» Sermon November 4, 2018

SERMON TEXT: Mark 13:5-11
I. when all that's left to hold on to is God's Word;
II. when all that's left to share is God's Word.
5Jesus began by telling them, “Be careful that no one deceives you. 6Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many.
7“Whenever you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled. Such things must happen, but the end is not yet. 8In fact, nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places. There will be famines. These are the beginning of birth pains. 9But be on your guard! People will hand you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues. You will stand in the presence of rulers and kings for my sake as a witness to them. 10And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations. 11Whenever they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand what you should say. Say whatever is given to you in that hour, because you will not be the ones speaking; instead it will be the Holy Spirit.”

Cast: St. John's Lutheran Church

» Sermon October 28, 2018

SERMON TEXT: Mark 10:46-52
I. That depends on what you’ve heard about Jesus.
II. It also depends on how you see yourself.
46They came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, a blind man, Bartimaeus the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road begging. 47When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48Many told him to be quiet, but he kept shouting all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
49Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
They called the blind man, saying, “Cheer up! Get up. He is calling you!”
50He tossed aside his outer garment, jumped up, and went to Jesus.
51“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.
The blind man replied, “Rabboni, I want to see again.”
52Jesus told him, “Go. Your faith has made you well.” Immediately he received his sight and began following Jesus on the road.

Cast: St. John's Lutheran Church

» Sermon October 21, 2018

SERMON TEXT: Acts 13:38-48
I. proclaiming the forgiveness of sins through Jesus;
II. seeing ourselves as lights to the world.
38“So, gentlemen, brothers, let it be known to you that through this Jesus forgiveness of sins is being proclaimed to you, also forgiveness from everything from which you could not be justified through the law of Moses. 39In this Jesus, everyone who believes is justified. 40So watch out that what is said in the prophets does not happen to you:
41Look, you scoffers, be amazed and perish! For I am going to do something in your days, something you would never believe, even if someone were to explain it to you.”
42As Paul and Barnabas were leaving, the people kept begging them to speak again on this same subject on the next Sabbath. 43When the meeting of the synagogue had been dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked with them and urged them to continue in the grace of God.
44On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of God. 45But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with envy and began to contradict what Paul was saying by slandering him.
46Then Paul and Barnabas responded fearlessly, “It was necessary that God’s word be spoken to you first. But since you reject it and consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, look: We are now turning to the Gentiles! 47For this is what the Lord has instructed us:
I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the end of the earth.”
48When the Gentiles heard this, they were rejoicing and praising the word of the Lord. All who had been appointed for eternal life believed.

Cast: St. John's Lutheran Church

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