Pastor Tony Sikora

About Pastor Tony Sikora

Pastor SIkora serves Hope Lutheran Church in DeWitt Michigan.

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Pointing on King to the King of Kings

King Herod has his trophy.  “Herod Himself sent for and seized John and bound him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother, to whom he is now married.”  John sits behind iron bars because it pleased Herodias.  And Herod, ever wanting to keep the marriage bed secure has triumphantly brought home his bride’s nemesis.  Such is the way of the kings of this world.  For they are more concerned with the passions of their flesh and the security of their indulgences than the observance of truth and the laws of nature, ignoring therefore nature’s God.

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Broken, Common, and Small

There’s nothing special about Ezekiel’s branch.  It’s just a twig.  And there’s certainly nothing extraordinary about a farmer sowing his seed.  Farmers have done that for thousands of years.  Nor is there anything especially attractive about a mustard seed.  Mustard seeds are small, very small.  Yet each of these are used by the Lord in our text to teach something quite extraordinary –  for each of these reveal the Kingdom of God.  You see the Kingdom of God isn’t about the mighty, the extraordinary or the attractive.

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — The Hour of Darkness

The hour of darkness is at hand.  The sun has surrendered its glory and bows before its creator.  For three hours deep shadows rule over creation.  Men loved the darkness for their deeds are evil.  To the delight of many Jesus is crucified, hanging between two criminals, hanging between heaven and earth, hanging as one of them, as one of us.

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — The Time of Preparation

It is the eve of our Lord’s betrayal and the night of His arrest. Soon they will strike the Shepherd and scatter the flock. The disciples are on edge. Their fellowship cannot bear the events that are about to unfold. Though each of them vehemently confess otherwise, they do not have the strength, determination, nor the moral integrity to follow their Lord into death, not yet, not tonight.

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — To Hell with the Devil

Immediately, having been baptized by John, Jesus is driven by a Dove to the Wilderness. Still dripping with His Father’s voice the Beloved One finds Himself among the beasts of the earth.  This is no Eden.  Everything is against Him; the ground, the animals, the devil.   Only the Angels minister to Him, and this at the conclusion of His temptations.

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — The Word of Glory in our Midst

Where the Word of God is there is Jesus.  He is the Word made flesh, the Word dwelling among us, even today, even now.  The Word is a powerful Word.  He is the Word with authority, authority to bring things into existence and authority to cast things out.  He is the Word with authority to rebuke illness and authority to cleanse the unclean.  He is the Word that works wonders and gives rest.  He is the Word of God for the world, for us, for you.

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Teaching and Preaching with Authority

Mark’s gospel account is packed tight with Jesus.  Every verse is full to the brim and spilling over into the heart and it’s all about Jesus.  Even when it’s about John the Baptist it’s all about Jesus.  Mark starts his gospel account in the wilderness with John, but John is there to introduce and baptize Jesus.  Then Jesus is driven out by the Spirit.  “Out there” Jesus is tempted by the Devil.

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — You Need a Nap

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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