In the World, Not of the World

January 29, 2017 Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany Year A Old Testament: Micah 6:1-8 New Testament:  1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12 Click here for audio only version.

The Father, Son and Spirit are Calling

Click this link for the audio version of the sermon. Sunday, May 22, 2016   After Pentecost Holy Trinity Year C Old Testament Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31 Psalm Psalm 8:1-9 New Testament Romans 5:1–5 Gospel John 16:12–15 Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

Brokenness

Audio Version Sunday November 8, 2015 After Pentecost Proper 27 Year B Old Testament 1 Kings 17:8–16 New Testament Hebrews 9:24–28 Gospel Mark 12:38–44 The scriptures we have today are ones that can be easily misused against people.  It would be very easy to take both the 1 Kings text and the Mark text and … [Read more…]

That was easy

Audio only link Sunday, October 11, 2015 Pentecost Amos 5:6–7, 10–15 Hebrews 4:12–16 Mark 10:17–31 Two weeks in a row, we are given a tough text from Mark.  Last week Jesus speak to divorce and adultery.  Now Jesus is telling the rich man to give everything up and come follow him.  There you go, now … [Read more…]

A Changed Reality

Audio Version Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, Monticello IA Sunday, July 19, 2015 Jeremiah 23:1–6 Psalm 23:1-6 Ephesians 2:11–22 Mark 6:30–34, 53–56             There is so much in all of our texts today.  Often, I do not see a relation in the readings, but throughout these, there is a relation in all … [Read more…]

God’s Power and Majesty Uses All: Even in our Ambiguity

Audio Version Sunday, May 31, 2015 Holy Trinity Old Testament       Isaiah 6:1–8 Psalm                    Psalm 29:1-11 New Testament      Romans 8:12–17 Gospel                   John 3:1–17[1]   I don’t know about you but for myself, in the texts for today, I hear ambiguity and reliance upon the Father, Son and Spirit in our lives and … [Read more…]

Sloth or Caterpillar?

 Audio Version Jonah 3:1–5, 10 1 Corinthians 7:29–31 Mark 1:14–20 How do we respond to the calling for change? Many people do not like change and often, put up a fight or flight response to change. When God is calling us to change, do we look for the change to be a change in the … [Read more…]