Category: Sermons

  • 2 Easter – John 20:19-31

    Readings: Acts 5:29-42; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31Hymn: O Sons and Daughters of the King (LSB #471)

  • Readings and Devotions for the Week of Easter 2020

    Easter Monday Reading: Luke 24:13-35Hymn: Lord Jesus Christ, With Us Abide (LSB #585)

  • Easter 2020 – Matthew 28:1-10

    Readings: Jeremiah 31:1-6; Colossians 3:1-4; Matthew 28:1-10Hymn: Jesus Christ is Ris’n Today (LSB #457)

  • Holy Week 2020

    Holy Monday – 6 April 2020 Readings: Isaiah 50:5-10; Hebrews 9:11-16; John 12:1-23

  • Palm Sunday 5 April 2020

    Readings: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 21:1-11Hymn: All Glory, Laud, and Honor (LSB 442)

  • Romans 5:1-5 (3 Lent 2020)

    I wanted to preach on Jesus and the sassy Samaritan from John this morning. It’s one of my favorite stories, layered with meaning, rich in word play, double-talk, from above and from below, well water and living water pointing to baptismal water. But the present circumstances call for a different Word of God, a word…

  • The Passion of Our Lord – I

    THE PASSION OF OUR LORD ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW Matthew 26:1-35 “PASSOVER” The Passover is at hand; the time for Jesus’ crucifixion has come. The chief priests and elders plot to arrest and kill Him. “But not during the feast, lest there be a riot among the people.” Can’t be having a riot on a…

  • Matthew 1:18-25 (Advent 4A, 22 December 2019

    Immanuel. A compound word in Hebrew: Immanu – with us. El – God. God is with us. It comes from the prophet Isaiah who tried to assure King Ahaz that he didn’t need to strike an alliance with Egypt against the northern kingdoms of Syria and Ephraim. All he had to do was nothing. Trust…

  • Matthew 5:1-12 (All Saints, 2019)

    What the world deems cursed, Jesus calls blessed. In the Greek, it’s makarios. Happy doesn’t quite catch the sense. Fortunate. Lucky. Oh lucky you – poor, mourning, meek, hungering and thirsting and persecuted. You have it all even as you have nothing at all. The kingdom of heaven is yours and all that goes along…

  • Romans 3:19-28 (Reformation 2019)

    “For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.” Those words are radical words, game-changing, church-reformoing words. Though they sound like Martin Luther, and they were certainly near and dear to the Reformer’s heart, they are much older and more inspired. They’re the words of the apostle Paul, writing…