Sermon Christ, Head of Nations

Christ, Head of Nations

Special Note: Pastor Jenson was unable to join us today due to inclement weather. Deacon Poe read a sermon from a fellow Reverend. Today’s sermon text is from Jeremiah 31, 7 For thus says the Lord:“Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob,    and raise shouts for the chief of the nations;proclaim, give praise, and say,    ‘O Lord, save your …

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Sermon True Riches, Now and Forever

True Riches, Now and Forever

Isn’t it such a blessing to have dual citizenship? Okay, you might be thinking, wait, I only have one passport. Well, we mean being citizens of both the kingdom of God and the kingdom of man. While we live in this world (kingdom of man) now, we are members of the kingdom of God. It …

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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 The Necessity of Faith

The Necessity of Faith

While Pastor Jenson is on vacation, Deacon Poe is filling in and delivered today’s service. Faith is a loaded word. It sounds simple but it’s not always easy. Our sinful nature gets in the way. Our inclination is to want to prove we can follow the Law, or be a better person by doing good …

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Sermon The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

While Pastor Jenson is on vacation, Deacon Poe is filling in and delivered Martin Luther’s thoughts on The Lord’s Prayer. As we learn, prayer is a sacred act that we are called to do in the Second Commandment. God desires our prayers! In Psalm 50, we are told to “call upon me in the day …

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Sermon He Who Is First Must Be Last and Servant of All

He Who Is First Must Be Last and Servant of All

Are you familiar with the acronym G.O.A.T.? It’s a popular trend where people identify or argue about their favorite athlete, actor, teacher, etc. and stands for Greatest Of All Time. It’s a notion as old as time. In today’s Gospel message, we read about the disciples arguing about who is the greatest among them! When …

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Sermon Journey through Darkness with the Joy of Christ

Journey through Darkness with the Joy of Christ

Ever get lost on a dark country road? The directions might be vague or the streets are poorly lit or not lit at all. Yet you know the general direction of where you need to go so you keep driving, hoping to pick the right way. Life is pretty similar to that sometimes. We get …

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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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