Sermon The Church Militant

The Church Militant

If you have watched the news lately, it’s fairly obvious that sin is ever present. Wars, rumors of wars, natural disasters, disease and criminal activity are on the rise. The whole earth groans, looking forward to a utopia that never seems to come. It’s not just the external world that struggles. Within each of us, …

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Sermon The Mystery of Marriage

The Mystery of Marriage

How is marriage a mystery? Well, if you have been married, then you know that marriage can be difficult while at the same time a tremendous blessing. But that’s not the mystery. In the original Greek language “mystery” was not a puzzle to be solved. Rather, it meant something hidden, not to be understood until …

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Sermon Eating & Drinking Christ’s Body & Blood

Eating & Drinking Christ’s Body & Blood

Over the last few weeks, we have focused on Jesus’s teaching found in John 6 where he refers to himself as the “bread of life” and “bread of heaven”. And in today’s portion of this text, Jesus says “whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life”. This ruffled a few feathers …

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Sermon The Bread of Life

The Bread of Life

Hearing the Word of God is easy, a simple thing to do. Believing the Word of God is a whole other challenge. Our human nature resists belief and faith. We prefer to rely on reason, logic and tangibility. Of course, God knows this and Christ assures us in today’s sermon text that whoever believes will …

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Sermon Food for the Abundant Life

Food for the Abundant Life

Without faith in Jesus, all we really have left is ourselves. It’s a natural condition to be preoccupied with questions of our earthly delights. “What shall we eat? What shall we drink?” In today’s Gospel reading the crowd had just been fed by Jesus and His disciples, a great miracle. When they saw that their …

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