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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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“Rejoice, for I have found..”

Sermon, Trinity 3, June 21, 2015, Gospel, Luke 15:1-10 There are few things more frightening than losing track of a child or more relieving than to find a lost child. A few months ago I was in Wal-Mart in the lighting section, looking at some light bulbs for our house.

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“That My House May Be Filled”

Sermon, Trinity 2, 2015, Gospel, Luke 14:15-24 Do you remember the parable of the sower? Jesus was telling His disciples that the Kingdom of Heaven was like a man sowing seed, some fell on rocky soil, some on shallow soil, some on soil where the seed grew but was choked

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