Love, Sisters and Brothers: in Sins and Blessings

Sunday, September 10, 2017 | After Pentecost Proper 18 Year A New Testament Romans 13:8–14 (NRSV) Gospel Matthew 18:15–20 (NRSV) Click here for an audio only version. The text version is below the video.     Romans 13:8 (NRSV) It sums it all up, 8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the … [Read more…]

911 Remembered, 2017

September 11th, each year is a difficult time.  Although I personally did not have someone die during these events, I like so many others, was affected deeply, and still am.  I can tell you my exact location and my exact response initially upon hearing the devastating news.  The people that were killed that day and … [Read more…]

The Group Factor–We’re Better Together, Daniel Plan Part B

Pastor Jose Miranda of St. Paul United Methodist, delivers part B at First Lutheran on 3/22/2017 This sermon is based upon the sermon delivered by Pastor Rick Warren for the Daniel Plan Philippians 2:4 (TEV) Hebrews 13:1 (CEV) Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NLT) Ecclesiastes 4:10 (NLT) 1 Peter 3:8a (LB) 1 Corinthians 12:26 (ESV) Romans 12:15 (TEV) … [Read more…]

The Group Factor–We’re Better Together, Daniel Plan Part A

Daniel Plan / The Group Factor (Community) Sermon Scripture Readings: First Reading: 1 Corinthians 14: 26, 30-31 (MES) Sermon Scripture Readings: Romans 12:5b (NLT) Colossians 2: 6-7 (ESV) Genesis 2:18 (NLT) Hebrews 10:25 (TEV) Ephesians 4:16 (NLT) 1 Peter 4:9 (TEV) Ephesians 2:10 (NCV) Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NCV) Galatians 6:10 (MSG) For an audio only version, click here.

Moving Mountains

This morning I was reading a post by Max Lucado.  It began me thinking a little more about what Jesus said can be done with faith.  Here is a portion of what Max wrote:  “Jesus spilled his blood for you. You can spill your heart before God. Jesus said if you have faith, you can tell a … [Read more…]