Monthly Archives: October 2019

Reformation 2019: “Don’t Jump” (Romans 3:19-28)

Audio: sermon-10-27-19.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/BKO-A1nZ1eo Ten people are trapped on the roof of a 20 story high burning building.  The only way to safety is to jump across a 25’ chasm onto the roof of the adjacent building.  One person jumps ten feet and falls to his death.  Another jumps 12 feet and falls to his death.  […]

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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost: “The Authority of the Bible” (2 Timothy 3:14-4:5)

Audio: sermon-10-20-19.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/UUmAL0xA-rY “Jesus loves me, this I know…” There’s a note of confidence in a statement like that.  “Jesus loves me, THIS I KNOW…” How do you know?  Because you’re just so loveable that He just can’t help Himself?  Because you feel His love in your heart?  Because you’re so healthy or wealthy or […]

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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost: “A Miracle of Restoration” (Luke 17:11-19)

Audio: sermon-10-13-19.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/ORnp-VHPVes The text for our consideration is the gospel lesson just read.  There is a dark side to this stop on the journey with our Lord as He makes His way to Jerusalem and the cross.  In what would otherwise have been another beautiful movement in the symphony, there’s an ‘off-note’ here that […]

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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: “Uproot the Tree” (Luke 17:1-10)

Audio: sermon-10-6-19.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/tBHmh7M1AEY The text for this sermon is the gospel reading that we just heard.  Jesus is speaking to His ‘disciples.’  They are His ‘followers’ who listen to Him in order to learn from Him. Whether they recognize that He is the Christ, the Son of God yet is doubtful.  But they are deeply […]

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