Monthly Archives: September 2018

Pentecost 18: The Pursuit of Greatness (Mark 9:30-37)

sermon-9-23-18.mp3 Jesus wanted to get away from the crowds so that He could be alone with His disciples to teach them.  He wanted their undivided and undistracted attention so that they would understand what they must understand.  They must understand what is going to happen before it happens so that when it happens they will […]

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Holy Cross Day: The Way of the Cross (1 Corinthians 1:18-25 / John 12:20-33)

sermon-9-16-18.mp3 Today, we celebrate the Holy Cross “on which the Prince of Glory died.” (LSB #425) To be sure, the cross is not ‘holy’ in and of itself. In fact, in and of itself, the cross is just two pieces of wood joined together with rope and nails. In and of itself, the cross is […]

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Pentecost 16: The Faith of a Gentile (Mark 7:24-30)

sermon-9-9-18.mp3 The text for our consideration is the first half of our gospel reading that begins, “And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon.  And he entered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden.”  The thing you’ve got to know […]

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Pentecost 15: Martyrdom of John the Baptist (Mark 6:14-29)

sermon-9-2-18.mp3 John the Baptist stands at the end of a long line of Old Testament prophets whose job it was to point men and women, boys and girls to the Messiah, the Christ.  He did so with words. John pointed people to Jesus with words of WARNING – “He comes to judge you. Therefore repent […]

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