A Sermon for the Righteous (Trinity 6 – 2018)

Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:20-26 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 21 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’  22 But I say […]

The Feast that Interrupts Life? (Trinity 2 – 2018)

Gospel Reading: Luke 14:16-24 But [Jesus] said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many. 17 And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ 18 But they all alike began to make excuses. The […]

The Importance of Knowing God and Letting Him Be Known (Trinity 1 – 2018)

Old Testament Reading / Sermon Text: Jeremiah 9:23-24 23 Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, […]

Holy Spirit: Church Builder (Pentecost – 2018)

Epistle Reading/Sermon Text: Acts 2:1-11 1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.  2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.  3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested […]

Pray, So That Your Joy May Be Full (Easter 6 – 2018)

Sermon: Gospel Reading: John 16:23-30 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.  24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be […]

The Joy to See Jesus (Easter 4 – 2018)

Old Testament Reading: Lamentations 3:18-26 I say, “My endurance has perished; so has my hope from the Lord.” 19 Remember my affliction and my wanderings, the wormwood and the gall! 20 My soul continually remembers it and is bowed down within me. 21 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: 22 […]

The Greater David, The Greater Shepherd (Easter 3 – 2018)

Gospel Reading: John 10:11-16 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 […]

Peace Won and Peace Given (Easter 2 – 2018)

Gospel Reading: John 20:19-31 19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands […]

The Humility of God (Palm Sunday – 2018)

Epistle Reading / Sermon Text: Philippians 2:5-11 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,  6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,  7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness […]

How Blessed You are to Know Christ Aright (Lent 5 – 2018)

Gospel Reading / Sermon Text: John 8:46-59 Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? 47 Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” 48 The Jews answered […]