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Sheep, Doors, and Shepherds

Text: John 10:1-10 Dear sheep who hear the voice of the shepherd, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Voices are recognizable. Children know the voices of their parents. From their time … Continue reading

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Rejoicing in Repentance – Midweek Lent 1

(Lenten services at Bethlehem this year are from the hymn “Dear Christians One and All Rejoice” LSB 556 – from the preaching seminar from Rev. John Pless, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN) Grace to you and peace from God … Continue reading

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Purification of Mary and Presentation of Our Lord

  It’s only been 40 days since Christmas Day. I’m sure for many of you Christmas seems well into the past. 40 days have flown by and much has gone. It’s even a new year. If you were living at … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2 – Behold, the Lamb

  To the church of God at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen. I give thanks to God … Continue reading

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Christmas Day – the Word is Flesh!

John’s Gospel is kind of perplexing. He doesn’t record the shepherds or the angels or the inn or even the manger. No swaddling clothes, not even the Virgin Mary. That’s what you heard last night and earlier this week from … Continue reading

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Should We Look for Another? – Advent 3

Readings: Is. 35:1-10, James 5:7-11,  Matt. 11:2-15  Watch and Listen to video here The man in prison is alone. His loneliness decreed by a king who would not be alone. The king wanted a woman he could not have. So the “voice … Continue reading

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Midweek Advent 2

Genesis 2:4-24; Luke 1:26-56 Dear saints awaiting the Advent of our Lord, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. It all was so grand. Adam and Eve in paradise. We know it … Continue reading

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Advent 2: Isaiah 11, the Stump of Jesse

Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 3:1-12 Have you ever considered what is actually being said by Isaiah? It seems absurd. It all starts with the stump of Jesse. Consider what is a stump. It’s part of a dead tree. It’s been … Continue reading

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Well… I’ll be Back

I hadn’t realized that it had been an entire year since posting anything. Will be working to integrate this site and use this more once again. Stay tuned for sermons, thoughts, and other posts.

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Christmas For the Broken and Complete

Sermon from Christmas Eve Candlelight at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Carson City, NV: Christmas Eve 2012

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