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Sermon Repentance

Repentance

Today’s sermon text is from the first chapter of Mark, 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” The hardest part of what Jesus said in this text seems …

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Sermon Trust in the Lord

Trust in the Lord

It’s pretty common to hear people say, “You have to earn my trust”. And, in some cases, that’s great advice. Thankfully, when it comes to the Lord, that’s not the case. Rather, we have to remind ourselves to keep trusting Him. To know that the LORD is always faithful. And loving. And true. But it’s …

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Sermon Jesus’ baptism, Our baptism

Jesus’ baptism, Our baptism

“Who is this Jesus?” Even in the first century, anyone who didn’t know that Jesus was the Christ simply wasn’t paying attention. God had been telling how He would come and who He would be with prophet after prophet. John the Baptist was the last of these. John’s birth was a miracle. John’s naming was …

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Sermon Where is Jesus?

Where is Jesus?

In this familiar story, we hear about Mary and Joseph spending three days looking for Jesus only to find him in the temple. We might be tempted to say, well, of course he was there, like Jesus says to them. But how often do we look for Jesus in the wrong place? Our human nature …

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Sermon My Eyes Have Seen Thy Salvation

My Eyes Have Seen Thy Salvation

Every week, we sing the Nunc Dimittis (see text in bold below) after we complete the Lord’s Supper. It’s also known as the Song of Simeon or Simeon’s Blessing and is a thoughtful, inspired piece. Today’s sermon explores the Nunc Dimittis in detail and is based the chapter it is found, Luke 2: 22 And when …

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Sermon Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Behold His Glory Christmas is the celebration of Christ’s birth. But unlike the rest of us, this isn’t when he was created. Christmas marks Christ becoming true man but he already is/was true God. Today’s sermon text is from the first chapter of John and it’s a beautiful explanation of Christ being both true God …

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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 His Throne Shall Be Established Forever

His Throne Shall Be Established Forever

Even as Christians, we like being the heroes of our own stories. We want to judge the evil, slay the wicked, and establish a kingdom that will last forever. We are promised a kingdom that will last forever, but we are never told that we get to build it. We have been given a great …

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Sermon The Promise, the Pedagogue and the Fullness of Time

The Promise, the Pedagogue and the Fullness of Time

Advent is a wonderful practice of patience and preparation. A time to reflect on His Word and ready our hearts. We have spent these first three weeks of December meditating on these concepts – the promise of a Savior, the pedagogue in the form of the Law and then, in the fullness of time, the …

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Sermon Christ Brings Good News

Christ Brings Good News

“When Christ appears, he will bring good news to the poor.” This sign was given to us by Isaiah so that we would know what to expect from the promised Savior. But the Pharisees, and many others, had other ideas of the Savior. They were awaiting an earthly ruler to arrive with appropriate pomp and …

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