Category Archives: Sermons – Lutheran – LCMS

9/20/20 – Pentecost 16 – “Life is Christ” – Philippians 1:21

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 1. I remember the week of March 8th quite vividly. When the 2020 calendar came out, I had circled March 8th, because I knew that … Continue reading

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9/13/20 – Pentecost 15 – “Am I in the Place of God?” – Genesis 50:15-21

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 1. Our text for this morning is the Old Testament reading from Genesis 50. The Joseph we meet in this reading has come a long … Continue reading

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9/6/20 – Pentecost 14 – “Be Subject to the Governing Authorities” – Romans 13:1-10

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 1. Our text for this morning is the Epistle Reading from Romans chapter 13. Romans chapter 13 is in the middle of a section of … Continue reading

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8/30/20 – Pentecost 13 – “Be A Christian” – Matthew 16:21-28

“’But who do you say that I am?’ And Peter replied, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God…” “From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things … Continue reading

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8/23/20 – Pentecost 12 – “Who Do You Say I Am?” – Matthew 16:13-20

“Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’” It is of no small significance that St. Matthew tells us where Jesus poses His question … Continue reading

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8/16/20 – Pentecost 11 – “Great is Your Faith” – Matthew 15:21-28

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 1. Our text for this morning is the Gospel Reading from Matthew 15—it’s this strange story of an odd interaction between Jesus and this Canaanite … Continue reading

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8/9/20 – Pentecost 10 – “Saved by an Out-Stretched Hand” – Matthew 14:22-33

1. The summer after my sixth-grade year in school, my church youth group went on a Servant Event trip to Western New York. Our purpose for the trip was to lead Vacation Bible School at an inner-city congregation in Buffalo. … Continue reading

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8/2/20 – Pentecost 9 – “The Feeding God” – Matthew 14:13-21

In the 1965 musical, “Man of LaMancha,” Don Quixote adores the beggar, prostitute named Aldonsa. He calls her his ‘Dulcinea,’ which means ‘sweetheart,’ and treats her as his princess. And this bothers Aldonsa because she can’t understand him. She’s never … Continue reading

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7/26/20 – Pentecost 8 – “The Tension of God’s Love and Justice” – Deuteronomy 7:6-9

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 1. Have you ever tried to hold a rubber band in tension? It’s not as easy as you might think. Especially not if you try … Continue reading

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7/19/20 – Pentecost 7 – “The Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds” – Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

The text is our Lord’s parable about the weeds that have sprung up among the wheat. This is the second of two parables that Jesus puts before “the crowds” that is also followed by an explanation to His “disciples.” The … Continue reading

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