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Sermons on Jesus Christ

Easter 5

Rev. Dr. Les Martin Easter 5 2024Rev. Dr. Les MartinActs 8:26–40, John 14:15-21 This Easter, we have been looking at the transformed understanding of the disciples brought about by the encounter with presence of and teaching of the risen Jesus in their midst. This transformation turns frightened followers into apostles, witnesses of Jesus who are sent out on mission and turn simple…

Lent 5 – Beholding Jesus

Rev. Dr. Les Martin Lent 5 2024Rev. Dr. Les MartinJohn 12:20–36 For I know nothing among you but Christ Jesus and him crucified in the name of the living God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Today is a preview of Passion Sunday, when lent begins its painful and dramatic conclusion. By focusing on the final trials, sufferings and…

True and False Teaching

Rev. Dr. Les Martin Epiphany 4 2024Rev. Dr. Les MartinMark 1:21-28 The town of Capernaum, Matthew 4:13 tells us, becomes Jesus base of operations. He moves there from Nazareth. Being an observant Jew, he frequents the synagogue there. In today’s Gospel, he is teaching there. That’s the crux of the whole story that he teaches and acts with authority. Mark being Mark…

Lord Save Me!

Pentecost +11Rev. Doug FloydMatthew 14:22-33 When Jesus hears that Herod has killed John the Baptist, he goes to a desolate place to pray. Soon the crowds learn where he is and they gather around. Jesus has great compassion on them and heals the sick and cares for the needy. Throughout the day, more and more people gather until there are thousands of…

Feast of the Holy Name

Feast of the Holy NameChristmas 2Rev. Doug FloydExodus 34:1-9, Psalm 8, Romans 1:1-7, Luke 2:15-21 Today the church celebrates the eighth day after the birth of Jesus. On this day, Mary and Joseph took the baby to the Temple for circumcision and to officially name Him Jesus. We pause and reflect on the sacred name of Jesus. We read and sing the…