The Gospel Is Gospel (Reformation Sunday – 2018)

Gospel Text: Matthew 11:12-15 12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.  13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John,  14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come.  […]

Who Can Offer God’s Forgiveness (Trinity 19 – 2018)

Gospel reading: Matthew 9:1-8 1 And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city.  2 And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.”  3 And behold, […]

God Is Zealous for His People – Michaelmas 2018

Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:1-11   1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”  2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them  3 and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you […]

What Does It Mean to Love Your Neighbor (Trinity 13 – 2018)

Old Testament Reading / Sermon Text: Leviticus 18:1-5 1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,  2 “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am the Lord your God.  3 You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as […]

Worship Is All About God’s Forgiveness (Trinity 12 – 2018)

Gospel Reading: Mark 7:31-37 31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis.  32 And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him.  33 […]

Christ’s Humiliation and Ours (Trinity 11 – 2018)

Gospel Reading / Sermon Text: Luke 18:9-14 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: […]

Lord, Save Us from Unbelief (Trinity 10 – 2018)

Gospel Reading / Sermon Text: Luke 19:41-47 41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it,  42 saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.  43 For the days will come upon you, […]

How Do You Compare? (Trinity 9 – 2018)

Gospel Reading / Sermon Text: Luke 16:1-9 1 He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions.  2 And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in […]

The Lives of the Children of God (Trinity 8 – 2018)

Epistle Reading / Sermon Text: Romans 8:12-17 12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.  13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.  14 For […]