Yet another year of grace

Isaiah 5:1-7 Luke 13:1-9 Introduction We met John the Baptist last week.  We also met Herod and Pilate.  The message last week was that God’s Christmas strategy to reach the ends of the world is through his Word and through those whom He uses to preach that Word. It sounds silly and foolish to the … Continue reading Yet another year of grace

God’s Christmas strategy

Luke 1:67-79 Luke 3:1-6 Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Most people find history boring, and if I told you that the sermon is coming from Luke 3:1-2 you might think of shutting down.  I urge you, however, not to.  What God has to say in these verses is very relevant to us - … Continue reading God’s Christmas strategy

Living by Faith (8)

Faith: victorious, embattled and seemingly defeated Scripture Readings: 1 Kings 18:30-46 Hebrews 11:32-12:3 Introduction My dear brother and sister in the Lord, Faith is to be sure of what we hope for and to be certain of what we do not see.  But, this faith is not something mystical, a feeling, a sort of thrill … Continue reading Living by Faith (8)