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A Thrilling Voice is Sounding?

12/9/2018
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Biblical Text: Luke 3:1-14 Advent 2 is John the Baptist week. (Advent 3 would be as well, but that week typically gets taken up by the Children’s program.) And I think that both the Baptist and his message are a … Continue reading →

Duration:00:20:41

Receiving The King

12/2/2018
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Biblical Text: Luke 19:28-40 Full Sermon Draft The image and the reality is all over the new and old testaments. We pray for it constantly in the Lord’s prayer. But moderns have no idea what the world King means. We … Continue reading →

Duration:00:19:54

Eternity or Immortality?

11/25/2018
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Biblical Text: Mark 13:24-37, (Isaiah 51:4-6, Jude 20-25) Full Sermon Draft I hope this sermon was not a snore. It is one of those that I think is operating at a very simple level, but also I hope operating at … Continue reading →

Duration:00:15:19

Such Wonderful Stones?

11/19/2018
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Biblical Text: Mark 13:1-13, Hebrews 10:11-25 Full Sermon Draft This sermon is a meditation on how and what we assign meaning to. Luther in assigning meaning to the first commandment said whatever we fear, love and trust the most is … Continue reading →

Duration:00:24:42

How do you Measure Peace?

11/11/2018
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Biblical Text: Mark 12:38-44 Full Sermon Draft The big think event for this week would or should have been peace. This was the 100th anniversary of the WW1 Armistice. The text for the week was the widow’s temple offering. And … Continue reading →

Duration:00:23:32

What (or who) is a Saint?

11/4/2018
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Biblical Text: Matthew 5:1-12 Full Sermon Draft Who is a Saint is an interesting question. The typical answers I think fall into three categories. a) Anyone we loved who has died. This is the generic or default answer. It is … Continue reading →

Duration:00:18:49

How are you Righteous/Just?

10/29/2018
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Biblical Text: Romans 3:19-28 Full Sermon Draft This is a reformation sermon reflecting on the divisions and questions of our day. My central contention is that in Luther’s Day people assumed the Justness of the collective: the unity of the … Continue reading →

Duration:00:18:12

Blessed are the Lottery Winners?

10/21/2018
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Biblical Text: Mark 10:23-31 Full Sermon Draft In some ways it is a harmless diversion. But there are other ways that the lottery, especially when it is so big and has persisted at this level, can be straight from the … Continue reading →

Duration:00:23:21

Only God is Good

10/14/2018
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Biblical Text: Mark 10:17-22 Full Sermon Draft In my reading one of the biggest shifts from the church fathers to the kids of stuff written and preached today is the concentration on the person of God. The church fathers would … Continue reading →

Duration:00:22:54

God’s Good Order

10/7/2018
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Biblical Text: Mark 10:2-16 (Genesis 2:18-25) Full Sermon Draft Reflecting Chesterton, it isn’t that Jesus’ teaching on marriage and sexuality is hard to grasp and not worth the time, it is that it is easy to grasp and not desired … Continue reading →

Duration:00:26:20

A Salty Peace

9/30/2018
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Biblical Text: Mark 9:38-50 Full Sermon Draft Living the Christian life isn’t always easy. I’m not talking about easy choices like things coded into the 10 commandments or lines of the creed. Those things are easy. I’m also not talking … Continue reading →

Duration:00:22:07

Overrated/Underrated

9/23/2018
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Biblical Text: Mark 9:30-37 Full Sermon Draft The text is the second passion prediction of Jesus. The first one ended in Peter attempting to rebuke Jesus and Jesus calling Peter Satan. The point of all these passion predictions has to … Continue reading →

Duration:01:03:43

The Faithful One

9/16/2018
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Biblical Text: Mark 9:14-29 Full Sermon Draft I like this one. If I was going to edit a volume of sermons this one would go in there. It is built around what I think are the three big lines of … Continue reading →

Duration:00:22:36

Hearing the Signs, Fearing their Silence

9/10/2018
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Biblical Text: Mark 7:31-37 (Isaiah 35:4-7) Full Sermon Draft This was our “Rally Day” or recognition of the start of School week. (We delay a week typically due to the labor day weekend.) So, there are parts of the service … Continue reading →

Duration:01:04:05

Suit Up and Stand

9/2/2018
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Biblical Text: Ephesians 6:10-20 NLT Full Sermon Draft This sermon in the conclusion to our summer reading of Ephesians. It might be one of the most memorable texts in the scriptures. Put on the Full Armor of God. This full … Continue reading →

Duration:00:23:43

Living Toward the Promise

8/26/2018
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Text: Ephesians 5:21-6:9 NLT Full Sermon Draft This sermon completes Paul’s re-upping of the moral law/10 Commandments in the Christian life. It treats the 4th commandment and how we live into the promises of God by honoring the various close … Continue reading →

Duration:00:26:01

The 6th and the 1st (Sexual Immorality, Impurity and Greed)

8/19/2018
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Biblical Text: Ephesians 5:3-20 NLT Full Sermon Draft The 6th and the 1st is a reference to the 6th commandment (adultery) and the 1st commandment (no other gods). In the Hebrew scriptures sins in one are directly tied or related … Continue reading →

Duration:00:21:41

Not as the Gentiles Do

8/12/2018
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Biblical Text: Ephesians 4:17-5:2 NLT Full Sermon Draft We’ve been reading and working our way through the Letter to the Ephesians this summer, and we have come to the core of the back half of a letter of Paul. If … Continue reading →

Duration:00:26:37

Picture of Perfection

8/5/2018
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Biblical Text: Ephesians 4:1-16 NLT Full Sermon Draft Picture of Perfection might not be the best title for this, although that is where is ends up. Maybe the path of maturity, or Growing to fullness. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians … Continue reading →

Duration:00:23:01

Displaying the Wisdom of God in Rich Variety

7/29/2018
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Biblical Text: Ephesians 3:10-21 Full Sermon Draft We are continuing our reading of Ephesians Chapter 3. The formal assigned reading begins at verse 14, but to me just picking up Paul there clips off the entire thrust of his story … Continue reading →

Duration:00:22:50