Jan9WedAn Epiphany of our Lord Sermon on Matthew 2 January 9, 2019 Pastor Sebastian
The nature of the gift gives us much information about the giver.
What’s in the present tells us about who gave the present.
God’s gift of Jesus tells us about who God is.
Dec28FriChristmas Eve Sermon 2018 December 28, 2018
It became clear to me last Wednesday:
here were people who are lying in a symbolic manger.
Jul15SunThe Death of John the Baptist (Mark 6) July 15, 2018 Pastor Sebastian
So today, in a lazy mid-Summer hot Sunday service,
we have the best, or perhaps worst,
story of sex and violence in the New Testament,
a story which has inspired artwork and artistic interpretations throughout the ages, from painters like Lucas Cranach to composers like Richard Strauss:
“The Dance that caused the prophet’s death”
Jul5ThuMark 5: 21-43 July 5, 2018 Pastor Sebastian
Do we keep our faith when miracle healings DON’T happen?
is our faith all in vain, when these intercessions don’t become reality?
What happens if the sick woman for whom I am praying dies?
Jun18MonA sermon for World Refugee Sunday June 18, 2018 Pastor Sebastian
We need to help refugees and to oppose policies that degrade human rights of refugees and immigrants (for example the current inhuman practices along the US-Mexican border, and the immoral and wicked separation of children and parents).
May15TuePsalm 1: The way of the wicked and the way of the righteous May 15, 2018
I’d like you now to think about this:
who for you is wicked?
if you had to name somebody who is wicked, who would that be?
who is wicked?
Apr3TuePastor Sebastian's first Easter Sermon at St. Matthews April 3, 2018
By being silent, the women leave room for God.
The story is then not as much about what the women did or saw,
but it’s about what God did!
The focus is on God!
But if God is love and loves the whole world,
how can anyone perish?
If God is all love for all,
how can anybody be excluded?