October 31, 2021 Reformation Sunday John 8:31-36 Acknowledging our past can be difficult. Humanity has not always been kind to one another, and there are still many examples of war and exploitation happening today around the world. The Native Americans were and continue to be treated as second class citizens in many places. African Americans… Continue reading Freed By Christ
March 7, 2021 John 2:13-22 How do you feel when you sense that something is not quite right? Do you question the status quo, or do you become complacent? For Martin Luther, there would be no complacency. What he witnessed and what he heard the Spirit speaking to him through scripture resulted with him posting… Continue reading Jesus Restores Life
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 in Jesus Christ, we are all saints following the Way, called… Continue reading The Saint’s Good Trouble
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 assembly, either in-person or virtually as we have learned to do… Continue reading What is Holding You in Slavery?
“For times like these, when our heart feels too sorely pressed, this comfort of the Lord’s Supper is given to bring us new strength and refreshment.” Martin Luther in The Large Catechism As we find ourselves in this time of orders to “Stay Home, Stay Safe,” the question arises if we should be partaking in… Continue reading Communion in a time of QUARANTINE
October 28, 2018 Reformation Sunday John 8:31-36 As many of you know, I grew up in a town that was just a little bigger than Richmond. It lacked diversity, much like Richmond. And honestly, there was little to do in town, so we would quite often drive to Lansing on the weekends to go shopping… Continue reading You Will Be Free Indeed!
June 18, 2017 Romans 5:1-8 Most of us can probably point to some reading that we have done throughout our lives that have really helped shape us as individuals. It is in these readings that we find direction and even redirection. It may have been a teacher that impacted our life through the encouragement to… Continue reading A Grace Filled Summer
April 2, 2017 John 11:1-41 I don’t know about you, but there are times throughout the week that I long to gather for worship. Times when I feel drained and know that I need to be fed by God’s Word in community and to be with you as we break the bread and drink the… Continue reading Set Within God’s Word
March 26, 2017 John 9:1-41 Did you know that you were a priest? As we continue to look towards the 500th Commemoration of the of the Reformation, it is nice to have a reminder that each and every one of us is a priest within Christ’s church. This doctrine as Martin Luther presented it, is… Continue reading The Lord’s Prayer
March 12, 2017 John 3:1-17 Have you ever wondered what it would be like living in a different time and place? Perhaps thinking that you may get away from some of the terror and fear we experience today. In reality though, the sin that occurs today is no greater than the sin that has occurred… Continue reading I Believe that I Cannot Believe