Sermon - Lent 2 - Luke 13:31-35 - Believe

It’s common when people have difficulties and pain in life that they come to the Church.  The seek comfort and they rightly turn to God. The Kingdom of Heaven is defined by Jesus as a kingdom of hearts that trust (have faith in) God’s promises. Who is in this kingdom? Who can be in this kingdom? Are you ready for Jesus’ reply?

παιδίον (paidion) – Common child

μικρoν  (mikron) – “small one”

τέκνον (teknon) – Child

θηλάζω (thalazo) – Nursing one

νήπιος (napion) – Infant

βρέφος (brephos) – Nursing Infant/unborn baby

 

 

Which word(s) occur in the verses below?

Luke 18:15-17                    

Matthew 18:1-6       

Matthew 21:15-16  

Matthew 11:25-27 

2 Timothy 3:14-15–

Luke 1:15; 41           

Sermon - Lent Midweek 2 - Psalm 111:4 - Remember Wondrous Works

It was a miracle the night Jesus walked on water. It proved that he is God, with all the powers of God. But then Jesus performed another perhaps even more wondrous work. He made it possible for Peter to walk on water as well.  So, consider Philippians 2:13: “For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”  God was at work in Peter!  God is at work in you!  What has God done in you lately?  

Sermon - Transfiguration - Luke 9:28-36 - Jesus Looks...Different

The transfiguration of Jesus pair with Good Friday…but not in the way you’d think. On Good Friday there will be no light emanating from within Jesus for us to see.  No company of heaven surrounding Him.  No voice from the Father testifying of Him.  The departure that He must fulfill in Jerusalem must be fulfilled in darkness, all alone, forsaken by the Father.  He must “fulfill His departure in Jerusalem” so that we may depart in peace.

Sermon - Epiphany 1 - Isaiah 43:1-7 - Do You Have Fear Knots? Fear Not!

Fears siege us. Worries attack us. We often find ourselves tied up in fear knots. But the Lord comes to us. He says, “Fear not, for I have created you. Fear not, for I have redeemed you by the blood of my Son. Fear not, for I have summoned you by name in your Baptism. You are mine.” Be confident in the Lord. Let his Word undo your fear knots. Remember his promise: “Fear not, for I am with you.”