Category Archives: Sermons

Pentecost 22: “Eternal Life” (Luke 20:27-40)

Audio: sermon-11-10-19.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/MeD7BRKW5QE It was all the way back in July that we got the Word that Jesus “set His face to go to Jerusalem,” and we set our face to follow Him. We took a two week, side trip to visit the Reformation and commemorate All Saints. But now we’re back on the road […]

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All Saints: “The Church Victorious” (Revelation 7:9-17)

Audio: sermon-11-3-19.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/ToM5WBTz9-4 The Festival of All Saints is really the most comprehensive of all of the Festival days on the church’s calendar.  It’s the celebration of Easter and the resurrection of those who have not only died with Christ but who have also been raised with Him and are with Him where He sits at […]

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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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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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