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Pentecost 22 – "What Is Eternal Life?" – Luke 20:27-40 – 11/10/19

sermon-11-10-19 It was all the way back in July that we got the Word that Jesus “set His face to go to Jerusalem,” and we set our face to follow Him. We took a two week, side trip to visit … Continue reading

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All Saints – "The Joy of the Church Victorious" – Rev. 7:9-17

sermon-11-3-19 The Festival of All Saints is really the most comprehensive of all of the Festival days on the church’s calendar. It’s the celebration of Easter and the resurrection of those who have not only died with Christ but who … Continue reading

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Reformation – "Don't Jump!" – Romans 3:19-28 – 10/27/19

sermon-10-27-19 Ten people are trapped on the roof of a 20 story high burning building. The only way to safety is to jump across a 25’ chasm onto the roof of the adjacent building. One person jumps 10 feet and … Continue reading

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Pentecost 19 – "The Authority of The Bible" – 2 Timothy 3:14-4:4 – 10/20/19

serm-10-19-19 “Jesus love me, this I know…” There’s a note of confidence in a statement like that. “Jesus loves me, THIS I KNOW…” How do you know? Because you’re just so loveable that He just can’t help Himself? Because you … Continue reading

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C – Pentecost 18 – "A Miracle of Restoration" – Luke 17:11-19 – 10/13/19

sermon-10-13-19 The text for our consideration is the gospel lesson just read. There is a dark side to this stop on the journey with our Lord as He makes His way to Jerusalem and the cross. In what would otherwise … Continue reading

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Pentecost 17 – "Uproot The Tree" – Luke 17:1-10

sermon-10-6-19 The text for this sermon is the gospel reading that we just heard. Jesus is speaking to His 'disciples.’ They are His ‘followers’ who listen to Him in order to learn from Him. Whether they recognize that He is … Continue reading

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St. Michael and All Angels – "Visible and Invisible" – Revelation 12:7-12 – 9/29/19

sermon-9-29-19 You are surrounded by myriads upon myriads who would have you believe that “seeing is believing.” But by faith, you say, “no, we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.” (2 … Continue reading

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Pentecost 15 – "Commended for Shrewdness" – Luke 16:1-15

sermon-9-22-19 The text for our consideration today is the gospel reading from Luke 16 – “The Parable of the Dishonest Manager.” In this story, Jesus introduces us to a fictitious man who is caught red handed in ‘mismanagement’ of what … Continue reading

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Pentecost 14 – "Jesus, Sinners Doth Receive" – Luke 15:1-10

sermon-9-15-19 The prophet Isaiah and the apostle John both have their visions of God seated on His throne. And in both visions, the angels are hovering over the throne, and in unending worship, they sing the ‘Sanctus,’ “holy, holy, holy … Continue reading

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Pentecost 13 – "Unless You Hate…" – Luke 14:25-35 – 9/8/19

sermon-9-8-19 I must confess to you that on this Sunday when we want to promote and encourage the ‘mission and outreach work’ that we are all called to do as disciples of our Lord, my first reaction when I saw … Continue reading

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