Discipleship is not a spectator sport. Jesus calls us to take up the tools of Word and sacrament and introduce the whole world to the one true saving God. Sermon Text: Matthew 28:18-20
In life we are constantly searching for the one thing that will truly satisfy. Jesus is the only one who can give us that one thing. Sermon Text: John 14:25-27
In this world we have titles like nurse, teacher, mechanic, mother, father, etc. But Jesus reminds us that as members of his family we all share just one title: witnesses. Sermon Text: Luke 24:44-53
Through his life and death Jesus taught us that God’s love is a self-sacrificing love that finds fulfillment in serving others. All we do in life is to be marked by this type of love. Sermon Text: John 15:9-17
In grace, God has brought us into his family through faith in Christ. Nothing is more important than remaining in Christ through life and in death. Sermon Text: John 15:1-8
“If only I had the body, the mind, the energy I use to have!” Easter means that we’ll get all that and even greater things than these. Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:35-57
Imagine a world without death. Easter means that we don’t need to imagine. It’s already a reality. Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:21-34
How can I know that I am truly forgiven? Learn how the empty tomb is the guarantee that every wrong we’ve ever committed has been wiped off the face of the earth. Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Life after death only happens in fairy tales or the movies. Are we really supposed to believe that a man who lived and died two thousand years ago is alive and well today? Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Think of the cheers of Palm Sunday: “Hosanna to the Son of David!” Then think of the jeers five days later: “Crucify him!” We may shake our heads. Yet, how easily we can get dragged along with the wrong crowd!
When it comes to making the big, all-important decision, how often haven’t we got caught up in the over-thinking it game? And instead of doing the right thing, we gave in to fear.
We think we’re so strong. Yet, when put to the test, how often we come up falling short! When we come up short, however, may God give us the strength to be more like Peter than Judas.