Christmas A

…with honor and are only too happy if our child gets to dress up as a shepherd for a Christmas program at school or church. But even at that time,…

1st Sunday after Christmas C

…takes place at Christmastime when a frantic family jets off to Paris for Christmas only to discover too late that they had left their youngest child behind. Thus Home Alone…

Christmas 1B

…together “an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us” (Luke 1:1) he meant business! And so in this lection for the Sunday after Christmas we find the…

Advent 3C

…Advent and Christmas 2015 Resources are now available on CEP: http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/resources/advent-2015/ Textual Points: John’s words and what Jesus would preach in the course of his ministry had many similarities. Still,…

Christmas 2A

…malls and heard in city centers, the Christmas specials, the long series of special worship services and Lessons & Carols and Messiah sing-a-longs and what all not: it’s all been…

Christmas Eve

…Sample Sermons For Christmas Day this year, which falls on a Sunday, I offer the following sample sermon I preached several years ago. A blessed Christmas to all CEP…

2nd Sunday after Christmas C

…Sunday of a new year with Christmas now officially past us by about a week-and-a-half. For weeks now, starting well before American Thanksgiving even, it’s been all Jesus, all the…

Advent 3A

…Last year it was the cups at Starbucks. But every year somebody finds something by which to allege that a coordinated war is being waged on Christmas. Last year…

Christmas 2B

…it is the first Sunday of a new year and really the first Sunday in the 2014-2015 holiday season after Christmas is officially finished. For weeks now, starting well before…

Advent 2A

…Of course, the problem is that many people even in the pews of our churches see no paradoxes at all. Christmas is as straightforward a holiday as they come. Starting…