Sermon for the Third Sunday in Advent, by Rev. Dr. John W. Sias

Sermon for the Third Sunday in Advent (13 December A+D 2015) The Rev. Dr. John W. Sias Pastor, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Colstrip, Montana Isaiah 40:1–8; 1 Corinthians 4:1–5; Matthew 11:2–10 John the Baptist is the Elijah who was to … Continue reading

Rejoicing in the Violence of the Cross: A Sermon for Gaudete on Matthew 11:2-10

The introduction to this sermon has been adapted from Pastor Ken Kelly’s excellent Gaudete homily. You can read the whole thing at: http://homofactusest.com/2013/12/10/gaudete-rejoice-in-the-lord/. That John the Baptist was in prison should come as an absolute shock to everyone who reads the Gospel of Matthew. John doesn’t … Continue reading