Sermons

Dear Friends in Christ,   It was easy to identify the temple in Jerusalem: It was the magnificent building made of stone, divided into two rooms. A wall enclosed the…
I. The Person and Work of Jesus Christ The Gospel of Mark is sort of written as a mystery: not a who-dun-it mystery, but a who-is-He mystery? Who is this…
Dear beloved friends in Christ,   This past Wednesday we entered the Season of Lent — 40 days of preparation — a time for us to prepare our hearts for…
I. The Face in the Crowd There's something compelling about John the Baptist. It probably isn't only the camels' hair wardrobe or the diet of locusts and wild honey. There's…
I. The Lord Comes   The LORD-all capital letters-is coming. Yahweh Himself is on the way.   But is this good news? Yahweh is holy and righteous, a consuming fire…
I. The King of Manger, Donkey and Cross   Dear friends of God in Christ Jesus,   It may seem strange to use a reading that we normally hear on…
Dear Friends In Christ,   On this last Sunday of the Church Year we have the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats. On the surface, it seems simple enough:…
Dear friends in Christ,   The master of the household doesn’t give equal shares to his servants. One gets five talents of money. One gets two and one gets one.…
I. Ten Virgins   "Oh, come on, you've got to share." That’s the pleading voice of five foolish virgins as the Bridegroom draws near. The wedding feast is about to…
Dear Friends in Christ,   This morning I would like to look at this text from 1st John from two perspectives – first, according to the Law of God, and…
Dear Friends in Christ,   My mother’s mother was a wonderful and hard-working woman. She was my grandma, but we always called her “mom”. And my grandpa we called “pop”.…
Dear friends in Christ Jesus,   * Did you put on shoes this morning, or did you come to church in a car? * Do you eat cereal for breakfast,…
Dear friends in Christ,   What’s a father to do? Tom Benson had two sons. He needed the lawn mown. The lawn was such a mess and the Benson’s friends…
Dear Friends in Christ,   Today’s service, as you have probably noticed by now, has a definite harvest theme. The Gospel lesson which serves as our text is a harvest…
Dear Friends in Christ,   I. Kingdom of Patience or Kingdom of Mercy? Peter gets the kingdom of heaven wrong. But this is a good thing for us, because we…
The Word of the Lord from Matthew 18:3: Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”…

“The Way of the Cross”

September 3, 2023
Dear Friends in Christ,   There are many stories about Simon Peter in the Bible. There are ninety-three references to Peter in the New Testament and he is referred to…
Dear Friends in Christ,   “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” That sounds like the kind of question you might get when someone is taking an opinion…
Dear friends in Christ,   A close reading of the Bible reveals that many of the fiercest struggles that people have are not with the devil, not with the world,…
Dear Friends in Christ,   This morning we have before us a collection of short parables that our Lord teaches in Matthew 13. It may seem at first to be…

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