“For The Common good,” the apostle says, for your good and theirs God has given His gifts “to each,” a manifestation of the Spirit given to them for you. It was given to you, for them, too. They need you here. You need them. I need you in my life, too. God declares no less … Continue reading For the Common Good
Racing the clock or running out of time? Here God makes and gives His plenty for you! Hear the full audio of "Keeping It Holy For You" A sermon on Exodus 20:1-17 8 July 2018 / Sixth Sunday after Trinity Exodus 20:1-17 (ESV) And God spoke all these words, saying, 2 “I am the Lord your … Continue reading Keeping It Holy For You
In Mercy, Christ removes both a neighbor's irritating specks and your own blinding planks... Hear the full audio of "You will See Clearly" A sermon on Luke 6:36-42 (ESV) Fourth Sunday after Trinity / 24 June 2018 Genesis 50:15-21 (ESV) 15 When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that … Continue reading You will See Clearly
Surprise: Wealth is no sure sign of God's favor, nor is poverty or philanthropy. Apart from the Word, even Christ's own resurrection remains at best a paranormal oddity. Hear the full audio of "Send Lazarus!" A sermon on Luke 16:19-31 First Sunday after Trinity / 2 June 2018 From Luther's Small Catechism: see Fifth, Ninth, … Continue reading Send Lazarus!
Hear the full audio of "Running Aimless or Fighting the Air" A sermon on 1 Corinthians 9:22-10:5 (ESV) Septuagesima / 28 January 2018 We run with a purpose, a clear destination ahead--though not for a perishable crown or personal gain. Christians run for the win of sharing in the blessings of Christ with others. Together … Continue reading Running Aimless or Fighting the Air
Reflections on the text for "It's Time to Wake Up" A sermon on Romans 13:8-14 First Sunday in Advent, 3 December 2017 "Advent" means "the arrival of a notable person, thing or event," according to the New Oxford English Dictionary. Advent is also the first season of the new liturgical Church Year. Our readings, songs … Continue reading It’s Time to Wake Up: The Passage
Hear the full audio of "Faith Alone Works Though Our Flesh Objects" A sermon on Hebrews 13 :15-21, Matthew 26:36-46 Maundy Thursday / April 13th / No. 7 of 8 in the Midweek Lent series Here we find the blood of that eternal Covenant which blesses and overcomes our weak, dying flesh with His living … Continue reading Faith Alone Works Though Our Flesh Objects