Sermon — Pr. Brent Kuhlman — Jesus Goes to the Heart of the Problem (Mark 7:14-23) Pentecost 14B

Found on Pastor Kuhlman’s blog:   Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 7:14-23 2 September 2012 Trinity Lutheran Church Murdock, NE + Jesu Juva + [podcast]http://kuhlman.static.higherthings.org/%22B%22%20Sermons%202011-2012/Pentecost%2014B.mp3[/podcast] Fried foods. White bread. White sugar. Creamy salad dressing. T-bone steaks. Prime rib. Double cheeseburgers. … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Cleansed to Walk by Faith

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 (evening’s) sermon is taken from St. Mark’s gospel account the 7th (Mark 7:14-23) chapter. Beloved … Continue reading

“Tradition! Tradition!” (Sermon on Mark 7:1-13, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Tradition! Tradition!” (Mark 7:1-13) In the musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” the lead character, Tevye, sings out, “Tradition! Tradition!” And then he explains: “Because of our traditions, we’ve kept our balance for many, many years. Here in Anatevka we have … Continue reading

So, You Want to Grade a Sermon?

We thought to repost this list on BJS in hopes of generating some further discussion of what makes a good (or bad) sermon. The list was originally written by Charles Wiese and recently reposted on my blog, the First Premise. … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr Tony Sikora — Getting after Jesus Gets us our Korban

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 (evening’s) sermon is taken from St. Mark’s gospel account (Mark 7:1-13) the seventh chapter. Beloved … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Paul Rydecki — Faith is the difference between those who are justified and those who are not

Sermon for Trinity 11 Emmanuel Lutheran Church Las Cruces, New Mexico Genesis 4:1-15  +  Ephesians 2:1-10  +  Luke 18:9-14 As we have learned from God’s Word on many occasions, the whole world is divided in two, and has been ever … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Mark Preus — Trinity 11: The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Trinity 11 – Luke 18:9-14 Faith Lutheran Church – Wylie, TX August 19, 2012 – Pr. Mark Preus Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: “Two men went up … Continue reading

Sermon — Pastor David Kind — Attentive to Christ

The Tenth Sunday after Trinity August 12, 2012 Rev. David A. Kind University Lutheran Chapel at the Chapel of the Cross, Luther Seminary St. Paul, Minnesota Jeremiah 8:4-12, Luke 19:41-48 + Jesu juva + Grace, mercy and peace be unto … Continue reading

“Singing and Making Melody to the Lord” (Sermon on Ephesians 5:18b-20, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Singing and Making Melody to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:18b-20) For our sermon text today I’m using a portion of one of next week’s readings, actually. But since I won’t be here next week, and the reading has what I want … Continue reading

“The Work That Is Not a Work” (Sermon on John 6:22-35, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Work That Is Not a Work” (John 6:22-35) Question: When is a work not a work? Answer: When it is faith. Faith is “The Work That Is Not a Work.” This seeming riddle is not so puzzling when you … Continue reading

“Grieve Not as Those Who Have No Hope” (Funeral sermon on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Grieve Not as Those Who Have No Hope” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) Louise lived a good, long life. Eighty-seven years is an above-average lifespan. And yet death always comes as a bit of a shock. True, Louise was not in good … Continue reading

Sermon — Rev Tony Sikora — Distracted Stomachs Find the Bread of Life

  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 (evening’s) sermon is taken from St. John’s gospel account the 6th chapter (John 6:22-35). … Continue reading

“Rooted and Grounded in Love” (Sermon on Ephesians 3:14-21, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Rooted and Grounded in Love” (Ephesians 3:14-21) On this day when we have the confirmation of our two adult catechumens, I want to take this opportunity to remind all of us of how we have been “Rooted and Grounded in … Continue reading

Sermon — Rev Tony Sikora — No Crossing Except by Water and the Wood.

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 (evening’s) sermon is taken from St. Mark’s gospel account the 6th chapter (Mark 6:45-56). Beloved … Continue reading

Sermon — Rev Tony Sikora — Pressing Round about for Heavenly Bread

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 (evening’s) sermon is taken from St. Mark’s gospel account the 6th (Mark 6:30-44) chapter. Beloved … Continue reading

Sermon — Rev Tony Sikora — Ignore the Dancing Girls and Follow the Dead Finger!

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 (evening’s) sermon is taken from St. Mark’s gospel account (Mark 6:14-29) the sixth chapter. Beloved … Continue reading

“When a Prophet Speaks Truth to Power” (Sermon on Mark 6:14-29, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“When a Prophet Speaks Truth to Power” (Mark 6:14-29) “Speak truth to power!” It is a phrase that has become a cliché, an overused, hackneyed expression of the political left in this country. The saying “Speak truth to power!” has … Continue reading

“Talitha Cumi” (Funeral sermon on Mark 5:35-43, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Talitha Cumi” (Mark 5:35-43) So Jesus is ministering up in the region of Galilee, and here comes a synagogue ruler by the name of Jairus, coming to Jesus for help. “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come … Continue reading

“Astonishing Wisdom, Astonishing Works, Astonishing Unbelief” (Sermon on Mark 6:1-13, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Astonishing Wisdom, Astonishing Works, Astonishing Unbelief” (Mark 6:1-13) What was the last astonishing, amazing thing you’ve seen or heard about that caused you to marvel? Something jaw-dropping, eye-popping astonishing. Was it video of the tsunami in Japan last year? That … Continue reading

Sermon — Rev Tony Sikora — Blood, Death, and Jesus All in a Day’s Word

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 (evening’s) sermon is taken from St. Mark’s gospel account the 5th chapter (Mark 5:21-43).   … Continue reading

Sermon — Rev Tony Sikora — Look You have No Arms!

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 (evening’s) sermon is taken from St. Mark’s gospel account the 4th (Mark 4:35-41) chapter.   Beloved in … Continue reading

Sermon — Rev Tony Sikora — Two Parables, One God, For You

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 (evening’s) sermon is taken from St. Mark’s gospel account the fourth chapter. Mark 4:26–34 Beloved … Continue reading

Sermon — Pastor Jeff Caithamer — Omnipotent and Inexhaustible

This sermon is available in audio or video at St John Lutheran Church, Champaign IL (3rd Sunday after Pentecost).   Mark 4:26–34 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.   … Continue reading

Sermon — Rev Tony Sikora — Proper 5

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 third chapter (Mark 3:20-35). Beloved in the Lord, … Continue reading

Sermon — Rev Tony Sikora — When Piety is Not Enough

  In the Name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit.   AMEN! John 3:1-17   Beloved in the Lord, Pious Nicodemus comes to our Lord by night.  The world is dark and the hearts of men are darker.  Hearing … Continue reading