Sermons from 2019

How to Have Hope at Christmas

This profound passage is found only in Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus Christ, in Luke 2:22-35. The Latin phrase ‘Nunc Dimittis’ implies departure or permission to depart now, the grateful request embodied in Simeon’s song and prayer. That prayer was brief, but exhibited profound insight and encouragement. Simeon praises God for keeping a […]

Why the Word Became Flesh

In time, the promised birth of a son to childless Zechariah and Elizabeth came about — John was born. His father’s song, the “Benedictus,” named after the first words of the song, is found in Luke 1:67-79, and it starts, “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited us and accomplished redemption […]

Too Good To Be True

Daniel 8 continues the picture of God’s prophecies — which are both frightening and exciting for us as His people. Be clear: This text shows days of great evil, great suffering, and the enemies of God even winning…for a time. But be glad: Our God is greater, He rules with certain purpose and care for […]

“When We Profane What Is Holy”

Daniel 5 deals with the judgment that comes on Babylon after the king takes what was meant for the temple, what was meant to be holy, and uses it for profane, sinful uses. Obviously, we aren’t Babylonians — but we are God’s temple! What does our sin mean before God? How does He deliver us […]