Sermons

Dear Friends in Christ,   I’ve heard it said that when something bad happens to our neighbor, he has a problem. But if that same bad thing happens to us,…
Dear Friends in Christ,   I. The Sleeping Savior in the Storm   Who is this—who is this One in the back of the boat?   It’s still pretty early…
Dear Friends in Christ Jesus:   Confidence! Confidence in what you are doing can be very key to one’s success. When a lack of confidence is perceived by others, it…
Dear friends in Christ,   In the Gospel reading for today we encounter people expressing a couple of different opinions about Jesus. One is a temporary misunderstanding about him. The…
Dear Friends in Christ,   Rest. Relaxation. A day off. Attractive words, aren't they? People tell me again and again how busy they are, how much they would like to…
I. In the Temple This story seems so far away from you and me in space and time. It’s the year that King Uzziah died – that’s nearly 3000 years…
Dear friends in Christ,   You are living in the last days and the end of the world draws near. I don’t say this because of anything in the news…
Dear Christian friends,   What joy we find in today's Gospel lesson! Our Lord Jesus Christ is praying to His Father in heaven. He is praying for Himself. He is…
Dear friends in Christ,   I. Water and Blood Of the apostles, different sources tell us that it was St. John who lived the longest. After Jesus rose from the…
Dear Friends in Christ Jesus,   “Stay where you are!” “Don’t move!” These commands sound rather restrictive. They are imperatives that can sound oppressive and limiting, like we’re being told…
Dear Friends in Christ,   I. The Difference between Sheep and Shepherds, Man and God   “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the…

The 3rd Sunday of Easter

April 14, 2024
The Word of the Lord from Luke 24:44: “Then [Jesus] said to them, ‘These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything…
Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from…
Dear Friends in Christ,   A borrowed donkey. Crowds of spectators and enthusiastic supporters lining the roadside. In their enthusiasm, surrendering their cloaks to the road to cushion his ride.…
I. “You Do Not Know What You are Asking.” The disciples are following Jesus. That is what disciples do. They follow their Master because they want to learn from Him.…
Dear Friends in Christ,   The words are simple and profound, one of the best-known verses in the Bible. It’s called “the Gospel in a Nutshell”, the proclamation of your…
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…

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