When the Soul Felt Its Worth + A Sermon for Christmas Eve 2021

St. Philip Lutheran Church24 December 2021 + Nativity of Our LordLuke 2.1-20; Titus 2.11Rev. Josh Evans I wonder how she felt when she of all people was chosen to be the first to receive the “good news of great joy.” Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber gives us some insight: “We have no idea what Mary was …

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A Sermon about Lingering in (ALL) the Holy Days of Christmas

For those playing along at home, this is sermon catch-up post #3 of 4! It also inches ever closer to bringing us up to the present day. The sermon below, for the First Sunday of Christmas, is the first sermon I preached at the Cross of Life campus of Unity Lutheran Church, a two-campus worshipping …

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In the Beginning: A Homily, in Verse, for the Nativity of Our Lord

Preacher's note: This is a sermon for which you'll want to listen along, as there are audio elements not included in the manuscript. Augustana Lutheran Church 25 December 2016 + Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Day) John 1.1-14 In the beginning— no, before the beginning— before the beginning when God sat alone in the murky …

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