Posts with the tag “kingdom-of-god”

Sermon for Advent Midweek Service, December 8, AD 2021
December 9th, 2021
Why Bethlehem? Of course, you’ve heard the Christmas songs, you’ve heard of Bethlehem, the place where Jesus is born. What is so special about Bethlehem? Well, outwardly, it’s about as special as Tamp...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Laetare, the Fourth Sunday in Lent, AD 2021
March 14th, 2021
Jesus knew exactly what he was doing when he went across the sea of Galilee, leading the large crowd up onto the mountain. He was completing what began with Moses in the wilderness after the exodus. T...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Oculi, the Third Sunday in Lent, AD 2021
March 8th, 2021
A popular ethical point of view today is that “the ends justifies the means.” That is to say that any action taken is ok as long as it is working toward a good end. Coupled with this is the common vie...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Sexagesima, AD 2021
February 8th, 2021
“All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass.” One doesn’t have to have been alive very long or very perceptive to recognize that almost nothing in this world lasts. ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Christmas Eve, AD 2020
December 29th, 2020
“Fear not!” Cries the angel appearing before the shepherds. Why does the angel cry this? What is there to fear with angels?...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Weekday Devotion: Psalm 96
October 15th, 2020
A continuing series of Psalm devotions for upcoming Sundays. These are written by Rev. Christopher Antonetti and adapted from The Psalms: A Devotional Commentary by C.M. Zorn....  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
September 21st, 2020
When I was teaching on today’s gospel lesson in seminary, someone asked me, “If the first men who were called to work didn’t get good pay, why did they even go? I would have gone to work somewhere els...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
July 27th, 2020
Hearing the words “kingdom of heaven” can bring to mind some sort of fantasy land of castles in the clouds, “fairyland” might be a good substitute name for it. The kingdom of heaven sounds like a plac...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
July 20th, 2020
We know about the kingdom of heaven, we understand Jesus is working, but it doesn’t look like it. Yet Jesus tells us, keep following, keep listening. God is reigning right now and to follow Jesus is r...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
July 13th, 2020
Christ grants great fruitfulness to those who hear and understand His Word....  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti