John the Baptist and Our Joy in Jesus | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Matthew 11:2-11 for the Third Sunday in Advent (Gaudete) on December 11, 2022.

Sermon Notes

Why does sinning hurt the Christian’s heart?

What is required of stewards according to 1 Corinthians 4:2?

Christians don’t numb their hearts to sin. How do we deal with sin?

Does the life of John the Baptist teach us to expect a comfortable life of ease because we follow Jesus? What does his life reveal about the Christian life?

Whom does Jesus say is greater the John the Baptist?

How does Romans 8:18 encourage you to rejoice in Jesus?


St. Mark Lutheran Church posts Rev. Bramwell’s sermons online for the sake of the members of our congregation who are unable to gather with us due to illness, work, etc. This resource is not intended to discourage anyone from gathering in person around God’s Word and Sacraments. Matthew 18:20 and Hebrews 10:25 make it clear that God’s Divine Service is meant to be experienced physically with other Christians.

We give thanks to God that these sermons are a blessing to you and pray that if you’re in Humboldt County, you will join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM as God wills. (See the map below for directions.) If you’re not within driving distance of Ferndale CA, we encourage you to use the Church Locator at LCMS.org to find a church near you so you can gather in person with the communion of saints in your area.


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