In 2012, we published Thy Kingdom Come: Lent and Easter Sermons by David H. Petersen. We are pleased to announce his next volume, God With Us, which includes fifty-nine sermons spanning Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany up to Transfiguration. These sermons – which were preached at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, during Sunday Divine Services as well as daily Advent Divine Services – are now gathered together in one volume, serving as an excellent daily devotion.
“There is perhaps no other season in the church year that better embodies what we experience as Christians than the season of Advent. Observing Advent means learning to wait. . . .The sermons in God With Us will help you learn to wait and to wait for the right things. You will hear not only that Christ has come in the flesh to save us from sin and death, but also that He comes still in Word and Sacrament, and that He is coming again to take us from this vale of tears to Himself. You will be reminded not just of what God in Christ has done, but what He promises to do now and in the future. You will learn to wait for Christ and the fulfillment of His promises. For if we are shaped by what we wait for, then waiting for the right things will form us and thus prepare us to receive them when they come. It will mold us into those who wait and watch for Christ: the one who came, who comes, and who is coming again.”
-an excerpt from the Foreword by Rev. Jason Braaten
“Almost no one I know of has the ability that Fr. Petersen has to simply speak God’s truth to us – both in its devastating exposure of the darkest secrets of our hearts and in its intense comfort to the troubled conscience.” -Rev. William Weedon
Rev. David H. Petersen has been pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, since 2000. In addition to his pastoral duties, he is also a frequent speaker, prolific writer, and magazine editor, serving as editor of the Lutheran journal Gottesdienst, for which he writes on the life and liturgy of the Church. Rev. Petersen graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 1996 and received a Master of Sacred Theology in 2012, having written his thesis on Law and Gospel and the preaching of Norman Nagel.