Uncategorized Jesus Calms the Storm

Jesus Calms the Storm

What are you afraid of? For a sailor or fishermen, a storm at sea is about as scary as it can get. One has no control over the weather and the raw power of the wind and water has destroyed many ships and taken thousands of lives. But what is a storm a sea to …

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Uncategorized The Kingdom of God Grows

The Kingdom of God Grows

Churches across the land are dying. With Covid-19, attendance in many churches is down by fifty percent compared to two years ago. But even before that the size and number of churches was only a fraction of what they were fifty years ago. In many towns it is easy to find a traditional church building …

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Uncategorized At the Right Hand of God are Joy & Pleasure Forevermore

At the Right Hand of God are Joy & Pleasure Forevermore

The promise of pleasure isn’t something we typically associate with God. As with everything else in this world, our sinful nature corrupts joy and pleasure. We take it to the extreme, abuse it or use it as a numbing agent driven by our selfish desires. But God’s desires are pure. And He desires for us …

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Uncategorized March 24 – Lenten Vespers

March 24 – Lenten Vespers

Due to technical difficulties, the Midweek Lenten service will not be available until tomorrow (Thursday, March 25th). Apologies for any inconvenience.

Uncategorized The Lord’s Patience

The Lord’s Patience

We are living in the last days and so were the disciples. They wanted to know what would happen to them just as we want to know today. Jesus’ answer was not the happy prophecy they probably wanted to hear. After all, they were Jews and descendants of Israel and Abraham. They had been promised …

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Uncategorized If You, O Lord, Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand?

If You, O Lord, Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand?

What power is given to the Church to deal with errant sinners?  It is not force of arms–that is given to the kingdoms of the world.  It is not force of will.  That, too, is given to the kingdom of the world.  It is not shunning, and it is not shaming.  What, then? The power …

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Uncategorized They have Moses and the prophets, let them hear them.

They have Moses and the prophets, let them hear them.

  This week we discuss the difference between poverty and prosperity, and between belief and unbelief. From our human point of view, we are quick to see a rich man and say he’s been blessed, or a poor man and say that he’s virtuous. The difference that Jesus will judge us on, though, is not …

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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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Uncategorized I am the Good Shepherd

I am the Good Shepherd

Today’s sermon is based on these beautiful words in John 10: 11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf …

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Uncategorized Those Who Are Coming Out of The Great Tribulation (Sermon from 2010)

Those Who Are Coming Out of The Great Tribulation (Sermon from 2010)

What is the Great Tribulation? It is that time period between Jesus’ ministry here on earth and His return. It is the sum total of all the troubles the church has endured, from individual trials we face to mass persecution, on account of confessing the Gospel of Christ. How do we endure? By faith. Faith …

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