Sermons by Nathan Loersch
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
“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
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!
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.
Living out our identity depends on who’s in front of us at the present time. We live to display Jesus’ glory in the world around us. Colossians 3:18-4:6
Everything that Jesus has accomplished has become ours through our baptism. Sermon Text: Colossians 2:6-15
Just who is Jesus and how does his profile change ours? Sermon Text: Colossians 1:15-23
Simeon and Anna give us a stirring picture of what it means to wait on the Lord and finally experience the joy of God’s promises fulfilled. How have you experienced the joy of God’s promises fulfilled? Sermon Text: Luke 2:25-40
Who is in ultimate control of our lives and our destiny? If it’s us, we’re in trouble. There’s tremendous comfort for us in life and in death knowing that Jesus is King. Text: 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12
As members of God’s family we share our concern for one another, we share our resources with those in need, we share God’s promise that he will always take care of us and meet all our needs. Confidence in God leads to contentment and lasting peace. In this way we can always stay at rest in God’s promises no matter what we face here in this world as we press on toward our real home in heaven. Sermon Text: Philippians 4:10-20
Our being stuck can sometimes be a form of self-centeredness. When we dwell on ourselves too much we end up comparing ourselves to others in an unhealthy way. To help get us unstuck the Apostle Paul redirects our attention to Christ’s willingness to be our servant. This alone has the power to produce true humility in us. Humility isn’t thinking less about ourselves, but thinking about ourselves less so that we put the interests and needs of others ahead of our own, just like Christ Jesus did for us. Sermon Text: Philippians 2:1-11
Tentatio is the testing, temptation, and trial that occur when God and his Word intersect with us and our world. God uses tentatio to drive us away from self and to his promises alone. Sermon Text: Psalm 119:65-72