Category: Sermon

God Wakes Us

November 29, 2020 (Advent 1) Mark 13:24-37             As we sat down at the dining room table Thursday, it was quite different from past Thanksgivings. We chose to have Thanksgiving this year with just our household while also reaching out to family through the… Continue Reading “God Wakes Us”

Going Upriver

November 22, 2020 Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 There is a story of a town named Downriver. Some of you may have heard of this town. It was quaint and the people living there were very pleasant. They knew the happenings of their town and they… Continue Reading “Going Upriver”

Being Entrusted

November 15, 2020 Matthew 25:14-30            Who among you remember having class pets when you were in school? Perhaps your class had fish, a rodent of some type, or maybe a reptile. What happened to those pets over breaks? Quite often it was an… Continue Reading “Being Entrusted”

Waiting & Preparing

November 8, 2020 Matthew 25:1-13 Now, I don’t know about you and your family, but we learned fairly quickly when our children were young, to not tell them of any upcoming plans because the waiting was excruciating for them and we would get tired… Continue Reading “Waiting & Preparing”

The Saint’s Good Trouble

November 1, 2020 All Saints Sunday Matthew 5:1-12 This morning we remember not only the saints that have gone before us, we also remember the saints among us. Saints that have caused Good Trouble and saints that have left many questions. As baptized believers… Continue Reading “The Saint’s Good Trouble”

What is Holding You in Slavery?

October 25, 2020 John 8:31-36 As Lutherans, one of the staples of our liturgy is the Confession and Forgiveness. While we practice individual confession and forgiveness, it is much more common to partake in the corporate confession and forgiveness when we gather as an… Continue Reading “What is Holding You in Slavery?”

Into the World

October 18, 2020 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, Matthew 22:15-22 Twelve to Thirteen years ago each of our confirmands were baptized in the church and it was then their parents and sponsors accepted the baptismal promises. As parents, you promised To live with them among God’s… Continue Reading “Into the World”

Who Are You Inviting?

October 11, 2020 Matthew 22:1-14 It was the summer of 2008 and my family and I had just moved to Columbus, Ohio so that I could start seminary. My first foray into the seminary world was going to be taking a seven-week intensive Biblical… Continue Reading “Who Are You Inviting?”

What is Your Cornerstone?

October 4, 2020 Matthew 21:33-46 What texts to be given as we return to worship in the sanctuary for the first time since March. The last time that we were gathered in this Sanctuary, we were in the middle of Lent and since then… Continue Reading “What is Your Cornerstone?”

Are You an Impersonator or an Imitator

September 27, 2020 Philippians 2:1-13 Impersonation is an active part of the entertainment industry. Travel to Las Vegas and you can watch countless shows starring Elvis, Cher, and the Rat Pack just to name a few. There are tribute bands that do their best… Continue Reading “Are You an Impersonator or an Imitator”