This is my last Advent sermon. It’s about the Temple, the Annunciation, and the Baptism of a little boy named Noah (which made the Flood Prayer even a little bit better than usual). Texts: 2 Samuel 7:1–11,16; Romans 16:25–27; Luke 1:26–38. I look like a pirate in the screen capture.
Here’s a link to my last Advent Midweek Sermon, on the second half of the Magnificat, the one in which God is praised not just for lifting up the lowly but also for tearing down the powerful. Texts: I Sam. 2:1-10, I Cor. 1:27-31, Luke 1:51-55.
Since it’s almost Christmas, I need to get caught up on posting my Advent sermons. Here’s Advent III. “Rejoice always.” Can I do that? Texts: Isaiah 61:1–4, 8-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:16–24; John 1:6–8, 19-28.
My pastor’s sermon from this past Sunday. The title above is what I have assigned to it. The bold is mine. “And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David” Luke 1:32 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Crown Prince William and his wife Kate were in New York City […]
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I ran across this question in a Facebook group: What did St. Paul mean in Romans 8 when he spoke of walking according to the spirit? I read through that chapter tonight, and I had several flash backs from my days of Calvinism. It was sermons, such as the one preached in the video I […]
This is the sermon from last Sunday, the 2nd of Advent (I’m a little behind) and the shorter sermon from our second midweek service. The first one considers the prophecy from Isaiah 40, “A voice cries: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. […]
“When [sin] reigns in one’s nature, not yet fully purged, then assuredly the true doctrine is soon lost”
Martin Luther was not one to mince words. In one his last sermons, on Rom. 12:3, Luther stated about a month before his death (AE 51:376-377): “Therefore, see to it that you hold reason in check and do not follow her beautiful cogitations. Throw dirt in her face and make her ugly. Don’t you remember […]
Okay, it’s really two sermons, but the one from Wednesday night is under 10 minutes. First Sunday in Advent (Isaiah 64:1–9, 1 Corinthians 1:3–9, Mark 11:1–10): Advent Midweek Service (Gen. 25:21-26, Rom. 9:10-16, Luke 1:39-45):
Today, I have been asked to give a short message at a “convocation” here at Concordia University St. Paul. I believe I am one of some 8 panelists. We will each be talking about an illustration of our choice from the Saint John’s Bible, which the school is hosting for this year. Here is what […]