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 Pentecost – The Day That Changed the World

Pentecost – The Day That Changed the World

Pentecost is when the Holy Spirit began teaching people’s hearts about Christ and His resurrection.  This is what allowed the apostles to go from hiding fearfully to preaching boldly.  Their hearts were changed with this, and thus it marks the founding of the visible Christian church.  This is the Kingdom of God. Come, Holy Spirit! …

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Sermon Exaudi – Hear When I Cry Aloud

Exaudi – Hear When I Cry Aloud

Exaudi means “hear” and is the first word in today’s Introit. Exaudi reminds us that the Lord has heard our cry and has sent the Holy Spirit – the Helper – to sustain us in this earthly journey. The sermon text is from the book of John starting in chapter 15, 26[Jesus said:] “When the …

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