Pastor Tony Sikora

About Pastor Tony Sikora

Pastor SIkora serves Hope Lutheran Church in DeWitt Michigan.

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

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

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

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 — God’s Cosmic Assertion in the Cross

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 — Words on the Loose in the Vineyard of the Lord

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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