SERMONS (Page 3)

Here We Stand

↓ Download Service Folder First Sunday of End Time Reformation Sunday Daniel 3:16-28 Introduction: Heavenly Father, to you we commend our lives and our spirits, you have saved us, you faithful God. Amen. (A variation of Luther’s deathbed prayer.) Fellow Christians who stand facing the flames.  In Psalm 26 King David writes, “Vindicate me, Lord,…

Let Go and Live

↓ Download Service Folder 21st Sunday after Pentecost Mark 10:17-27 Intro: Are you familiar with the epic poem Dante’s Inferno?  If you’re not, it’s the fictional tale of a man who’s led on a guided tour of hell.  While it’s certainly not inspired Scripture by any means, the 14th century author Dante does have some…

He is not ashamed to be our brother

↓ Download Service Folder 20th Sunday after Pentecost Hebrews 2:9-11 Intro: I know people get uppity about putting out Christmas decorations too early. But it was snowing the other night and as I was pondering the portion of God’s word for our meditation this morning, the words of one of our Christmas hymns popped into…

The Lord Receives Sinners

↓ Download Service Folder 19th Sunday after Pentecost James 4:7-10 Introduction: Some time ago, back before I attended MLC.  My pastor at my home congregation and I were working with a prospect member.  She was a younger woman who had come in with her boyfriend, he was a member of our church.  It was a…