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Sermons

Look at What Jesus Gave Us!

Sermon on John 15:26-27, 16:4b-11 for Pentecost, May 17 & 20, 2018 On the bulletin’s news-sheet this week there’s an announcement about a special coffee fellowship on June 3. One teacher is retiring, another is going to serve at a different school. We had a similar coffee fellowship and recognition a month ago for our…

The Risen Christ Protects His Disciples

Sermon on John 17:11b-19 for the 7th Sunday of Easter, May 13, 2018 In the name of our risen and ascended Lord Jesus, dear friends, To say that the world and society we live in is dangerous would be an understatement.  As a matter of fact, every day is stacked with danger; things go wrong…

Devotional Thoughts on Ephesians 1:16-23 for Ascension, May 10, 2018

It had been a long day. Work demanded our full attention leaving us on the go from the time we started until we left. Once we got home the kids beg for help with their homework, maybe even some projects they waited for the last minute to complete. The refrigerator is empty, so what will…

Jesus says, “Remain in My Love. Obey My Commands. Go and Bear Fruit.”

Sermon on John 15:9–17 for the Sixth Sunday of Easter (Confirmation), May 3 & 6, 2018 “Remain in My Love.” Perhaps it has always been this way—but we see it more and more in our time. “Love” has a problem with its definition. You watch your favorite TV show and a commercial for cereal comes on. “I…

Faith Makes Jesus Known

A Sermon on Acts 3:11-20 for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, April 12/15, 2018. Have you ever had that “aha” moment happen in your life? The time, after many struggles with something, it all of a sudden becomes crystal clear. For me, it often happened in math class. A certain concept just would not stick….

It Is Finished!

Sermon on John 19:17-30 for Good Friday, Midday, March 30, 2018 “Carrying his own cross, [Jesus] went out to the what is called the Place of the Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha.” That may sound matter-of-fact that Jesus carried his own cross. It probably wasn’t the whole cross but the crossbar, the horizontal piece, about…

Jesus Invites Us to a Feast

A Sermon on I Corinthians 10:16-17 for Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018. Many of us might be getting ready to head out to a restaurant on Sunday to enjoy Easter Brunch. Restaurants compete for our business by describing the food a person will enjoy. Carved ham, baked chicken breast, mashed potatoes, various salads, and we…

Repentance Is Healing, Healing Is Repentance

Sermon on Isaiah 1:2-20, John 8:2-11 for the Confessional Service for Holy Week, March 27, 2018 A long time ago—I must have been about nine years old—I had my first experience with Novocain at the dentist. It made my lip feel like rubber, like it wasn’t a part of me, so what did I do? I started…

Jesus Gives Us Reasons to Rejoice

A sermon on Zechariah 9:9-10 for Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018. A hush falls over the crowd. Everyone holds their breath. The suspense grows as to what will happen next. Some cannot even bring themselves to watch the outcome. The play unfolds. The ball floats through the air. The player takes up a position right…

Jesus Defines Glory

Sermon on John 12:20–33 for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 18, 2018 How do you define “glory”? Glory can mean praise. “Give glory to God” means the same thing as “Give praise to God.” But there’s more to “glory” than praise. “Glory” also means giving credit where credit is due. God said, “I will not give…

Jesus Our Great High Priest Makes Us Priests

Sermon on Hebrews 10:19-25 Lenten Worship: St. Stephen, Beaver Dam, February 21, 2018 Salem, Lowell, February 28, 2018 St. John, Juneau, March 7, 2018 Good Shepherd, Beaver Dam, March 21, 2018 When we build or remodel churches, one of the first things we think about is access. New churches are built on one level so…