Tag Archives: Mary

Lent 5 C Give Up Being a Good Christian for Lent

The lessons for the Fifth  Sunday of Lent are: Old Testament      Isaiah 43:16–21 Psalm                    Psalm 126 New Testament     Philippians 3:4b–14 Gospel                   John 12:1–8 Today we delve deeply into the mystery of Lent, the mystery of the … Continue reading

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Advent 4C: Baby Jesus and the Revolution

The readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent are Old Testament      Micah 5:2–5a Psalm                    Luke 1:46b–55 or Psalm 80:1–7 New Testament     Hebrews 10:5–10 Gospel                   Luke 1:39–45 (46–55) The only two places in the Bible that tell … Continue reading

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Advent 4 B: Look Up to God And Down on None

The Gospel Lesson for this Sunday is the Annunciation: Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that, though a virgin, she will bear the Son of the Most High God, the Messiah of the lineage of King David (Luke 1:26-38). The Psalm that … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Fear and Ours

The following is a sermon I prepared for Advent 4–December 22 at First Lutheran Church in Lee, Illinois. Icy roads caused the cancellation of the service, so, I offer this sermon for the members of Lee and for anyone interested. … Continue reading

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