in the work of ministry. That is always the biblical model of leadership. Leaders lead by example as we work together.
The baptism of Jesus marks the beginning of his public ministry. Jesus did not preach a sermon that day, but there are some things we can learn about him from this event.
During the incarnation, the Son of God gave up some characteristics of divinity. God’s Spirit was on him but he was born and grew up in the manner that all children do. He was acquainted with grief and sorrow, subject … Continue reading
We celebrate Epiphany in January to mark the fact that it took the wise men some time – a considerable amount of time – to reach Jesus and finally worship him. The shepherds looked for Jesus, found him, and immediately … Continue reading
A week after Jesus was born, Joseph and Mary brought him to the temple as prescribed by the Law. Simeon was directed to the temple that day by the Holy Spirit, Anna was a prophetess who was always at the … Continue reading
The images on our cards and our Christmas displays/decorations are useful but they do not tell the whole story.
You can have peace in a world that does not know peace. We can live in God’s peace on the earth now and in the coming Kingdom. The shepherds in Luke 2 exemplify hearing and responding to the Gospel.