Sermon Archives

August 6, 2017

9th Sunday a Pentecost

Jesus is still doing the extraordinary Now when Jesus heard this [death of John the Baptist], he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had […]

June 25, 2017

The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession

It really is about life and death [Jesus said] “So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not fear […]

June 18, 2017

The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

God, his people, and the wilderness [The people of Israel] set out from Rephidim and came into the wilderness of Sinai, and they encamped in the wilderness. There Israel encamped before the mountain, while Moses went up to God. The Lord called to him out of the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the […]

June 4, 2017

The Festival of Pentecost

A Water Pentecost?! 37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 Now this he said […]

May 28, 2017

7th Sunday of Easter (observing the Festival of The Ascension)

Witnessing in the Waiting Time 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 whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them after his […]

May 21, 2017

6th Sunday of Easter

The Resurrection Reality of Obedience Christ is risen! (He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!) We continue our focus on the ‘resurrection reality’ both in this Easter season and each day of our lives. Jesus is alive today – physically, really, truly – the adjectives are meant to convey the message that the Jesus who was walking […]

May 14, 2017

5th Sunday of Easter

Resurrection Realities Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the […]

April 16, 2017


April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday

We want to see Jesus! Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. And Jesus answered them, […]

February 19, 2017

7th Sunday after The Epiphany

Getting holiness ‘right’ And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy. “When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, […]

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