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 in Jesus Christ, we are all saints following the Way, called… 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 assembly, either in-person or virtually as we have learned to do… Continue reading What is Holding You in Slavery?

Communion in a time of QUARANTINE

“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

You Will Be Free Indeed!

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!

I Believe that I Cannot Believe

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

Sinners in a Broken World

March 5, 2017 Matthew 4:1-11 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. When was the last time that you encountered the devil? When was the last time that you encountered evil? While Jesus is tempted in the wilderness by the devil, putting God to the test, we… Continue reading Sinners in a Broken World