“An Eternal Gospel to Reclaim and Proclaim” (Sermon on Revelation 14:6-7 and Romans 3:19-28, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“An Eternal Gospel to Reclaim and Proclaim” (Revelation 14:6-7; Romans 3:19-28) It was 499 years ago tomorrow, on October 31, 1517, that Martin Luther nailed Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, thus beginning the movement … Continue reading

“The Law and the Prophets Bear Witness” (Sermon on Romans 3:19-28, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Law and the Prophets Bear Witness” (Romans 3:19-28) Today being the last Sunday in October, this is the day we observe Reformation Day, celebrating what happened 498 years ago, when, on October 31, 1517, Dr. Martin Luther went to … Continue reading

Replacement Theology

“Consider Abraham: ‘He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.’ Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance … Continue reading

“Something in the Water” (Sermon for the Baptism of Our Lord, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Something in the Water” (Mark 1:4-11; Romans 6:1-11; Genesis 1:1-5) I don’t listen to pop music or country music on the radio, but recently I read that there is a song that’s popular on the airwaves right now that makes … Continue reading

“Justification: The Heart of the Reformation” (Sermon on Romans 3:19-28, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Justification: The Heart of the Reformation” (Romans 3:19-28) Today is the last Sunday in October, and so we are observing Reformation Day. It will be 497 years ago this Friday, on October 31, 1517, that Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses … Continue reading

“Love Is the Fulfilling of the Law” (Sermon on Romans 13:1-10, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Love Is the Fulfilling of the Law” (Romans 13:1-10) Do you want to know what you should be doing this week? I can tell you with sure confidence what God’s will is for you this week. It’s pretty simple, actually. … Continue reading

“Hope of the Gentiles” (Sermon on Romans 15:4-13, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Hope of the Gentiles” (Romans 15:4-13) In the reading from Romans that we just heard, there are two words that jump out at me. One of those words is found in the first verse of our text, which reads: “Whatever … Continue reading

“Light in the Darkness” (Sermon on Romans 13:8-14, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Light in the Darkness” (Romans 13:8-14) Advent is a season of light. In fact, you could say that Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany–the whole three-month sequence centered around Christmas–each of these seasons could be called a season of light. Think of … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Day- Jesus is Not Ashamed of You (Romans 1:16)

  Thank God for the Gospel! As we celebrate this day of Thanksgiving, it is meet, right, and salutary to give thanks to God for the Gospel. You’re probably thinking, Of course! I know that, preacher! Let’s get on with … Continue reading

“Justification: It’s What Holds the Reformation Together” (Sermon on Romans 3:19-28, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Justification: It’s What Holds the Reformation Together” (Romans 3:19-28) Today is Reformation Day. It was on this day 493 years ago, on October 31, 1517, that Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, … Continue reading