“The Ripple Effect of Christmas” (Sermon on Luke 2:15-20, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Ripple Effect of Christmas” (Luke 2:15-20) Our text this morning is the second part of the Christmas Gospel we heard last night, that is, Luke 2, reading now verses 15 through 20: “When the angels went away from them … Continue reading

“The Gift, the Announcement, and the Exclamation Mark” (Sermon on Luke 2:1-14, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Gift, the Announcement, and the Exclamation Mark” (Luke 2:1-14) Suppose I got a Christmas present for you, but I didn’t tell you about it. I didn’t tell you that I had something for you, and I didn’t tell you … Continue reading

“A Blessed Visitation” (Sermon on Luke 1:39-45, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“A Blessed Visitation” (Luke 1:39-45) It was a meeting of the moms. Two expectant mothers, one old, one young. One was six months along; the other, newly pregnant. And the fact that they were expecting was totally unexpected! Both of … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — The Incarnate Ark Meets His Prophet While Mothers Rejoice!

In the Name of Jesus!  AMEN!  Our text is Luke 1:39-45.   Beloved in the Lord, Behold the greatness of our God’s humility!  Though the heavens and the earth cannot contain the glory of our God, He chooses to hide … Continue reading

“Zechariah’s Song: The Benedictus” (Sermon on Luke 1:57-80)

“Zechariah’s Song: The Benedictus” (Luke 1:57-80) We continue our Advent journey, heading toward Christmas. So far in Advent, we have seen John the Baptist preparing the way for the Lord, both in his preaching of repentance and then in his … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Matt Gunia — Sermon in Response to the School Shooting

Rev. Matthew Gunia Sermon in Response to the School Shooting in Newton, Connecticut Advent 3, Series C Preached at St. John, Niles, IL 16 December 2012 Grace, mercy, and peace be yours from God, our Father, and Jesus Christ, out … Continue reading

“Advent through a Rose-colored Candle” (Sermon on Luke 7:18-28, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Advent through a Rose-colored Candle” (Luke 7:18-28) Today is the Sunday of the rose-colored candle. On the other Sundays in Advent, we light violet, or purple, candles on the Advent wreath. Today, though, we light the one that is the … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — The Prison of Hell’s Illusion and Hope’s Enlightening Word

Grace, mercy and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Our text for this morning’s sermon is taken from St. Luke’s gospel account (Luke 7:18-35) the seventh chapter.   Beloved in … Continue reading

“Mary’s Song Prepares Us for Mary’s Son” (Sermon on Luke 1:46-55, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Mary’s Song Prepares Us for Mary’s Son” (Luke 1:46-55) One of the things we’re doing this month in our Advent and Christmas services is looking at a number of texts from Luke’s “Infancy Narrative,” that is, the first two chapters … Continue reading

“Bear Fruits in Keeping with Repentance” (Sermon on Luke 3:1-20, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Bear Fruits in Keeping with Repentance” (Luke 3:1-20) Advent is a penitential season, and every year on this Second Sunday in Advent, John the Baptist shows up, leading the call to repentance. John came to prepare the way of the … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Preparing the Way

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 third chapter (Luke 3:1-14).   Beloved … Continue reading

“The Chronicle of Luke: ‘That You May Have Certainty'” (Sermon on Luke 1:1-4, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Chronicle of Luke: ‘That You May Have Certainty’” (Luke 1:1-4) This past Sunday was the First Sunday in Advent, and thus it was the beginning of a whole new church year. In our congregation, and in thousands of churches … Continue reading

“The King Who Comes in the Name of the Lord” (Sermon on Luke 19:28-40, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The King Who Comes in the Name of the Lord” (Luke 19:28-40) Today is the first day in a brand-new church year. That’s because today is the First Sunday in Advent. The church year begins with the season of Advent, … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Getting Past the North Pole and Making it to Jerusalem

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 19th (Luke 19:28-40) chapter.   Beloved in … Continue reading

“The End of the World’s Coming” (Sermon for the Last Sunday of the Church Year, on Mark 13:24-37, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The End of the World’s Coming” (Mark 13:24-37) “In those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Quickening Words for Sleepy People

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. Mark’s gospel account the 13th chapter (Mark 13:24-37).   Beloved … Continue reading

“Thanksgivings and Prayers for Our Nation” (Sermon for Thanksgiving Day on 1 Timothy 2:1-7, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Thanksgivings and Prayers for Our Nation” (1 Timothy 2:1-7) Today we are observing the Day of National Thanksgiving. The purpose of this holiday is for all Americans to gather in their churches and give thanks to God for his many … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Andrew Eckert — Thanksgiving Eve

Found on my sermon site, LCMSsermons.com:   Text: Luke 17:11-19 Hear the frustration in Christ our Lord’s voice: “Were there not ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?” The Great Teacher must experience what all teachers find: Even when they … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr Tony Sikora — And it All Comes Tumbling Down!

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. Mark’s gospel account the 13th (Mark 13:1-13) chapter. Beloved in … Continue reading

“Jesus Is Our Great High Priest–Now What?” (Sermon on Hebrews 10:11-25, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Jesus Is Our Great High Priest–Now What?” (Hebrews 10:11-25) Today is the seventh straight Sunday when the assigned Epistle for the day comes from the Letter of Hebrews. We lost a couple of those readings due to observing Reformation and … Continue reading

“How You ‘Mite Give'” (Sermon on Mark 12:38-44, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“How You ‘Mite Give’” (Mark 12:38-44) Today I want to talk to you about how you give. Notice, I said “how you give,” rather than “how much you give.” There’s a difference. How you give is much more important than … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — When a Widow shames a Nation

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. Mark’s gospel account (Mark 12:38-44) the 12th chapter. Beloved in … Continue reading

“The Saints: Signed, Sealed, Delivered” (Sermon for All Saints’ Day, on Revelation 7:2-17, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Saints: Signed, Sealed, Delivered” (Revelation 7:2-17) I’m sure you’ve all heard the old spiritual, “When the Saints Go Marching in.” The chorus goes like this: Oh, when the saints go marching in, Oh, when the saints go marching in, … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — A Body at Rest Rests in the Lord

Text: Revelation 7:9-17 In the Name X of Jesus.  AMEN! Beloved in the Lord, St. John is given to see with his eyes and hear with his ears what we only know by faith.  John sees a mighty army at … Continue reading

A Reformation Sermon

nota bene: This sermon was preached on October 28 for the High Plains circuit Reformation festival, at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. … Continue reading