Sermons on Christmas & Easter

Mundane & Extraordinary

Luke 1:26-38, 2:1-21 — There are some truly remarkable details in the Christmas story. Some things happened that never had before or since. There are also some parts of the story that are very ordinary. The narrative is a mixture of the common and the unique, the breathtaking and the boring. In this sermon, we…

Caesar & Jesus

Luke 23:1-2, John 18:30-19:33 — “If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar’s friend…” There is one person who looms large over the account of Jesus’ trial and crucifixion who we don’t think about very much. He wasn’t there, but his influence most certainly was. His voice was never heard, but he was on…

The Weeping King

Luke 19:41-44 — “And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it…” For those who love the Lord Jesus, Palm Sunday feels so right, for it seems as though Jesus was finally being treated in an appropriate way. For a brief moment Jesus was not despised and rejected but rather adored…

Mighty God

Isaiah 9:6 — “And his name shall be called…The mighty God…” It is remarkable to think that a child born in the normal way would be called “mighty God!”  If this is who the famous baby born in Bethlehem actually is, then it changes everything. It changes everything for the world, and it changes everything for each one…

Wonderful Counsellor

Isaiah 9:6 — “And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor…” What was the role of “counsellor” in Old Testament times? What was the counsellor supposed to do? How did people view his advice? What is a “wonderful” counsellor? And most importantly, does this name rightfully belong to the child born in Bethlehem?