Sermon Jesus Restores Paradise (Sermon from 2008)

Jesus Restores Paradise (Sermon from 2008)

Our world is troubled and full of suffering. Our first parents enjoyed the bounty of the Garden of Eden, apart from any burdensome work. But after the fall, toil and labor was guaranteed. But into this broken world came Jesus the Messiah to restore creation. Having compassion on the weary multitudes, He renewed the bounty …

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Sermon Be Fishers of Men (Sermon from 2008)

Be Fishers of Men (Sermon from 2008)

Jesus gives us a vivid metaphor of sharing the Gospel and Luther extends that metaphor by likening the casting of nets to the preaching of the Gospel. The boats are the church and the fish are that portion of mankind brought into the church. As the nets go into the water, so the Word of …

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Sermon What is mercy? (Sermon from 2008)

What is mercy? (Sermon from 2008)

It’s not easy to act with mercy – towards ourselves or others – but we have the best example of mercy in God’s love toward us. Today’s sermon is based on these verses from Luke 6, 36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. 37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and …

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