Text: Luke 1:26-33; 2:1-7 The Incarnation—God taking on flesh for people like us—is arguably the central mystery of Christianity, and the particular focus of the Advent and Christmas seasons. In this sermon, we’ll take a deeper dive into this doctrine, and what it means for us in the here and now.
Reading: Luke 1:26-38 In looking at Mary’s encounter with the angel Gabriel, we take a long look at the message she received, the reason she employed, and the obedience she displayed.
Reading: Acts 28 Our families—or the groups with whom we most closely identify—all have traditions, customs, and shared beliefs that make all the difference in how we process life, for better or for worse. In this sermon, we explore two “family traditions” the Church has embraced over the centuries, which have helped us keep our [...]
Reading: Acts 27:13-44 What is faith? Is it a feeling? Is it a leap into the dark? Or is it something deeper, fuller, richer? Faith is more foundational than we typically think it is, and faith is what determines how we live. So it’s important that whatever we’re trusting in is, in fact, trustworthy.
Reading: Acts 25:23-26:32 Light is one of, if not the, most common metaphor for God’s presence in the entire Bible. So it’s no surprise that the gospel—the good news of what God has done for us in Jesus—is described in these terms as well. In this sermon, we talk about the implications of seeing the [...]