Be joyful in HOPE,
patient in affliction,
faithful in prayer.
Share with the Lord’s
people who are in need.
Romans 12:12-13

Sermons

15th Sunday after Pentecost-22

Sermon Text: Luke 7:11-19 Eisenach is where Luther translated the New Testament into German in just eleven weeks during his stay at Wartburg Castle between 1521 and 1522. The reformer stayed there after his abduction on behalf of the Saxon Elector, after he had been declared outlawed by the Diet of Worms because of his…

14th Sunday after Pentecost-22

Sermon Text: Luke 10:25-37 Everyone knows the parable of the Good Samaritan. But not everyone notices that right before it the Lord gives us the key to understanding it. A man comes to Jesus with a question: “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” But the Holy Spirit informed and inspired Luke to say…

12th Sunday after Pentecost-22

Sermon Text: Luke 18:14 “I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” This was the Prayer of the Day for this Sunday in the church year. It’s a BEAUTIFUL prayer, one…

9th Sunday after Pentecost-22

Sermon Text: Jeremiah 15:19-20 Jeremiah complains to God, “I sat alone” (because of his faithful preaching, and the people’s rejection of his preaching). Do you feel alone? Are you afraid to say it to God? He wants you to tell Him. To lament to God is an act of faith. More importantly, He wants you…

8th Sunday after Pentecost-22

Sermon Text: Mark 8 Jesus said: “I have compassion (on _______).” This is one word in New Testament Greek: splangknitzomai. It means He felt it in His guts, in the intestines, like when your stomach is twisted in knots. His mercy is a physical thing where Jesus literally aches for you and about you, knowing…

7th Sunday of Pentecost-2022

Sermon text: Matthew 5:20-28: In these words from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus is speaking the Law that condemns. This preaching condemns sins and it condemns people. At first, it doesn’t seem right that Jesus is condemning sins. Right outside our church on our sign, all day long it shows the verse that says:…