Sermon Reformation Sunday

Reformation Sunday

The Message That Changes the World What does the angel mean when it says, “Fear God and give Him glory”, and how can this message be eternal “Good News”?  That is what “gospel” means, after all:  Good news.  “Fear God” – a message of repentance.  None of us really fear God without turning away from …

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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 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 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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Sermon Jesus Leads Us Through the Storms of Life

Jesus Leads Us Through the Storms of Life

It’s hard to watch someone struggle and when it’s appropriate, we offer to help. Other times, it’s necessary to watch the struggle. For example, it’s important to let the struggle happen when a child is learning to walk or ride a bike. They have to learn how to fall to get back up. They have …

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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 Spirit of Truth

Spirit of Truth

If you’re familiar with the Lutheran hymnal, the section for Pentecost has the word “Come” in almost every hymn title. Why do we repeatedly ask the Holy Spirit to come? It is because He is the bearer of Truth along with being our Helper, Intercessor and Consoler. This important role reveals the mercies of God …

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Sermon The Foolishness of God

The Foolishness of God

Labeling someone as foolish is usually a pretty harsh condemnation of their behavior. And in some cases, it is behavior that should not be replicated. However, the Lord in His wisdom challenges the worldly belief system knowing that those who profess belief are mocked, ridiculed and called “foolish”. The Lord’s ways are not the ways …

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Sermon That We May Obtain This Faith

That We May Obtain This Faith

“Let me help you.” “No, I want to do it.” From an early age, each of us wants to be independent. We want to rely on our own strength, intellect and will. We want to do it ourselves. God gave us the Law, so that we might know what we must do. It is clear, …

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Sermon The New Birth – Trinity Sunday

The New Birth – Trinity Sunday

  Trinity Sunday is when we confess a mystery. The human mind is unable to fathom the depths of God, beyond that we must just believe that it is so. When faced with another of our Christian mysteries, Nicodemus, even though he was a respected and educated man, had a difficult time accepting that which …

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