Sermon Archive


July 2018

Mark 3:20-35

“Mark 3 20-35”.

1 Cor 6:12-20

“1 Cor 6 12-20”.

June 2018

“The Unforgivable Sin!” Mark 3 20-35

I find it funny how the most popular question I get as a pastor is: “Is it a sin if…?”  My answer is simple: “Why do you ask?  Especially when we believe, teach, and confess that Jesus has atoned for ALL SIN! 
Now, given our Gospel lesson, Mark 3:20-35, it seems that there is this one thing that cannot be forgiven and this haunts people too. But the ancient historical church, including our Lutheran Fathers agree that if one is in fear that he/she has blasphemed the Holy Spirit, then it is clear that they have not.
Let’s talk about this.

May 2018

“Ascension Day” Luke 24 40-53

“Ascension Day”.

April 2018

“Children of God, Sinners, and Cheese Makers” 1 John 3 1-7

The King James Version of the Holy Bible renders 1 John 3:6 “Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known Him.”  Wow! Strong words!  But if true, doesn’t that mean none of us truly abide in Him?
Perhaps other translations have it right, for instance, the English Standard Version of the same verse reads: “No one who abides in Him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen Him, or known Him.

“Walk In Light of the Resurrection” 1 John 1.1-2.2

Jesus’ redemptive work in this world is finished; He said so on the cross.  His resurrection sealed the deal.  Of course we still wait for the last day and the resurrection of all flesh and life in the world to come.  But now it is time for us to be at work.  We are the body of Christ now on this earth.  We are where people find God.  Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and our hearts are the Holy of Holies where Christ dwells in us.
It is tim

March 2018

“Saved From the Zombie Apocalypse” John 3 14-21

Get ready to hear the Gospel in a way you’ve probably never heard it before!
I don’t know if you’ve recognized it or not, but there has been a recent craze in regard to zombies.  Zombies in T.V. commercials, zombies in movies, even zombie television series are popular at the moment.  Surely you’ve seen some element of the recent spike in interest of the “undead.”
Well, to tell you the truth, reality is not too far off from some of this seemin

February 2018

“Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!” Mark 1 9-15

This week we look at Mark 1:9-15 and see how Jesus, once baptized was driven out into the desert with the wild beasts to be tempted by Satan.  Now, if you are familiar at all with the desert wilderness, you can imagine that Jesus’ temptations went beyond what is written.  His first temptation may well have been the beasts that roam the area. That 1st century desert apparently didn’t include tigers, but did included cheetahs, lions, vipers, and bears!