Faith like a mustard seed

October 3, 2016

Sermon on Luke 17:1-10, for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost, about faith and forgiveness. What is one of the hardest things faith is called to do? What was Jesus teaching about faith, the size of a mustard seed? Where does the power lie? How does Jesus teach us about the nature of forgiveness? What's the only attitude and spirit in which we can rebuke a brother?


Stewarding for our True Master

September 19, 2016

Sermon on Luke 16:1-15, for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost, about the Parable of the Dishonest Manager. Why was the manager praised? What does Jesus want us to learn from this story, and how we are to steward and use money, wealth, or possessions? What are the positive goals He tells us to aspire to? What wisdom is there here for earthly life, and also eternal life as well? How does Jesus stand as a contrast and counterpart to the dishonest manager? How does He handle our debts?


Living in God’s Promises

August 8, 2016

Sermon on Hebrews 11:1-16, for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost, about how Jesus is the center and object of faith, and what faith means. Why is faith necessary to please God? How does Biblical faith differ from the pop-culture use of the term? How does one get God's commendation?


A Welcome Home for God

May 16, 2016

Sermon on John 14:23-31, for Pentecost and Confirmation Sunday, about Jesus and the Father making His home with believers, about what the Holy Spirit does in teaching us, how love and obedience are related, and how the gift of Jesus' peace differs from the peace of this world.


The Lamb will be their Shepherd

April 18, 2016

Sermon on Revelation 7:9-17, for the 4th Sunday of Easter, about the multitude without number, worshipping before the Throne of God and of the Lamb. Who are they, and where are they from? Who are the 144,000 that come in the verses before? What is the Lutheran understanding of these two groups, and how they fit into the big picture of Revelation, and our own experience of persecution on the earth? What is our confidence in the midst of trial?


Delivery Confirmation

April 21, 2014

Sermon on Matthew 28:1-10, for the Resurrection of Our Lord, Easter Sunday. A sermon about messengers--the word of the angel to the women, and their role in telling the disciples, and our role in telling others about Jesus. How have we received confirmation of the message?


Blessed are the peacemakers

April 18, 2014

Sermon on Matthew 5:9, for Maundy Thursday, about being peacemakers and seeking reconciliation and forgiveness, as God has done for us in Christ Jesus. 


Death with Dignity

April 14, 2014

Sermon on Isaiah 50:4-9 and Matthew 27:38-54 for Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion, about the manner and circumstances of Jesus' death, and His victory in life. 


Public Defender

April 7, 2014

Sermon on Romans 8:1-11 for the 5th Sunday in Lent, about how there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, and what it means to stand in God's heavenly courtroom. 


Children of Light

March 31, 2014

Sermon on Ephesians 5:8-14, for the 4th Sunday in Lent, about the call from darkness into light, and how we are to walk as children of the light.