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Advent 2 – "Brought To Completion" – Philippians 1:6 – 12/9/18

sermon-12-9-18 If you had to estimate how many projects around the house that are ‘in progress,’ and that have been that way for a long time, how many would that be? Have you ever made it your goal to learn … Continue reading

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Advent 1 – "Prepared For Advent" – The Divine Service – 12/2/18

‘Welcome to the season of Advent.’ The word Advent literally means ‘coming’ or ‘approaching.’ It’s a word that the Greeks and Romans used long before the Christians stole it and made it their own. When the Greeks and Romans were … Continue reading

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Last Sunday – "Full Transparency" – Luke 8:16-17

sermon-11-25-18 TRANSPARENCY is an important topic in today’s culture. Nothing is to hidden. Nothing is to be concealed. Nothing is to be covered- up. Everything is to be exposed. Everything is to be out in the open. Everything is to … Continue reading

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Pentecost 26 – "Hope for the Future" – Mark 13:1-13 – 11/18/18

sermon-11-18-18 The text for our consideration today is the Gospel reading from Mark’s gospel, the 13th chapter. Jesus has been in the Temple watching people putting their offerings into the offering box. He saw many rich people put in large … Continue reading

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Pentecost 25 – "Self-Intoxication" – Mark 12:38-44 – 11/11/18

The text for our consideration today is our gospel reading from Mark 12. There are two distinct yet closely connected sections here. The first section reads, “And in his teaching he said, ‘Beware of the scribes, who like to walk … Continue reading

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All Saints – "Run With Endurance" – Hebrews 12:1-2 – 11/4/18

sermon-11-4-18 The sermon text for this Commemoration of the Festival of All Saints is from the Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 12, verses one and two as it is printed in your bulletin. Let’s read it together: “Therefore, since we … Continue reading

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Reformation – "Justified By Faith Alone" – Romans 3:19-29 – 10/28/18

The older I get the less I like mirrors. I don’t think I’m aging, but the mirror says otherwise. And mirrors don’t lie. Mirrors show you what YOU REALLY LOOK LIKE, not what YOU THINK YOU LOOK LIKE. Mirrors show … Continue reading

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Pentecost 22 – "Enter Into God's Rest" – Hebrews 4:1-13

serm-10-21-18 The text for our consideration today is our Epistle reading from Hebrews 4 which concerns or entrance into God’s rest. “Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem … Continue reading

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Pentecost 21 – "What Must I Do To Inherit Eternal Life" – Mark 10:17-22

sermon-10-14-18 “As [Jesus] was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked, 'Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?'” I want to begin by saying, I like this guy. I … Continue reading

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Pentecost 20 – "Is It Lawful To Divorce?" – Mark 10:2-16

This is the 20th Sunday after Pentecost as the Church counts time. I recall that on the 14th Sunday after Pentecost, the sermon text was Ephesians 5 and we talked about the way that marriage was designed by God to … Continue reading

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