In the Wilderness

St. Philip Lutheran Church6 December 2020 + Advent 2BIsaiah 40.1-11; Mark 1.1-8Rev. Josh Evans, preaching Punctuation matters. Maybe you’ve seen an image with these or similar words online:Let’s eat, Grandma!Let’s eat Grandma! The difference a comma makes! Meanwhile, in Isaiah 40, open one translation of the bible and read:A voice cries out: “In the wilderness …

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Into the Deep: A Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Unity Lutheran Church + Christ the King Campus10 February 2019 + Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (Lectionary 5C)Luke 5.1-11; Isaiah 6.1-8Rev. Josh Evans, preaching When I was growing up, my grandparents had a large pond in their backyard, and my grandpa was fond of catch-and-release fishing — a hobby he tried to get me into. I …

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A Sermon about How Good News Spreads to the Most Unlikely Characters

Ahh, last but not least in this week's installment of Josh Catches Up on Posting Sermons: This is the first sermon preached for the Christ the King campus and my second sermon overall preached at Unity. Sadly, CTK doesn't (currently) have the technological capability to record audio or video of sermons, so this is one …

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A Sermon about How Immanuel Has Nothing (and everything) to Do with Jesus

Lord of Love Lutheran Church 18 December 2016 + Fourth Sunday of Advent Isaiah 7.10-16; Matthew 1.18-25 Our first gospel text of Advent brought us a cheery end-of-the-world wake-up call, filled with images of rapture and thieves and catastrophic floods. Then we met the homely locust-eating, camel hair-wearing, name-calling John the Baptist and his brash …

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