Monthly Archives: September 2019

St. Michael and All Angels – 2019 (Revelation 12:7-12)

Audio: sermon-9-29-19.mp3 You are surrounded by myriads upon myriads who would have you believe that “seeing is believing.”  But by faith, you say, “no, we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.”  (2 Cor.4:18)    “I believe in God the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth…”  You are […]

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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost: “Commended for Prudence” (Luke 16:1-15)

Audio: sermon-9-22-19.mp3 The text for our consideration today is the gospel reading from Luke 16 – “The Parable of the Dishonest Manager.”  In this story, Jesus introduces us to a fictitious man who is caught red handed in ‘mismanagement’ of what was entrusted to him.   The story has three scenes. Scene one opens, “There was a […]

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Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost: “Jesus, Sinners Doth Receive” (Luke 10:1-10)

Audio: sermon-9-15-19.mp3 The prophet Isaiah and the apostle John both have their visions of God seated on His throne. And in both visions, the angels are hovering over the throne, and in unending worship, they sing the ‘Sanctus,’ “holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts…”  “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God, almighty.” (Is.6:3; Rev. […]

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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost: “Unless You Hate…” (Luke 14:25-35)

Audio: sermon-9-8-19.mp3 I must confess to you that on this Sunday when we want to promote and encourage the ‘mission and outreach work’ that we are all called to do as disciples of our Lord, my first reaction when I saw that the Gospel text appointed for today was this one was, ‘oh boy.  Not exactly […]

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Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost/Labor Day: The Holiness of Labor (Colossians 3:23-24)

Audio: sermon-9-1-19.mp3 It has been a while since we have used the national holiday of “Labor Day” as the occasion to preach on the doctrine of ‘vocation.’ But that is what we intend to do and so the text for our consideration today is from Colossians 3:23-24. Would you take out your bible and turn to […]

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