Tag: Martin Luther

Jesus Restores Life

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… Continue Reading “Jesus Restores Life”

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?”

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,… 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… Continue Reading “You Will Be Free Indeed!”

A Grace Filled Summer

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… Continue Reading “A Grace Filled Summer”

Set Within God’s Word

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… Continue Reading “Set Within God’s Word”

The Lord’s Prayer

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… Continue Reading “The Lord’s Prayer”

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… 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… Continue Reading “Sinners in a Broken World”