Sermon on the 4th Sunday in Lent, (1 Year lectionary), with readings from Exodus 16:2-21, Galatians 4:21-31, and John 6:1-15. This sermon was preached on Sunday, March 26, 2017, by guest preacher Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, the president of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. We were honored to have him bring God's Word to us, in this 50th year of our congregation's ministry on Maui, and 500th year of the Lutheran Reformation!
Sermon on Luke 11:14-28, for the 3rd Sunday in Lent (1 year lectionary), about Jesus' healing the demon possessed man, being accused of being in league with the devil, and how Jesus responds to these false claims. What do the mini-lessons about the strong man, and the house swept clean mean? What is the greater blessing to be sought from God's Word? What is the "Christus Victor Theory", and how does it relate to this passage?
Sermon on Matthew 15:21-28 for the 2nd Sunday in Lent, about the Canaanite Woman who showed unforgettable faith as she pursued Jesus for the healing of her daughter. Why did Jesus seem cold to her at first? What triple lesson is there for her, the disciples and us? How does this parable influence how we deal with "outsiders" and our prejudices? What made her faith remarkable, and what was Jesus' final response to her?
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Sermon on Genesis 3:1-21 for the 1st Sunday in Lent (1 Year lectionary), about "The Fall into Sin", or Adam and Eve's temptation. How are their actions and response the familiar first motions of the human conscience, as affected under sin? What are the "illicit defenses or remedies" that our conscience springs to, and what is the lawful defense of the conscience that Christ bestows on us? How do we deal with conscience troubles?