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Where Are the Other Nine?

Sermon, Trinity 14, 2017, Gospel, St. Luke 17: 11-17 Jesus stills heals us with His Word in the Church.   Last week our Gospel reading was the parable of the Good Samaritan. In it we saw the man that Jesus chose to hold up as the good neighbor was from

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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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All Saints’ Day

Sermon, All Saints’ Day, 2016 First Reading, Revelation 7: 9-17 God still washes the white robe of righteousness we received in Baptism in the blood of the Lamb in the Church, through Word and Sacrament, and offers it to all who wish to wear it.          

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October 2016 Newsletter

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Calvary Lutheran Church in Wellington, Kansas, and our Friends, Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! The last day of October, Monday the 31st, is the traditional day the Lutheran Church has celebrated the Reformation through the centuries. It is the date that

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September 2016 Newsletter

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ of Calvary Lutheran Church, May God richly bless you this month with the light of the Gospel in your hearts! This is the time of year when many of our young people go back to school after a couple months’ break in the summer.

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