Advent Midweek Sermon 2: The Second Article of the Apostles' Creed
Under the lordship of the crucified and risen Emmanuel, our existence is one of blessedness. Blessedness means we are not under the condemnation of the Law, but the benediction of God’s favor here in time and, hereafter, in eternity.
Setting the Sails: The Canon of Discovery
Through the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, you are not so much coming up with something to preach about as you are coming upon it.
Old Testament: Isaiah 11:1-10 (Advent 2: Series A)
Isaiah 11:1-10 provides us with an Advent text capturing the beauty, excitement and reality of both the first coming of the Messiah and the second coming.
Epistle: Romans 15:4-13 (Advent 2: Series A)
Paul argues that now as the Messiah has come and has achieved what the entire Hebrew Bible (i.e., the Old Testament) has been moving toward, the Scriptures can be read as an open book.
Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12 (Advent 2: Series A)
The problem is not that we are unrepentant. The problem is our contrition is too small.