Sermons from March 2016

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Sermon: Easter Day 2016 Acts 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; Luke 24:1-12

[Click here for video] Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! At this the heavenly choirs of angels rejoice, the earth exults, and the church is glad!   But that’s not where we begin today, is it?   We begin in verse 1 of Luke 24 with the conjunction “but” which is used, […]

Sermon: Easter Vigil 2016 John 20:1-18, Romans 6:3-11

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Buried with him? United with him in a death like his?   Do you not know that your old self – The old Adam or old Eve in you – was crucified with him? That […]

Sermon Good Friday John 18 and 19

In his explanation of the 2nd article of the Creed, in the Small Catechism, Luther writes: Jesus Christ, true God… has redeemed me, a lost and condemned human being. He has purchased and freed me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil, not with gold or silver but with his […]

Sermon Lent 5 C 2016 Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8

The sense of smell is a powerful thing. Those who study such things have found incredible links between the sense of smell and memory, and not only in humans, but also bees and rodents. I did some research into this this week and read the following in an article on this week: Researchers at […]

Sermon: Lent 4 C 2016, Joshua 5:9-12; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

I’ve been thinking a lot this week (maybe because my baby turned 22 this week) about parenting, and about what we learn about God from our own experiences with and around parent/child relationships.   Martin Luther, in his explanation of the 1st article of the Creed in the Small Catechism writes about how he understands […]