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

No One Can Resist God’s Plan; No One Should Resist God’s Grace

Sermon on Luke 13:31-35 for the Second Sunday in Lent, March 17, 2019 In the Lord’s Prayer, we say “your kingdom come,” and “your will be done.” There are two angles on both of those petitions. First, if God’s kingdom is where God rules, then God’s kingdom is everything, right? There’s nothing beyond his control. And if…

Take Him Away!

A sermon on John 19:14-18 for Lenten Midweek worship service. The shrieks could be heard from down the hallway. Audible gasps from the gallery filled the air. Even some cheers showed excitement at what had just happened. The verdict just came in. The defendant, who sat confidently throughout the entire trial, heard his fate. His…

God’s Grace Is Sufficient

Sermon on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, A, February 7/9/10, 2019, St. John’s, Juneau/Horicon; February 14/17, 2019, St. Stephen’s, Beaver Dam The Discovery Channel, A & E,  and National Geographic all produced TV series called Mysteries of the Bible. Usually the topics were things like “The Dead Sea Scrolls,” “The Ark of the…

Beyond Imagination!

Sermon on Ephesians 3:14-21 for 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, January 20, 2019   A concern among child psychologists and probably teachers, and maybe parents today is that children aren’t allowed or forced to use their IMAGINATIONS.  They don’t seem to read like children used to.  They don’t seem to be shooed outside by Mom and…

See God’s Kindness and Love!

Sermon on Titus 3:4–7 for the Baptism of Our Lord, C, January 10 & 13, 2019 In Catechism class, we teach the kids about the attributes of God. Maybe you remember some of them. They were the omni- words. God is omniscient, which means all-knowing. And he is omnipotent, which means all-powerful. And the easiest one, omnipresent,…

The Epiphany Message Lives On

A sermon based on Acts 13:46-49 for Epiphany Sunday, January 3/6, 2019. In this current age of email, texts, Integra, and other digital forms of communication, a hand written note loses some of its appeal and joy. In a time before computers, and yes there used to be such a time, hand written notes were…

Time Equals Grace

Sermon referencing Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Psalm 90, Hebrews 13:5-8, 14, Matthew 25:1-13 for New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2018 What is time? How would you define it? Someone might say time passes in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years progressing from past to present to future. That’s how we measure time. That’s the flow of time. That…

Glory, Grace and Truth

Sermon on John 1:14 for Christmas Day December 25, 2018 Today we’re going to look at the last verse of the Gospel lesson: The Word became flesh and dwelled among us. We have seen his glory, the glory he has as the only-begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John the disciple calls Jesus “The…

God Lifts Us “Out of the Depths” and Brings Us Hope and Joy

Sermon on Psalm 130 for the Third Sunday in Advent, December 13 & 16, 2018 John the Baptist’s call was a shocking one. “You brood of vipers.” If you don’t know, a “brood of vipers” is a nest full of baby snakes. That’s more than an insult—it’s an accusation and a judgment. He is making this connection:…

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…

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