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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — You Need a Nap

January 22nd, 2015 3 comments

Maybe you’ve seen the latest video trending on youtube.  It’s a video of two young children; a “goldilocks” about 2 years old, and her older blue eyed brother.  They’re sitting at the dinner table and little sister is crying.  Oh, she’s crying like 2 year olds do when they need a nap.  She’s crying and she doesn’t know why. 

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Baptized for Sinners with Sinners

January 9th, 2015 No comments

In St. Mark’s gospel, the beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ son of God begins where our Christian life begins; in the water with Jesus. For Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee to be baptized by John in the Jordan. Jesus came to John. John had been crying

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Found Him!

January 2nd, 2015 No comments

Everything that happens in the gospels, everywhere Jesus goes, every word He speaks, every miracle He works, every deed done, every life touched, every prophecy fulfilled, every step taken, blood dropped, lash felt, brow pierced, nail driven, body buried, tomb sealed

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Fulfilled for You

December 29th, 2014 No comments

This morning, our infant Savior embarks upon another journey.  Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head for long.  Their stay in Bethlehem is short one.

Persian treasures have been laid at His feet.  Gold, frankincense, and myrrh,

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — The Quest for Light and Life

December 20th, 2014 No comments

Christmas Eve – 12/24/2014 Sermon Text: Luke 2:1-20 Audio Text: Come back later for audio of this sermon. In the Name X of Jesus. AMEN! Beloved in the Lord, Going about darkness walking about in Death On this night of nights we gather about in this place because long ago a virgin was with child. Betrothed to her Joseph, Mary of the house and lineage of

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Sermon — Pastor Tony Sikora — Mary’s Bundle of Joy

December 18th, 2014 1 comment

Grace, mercy, and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. AMEN! Our text for this morning’s sermon is taken from St. Luke’s gospel account the 1st chapter.

Beloved in the Lord,

Carried Along by the Word

Scripture teaches that “no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man,

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Daily Beginning Again

December 4th, 2014 No comments

Sermon Text — Mark 1:1-8 December 7, 2014 – Advent II Audio: http://steadfastlutherans.org/clips/2014-12-07_09-46.m4a   Grace, mercy and peace be unto you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  AMEN!  Our text for this morning’s sermon is taken from St. Mark’s gospel account the first chapter. Beloved in the Lord,   The Beginning of the Gospel From the very beginning of Mark’s gospel account we hear that the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begins with a voice, a word, a Prophetic Word proclaimed by God’s prophet Isaiah in the Old Testament and the Savior’s   More…

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Faith, Thanksgiving, and Worship, a Leper’s Journey

November 26th, 2014 1 comment

Sermon Text: Luke 17:11-19 November 27, 2014   Audio: Come back later for audio of this sermon.   In the Name X of Jesus.  AMEN!   Crossing over in Humility There’s not much good you can say about the life of a leper.   No one clamors to live in isolation from family and friends, God and neighbor.  No one covets the life of leisure because one is unable to work.  No one longs to sing the leper’s dirge – unclean, unclean everywhere they go.  The leper’s life is a life of perpetual loss, loss of love, loss of kinship, loss   More…

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — There Will be an End:  Thank God!

November 22nd, 2014 No comments

Sermon Text: Matthew 25:31-46 November 23, 2014 AD Audio: Come back Monday for the audio of this sermon. Grace, mercy, and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. AMEN. Our text for this morning’s sermon is taken from St. Matthew’s gospel account the 25th chapter. Beloved in the Lord, A. The Advent of Judgment There will be an end. With each step the Savior of the World marches towards the passion of His

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — The Giver of Good Things

November 13th, 2014 1 comment

Sermon Text: Matthew 25:14-30

As the great Day of the Lord approaches we who bear the burden of Adam’s sin are prone to suffer Adam’s curse.  Adam’s sin produces in us all sorts of ungodliness, the most vexing of which is fear, fear of God and fear of one another.  Such a frightening condition manifests itself in many and various ways but one particular aspect of fear is that it is always one of retreat.  In fear, humanity retreats to the bushes.  In fear humanity retreats from one’s neighbor.

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — No Oil No Fire: Why Johnny Can’t Love

November 6th, 2014 3 comments

Sermon Text: Matthew 25:1-13
November 9, 2014

Grace, mercy, and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. AMEN! Our text for this morning’s sermon is taken from St. Matthew’s gospel account the 25th chapter.

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Gazing Beyond the Grave

November 1st, 2014 No comments

Sermon Text: Revelation 7:2-17
November 2, 2014

In the Name X Jesus. AMEN!

Introduction – The Image of Death

Looking around this world we live in we see, hear, and feel death everywhere. We see it in our movies, we hear it in so much of our music,

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — God’s Cosmic Assertion in the Cross

October 31st, 2014 No comments

Sermon Text: John 8:31-38
October 26, 2014 AD

In the Name X of Jesus. AMEN! Our text for this morning’s sermon is taken from St. John’s gospel account the 8th chapter.

Beloved in the Lord,

With the swing of the hammer and the pounding of a nail, “out of love for the truth and with the object of eliciting it,” Martin Luther made an assertion – 95 assertions to be exact, better known as the 95 theses.

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Render unto God

October 20th, 2014 1 comment

Sermon Text — Matthew 22:15-21 October 19, 2014 AD   NOTE: Pastor Sikora’s sermons are now available in audio format; since he normally posts them the prior Thursday, these posts normally go up before the audio is available. We received this sermon late, so the audio is available. For those interested you might check back later to hear the sermons. For example, those who already read his Oct 2nd sermon may want to revisit it to hear the audio. http://steadfastlutherans.org/clips/Dr._Sikora,_10_19_14__Render_Unto_God_.m4a   Grace, mercy, and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!    More…

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Words on the Loose in the Vineyard of the Lord

October 2nd, 2014 No comments

Israel was a vine out of Egypt brought forth by her beloved and planted in the land promised to her fathers.  She was planted in good land, land flowing with milk and honey, land tilled by the Lord Himself.  The rocky soil was turned over, the gentiles with their gods of stone cast out.  There was nothing she lacked.

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