Service Type: Sunday

7-31-22 Trinity 7

July 31, 2022
Jesus is in Gentile lands when He feeds the four thousand. It’s a deserted place south of the Sea of Galilee, barren because it’s summertime, and in that part of the world nothing grows in the summer. There’s no rain and it’s too hot for anything to grow – it’s like Wyoming in July. When Jesus fed the five thousand you might remember that there was a lot of green grass in that place. Nothing…

7-3-22 Trinity 3

July 3, 2022
God is happy when sinners repent and so we should be happy too. Jesus’ picture of repentance is being lost to God and then being found by God. The shepherd leaves the ninety-nine in the wilderness and seeks out the one lost sheep. And this is the most natural thing in the world to us, this instinct to seek something precious to us that has been lost to us. God has implanted it in our…

6-26-22 Trinity 2

June 26, 2022
The world is a dangerous place, but it’s easy to misunderstand where the true danger lies. It’s easy, for instance, to see danger in sickness. When you’re sick, you can feel malfunction in your body and you realize how frail man’s life is. It’s easy to see danger in the rage of unbelievers as they push for communism, as they push for an abortion clinic, as they push against a court that has angered them,…

6-19-22 Trinity 1

June 19, 2022
Abraham was a very rich man. But he didn’t trust in his riches, he didn’t love them. When he and his nephew Lot had too much, so many animals that the land couldn’t hold them all, Abraham told Lot to take the better land and Abraham moved to the not so good land. Who cares? Money isn’t worth fighting over. It’s not worth destroying a relationship with family. God will provide. It would be better…

6-12-22 Holy Trinity

June 12, 2022
We don’t know who wrote the Athanasian Creed. Athanasius didn’t. Someone wrote it in the fifth century and named it after Athanasius. Athanasius lived a good hundred years earlier. He was the great defender of the truth that Jesus is really and truly God, of the same nature as His Father, eternal, begotten, not made. Athanasius was on and off again pastor or bishop in Alexandria, Egypt, which was at the time the second largest…

6-5-22 Pentecost

June 5, 2022
The Holy Spirit’s joy is to bring Jesus’ words to the whole world. That’s very clearly what the Lord Jesus Himself says and very clearly what the Holy Spirit does on Pentecost. The scene, the reality we confront before Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection is the outrageously privileged place of the disciples. To the disciples alone the body and blood of Jesus were first given. Jesus is always with them, always speaking to them, telling them…

5-29-22 Exaudi

May 29, 2022
It may seem absurd to compare the persecution of the apostles with the persecution of Christians in America today. “They will put you out of the synagogues,” Jesus says, “Yea, the hour is coming when anyone who kills you will think he offers service to God.” We’re not kicked out of our churches today. No one is trying to kill us today. So we’re told this just doesn’t apply to us, stop complaining Christians, no…

5-22-22 Rogate (Confirmation)

May 22, 2022
Dear Father in heaven, Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, bids us ask you in His name and promises You will give what we ask. We come before you today and ask your blessing on these young men and women. We do not ask for wealth or fame or long life or health – according to all that do as You will, gracious Father – but we ask now for nothing temporary, nothing that fades…

5-15-22 Cantate

May 15, 2022
Jesus sends the Holy Spirit to comfort his disciples. The Holy Spirit is not some impersonal power of God that He uses to speak to you. He is not like a scalpel or like a microphone, not a tool or an instrument. The Holy Spirit is God, the third person of the Holy Trinity, eternal with the Father and the Son; He is a person and so He deals with you personally. Jesus stresses this…

5-8-22 Jubilate

May 8, 2022
After Jesus rose from the dead, he appeared to his disciples during forty days, and after the forty days he ascended into heaven. At this point in the Church year we’re over halfway through these forty days between Easter and the Ascension. The readings shift slightly. Rather than teaching us what his resurrection is for us, Jesus begins preparing us for his departure. Now we don’t have many of the words recorded in Scripture that…
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