Monthly Archives: February 2015

Fear Not, I Am With You

Midweek Lent 1: Isaiah 41:8-20 Thanks to Mr. Jarvis Manning, elder and teacher at Bethlehem, for delivering this sermon in my absence. Dear saints at Bethlehem, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

Posted in Lent, Old Testament, sermon

Testing And Temptation As God Creates and Provides

First Sunday in Lent Genesis 22:1-18, James 1:12-18, Mark 1:9-15 Lent is a season of preparation and anticipation. A season in which we see Christ preparing to fulfill why He has come, leading to Holy Week in His death and … Continue reading

Posted in Catechism, Lent, Old Testament, sermon

Dust You Are and Dust You Return, Dust You Do Not Remain

To you, ambassadors of Christ, reconciled to God, grace to you and peace from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Tonight, and really the entire Lenten season, can seem kind of somber. The purple that drapes our altar … Continue reading

Posted in Ash Wednesday, Baptism, Lent, resurrection, sermon

Transfiguration – The Sneak Preview

Transfiguration: Mark 9:2-9, 2 Kings 2:1-12, 2 Cor. 3:12-4:6 In the story of the ugly duckling, the true beauty of the swan is revealed in the end. Until the beautiful swan is recognized for whom he truly is, he is … Continue reading

Posted in Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Lent, Old Testament, sermon

Immediate Healing and Release From Christ’s Touch

5th Sunday After Epiphany: Isaiah 40:21-31; Mark 1:29-39 Dear saints of Bethlehem, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Fresh from the synagogue, just after driving out the unclean spirit, Jesus stopped … Continue reading

Posted in Day of Resurrection, Lord's Supper, Missions, sermon