Come and You Will See

Biblical Text: John 1:29-42

I love that gorilla is showing up in the Word Cloud. If you want to know why, you will have to come and see (i.e. give the sermon a listen).

What Are You Seeking?

Biblical Text: John 1:29-42
Full Sermon Text

With the change of the church year and getting out of the festival season we will start to notice the new Gospel reading. Luke is left behind and Matthew and John have the year. It may seem like overkill, but when you’ve read through each enough you can have a epiphany. Each gospel wants to be read on its terms. John’s terms are meditative. They are like an icon through which we see the reality. What this sermon does is attempt to ponder the diptych. The first scene is John the Baptist’s proclamation of the Lamb of God. The second scene is he response of two of his disciples. John the Baptist, the authoritative prophet, gives us the valid answers to Jesus’ question – “what are you seeking?” The sermon examines the uniqueness of that answer. It then looks at the second scene as an image of our response.

Worship note: I left in our opening hymn, an Epiphany season staple, LSB 409, Hail, O Source of Every Blessing.

Daily Lectionary Podcast – Exodus 12:1-28 and Hebrews 5:1-14

Exodus 12:1-28
Hebrews 5:1-14
Christ the Priest, Christ the Lamb, The Lord’s Supper
The Infant Priest Was Holy Born – Lutheran Service Book 624

Daily Lectionary Podcast – Job 2:1-3:10 and John 1:19-34

Job 2:1-3:10
John 1:19-34
Sin, Death & the Power of the Devil – How Jesus answers each
(Editor’s Comment: Please take a listen, sorry it is late, but this is key for the continuing reading I think)

What are You Seeking?


Biblical Text: John 1:29-42
Full Sermon Draft

That title was Jesus’ first question of two would-be disciples. It still stands for all would-be disciples. What are you seeking? At the level of first things there are only two answers. This sermon looks is about that question, those answers and what they mean for us.