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Sermon: The Baptism of Our Lord – January 11, 2015

The Rev. Dr. William Heisley

Lessons: Genesis 1:1-15; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11

“He saw the heavens torn apart.”  Jesus came up out of the River Jordan, dripping wet and he, at least he, maybe others, but at least he, saw the heavens torn apart.  Torn wide open as if at that moment God came to earth.  As if God were breaking open the celestial sphere to say to us meager, us mere human beings, this is my Son.  This, too, is God.  Jesus saw the heavens torn apart.  It’s not often that we see something like that. (more…)

Sermon: Christmas 2b – January 4, 2015

The Rev. Dr. William Heisley

Lessons: Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 147; Ephesians 1:3-14; John 1:1-18

I thought that I was being creative, even unique.  When I was deciding how to begin this sermon I came up with this: Three little words.  I love you.  So I looked around on the Internet.  It turns out that there are many popular songs that sing about those three little words.  I am not being unique.  Being more of a copycat, I guess.

Except.  That if the words I copy are those – I love you – maybe copying is a good thing.  (more…)