Posts with the tag “esther”
Sermon for Ash Wednesday, AD 2021
February 18th, 2021
Some of the best stories in the Bible involve fasting and ashes. In the book of Esther, before Esther goes to speak to her husband, the king, she fasts, and her cousin Mordecai sits in sackcloth and a...
Sermon for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
October 13th, 2020
Several hundred years before the time of Christ, in the land of Persia, the Jews had a great feast because a man had been hanged....
Sermon for the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist, AD 2020
August 26th, 2020
Herod was the typical character who saw himself as the star of his own story. This is common for all of us in our sinful flesh, especially kings, pastors, and others in authority who really do have a ...