OUR SERMONS

If You Had Faith

April 26, 2015
If You Had Faith Luke 17:1-10 Since the beginning of Chapter 15 Jesus has been surrounded by a crowd of people.  Tax collectors and sinners were coming to Jesus and…
"To this you have been called" 1 St. Peter 2:19-25 & St. John 10:11-16 Remember—think about—the way new Christians were brought into the Church in ancient times.  During Lent they…

Listening for God

April 12, 2015

Dead to Sin, Alive to God Romans 6:3-11 & St. Matthew 28:1-10 Over the last three days we’ve walked with Jesus from the Upper Room to the Garden, from the…
United with Christ Romans 6:1-11 Maundy Thursday puts our attention on the Lord’s Supper as Jesus instituted it on that last night before his death.  In the Lord’s Supper we…
All Things Made New St. John 19:1-37 In the passion narrative today, St. John describes the agony of Jesus as he was scourged by soldiers, marched out of the city…
Love One Another 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 & St. John 13:1-15, 31-35 Every Holy Week someone asks what the significance of Maundy Thursday is.  Usually it’s because of this funny word…
Hear Moses and the Prophets Luke 16:19-31 What does it look like to make the kingdom of God known?  What does it look like to preach Good News?  Brothers and…

Two Masters

March 15, 2015
Two Masters Luke 16:10-18 In his first letter to Timothy, St. Paul writes these very wise words: But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the…
A Rich Man had a Manager Luke 16:1-9 One of the advantages of preaching verse by verse through books of the Bible is that it forces us to address difficult…
Fitting to Celebrate Luke 15:25-32 When I was a teen I wanted to work in a bookstore.  That was my dream job.  And so when I found out that I…

Alive Again

February 22, 2015
Alive Again Luke 15:11-24 This morning we’ll be looking at verses 11 to 24 of the fifteenth chapter of Luke.  Before we get there, though, remember what’s been happening.  In…

Rend Your Hearts

February 18, 2015
Rene Your Hearts Joel 2:12-17 & St. Matthew 6:16-21 Our lessons this evening for the First Day of Lent tie in very well with what we’ve been studying in St.…

Joy in Heaven

February 15, 2015
Joy in Heaven Luke 15:1-10 We’ve all experienced a noisy part next door or down the street and been annoyed that it kept us awake.  Or maybe we were miffed…

Count the Cost

February 8, 2015
Count the Cost Luke 14:25-35 A week or two ago I was reminded of a game I’d long since forgotten: Oregon Trail.  It was the first computer game I ever…

Invite the Poor

February 1, 2015
Invite the Poor Luke 14:1-24 Doug was my first roommate.  He and I were randomly assigned to the same set of rooms by a University computer.  In our dorm that…
Sermon for the Conversion of St. Paul Acts 9:1-22 & St. Matthew 19:27-30 As we’ve been making our way through St. Luke’s Gospel one of the themes we’ve seen Jesus…

Strive to Enter

January 18, 2015
Strive to Enter Luke 13:22-35 My wife is fond of reminding me that being wrong feels just like being.  Even when a knowledgeable person confronts us, our ignorant certainty and…
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