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Pentecost 2 – "Teaching, Proclaiming," Healing" – Matthew 9:35-36

sermon-6-18-17 Today, we begin a new season of our life together in the Church – the season of Pentecost. Today marks the beginning of the second half of the church year. During the first half of the church year, our … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday – "The Incomprehensible God" – Athanasian Creed

sermon-6-11-17 The Nature of Creeds A. Creeds and Conflict Creeds and conflict go together. When there is conflict over doctrine, you need a creed to set things straight. Some say God is like this – some and some say God … Continue reading

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Pentecost – Acts 2 – "The Day of Pentecost"

sermon-6-4-17 In our opening hymn, we sang, “Come Holy Spirit, God and Lord. With all Your graces now outpoured on each believer’s mind and heart.” (LSB #497:1) Martin Luther wrote those words to our Opening Hymn this morning for the … Continue reading

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Easter 5 – "Remedy for Troubled Hearts" – John 14:1-14

sermon-5-14-17 The text for the sermon this morning is based on our gospel reading for this 5th Sunday of Easter from John’s 14th chapter beginning with this word from our Lord, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, … Continue reading

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Easter 4 – "Life Abundantly" – John 10:1-10

sermon-5-7-17 The text for our consideration this morning is the gospel appointed for this 4th Sunday of Easter from St. John’s 10th chapter, where our Lord compares His holy, Christian Church to a flock of sheep, and compares Himself to … Continue reading

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Easter 3 – "We Had Hoped" – Luke 24:13-35

sermon-4-30-17 "That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.” “That very day…” is Easter Sunday. The women went to visit the tomb in the early morning and returned all out … Continue reading

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Easter 2 – "Jesus is Here" – John 20:19-29 – 4/23/17

sermon-6-23-17 On the day that we call “Maundy Thursday,” Jesus ate the Passover meal with His disciples in the Upper Room and transformed the Passover meal into the Lord’s Supper. After the meal was finished, Jesus led the 12 disciples … Continue reading

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Easter – "The New Creation" – Psalm 98:1 – 4/16/17

sermon-4-16-17 The text for our consideration this Easter Sunday is Psalm 98, the first verse. “Oh sing to the LORD a NEW SONG, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for … Continue reading

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Good Friday – "The Man in the Garden" – John 18-19 – 4/14/17

sermon-4-14-17 I. The Man in the Garden The curtain on St. John’s account of the Passion of our Lord opens on a garden. John arranges the characters on the stage in such a way that all eyes are focused on … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday – "Last Will and Testament" – Hebrews 9:13-15 – 4/13/17

sermon-4-13-17 “For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a heifer sanctifies for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who … Continue reading

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