Yearly Archives: 2017

The Power to Forgive

Sermon, Trinity 6, 2017 Gospel, Matthew 5: 17-16   God forgives us in Christ by faith, and gives us the power to forgive through the Holy Spirit dwelling in us and all believers.   The director Ken Burns made a documentary about World War II called “The War”. In it

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Fisher of Men

Sermon, Trinity 5, July 16 2017 Gospel, St. Luke 5: 5-11   Any Bible story that has the apostle Peter in it is going to be a compelling story, for Peter was a man of action, a man of passion, a man of conviction. He was an all-or-nothing personality.  There

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The Helper

Sermon, Exaudi, 2017, the Seventh Week of Easter. Gospel, St. John 15: 26-16:4 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because

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The Good Pastor

Sermon, Misericordias Domini, April 30, 2017, Ezekiel 34:11-16 The first, original sin, was not simple disobedience, eating a forbidden fruit.  Yes, disobedience is a sin,  but the actual eating was only the “fruit” of  that impulse which led to the eating. Most orthodox theologians have explained the Fall into sin

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“Do not disbelieve”

Sermon, Quasimodo Geniti, 2017 NT, John 20: 19-31   After Jesus rose from the grave on Easter morning He appeared first to the women who had come to the tomb to finish dressing His body for burial. Then, later, He appeared all of the apostles over the next eight days,

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“My Redeemer Lives!”

“My Redeemer Lives!” Sermon preached on Easter Day, 2017, Calvary Lutheran Church, Wellington, KS OT, Job 19:23-27   “I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God,

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