Sermons

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Why Haven’t You Torn the Sky Open Yet?

Isaiah 64. November 28, 2020 (First Sunday of Advent). Preached at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL (via Zoom).

Who Really Cares about the Trinity?

Matthew 28:16-20. June 6, 2020. Preached at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL (via Zoom).

Family Ties (What It Takes to Have a Healthy Church)

1 Timothy 5:1-16. September 14, 2019. Preached at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL.

Unity When We Can’t Get Along

John 17:20-26. June 1, 2019. Preached at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL.

John the Baptist Fulfills the Words of Isaiah

Luke 3:1-6. December 8, 2018. Preached at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL.

The Expectationally-Challenged Christian

January 20, 2018. Preached at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL.


It is Finished! So, Get to Work! – An Ascension Sermon

Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53; (Ascension Sunday; 28 May, 2017). Preached at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Mountain Brook, AL.

READ: It is Finished! So, Get to Work! Sermon Manuscript

The Lasting Supper

Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 78:14-25; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34; Luke 22:14-30; (Maundy Thursday; 13 April, 2017). Preached at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Mountain Brook, AL.

READ: Maundy Thursday Sermon: The Lasting Supper – Luke 22:14-30

Getting Ahead in God’s Upside-Down Kingdom

Micah 6:1-8; Psalm 37:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12; (29 January, 2017). Preached at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Mountain Brook, AL.

READ: Getting Ahead in God’s Upside-Down Kingdom Manuscript

A (Disappointing) Christmas Homily

Psalm 98; Isaiah 52:7-10; Hebrews 1:1-12; John 1:1-14; (25 December, 2016). Preached at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Mountain Brook, AL.

READ: A Christmas Homily Manuscript

Investment Advice from the Dishonest Manager

Luke 16:1-13; (18 September, 2016). Preached at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Mountain Brook, AL.

READ: Investment Advice from the Dishonest Manager Manuscript


Wedding Sermon: “The Groom’s Big Day”

Ephesians 5:21-22; Psalm 67; Revelation 19:6-10; Matthew 25:1-13; (30 March, 2016). Preached for Dr. Doug Webster’s Preaching Practicum, Spring 2016, at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL.

READ: The Groom’s Big Day Sermon Manuscript


Easter Vigil Sermon: “Son of Man, Can Your Bones Live?”

Easter Vigil Readings; (26 March, 2016). Preached at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Mountain Brook, AL.

READ: Easter Vigil Sermon Manuscript


Crisis Sermon: “Lamenting into Worship”

Psalm 13; Note: the scenario behind this sermon is hypothetical; Preached for Dr. Doug Webster’s Preaching Practicum, Spring 2016, at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL.

READ: Lamenting into Worship Sermon Manuscript


Exegesis of Psalms: “Psalm 32: Psalm 1 for Screw-Ups”

Psalm 32; Preached for Dr. Allen Ross’s Exegesis of Psalms, Spring 2016, at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL.

READ: Psalm 32 Exegetical Paper


Lenten Sermon: “Psalm 32: The Refreshment of Forgiveness”

Psalm 32; Preached for Dr. Doug Webster’s Preaching Practicum, Spring 2016, at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL.

READ: The Refreshment of Forgiveness Sermon Manuscript


“The Challenge of Christmas Light”

1 John 1:1-2:2; (27 December, 2015; Feast of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist). Preached at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Mountain Brook, AL.

READ: The Challenge of Christmas Light Sermon Manuscript

“Repetition and Redemption”

Heb. 10:11-25; (15 November, 2015). Preached at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Mountain Brook, AL.

READ: Repetition and Redemption Sermon Manuscript

[NOTE: Recording begins a bit late, at the bottom of page 1 of the manuscript.]


“Faithful Faith in a Faithful God”

Rom. 1:1-17; (22 September, 2015). Preached for Dr. Robert Smith, Jr.’s Preaching I course at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL

READ: Faithful Faith in a Faithful God Sermon Manuscript


“Jesus is Not Just ‘One of Us'”

Mark 6:1-6; (05 July, 2015). Preached at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Mountain Brook, AL.

READ: Jesus is Not Just One of Us Sermon Manuscript

“Following the Cross-Shaped God”

Phil. 2:1-11; (29 March, 2015). Preached at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Mountain Brook, AL.

READ: Following the Cross-Shaped God Sermon Manuscript

“Holy Innocents”

Matt. 2:13-18; (28 December, 2014). Preached at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Mountain Brook, AL.

READ: Holy Innocents Sermon Manuscript

“God, Our Help”

Ps. 121; Gen. 12:1-4; Rom. 4; John 3:1-17 (16 March, 2014). Preached at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Mountain Brook, AL.

READ: God, Our Help Sermon Manuscript