杨牧师随笔

  • Advent and Christmas 11/30 Sundays in Advent: The Joy Builds! (Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23) Regular worship times. Children’s program at 11am on the 16th. Wednesdays in Advent:  Called to Joy!  (Dec. 5, 12, 19)         7:30 pm worship.  Liturgy of Evening Prayer. Christmas Eve: Our...
  • Worthy of Your Calling 11/12 Text: Ephesians 4:1-8 and Mark 12:38-44 “She put in more than all the others.”  That’s what Jesus said about the widow.  Her gift was more, because it was everything—all she had.  One Hundred percent.   And, her gift was more because it was ...
  • "Richly Blessed, Richly Sharing" 10/29 Our Stewardship Theme this year comes from Ephesians 1:18, which speaks of "the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints." We who have been redeemed in Christ Jesus joyfully share with one another the rich blessings God has given to each of us.  S...
  • 上帝的义如何显明? 10/29 二零一八年十月二十八日 宗教改革主日 证道经文: 罗马书3:19-28 奉耶稣基督的名,阿门! 今天是宗教改革主日。五百零一年前,上帝通过马丁路德开始了改革教会神学、体制及敬拜与生活方式的改教运动。开始这次改革的标志性事件是一五一七年十月三十一日,马丁路德将他反对赎罪券的《九十五条论纲》钉在德国威登堡教堂大门上,然而改革的火花却早在一年前的某个时候,于威登堡奥古斯丁修道院的五号高塔中,由圣灵在他的心里点燃了;就在那个时候,马丁路德发现了上帝的义,并发现上帝的义是如何在福音中彰显出来的。他终...
  • Reformation Sunday 10/29 Revelation 14:6-7 In the Gospel lesson just read (Matthew 11:12-19), Jesus makes some rather pointed comments about his generation.  The short parable he tells marks them as self-centered.  His follow-up remarks paint them as unfairly critical of other...
  • Meet Author Radhika MB 10/25 Meet Author Radhika MB 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on October 27, 2018 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Women who emigrate to the US on dependent visas, to join their husbands working on H1B visas, often do not know what to expect. They uproot themselves from their ...
  • 谁是良善的? 10/14 二零一八年十月十四日 证道经文:马可福音10:17–22 奉耶稣基督的名,阿门! 谁是良善的?在刚刚过去的最高法院大法官任命听证会过程中和过程之后,如果你向不同的人问到关于卡瓦诺法官和控告他的福特女士之间“谁是良善的”,你肯定会得到不同的答案。大部分民主党的人会说,福特女士是良善的受害者,卡瓦诺是性侵者;对于大多数共和党的人来说则正好相反,卡瓦诺是良善的受害者,福特女士则是邪恶陷害人的诬告者。为什么会有这么大的差别呢?这个世界因着每个人自私的罪性,人人都根据自己的利益来定衡量善恶的标准。一个...
  • 公民班(ESL课程) 10/09 十一月一日至十一月十九日(Nov. 1 to Nov. 19) 周一和周四晚(7点至8点半) 地址:圣保罗路德会 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 7426 Idylwood Road Falls Church, VA 22043 (703) 573-0494...
  • Citizenship Classes 10/09 November 1 – November 19 Mondays and Thursdays 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 7426 Idylwood Road Falls Church, VA 22043 (703) 573-0494...
  • Jesus on Marriage and Divorce 10/08 Mark 10:2-16 Today’s sermon is based on the Gospel lesson just read.  To start us out, I’d like to tell you about an article I read last week.  Perhaps you saw it too as it circled around the internet.   The article tells about the decline in divor...