“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” (Sermon on the Lord’s Prayer, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” (The Lord’s Prayer) We continue with our Lenten series on the Lord’s Prayer, “Lord, Teach Us to Pray.” Tonight we come to the Fourth Petition, “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread.” So … Continue reading

“Thy Will Be Done” (Sermon on the Lord’s Prayer, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Thy Will Be Done” (The Lord’s Prayer) We continue in our series on the Lord’s Prayer, “Lord, Teach Us to Pray.” And tonight we come to the Third Petition of the Lord’s Prayer, namely, “Thy Will Be Done.” “Thy will … Continue reading

A LampLight Conversation on the lessons for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

Click here to listen to this week’s show. This week on LampLight Conversations, Pastor David Kahle, who serves at Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial NE, joined our conversation on the lessons for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, which are: Isaiah 42:14–21 Psalm 142:1–7 Ephesians 5:8–14 John 9:1–41 … Continue reading

“The Samaritan Woman at the Well” (Sermon on John 4:5-30, 39-42, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Samaritan Woman at the Well” (John 4:5-30, 39-42) Have you ever felt like you’re a bit of an outsider? Like you didn’t belong? That maybe you’re being looked down upon by others–whether fairly or unfairly. Maybe you’ve done something … Continue reading

A LampLight Conversation on the lessons for the Third Sunday in Lent

Click here to listen to this week’s show. This week on LampLight Conversations, Pastor Adam Reichart, who serves at both Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hoxie KS, and Grace Lutheran Church, Hill City KS, joined our conversation on the lessons for the Third Sunday … Continue reading

“Thy Kingdom Come” (Sermon on the Lord’s Prayer, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Thy Kingdom Come” (The Lord’s Prayer) We continue our Lenten series on the Lord’s Prayer, a series that we’re calling “Lord, Teach Us to Pray.” We come now to the Second Petition, “Thy Kingdom Come.” I have three main points … Continue reading

“Hallowed Be Thy Name” (Sermon on the Lord’s Prayer, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Hallowed Be Thy Name” (The Lord’s Prayer) For our midweek Lenten services this year we’re doing a sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer. I’m calling it “Lord, Teach Us to Pray,” because that was the request of the disciples to … Continue reading

A LampLight Conversation on the lessons for the Second Sunday in Lent

Click here to listen to this week’s show. This week on LampLight Conversations, Pastor Evan Goeglein, who serves at Faith Lutheran Church in Rogue River OR, and co-hosts Table Talk Radio, joined our conversation on the lessons for the Second Sunday in Lent, which are: … Continue reading

“If You Are the Son of God” (Sermon on Matthew 4:1-11, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“If You Are the Son of God” (Matthew 4:1-11) Apparently there is a movie out in the theaters now called “Son of God.” I haven’t seen the movie, and I don’t plan to, but it’s supposed to tell the story … Continue reading

“Our Father Who Art in Heaven” (Sermon on Matthew 6:1-21; The Lord’s Prayer; by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Our Father Who Art in Heaven” (Matthew 6:1-21; The Lord’s Prayer) You know, during Lent there is a strong tradition to do a series on some part of the Catechism. And that’s what we’re going to do for this Lenten … Continue reading

Luther’s Small Catechism and Lent

Dr. Martin Luther’s Small Catechism has been associated with the season of Lent since the time Luther first published in chart in time for Lent in 1529. In his sermon of March 25, 1529, he says: “This exhortation ought not … Continue reading

Words as Old as Sin

They are words as old as sin – words that are now as natural as life itself. Yet, they are words that are fought against, denied, and ignored. They are words that hang over every man, woman, child, infant, and … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — The Way of Wisdom

Sermon Text: 6:1-6, 16-21 Ash Wednesday March 6, 2014 AD In the Name + of Jesus. AMEN! Beloved in the Lord, The Way of Wisdom The way of Jesus is the way of wisdom. It is the way of the … Continue reading

A LampLight Conversation on the lessons for the First Sunday in Lent

Click here to listen to this week’s show. This week on LampLight Conversations, Pastor Randy Asburry, who serves at Hope Lutheran Church in St. Louis MO, and also co–hosts Steadfast Throwdown  (which will debut on KNGN.org the first week of Lent), joined our conversation on the … Continue reading

Redeeming Holy Days from Pagan Lies — Ash Wednesday and Lent

Image via Wikipedia Falat Julian Ash Wednesday, watercolor, 78 x 113 cm (detail) So, what are the supposed pagan origins of Ash Wednesday and Lent? There are two aspects of Ash Wednesday and Lent that need to be emphasized. First … Continue reading

Great Stuff – Pre-Lent: Extra Nos

Great focus for the start of Lent found on Pr Todd Wilken’s blog, The Bare Bulb. “God does not want to redeem us through our own, but through external, righteousness and wisdom; not through one that comes from us and … Continue reading

Redeeming Holy Days from Pagan Lies — Ash Wednesday and Lent

Image via Wikipedia Falat Julian Ash Wednesday, watercolor, 78 x 113 cm (detail) So, what are the supposed pagan origins of Ash Wednesday and Lent? There are two aspects of Ash Wednesday and Lent that need to be emphasized. First … Continue reading

“O Dearest Jesus, What Law Hast Thou Broken?” (Sermon on Luke 23:1-56, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“O Dearest Jesus, What Law Hast Thou Broken?” (Luke 23:1-56) “O Dearest Jesus, What Law Hast Thou Broken?” Short answer: None. But then why all this pain and sorrow and death on this day when Jesus is sentenced and crucified … Continue reading

“The New Covenant in My Blood” (Sermon on Luke 22:7-20, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The New Covenant in My Blood” (Luke 22:7-20) “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.” So said Jesus on this night, this night on which he was betrayed, this Holy Thursday when … Continue reading

“From Palms to Passion” (Sermon on Luke 19:28-40 and 22:1 – 23:56, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“From Palms to Passion” (Luke 19:28-40; 22:1 – 23:56) Today is a day that goes by two names. The one that we’re probably more familiar with is “Palm Sunday.” For it was on this day that Jesus made his triumphal … Continue reading

“The Joy of Zacchaeus” (Sermon on Luke 19:1-10, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Joy of Zacchaeus” (Luke 19:1-10) The story of Zacchaeus is a very famous and familiar story in the Bible. Most of us probably remember it from our Sunday School lessons and from that children’s song we all learned. You … Continue reading

“What Will the Owner of the Vineyard Do?” (Sermon on Luke 20:9-20, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“What Will the Owner of the Vineyard Do?” (Luke 20:9-20) In the Holy Gospel for today, from Luke 20, Jesus tells a parable. It’s the Parable of the Tenants, also called the Parable of the Vineyard. It goes like this: … Continue reading

“The Joy of Jesus” (Sermon on Luke 10:21-24, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Joy of Jesus” (Luke 10:21-24) Our theme for this midweek Lenten series is “A Little Lenten Lukan Joy.” We’ve been looking at the passages in the Gospel of Luke where the words “joy” or “rejoice” occur. And in most … Continue reading

“The Lost Boys” (Sermon on Luke 15:1-3, 11-32, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Lost Boys” (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32) Gather round, and today I’ll tell you the story of “The Lost Boys.” No, not the Lost Boys from Peter Pan. This is a different story. It’s a story that Jesus tells, actually. It’s … Continue reading

Sermon on Genesis 2-3

Have you ever had the dream where you were up in front of a crowd giving a speech, only to realize at some point that you were totally naked?  It’s difficult to think of something more embarrassing than this.  Many … Continue reading