God’s Response to Our Rebellion

       The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost October 21, 2018 Isaiah 53:10-12 God’s Response to Our Rebellion   Yet it was the LORD‘s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper […]

Who Then Can Be Saved?

The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost October 14, 2018 Mark 10:17-27 Who Then Can Be Saved?   (Note:  There were two versions of this sermon.  One was delivered at the WELS congregation in Petaluma.  This version was delivered at the ELS congregation in Windsor)   As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his […]

The Best "Big Brother" of All!

       The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost October 7, 2018 Hebrews 2:9-11 The Best “Big Brother” of All!   But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.  In bringing many sons […]

The Good Lord Grants Good Helpers

       The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 30, 2018 Numbers 11:16, 17, 24-29 The Good Lord Grants Good Helpers   The LORD said to Moses:  “Bring me seventy of Israel’s elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people.  Have them come to the Tent of Meeting, that they may stand there with you.”  […]

Make It Your Goal to Be the Greatest– Servant!

       The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 23, 2018 Mark 9:30-37 Make It Your Goal to Be The Greatest— Servant!   They left that place and passed through Galilee.  Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were, because he was teaching his disciples.  He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed […]