St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School | Beaver Dam, WI | 920.885.3309

Worship Service Schedule

Sunday: 7:30 a.m. • 9:00 a.m. • 10:30 a.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.

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Sermons

God Warns Us about the End

A sermon on Luke 21:25-36 for the 1st Sunday in Advent, November 29 & December 2, 2018. We settle down on the couch. Our favorite show is about to begin. We cannot wait to see how the events will unfold from the previous week’s cliff hanger. The opening captures our attention. The theme song interrupts…

What Should We Do While We Wait for the End?

Sermon on Jude 20-25 for the Sunday of the Fulfillment, November 25, 2018 Jesus clearly tells us “No one knows about the day or the hour” of the end of the world or the Day of Judgment (Matthew 24:36). But what would you do if you knew for certain when the world would end? There was a…

Don’t be Fooled!

A sermon on Mark 13:5-11 for Reformation, October 25/28, 2018. Warnings go out constantly for people to beware of certain scams. I think we have all received a suspicious email. It claims that money is waiting for us from the IRS, lottery, and inheritance, or whatever else it might be. Just click on the link…

“All These I Have Kept”? No. All These Jesus Has Kept!

Sermon on Mark 10:17–27 for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, October 11 & 14, 2018 We learned the First Commandment as “You shall have no other gods.” And the explanation we learned from the Catechism says, “We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.” In his Large Catechism, Martin Luther said this about the…

The Christian Rejoices in Forgiveness

A sermon on James 4:7-12 for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, September 27/30, 2018. Some of the hardest words to speak are “I’m sorry.” Oh, they flow from our lips quite easily, but the meaning behind those words is lost. We say that we are sorry just to get someone off our back. We do…

All This Craziness in the World Is Spiritual Warfare

Sermon on Ephesians 6:10-18  for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, September 13 & 16, 2018 There’s some craziness going on in our world, in case you haven’t noticed. If you look at history—ancient history or recent history, you see people raging and destroying and doing terrible things to each other. Tuesday was September 11. We remembered what…

Our Heart Leaps for Joy

A sermon on Isaiah 35:4-7a for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, September 6/9, 2018. The big day arrives. Our palms grow sweaty from the eager anticipation. The days, which we have been patiently counting down for months, finally grow into hours and minutes. Our hearts pound. All of this builds up to this grand event….

Jesus Is the Living Bread that Came Down from Heaven

Sermon on John 6:51-69 for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost, August 23 & 26, 2018 When Jesus fed the 5,000, he had a double purpose, like he did for all his miracles. First, to meet someone’s need. (This is actually the way Jesus fulfills the fifth commandment for us. He fed the hungry, healed the sick, and…

Eat A Good Meal Before Your Tests!

Sermon on 1 Corinthians 10:1-5, 11-13 for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost, August 12, 2018   Dear friends in Jesus, the Bread of Life, It’s been a long time since I took college entrance exams like the SAT or ACT, as well as High School and College Semester exams!  It’s been even longer since I…

Jesus Is God’s “Yes!”

Sermon on 2 Corinthians 1:18-22 for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 2 & 5, 2018 This week in our Vacation Bible School, all the lessons were about God rescuing people. God saved baby Moses in the river (Exodus 2:1-10). God’s people crossed the Jordan and entered the promised land (Joshua 3-4). God healed Naaman…