John: Lesson 4: Jesus’ Early Ministry: John the Baptizer and the Samaritan Woman (John 3:22-4:26)

Recap and Intro We now explore the fourth sequential section, revealing Jesus as the Fulfillment of the Old Covenant. Jesus provided new wine, implying He surpasses the best Judaism can […]

John 1:6-9, 15: No Longer Need We Fear

In life, we face many tormentors, whether in school or those of the spiritual kind—sin and shame, guilt and blame.  The worst tyrant in town is the Devil, who is […]

Luke 3:15-22: Baptized for You to Fulfill All Righteousness

When Jesus came the Jordan River for John to baptize Him, the entire Old Covenant came face to face with its Fulfillment. Every saving act of God, from Noah’s flood […]

Matthew 11:12-19: Reformation Sermon

It’s damned if you and damned if you don’t. That’s our Lord’s lament for today. God had sent John the Baptizer to prepare the way for Jesus. He preached a […]

Matthew 3:13-17: The Baptism of Our Lord

As Christians, we usually point to Jesus’ death on the cross and say, “That’s why I’m saved.”   And, yet, we often miss that we could just as easily point to […]

John 1:19-28: Not the Messiah We are Expecting

Many folks like to talk about themselves, whether they will admit it or not. Such talk can even be a sign of our fallen nature having its way in our […]

Matthew 11:2-15

John the Baptizer’s disciples knew about depression and darkness.  They had heard their teacher point them to Jesus, proclaiming Him as the long-awaited Messiah.  When they complained to John that […]

John 1:19-28: Repent!

So, there was John the Baptizer living up to his name and baptizing!  And the Jewish leadership of his day was chafing in discomfort because of it.  So, they confronted […]

The Nativity (Birth) of St. John the Baptizer

John the Baptizer’s dad, Zechariah, is mute.  He can’t speak, for when the angel Gabriel had told him that he would have a son, he did not believe.  He was […]

Sunday, June 24th: The Nativity of St. John the Baptizer

On Sunday, June 24th, we will celebrate the Nativity (birth) of St. John the Baptizer. St. John the Baptizer, the son of Zechariah and Elizabeth, was born into a priestly […]