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Sermons

Listen, An Important Message Comes

A sermon on Mark 1:1-8 for the 2nd Sunday of Advent, December 7 and 10th, 2017. If any of you are like me, the following situation might play out at home. The phone rings. Without looking at the caller I.D., I pick it up. Immediately, I regret answering the phone. “This is an important message…

Remember the Lord!

Sermon on Deuteronomy 8:16-20 for Thanksgiving, November 22 and 23, 2017. There are certain things that are worth remembering. We want to remember where we left our keys. Many might spend countless minutes searching pockets, counters, drawers, and hooks in a desperate search to find car keys. Gentlemen never want to forget their wife’s birthday…

A Peek at Heaven

Sermon on Revelation 7:9-17 for Saints Triumphant, November 16 & 19, 2017 On Saint’s Triumphant Sunday, our thoughts turn to heaven and to the people we love who are there, who see Jesus face to face. Usually at funerals, people say things that reveal their thoughts about heaven. People mean well. I know that. And on…

Jesus’ Verdicts Make You Generous

Sermon on Matthew 25:31-46 for 2nd Sunday of End Times – Last Judgment, November 12, 2017   Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and from our RETURNING Lord Jesus Christ! This is one of those sections of Scripture that makes you wonder whether Martin Luther had it right.  We’ve spent much time…

Christ Won Freedom For Us

Sermon on Galatians 5:1-6 for Reformation Sunday, November 2nd and 5th, 2017. Freedom. One simple word, yet it is a simple word that packs a lot of meaning. Depending on context this word evokes various kinds of emotions. We recall with sadness those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect our freedoms….

How Do We Come to God?

Sermon on Matthew 22:1–14 for the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, October 26 & 29, 2017 We just had a wedding in our family, and so some of Jesus parable of the wedding banquet is still fresh in my mind from having lived it. Fortunately, my side of the planning was all in the pre-marriage counseling and the…

God Patiently Seeks His Rental Payments

Sermon on Matthew 21:33-43 for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost, October 22, 2017. In the name of Jesus, our Cornerstone, dear friends, What happens when you live in an apartment and don’t pay your rent?  What happens if you’ve purchased a home that required you to take out a mortgage and you don’t make your…

Listen, God Is Talking

Sermon on Matthew 21:28-32 for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, October 12 and 15th, 2017. Listen Up! Have you ever heard this phrase, or been the one speaking this phrase? A boss comes into the employee lounge telling everyone to listen up. A big announcement is coming, so listen up. Listen up a change in…

God Is Not Fair

Sermon on Matthew 20:1-16 for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 5 and 8, 2017 A. Long ago, when I was in Second Grade, something happened at school—I don’t remember what it was, if it had to do with recess time, or some assignment or birthday treats or what—whatever it was, some of my classmates complained to…

God’s Mercy Produces Results

A Sermon based on Romans 12:1-8 for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, September 14/17, 2017 Sometimes we witness a cause and effect relationship between two events. One thing happens which causes a different reaction to take place. Some examples of cause and effect can be the following. I do not brush my teeth, which means…

We Confess Christ

Sermon on Matthew 16:13–20 for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 7 & 10, 2017 Jesus takes a risk. As a leader, it’s always very risky to ask. “What are the people out there saying about me?” Do you really want to know? Isn’t it better not to know? Jesus asks anyway. And it’s interesting…