Sermon Archive


Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent March 10, 2019


March 13, 2019

When Jesus was baptized the Holy Spirit came upon him, and he heard the voice from heaven declare him to be the beloved Son of God. Last Sunday we heard of Jesus at prayer and...

Sermon for Ash Wednesday


March 06, 2019

Psalm 51 is one of seven penitential psalms; and we can hear that the word penitential is related to the word penitentiary. The author of the Psalm indeed felt like he was locked up behind...

Sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany February 24, 2019


March 06, 2019

Here is a question:  “What is on your mind when you get up in the morning and look in the bathroom mirror?”. I am usually shocked by how terrible I look—disheveled, dazed, and droopy. Although...

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany February 10, 2019


February 14, 2019

You have perhaps seen advertisements for an online resource called Angies List. Based on customer satisfaction reports, Angies List will provide information about competent and fair electricians, auto mechanics, plumbers and the like when you...

Sermon for Fourth Sunday after Epiphany February 3, 2019


February 06, 2019

If you are a football fan this is a big day. You are excited about watching the big game, Super Bowl 53, Patriots against the Rams. Some football fans really get into the game and...

Sermon for Epiphany 3 January 27, 2019


January 30, 2019

When I was in seminary my hometown pastor invited me to preach one Sunday morning. The congregation had two services plus one of them was broadcast on the local radio station. Although I was in...

Sermon for Epiphany 2- January 20, 2019


January 23, 2019

Last week at church school the children baked bread—it was a special kind of bread shaped to look like a fish. Each child made their own fish-shaped loaf. The baking of bread was part of...

Sermon for Baptism of Our Lord January 13, 2019


January 16, 2019

On this Sunday we heard of Jesus’ baptism. It is an ideal time to remember and rejoice in our own baptisms. Greek Orthodox Christians have a vivid way to celebrate Jesus’ baptism. The Orthodox Church...