“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

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — It’s Not About Morality! It’s About Doctrine!

In the Name X of Jesus.  AMEN! Beloved in the Lord, The reformation of the church of Christ was not primarily a reformation of life, morals, good works.  Such a reformation had been attempted before, all failing, because morality has … Continue reading

“A Lonely Monk, Now Long Ago” (Sermon and hymn for Reformation Day, on Psalm 119:46, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“A Lonely Monk, Now Long Ago” (Psalm 119:46) A Lonely Monk, Now Long Ago A lonely monk, now long ago, Nailed truth upon a door; The echoes of that hammer blow Rang out to many more. And when he spoke … Continue reading

“Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise” (Sermon on Hebrews 4, Mark 10, and Ecclesiastes 5, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise” (Hebrews 4:1-16; Mark 10:23-31; Ecclesiastes 5:10-20) You’ve all heard the old saying: Early to bed And early to rise Makes a man healthy, Wealthy, and wise. And there’s some truth to that–although, right now, it’s a … Continue reading

Sermon — Rev. Tony Sikora — Working More but Getting Less. Hearing Jesus and Getting Enough.

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 10th (Mark 10:23-31) chapter.   Beloved … Continue reading

Trinity 19 (Matthew 9:1-8): We Need to Hear the Forgiveness of Sins

The Healing of the Paralytic Trinity 19 – Matthew 9:1-8 Faith Lutheran Church – Wylie, TX 14 October 2012 – Pr. Mark Preus We need to hear the forgiveness of sins. We can’t get it on our own. It’s not … Continue reading

“Today, If You Hear His Voice” (Sermon on Hebrews 3:12-19, Mark 10:17-22, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Today, If You Hear His Voice” (Hebrews 3:12-19; Mark 10:17-22) What day is it? It is . . . today. And since it is today, that means that this is the most important day for you to hear God’s voice. … Continue reading

Sermon — Rev. Tony Sikora — Inheriting the Impossible

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 10th (Mark 10: 17-22) chapter.   … Continue reading

A cruciform sermon is a mix of beautiful poetic rhythm and over-the-top gonzo insanity

For many people in our congregations how their pastor prepares his sermon is a mystery. How does he, week after week, prepare the sermon he will preach Sunday morning? Where does the sermon come from? How are they prepared? The … Continue reading

“Let the Children Come to Jesus” (Sermon on Mark 10:2-16, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Let the Children Come to Jesus” (Mark 10:2-16) A portion of the Holy Gospel for today, from Mark 10, reading as follows: “And they were bringing children to [Jesus] that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But … Continue reading

Sermon — Creatures Who Want to be gods and the Bridegroom Who Loves His 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 10th chapter (Mark 10:2-16). Beloved in … Continue reading

“The Burden of Our Ministry and the Basis for Our Joy” (Sermon on 2 Corinthians 4:5-12, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

This is the sermon I preached Sunday night at the opening service of our East Missouri Pastors’ Conference. CH “The Burden of Our Ministry and the Basis for Our Joy” (2 Corinthians 4:5-12) The theme for our conference this year … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — It’s Great to Be a Child in the Lord’s Kingdom

Grace, mercy and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. AMEN! Our sermon text for the Festival of St. Michael and all Angels is taken from St. Matthew’s gospel account the … Continue reading

Sermon for Pastors– Rev Jacob Ehrhard — Matthew 3:15

Daily Lectionary – September 25 Matthew 3:15 South Region Pastors’ Conference – Starved Rock State Park “But Jesus answered him, ‘Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness’” (Mt 3:15). In the … Continue reading

My First Sermon as a Vicar: Our Condescending God and Lord

 Text: Mark 9:30-37 Our Condescending God and Lord Dear friends in Christ, When someone is condescending, we usually understand that to mean that he says things in a patronizing kind of way, making those to whom he speaks feel small … Continue reading

“The Wisdom of Humble Servanthood” (Sermon on James 3:13 – 4:10 and Mark 9:30-37, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Wisdom of Humble Servanthood” (James 3:13 – 4:10; Mark 9:30-37) Who among us here today would like to be regarded as wise and understanding? OK. Who among us would like to be regarded as great, as a great person? … Continue reading

“Pray for Those in Authority: This Is Good and Pleasing” (Sermon on 1 Timothy 2:1-7, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

This was my “sermonette” this morning for KFUO’s “His Time.” You can listen to it at this audio link. (After host Randy Asburry reads the text, my six-minute sermon begins at the 2:03 mark. CH “Pray for Those in Authority: … Continue reading