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Advent 2 – "New World Order" – isaiah 11:1-10 – 12/8/19

sermon-12-8-19 When WWI was finally over in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson declared that the time had come to establish, in his words, “a new world order.” He proposed the establishment of a League of Nations that would work together to … Continue reading

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Advent 1 – "Knowing the Time" – Romans 13:11-14 – 12/1/19

sermon-12-1-19 Maybe it’s because I just spent the last couple of days in Chicago and rode the Chicago Transit Authority around town that I thought of the musical group “Chicago.” And maybe it was because our Epistle reading for today … Continue reading

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Last Sunday – "Father, Forgive Them" – Luke 23:32-43 – 11/24/19

sermon-11-24-19 I have counted 21 Sundays now that we have been following our Lord ever since we heard that He “set His face to go to Jerusalem.” And today, on this “Last Sunday of the Church Year” we come to … Continue reading

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Pentecost 23 – "Your Redemption Is Drawing Near" – Luke 21:5-28

11-17-19 Today’s gospel reading is full of what any reasonable person would certainly call ‘bad news.’ It starts off with the bad news about the Temple in Jerusalem – as noble and impressive as the building is, it’s going to … Continue reading

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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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