Sermon The Peace of Christ Comes With Authority

The Peace of Christ Comes With Authority

Authority Can Be a Blessing We, as humans, naturally buck authority and love to push the limits. We test our parents, teachers, and even our own self-preservation to see just how far we can go. We are taught by our culture to be individuals; we stand alone and decide for ourselves what is right or …

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Sermon The Life of Repentance

The Life of Repentance

Lent is known as the season of repentance. While that may sound depressing to confront and confess our sins, it is a blessing of the greatest means. We get to acknowledge our inclination to sin, seek forgiveness and absolutely receive it. But it doesn’t start and end with Lent. The life of repentance is a …

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Sermon All Will Live in Christ

All Will Live in Christ

To allow Pastor Jenson time for grieving, Deacon Poe delivers today’s sermon. Original sin afflicts us all. There is no way to escape it, outrun it, or “level up” to being perfect humans. We were born sinful, commit sins daily, and can never redeem ourselves. But it’s not all doom and gloom. There is good …

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Sermon Reformation Sunday

Reformation Sunday

The Message That Changes the World What does the angel mean when it says, “Fear God and give Him glory”, and how can this message be eternal “Good News”?  That is what “gospel” means, after all:  Good news.  “Fear God” – a message of repentance.  None of us really fear God without turning away from …

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Sermon Apart From Jesus There Is Nothing

Apart From Jesus There Is Nothing

Me, me, me. Humans are so selfish, right?! The funny part? We often don’t realize we are doing it. Before we go further, please read the sermon text in the quote below. Notice a theme? The rich man centers his questions and answers on himself. “What can I do”? and “I have kept this perfectly”. …

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Sermon Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

His name is Jesus, for He saves His people from their sins. Merry Christmas!What a blessed time of year. While we honor family and cultural traditions at home, we most importantly get to celebrate the gift of Jesus. The gift of Jesus is truly His forgiveness. As we’ve learned before, our English translation is a …

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Sermon The Authority of Forgive Sins

The Authority of Forgive Sins

Forgiveness is a very nuanced concept. The normal way we tend to use it in our day-to-day speech is to overlook some offense — this time. It is similar to a pardon in the sense that you’re still guilty, you are just not enduring the consequences of your offense. As we’ve learned previously, the Greek …

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Sermon The Final Judgment

The Final Judgment

“Come, Lord Jesus, come” With faith in our Lord, we do not fear the Last Day. Rather, we pray for it to come. Why? Pastors sums it up nicely in this sermon as he covers the difference between “inherit” and “depart”. On the Last Day, we receive our inheritance. Not an earthly one of riches. …

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Sermon Forgive one another as the Lord forgives us

Forgive one another as the Lord forgives us

First, apologies for no audio recording this week. There was an unknown error and the recording device failed. However, Pastor Jenson’s sermon served as a beautiful reminder of God’s love for us, His unconditional forgiveness of our sins and how we can show each other love with forgiveness. Today’s Gospel reading (see below) is when …

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