The Light of the World (Isa 9:2-7) The following is an unedited sermon manuscript; for an explanation of my sermon manuscripts, click here.*Originally preached December 25th, 2022* 2 The people who walked in darknesshave seen a great light;those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,on them has light shone.3 You have multiplied the nation;you have increased its joy;they rejoice before youas … Continue reading The Light of the World (Isa 9:2-7)

The End of Exile (Isa. 40:1-5) Sermon Manuscript:  What sort of story are you living in? In JRR Tolkien’s The Two Towers, Samwise is walking with Frodo, reflecting on what has happened to them since they left the Shire. He realizes that if he knew ahead of time what dangers and hardships they were going to encounter, they probably would … Continue reading The End of Exile (Isa. 40:1-5)

The Enduring Word of God (Isa. 40:6-8)'s-unfailing-word Manuscript: “Believe me…I swear…You have my word…Pinky promise…Cross my heart, hope to die, stick a needle in my eye!” What are these? Promises. What is a promise? A promise is a means by which we are pledging that our commitments are not limited to the current set of circumstances. We are saying, “At some … Continue reading The Enduring Word of God (Isa. 40:6-8)