Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sermon Audio 2/12/2017, Sixth Sunday after Epiphany A


Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Year A


Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is filled with challenging instructions for how we are to live together. What can we do with the law Jesus brings, and where is the good news here? 


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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sermon Audio 2/5/2017, 5th Sunday after Epiphany A


Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Year A


God challenges God's people to move beyond religious ritual into relationship with God and neighbor. How does this challenge fit into our lives of faith, and how do we respond? 


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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sermon Audio 1/29/2016, 4th Sunday after Epiphany A


Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Year A


Two of the most famous passages in the Bible tell us how we can worship God and follow Jesus. Justice, kindness, humility and blessing can shape our lives and our response to those around us.

This is one of those days when experiencing the entire liturgy really enhances the experience of the sermon. The prayers, music, and entire liturgy echoed and reinforced the message of the Beatitudes, Micah, and our reading from 1 Corinthians (1:18-31). Our hymn following the sermon was Let Streams of Living Justice (ELW 710), and I could not stop crying through the entire thing because the song so clearly explained the gospel message for today. Below is the text of that hymn, as an example of the rest of our liturgy today.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sermon Audio 1/22/2017, 3rd Sunday after Epiphany A


Third Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A


On the weekend of a presidential inauguration, political divisions and uncertainties shape our public discourse. Into this transitional time, the lectionary gives us Paul preaching unity in Christ to the Corinthian church, and Jesus begins his public ministry by calling all to repentance in preparation for the kingdom of heaven. So let's dive in and talk politics. 


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Monday, January 16, 2017

Sermon Audio 1/15/2017, 2nd Sunday after Epiphany A


Second Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Year A


It is too light a thing, God says, that you should save yourselves. Instead, through you I will bring salvation to the ends of the earth. As we prepared for our annual congregational meeting following worship today, this powerful message to God's people in Isaiah has much to say about the year we experienced in 2016 and what 2017 will hold for Lutheran Church of the Savior. 


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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sermon Audio 1/8/2017, Baptism of Our Lord A


Baptism of Our Lord A, Lectionary Year A


Do you remember your baptism? Many people don't. Jesus remembers his baptism, and Jesus remembers your baptism as well. 

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sermons Audio: 12/24/2016 Christmas Eve and 1/1/17 Name of Jesus


Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Eve, Lectionary Year A


Two sermons, a week apart, on mostly the same Gospel story and thus similar in theme: the birth of Jesus is the incarnation of God among us. What does this mean?

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