This is a sermon dialogue written by Rev. Ted Schroeder. Art and design by Lindsay Galvin. Copyright (c) 2016 by Creative Communications for the Parish.
Sermon: Bad Girls Begat Jesus: Bathsheba
Texts: 2 Samuel 11:1–12:15; Matthew 1:1, 6b-11
Focus Statement: God forgave David when he confessed his sin.
Function Statement: That they would repent and confess their sins to God, confident of his grace.
Sermon: Confessing Christ
Text: John 1:6-8, 19-28
Focus Statement: John the Baptist confessed that he was not the Christ.
Function Statement: That they would joyfully point people to Jesus, not ourselves.
Sermon: The Beginning of Baptism
Texts: Mark 1:1-8
Focus Statement: God forgives our sins in Holy Baptism.
Function Statement: That they would daily confess their sins in a return to their Baptism.
Sermon: Called to Confess
Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-4; Matthew 10:26-33
Focus: Christ will confess all true believers before his Father in heaven.
Function: That they would gladly confess the saving name of Jesus Christ.
Grace, mercy, and peace be unto you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! Amen. “Who do you say that I am?” (Matt. 16:15, ESV). That is the question Jesus asked his disciples in our Gospel lesson today. “Who do you say that I am?” is also the question that Jesus is asking […]
Texts: Genesis 3:1-21; Psalm
Focus: When we come out of hiding, God covers our shame.
Function: That they would confess their sins and receive God’s grace.
Sermon: Chief of Sinners
Text: 1 Timothy 1:5-17
Focus: God does not qualify the called; he qualifies the ones he calls.
Function: That they would rejoice and give thanks for God’s gracious call on their lives.