Christmas Luke Psalms Sermons 

A Tale of Two Conceptions

  Psalm 51:5; Luke 1:30-35 (texts); Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 14 December 18, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: To most evangelicals, “Virgin Mary” or “Mary, Mother of God” are easily dismissed as Catholic ideas. But the title, “Mother of God,” is both early and a mistranslation. It was used of Mary as early as the mid-3rd century, and the Greek term used, Theotokos, is literally, “God-Bearer” or “Birth Giver of God,” not “Mother of God.” The controversy over the title Theotokos began when Nestorius, bishop of…

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“If I Do Not Wash You, You Have No Share With Me”

  Scripture Readings: Exodus 30:17-21; Psalm 51:2, 7; John 13:1-20, 31-35 April 17, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear congregation of Christ: Every Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday, some evangelical churches include a footwashing ceremony in their Holy Communion service. Benedictine monks used to practice footwashing as a part of welcoming guests. In the Greek Orthodox tradition in Jerusalem, the archbishop washes and kisses the feet of 12 of his priests. In England, Catholic kings used the wash the feet of 12 poor men. Most recently, last…

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Psalms Sermons 

A True Sinner’s Prayer

  © September 20, 2015 • Download PDF sermon Readings: 2 Samuel 12:1-15; Psalm 51:1-19 (text); Luke 18:9-14 Congregation of Christ: I’m sure you’ve heard this very common prayer many times: Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.…

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