Sermon Behold, Your God Will Come and Save You

Behold, Your God Will Come and Save You

Israel was anxious. They saw destruction all around them. Even their prophets seemed to have turned against them. For example, the start of Isaiah 34: “Draw near O nations to hear and give attention all peoples … For the Lord is enraged against all the nations, and furious against all their host”. God brings warning …

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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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Sermon Binding and Plundering the House of the Strong Man

Binding and Plundering the House of the Strong Man

The devil is a liar and he kills with lies. This was true all the way back in Genesis, and remains true today. If he can convince us that God has good things but is keeping them from us, then we will rebel against God and he will win. If he can convince us that …

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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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Sermon Our Inheritance

Our Inheritance

Religions that men create love laws. We love to set up standards for ourselves that let us say “I have done well.” We want to be righteous, and will work very diligently in order to be so. Today’s message tells a different story. It tells us that our righteousness is inherited, not earned. How does …

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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 The Resurrection of Our Lord — Matins Easter Day 2020

The Resurrection of Our Lord — Matins Easter Day 2020

  Bulletin for Easter Matins Welcome to our online service. To listen to our service, click on the play button above.  To follow along, click on the Bulletin link above for all of the text. If you have a LSB hymnal at home, we will be following the order of Matins, beginning on page 219.  …

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Uncategorized Holy Week 2020 Friday Vespers

Holy Week 2020 Friday Vespers

  Bulletin for Friday Vespers Welcome to our online service. To listen to our service, click on the play button above.  To follow along, click on the Bulletin link above for all of the text. If you have a LSB hymnal at home, we will be following the Vespers, beginning on page 229.  The hymn …

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Uncategorized Holy Week 2020 Thursday Vespers

Holy Week 2020 Thursday Vespers

  Bulletin for Thursday Vespers Welcome to our online service. To listen to our service, click on the play button above.  To follow along, click on the Bulletin link above for all of the text. If you have a LSB hymnal at home, we will be following the Vespers, beginning on page 229.  The hymn …

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