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Lent 4: The Loving Father (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32)

sermon-3-31-19.mp3 “Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.  And the Pharisees and scribes grumbled saying, ‘This man receives sinners and eats with them.’” What the Pharisees and Scribes didn’t understand, and what many still fail to understand, is that Jesus came into this world to save sinners. “Those who […]

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Lent 3: Living Under God’s Justice and Grace (Luke 13:1-9)

sermon-3-24-19.mp3 Today’s gospel deals with the issue of Divine Justice and how it works.  Do we get what we deserve?  That’s the question that we wrestle with in our system of human justice.  If you poke someone in the eye, it’s not fair if he kills you in return, but it is fair if he […]

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Transfiguration (Luke 9:28-36)

sermon-3-3-19.mp3 “And Jesus said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.  (Luke 9:23-24)  “Come follow me.” It’s the call to discipleship, […]

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Festival of St. Matthias – 2019: No Vacancy (Acts 1:15-26)

sermon-2-24-19.mp3 St. Luke writes a sequel to his gospel that is called “The Acts of the Apostles.”  “In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus BEGAN to do and teach until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles […]

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Epiphany 6: Blessed Are You (Luke 6:17-26)

sermon-2-17-19.mp3 The text is our gospel reading.  Our Lord has just been on a mountain where He prayed through the night.  In the morning, He called His disciples to gather around Him.  Luke doesn’t tell us how many that was but from these disciples He chose 12 who are now referred to as ‘Apostles.’ “And […]

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Epiphany 5: The Fishing Is Too Good (Luke 5:1-11)

sermon-2-10-19.mp3 As we come now to this 5th Sunday in the season of Epiphany, it might be good for us to recall what this season is all about.  The season of Epiphany is all about revealing the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  From the season of Christmas, which was all about […]

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Epiphany 4: The Prayer of the Afflicted Ones (Luke 4:31-44)

sermon-2-3-19.mp3 Would you take out your worship folder and open to page 4 please.  I’d like to begin this sermon by redirecting your attention to the Introit for the day.  In know that we sing an ‘Entrance Hymn’ before the Divine Service begins, but the real ‘entrance hymn’ of the Divine Service is the “Introit,” […]

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Epiphany: God’s Appearance (Matthew 2:1-12)

sermon-1-6-19.mp3 I don’t know about you, but to me, the season of Christmas was like that Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner that required how many hours of planning and the whole day to prepare and that smelled so good and looked so nice on the table and once grace was said, took what, 30 […]

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Advent 3: The Purpose Of Miracles (Luke 7:18-22)

sermon-12-16-18.mp3 “The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” For preaching politically incorrect sermons on what the bible has to say about marriage, John […]

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12/24 7:00 PM: Christmas Eve Service at Hope Lutheran Church

Please join us for Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve!  7 PM at Hope Lutheran Church.

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