Every Sermon a Miracle

By Joe LaGuardia How is it that a preacher can come up with a sermon each week? I can’t speak for other pastors, but I’m quite certain that each sermon idea that hits me–especially on a weekly basis–is a miracle in and of itself. There is something to be said about miracles, and a fewContinue reading “Every Sermon a Miracle”

Advent is a season of anticipation and hope

Churches following the lectionary (a group of Scripture lessons determined by the Christian calendar) may take note of the¬†odd fact that the scriptures¬†in Advent focus not on the birth narratives of Jesus but on his second coming, what Jeremiah calls the coming “day of the Lord” (Jeremiah 33:14). This Sunday’s epistle lesson (the second SundayContinue reading “Advent is a season of anticipation and hope”