Posts with the tag “baptism”

Sermon for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, AD 2021
January 18th, 2021
In this final sentence of our gospel reading, we get the full summary of this lesson and why Jesus performed this miracle....  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Baptism of Our Lord, AD 2021
January 11th, 2021
The baptism of Jesus is recounted in three of the gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and in John it is mentioned after already having happened. You can be sure that when an event in Jesus’ life is in a...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Epiphany of Our Lord, AD 2021
January 7th, 2021
How much did the wise men know? Well, being astrologers, they looked at the stars for signs, but the sign didn’t tell them a whole lot. It’s likely that if they were from Babylon, where God’s people w...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Second Sunday after Christmas, AD 2021
January 4th, 2021
While you should not consider this a law from God, it is usually best to baptize a child as soon as he is able to come to church. His need is great – despite innocent appearance every child born is co...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Eve of the Circumcision and Name of Jesus, AD 2020
January 1st, 2021
There is an odd trend of people treating the year 2020 itself as if it were a person who brought about all these problems....  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
October 19th, 2020
The Pharisees are unable to undermine Jesus’ authority legitimately and therefore are just going to try to trap him in his words. They want to trip him up in a technicality. They are trying to make hi...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
October 5th, 2020
Although rejected by men, Christ would become the chief cornerstone of the new structure, setting every angle of the building....  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Funeral of Phillip G. Gerk, Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, September 29, AD 2020
October 1st, 2020
Two of the readings for today describe names being written – one in the book, and one in heaven. These are one in the same. Those whose names are written in heaven, in the book of life, are those who ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
September 14th, 2020
Joseph stood before his brothers as a man who had suffered many wrongs in his life. Everything that he had suffered could be traced back to them. Yet now the tables had turned. He was the second most ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
September 7th, 2020
A fault in many man-made religions is that they have no idea what to do with children. It’s easy to make a way of life for adults, encouraging them to deeper mystic spirituality, a more moral way of l...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
August 10th, 2020
Jesus pulls back the veil, revealing his divine power, telling them to pay attention to the man behind the curtain. For in the midst of a turbulent sea, in the darkest part of the night, the creator o...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti