27
Oct
2014

Sin and Grace in the Reformation

Sermon on Romans 3:19-28, for Reformation Day, about the meaning sin and grace, and how they show our human need and predicament before God, and His merciful response to our situation. What can the analogy of viruses  help us to understand about the disease of sin, and God's cure in Christ Jesus?

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20
Oct
2014

Church and State in the Reformation

Sermon on Matthew 22:15-22, for Reformation 3,the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, about Jesus' teaching of two duties, to Caesar, and to God--or government and God. What are our religious liberties? How should we live as Christian citizens? How is the USA our "Caesar" today?

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13
Oct
2014

Rejoicing and Prayer in the Reformation

Sermon on Philippians 4:4-13, for Reformation 2, the 18th Sunday after Pentecost, about the source of Paul's joy, peace, and contentment, and how we can have the same. How is it possible to rejoice in the Lord always? Related to rejoicing and prayer, what reforms did Martin Luther bring to worship?

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6
Oct
2014

Righteousness and the Reformation

Sermon on Philippians 3:4b-14, for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, about what Paul taught in Philippians and Romans about righteousness; and how that informs our Lutheran understanding of our relationship to God.

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