Sermon for Good Shepherd Sunday (May 3rd, 2020)

by Pastor Locklair

John 10:1-11 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, […]

Sermon for Easter 3 (April 26th, 2020)

by Pastor Locklair

Luke 24:13-35 13 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 16 But their eyes were kept from […]

Sermon for Easter 2 (April 19th, 2020)

by Pastor Locklair

John 20:19-31 19On 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.” 20When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then […]

Easter Sermon (April 12th, 2020)

by Pastor Locklair

Hebrews 7:23-25 23 The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, 24 but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. 25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. […]

Good Friday Sermon (April 10th, 2020)

by Pastor Locklair

Matthew 27:50-51 50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. 51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.             Dear fellow redeemed,             All throughout this Lenten season, we have been examining how Jesus is our great High Priest. We have examined […]

Maundy Thursday Sermon (April 9th, 2020)

by Pastor Locklair

Matthew 26:26-29 26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this […]

Palm Sunday Sermon (April 5th, 2020)

by Pastor Locklair

Matthew 21:1-11 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If […]

Midweek Lent 6 Service Summary

by Pastor Locklair

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church | Portage, Indiana April 1st, 2020 Midweek Lent 2020: Jesus our Great High Priest (John 17) “The High Priest Prays for our Certainty” Midweek Lent 6 READINGS Psalm 40 (ESV) I waited patiently for the Lord;     he inclined to me and heard my cry. 2 He drew me up from the pit […]

Sunday Sermon and Service Summary: Lent 5

by Pastor Locklair

THE INVOCATION IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN. THE COLLECT                                                                                     We beseech You, almighty God, mercifully to look upon Your people, that by Your great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore in both body and soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, […]

Midweek Lent 5 Summary

by Pastor Locklair

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church | Portage, Indiana March 25th, 2020 Midweek Lent 2020: Jesus our Great High Priest (John 17) “The High Priest Prays for our Unity” Midweek Lent 5 READINGS Psalm 125 (ESV) Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,     which cannot be moved, but abides forever. 2 As the mountains surround […]