Sermons (Page 82)

Sermons (Page 82)

Faithful in His Faithfulness

Grace, mercy, and peace be unto you from God, our Father, and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Fellow redeemed in Christ, who share the faith in which Marina has closed her eyes in. The text that she chose is her confirmation verse, from Saint John’s Revelation. “And be thou faithful unto death and I shall give you a crown of life.” If you know Marina, you know she…

No Longer Silent; No Longer Barren

No one likes to be ignored. No one likes to be without the things which he or she believes will make life better, more fulfilling, or happier, either. Yet that’s the way Elizabeth and Zechariah might’ve viewed their lives as our Bible text for today opens. According to St. Luke, this aging couple was the sort of folks that others would look up to. They were “upright in…

Baptismal Preparedness

Grace, mercy, and peace be yours from God, our Father, and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Brothers and sisters in Christ, the text for this morning comes from the Gospel reading. The temptation is very much there to take this text and turn it into a fire and brimstone sermon with the arms wailing and the words flailing and loudness abounding in order to bring and…

Faithful in Waiting

Grace, mercy, and peace be unto you from God, our Father, and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Brothers and sisters in Christ, the song and the prayer that was chanted by Pastor is the text for this evening’s sermon, the prayer of Hannah. One of the big tasks or skills of our kindergarten teachers here and, for that matter, any kindergarten teacher is to teach…

Our Watchful Savior

Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Be on guard! Be alert! Stay awake! Watch! No matter how you say it, the message is clear. There are dangers we need to look out for. Some lurk in the shadows and some stand boldly and defiantly in the sun, but if we’re not careful, they’re going to do us in. Some of you…

Thanksgiving and Thanksliving

Grace, mercy, and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Fellow redeemed in Christ, the text for this evening comes from the 103rd Psalm, the first fourteen verses. You may be seated. David did write: 103:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all…

Amazing Results

Grace, mercy, and peace be unto you from God our Father, from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Brothers and sisters, on this last Sunday of the church year, the sermon text is the Gospel reading. “Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I…

Who’s Got Talent(s)?

Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: Today we continue our journey toward the end of the church year. In a mere two weeks, another Advent begins. We will begin preparing our hearts, our minds, and our congregation and church building once again to commemorate the coming…

Watch for Your Bridegroom

Grace, mercy, and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Brothers and sisters in Christ, on this third to last Sunday of the church year, the text is the Gospel reading for this day. Do you remember the horrible tsunami wave that completely demolished lots of Sumatra, Malaysia, not too many years ago? It’s funny how, if it’s not…

What is God’s Gift to You?

Grace, mercy, and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Brothers and sisters in Christ, Joyce, sons and daughters-in-law, grandchildren, friends, the text is from the Gospel of John, the Gospel reading that you just heard read, which is exactly what Doc wanted you to hear, because it talks about death and resurrection, something…