Midweek Advent 3

Intro Advent is a time of preparation and anticipation.  The word Advent means “coming,” not “it’s already here.”  So, this is a time when we prepare ourselves to celebrate the coming of Jesus as the Messiah.  Yet, we in the Church–even within ourselves–have to contend against the secular Christmas, which has looked like Christmas since […]

Advent 3

Gaudete Sunday was a day of bitter cold and biting wind.  If you missed the service because of the weather, here is the sermon that was preached. Intro “All flesh is grass,” proclaims the Prophet.  And like our flesh, the grass is not always coursing with life.  When we see a field of grass, we see areas […]

Midweek Advent 2

Intro This was no ordinary word.  Of course, words from God never are.   Such an extraordinary Word was spoken through the Angel Gabriel into the Virgin’s ear.  He said, “Don’t be afraid, Mary.  For you have found favor with God.  You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name […]

Midweek Advent 1

Intro Not all invitations are glorious!  It’s true, not all invitations are what they seem to be.  Left to our own sinful ways, we would throw away an invitation that we consider beneath us.  That’s because the tempting lies of the devil have had their way with us.  The devil’s lies have beguiled us.  And […]