Category Archives: Preaching

Blessed is He Who Comes Rejected

Lent 2C: Luke 13:31-35, Jer. 26:8-15, Phil. 3:17-4:1 If you listened closely to the appointed scripture readings for today, the 2nd Sunday in Lent, there is a line in each reading that intimately connects them together.  The prophet Jeremiah speaks … Continue reading

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Getting a Little Preachy

Epiphany 4C: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Luke 4:31-44 “Don’t preach to me,” we say when someone speaks definitively, especially if it doesn’t fit our preconceived notions.  Or when one speaks for a long period of time we say they are getting preachy. … Continue reading

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Scandalized and Rejected, Weakness in Strength

Proper 9B: Mark 6:1-13 (Ezekiel 2:1-5, 2 Cor. 12:1-10) People like to take offense. No one wants to admit it, but we spend a lot of time looking for things that offend us. When something or someone offends then we … Continue reading

Posted in Lord's Supper, Missions, Preaching, sermon

What have you to do with us Jesus? Listen Up to the Word.

Fourth Sunday After Epiphany: Mark 1:21-28   Imagine it, a man walks in on the Sabbath, the day of worship, in the midst of hearing and receiving God’s Word and a demon possessed man walks in. Not only does he … Continue reading

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Follow Me: Disciple Making, God’s Action Not Yours

Third Sunday After the Epiphany: Jonah 3: 1-10, Mark 1: 14-20  

Posted in Old Testament, Preaching, sermon

Reformation: Freedom That Cannot Be Taken

Dear heirs of the Reformation, set free by Son of God, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. It is the time of year again when we at Bethlehem have a convergence … Continue reading

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The Church Gathered, That The Name Be Proclaimed

Acts 2:1-21 Alleluia, Christ is risen!   He is risen indeed, alleluia! It was 50 days after Jesus rose from the dead. 7 full weeks for those of you who like the numbers that the Scriptures present. A complete 7 … Continue reading

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Luther on Preaching Old Testament

Great words on preaching from the good Doctor, especially in preparations for Pentecost Sunday as the Apostles preach from Joel: “They delivered the very same sermons we set before the church today, except that they taught about the Christ who … Continue reading

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In Trouble He Will Comfort You – Midweek Lent

Dear Christians, One and All Rejoice – stanzas 9-10 John 16:1-33 Dear Christians, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Life is full of “little whiles.” A little while ago, you called … Continue reading

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You Have Heard It Said… There Is More

How many times have you looked at the commandments and thought to yourself that you’re doing pretty good right now? Haven’t murdered, haven’t cheated on your spouse. Less likely, but maybe even have gone a little while telling only the … Continue reading

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