Category Archives: resurrection

No April Fools!

Listen Here from the Festival Divine Service Alleluia, alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! The resurrection of Jesus is both a matter of fact and a matter of faith. It is a matter of fact in that … Continue reading

Posted in Day of Resurrection, Ethics, Holy Week, Life, Missions, resurrection, sermon

All Saints

When we are bereft of dear ones, it is a tremendous shock. For a time we are stunned. Not everyone, can feel at once their continuing companionship. We should not for that reason despair. An adjustment must take place in … Continue reading

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Easter Vigil: What is it We Receive and Celebrate

It’s not just empty ceremony, the creation. Because behind it stands the Creators full love for you. It’s not just empty ceremony, the flood. Behind those waters, stands the full washing away of sin for you, so that you can … Continue reading

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Fishy Business In the Resurrection

Easter 3: Luke 24:36-49, 1 John 3:1-7 (Side note: this was also my last Sunday at Bethlehem in Carson City, NV. Please pray for these dear saints as they call a new pastor and thank you for prayers as we … Continue reading

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Palm and Passion: The Whirl Wind Tour

It’s a victory parade. That’s what the palms proclaim at least. Palms were cut to wave and proclaim victory after a great battle or even after the Olympic events in Greece they were given as prizes as the wreaths were … Continue reading

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The Temple Overturning Hearts and Lives

Lent 3B: Exodus 20:1-17, John 2:12-25 Dear saints of God at Bethlehem Lutheran, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. You have heard this morning in our Old Testament that which has become very … Continue reading

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Dust You Are and Dust You Return, Dust You Do Not Remain

To you, ambassadors of Christ, reconciled to God, grace to you and peace from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Tonight, and really the entire Lenten season, can seem kind of somber. The purple that drapes our altar … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve: Unto You, Your Savior

  Merry Christmas! What a great joy it is to gather together to hear the news of our Savior’s birth. It news of great joy, news of great mirth, news of our merciful King’s birth. Of this proclamation from Luke, … Continue reading

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Festival of Saint Bartholomew

Readings: Proverbs 3:1-8, John 1:43-51 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths” (Prov. 3:5). We have our notions of how … Continue reading

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All Things New – Easter 2014

Readings: Acts 10:34-43; Colossians 3:1-4; Matthew 28:1-10 Alleluia, Christ is risen!He is risen indeed, alleluia! Ever get tired of it? Of course you do. There’s a reason for so many Christmas and Easter Christians. You get tired of it. We are … Continue reading

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