Sermon My Sheep Hear My Voice

My Sheep Hear My Voice

Jesus is the Good Shepherd Disbelief is everywhere. There are people who don’t believe that Niel Armstrong walked on the moon. Or that the earth is round. Or, worse, that Jesus was the son of God. Whether we believe in something or not does not affect if it is true. If I convince myself that …

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Sermon The Patience of God in Christ

The Patience of God in Christ

The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree In today’s Gospel reading, we hear one of Jesus’s wise parables and as always, there is a valuable lesson to learn; one of patience. A familiar joke shared in Lutheran circles goes like this, “Lord, grant me patience and please do it now”. Our sinful flesh craves instant …

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General Jesus Warns His Beloved

Jesus Warns His Beloved

Jesus Laments Over Jerusalem If Jesus were to walk among us today the same way He did two thousand years ago, how would we treat Him? Of course, we would celebrate Him! We would sit at his feet and learn from His every word. Wouldn’t we? What does Jesus mean when he says, “Jerusalem, the …

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Sermon Transfiguration Sunday

Transfiguration Sunday

Transfiguration by Raphael To allow Pastor Jenson time for bereavement, Deacon Poe delivers today’s sermon. The Transfiguration of Jesus was an incredible event. It’s not as celebrated as his birth or resurrection, but it still holds great significance. Some of the disciples saw Jesus in all His glory, accompanied by Moses and Elijah. When we …

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Sermon The Word of Christ Comes with Power and Authority

The Word of Christ Comes with Power and Authority

If you’re familiar with Jesus’ ministry, then you probably know that the people of his time were looking for their Savior to be an earthly king. And to be fair, “power” and “authority” usually denote secular ruling in the form of government, caesars, or kings. The nation of Israel expected a coup d’├ętat; a military …

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Sermon Jesus, the Man from Nazareth, Has Fulfilled All Prophecy

Jesus, the Man from Nazareth, Has Fulfilled All Prophecy

It’s safe to say that Jesus ruffled a few feathers during his time on Earth – through no fault of his own of course. Our stubborn, human nature was and still is rather resistant to the Gospel message. During his ministry, he went to the temples to show how he was the Messiah, the long-ago …

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Uncategorized Abide in Love

Abide in Love

**Due to inclement weather, church is canceled today, January 2. Below is a sermon from a few months ago. Blessings on your week ahead! ** God is love. That simple phrase carries a beautiful and accurate sentiment that has gotten lost in our commercialized world. We see it used on bumper stickers, billboards, and co-opted …

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Sermon Are You the One or Should We Seek Another?

Are You the One or Should We Seek Another?

We are Christians, so naturally, we believe that Jesus is Christ – the Chosen One. But how do we know this? We know because Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies of the Old Testament. When John the Baptist sent some of his disciples to find out who Jesus was, Jesus didn’t simply answer their question with …

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Sermon The New Birth – Trinity Sunday

The New Birth – Trinity Sunday

*Please note this is a Matins service. Andrew & Elizabeth, who record and post the services, are on vacation. In their absence, here is the Trinity Sunday service from 2020.* Trinity Sunday is when we confess a mystery. Not a mystery in the sense of “whodunnit”. Rather, a mystery that the human mind is unable …

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Sermon Abide in My Love

Abide in My Love

God is love. That simple phrase carries a beautiful and accurate sentiment that has gotten lost in our commercialized world. We see it used on bumper stickers, billboards and co-opted by organizations with their own agendas. But God truly is love. The natural world world wants to see God as rules, judgement and punishment. But …

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