Sermon Pentecost – The Day That Changed the World

Pentecost – The Day That Changed the World

Pentecost is when the Holy Spirit began teaching people’s hearts about Christ and His resurrection.  This is what allowed the apostles to go from hiding fearfully to preaching boldly.  Their hearts were changed with this, and thus it marks the founding of the visible Christian church.  This is the Kingdom of God. Come, Holy Spirit! …

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Sermon The Word of Christ Bestows Peace (Sermon from 2009)

The Word of Christ Bestows Peace (Sermon from 2009)

We meet many challenges in this world – be they physical, spiritual, financial or emotional. But we know that it is He, who died on that cross for us, that governs us and this world and that death will lead to everlasting life. Everything in between is in His hands of providence. We have the …

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Sermon Exaudi – Hear When I Cry Aloud

Exaudi – Hear When I Cry Aloud

Exaudi means “hear” and is the first word in today’s Introit. Exaudi reminds us that the Lord has heard our cry and has sent the Holy Spirit – the Helper – to sustain us in this earthly journey. The sermon text is from the book of John starting in chapter 15, 26[Jesus said:] “When the …

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Sermon The Cross of Christ is the Tree of Life (Sermon from 2009)

The Cross of Christ is the Tree of Life (Sermon from 2009)

The Lord set us free with His death and resurrection. His cross is our tree of life. While we may want to hide our sin or be yoked by that burden, we have the gift of forgiveness; covered with love and mercy. The sermon today is from chapter 5 of 2 Corinthians, For we know …

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Sermon Rogate – Ask and You Will Receive

Rogate – Ask and You Will Receive

This Sunday is named “Rogate” which translates to ask. Rogate reminds us that our Father in Heaven loves to hear and answer our prayers. The sermon for today is from the Gospel text of John 16: 23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of …

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Sermon Be Fishers of Men (Sermon from 2008)

Be Fishers of Men (Sermon from 2008)

Jesus gives us a vivid metaphor of sharing the Gospel and Luther extends that metaphor by likening the casting of nets to the preaching of the Gospel. The boats are the church and the fish are that portion of mankind brought into the church. As the nets go into the water, so the Word of …

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Sermon Cantata, sing to the Lord a new song!

Cantata, sing to the Lord a new song!

Today’s sermon text is from John 16: 5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go …

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Sermon What is mercy? (Sermon from 2008)

What is mercy? (Sermon from 2008)

It’s not easy to act with mercy – towards ourselves or others – but we have the best example of mercy in God’s love toward us. Today’s sermon is based on these verses from Luke 6, 36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. 37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and …

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Uncategorized Jubilate! Your sorrow will turn into joy.

Jubilate! Your sorrow will turn into joy.

Click here for 4th Sunday Easter bulletin John 16:19–20 19Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? 20Truly, truly, …

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