Quietly in the night (Christmas 2017 Message)

Nativity of the Lord Christmas Eve—Proper 1 Years ABC On the same date: Fourth Sunday of Advent Old Testament Isaiah 9:2–7 Psalm Psalm 96:1-13 New Testament Titus 2:11–14 Gospel Luke 2:1–20)   The birth of Jesus takes place without fanfare.  No billboards, no public service announcements and no blimp in the sky.  Maybe if He … [Read more…]

Keep Active, Keep Going and Do Not Sit Idle

Below is the sermon from 11-13-2016 given at First Lutheran, South Sioux City NE. Click here for the audio only version. Old Testament Malachi 4:1–2a Psalm Psalm 98:1-9 New Testament 2 Thessalonians 3:6–13 Gospel Luke 21:5–19

Faith – Martin Luther

In Torgau a wretched little woman once came to me and said, ‘Ah, dear Doctor, I have the idea that I’m lost and can’t be saved because I can’t believe.’ Then I replied, ‘Do you believe, dear lady, that what you pray in the Creed is true?’ She answered with clasped hands, ‘Oh yes, I … [Read more…]

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).

Love is Experienced in Faith in God, in God’s Love

This sermon was delivered at Wartburg Theological Seminary, on Monday May 10th, 2015.  The final year students have been preaching this semester from the previous Sunday New Testament text, for their Monday Chapel preaching.  As part of the sermon, just prior to giving the sermon, the song, They’ll Know We are Christians by Our Love … [Read more…]