“The Miracle of Faith” (Sermon on Genesis 15:1-6 and Hebrews 11:1-16, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Miracle of Faith” (Genesis 15:1-6; Hebrews 11:1-16) Sometimes I think about the impossibility of faith. I mean, if you stop and think about all the things that are working against faith, it’s amazing that any of us have it. … Continue reading

“Where Is Your Head At?” (Sermon on Colossians 3:1-11, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Where Is Your Head At?” (Colossians 3:1-11) “Where Is Your Head At?” That, basically, is the question that comes out of today’s Epistle reading from Colossians 3. There St. Paul puts it like this: “Seek the things that are above,” … Continue reading

“The One Gospel Produces One Church” (Sermon on Galatians 6:1-10, 14-18, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The One Gospel Produces One Church” (Galatians 6:1-10, 14-18) Today we wrap up our six-part series on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. And our theme today, as we look at chapter 6, is this: “The One Gospel Produces One … Continue reading

“Free to Be Fruitful” (Sermon on Galatians 5:1, 13-25, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Free to Be Fruitful” (Galatians 5:1, 13-25) Freedom is a wonderful thing. This week on Thursday, the Fourth of July, our nation will celebrate the 237th anniversary of declaring our freedom from Great Britain. But as we saw in our … Continue reading

“Sons and Heirs” (Sermon on Galatians 3:23 – 4:7, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Sons and Heirs” (Galatians 3:23 – 4:7) In our six-part sermon series on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians, we have already talked about our changed situation as Christians. For example, last week we heard how we are “Justified by … Continue reading

“Justified by Faith, Crucified with Christ, Redeemed from the Curse” (Sermon on Galatians 2-3, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Justified by Faith, Crucified with Christ, Redeemed from the Curse” (Galatians 2:15-21; 3:10-14) Today we continue with the third in our six-part sermon series on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. We began by looking at Paul’s opening assertion that … Continue reading

“The Gospel Paul Preached” (Sermon on Galatians 1:11-24, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Gospel Paul Preached” (Galatians 1:11-24) Today is the second of six straight weeks in which the Epistle reading comes from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. And we’re doing a six-part sermon series on Galatians to go along with … Continue reading

“Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled” (Funeral sermon on John 14:1-6, 27, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled” (John 14:1-6, 27) Let not your hearts be troubled. That is my message to you today–to you, the friends and family members; to you, the fellow members of Redeemer; and especially to you, Robert–to … Continue reading

“We Are Baptized for This Moment” (Sermon on Acts 2:14a, 22-47, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“We Are Baptized for This Moment” (Acts 2:14a, 22-47) Today is Holy Trinity Sunday, the day in the church year when we most give attention to the great biblical doctrine of the Holy Trinity, the truth that the one true … Continue reading

“Parthians and Medes at Pentecost” (Sermon on Acts 2:1-21, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Parthians and Medes at Pentecost” (Acts 2:1-21) One of the ironic things about the readings for the Day of Pentecost is when the lector–that is, the person reading the lessons–when the lector comes to Acts 2, verse 9, and has … Continue reading

“Jesus Prays for Us” (Sermon on John 17:20-26, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Jesus Prays for Us” (John 17:20-26) Did you know you are mentioned in the Gospel reading for today? You are. Jesus is talking about you–in fact, he is praying for you–in the passage known as his “High Priestly Prayer” in … Continue reading

“In Jesus, Peace; In the World, Tribulation” (Sermon on John 16:23-33, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“In Jesus, Peace; In the World, Tribulation” (John 16:23-33) Hear again the words of Jesus at the end of John 16, verse 33: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world … Continue reading

“A Little While” (Sermon on John 16:12-22, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“A Little While” (John 16:12-22) “We do not know what he is talking about.” Maybe you say that sometimes towards the end of my sermons. “We don’t know what he’s talking about!” Well, if so, then I’m in good company, … Continue reading

“Words of Life” (Sermon on John 20:19-31; Acts 5:12-32; Revelation 1:4-18; by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Words of Life” (John 20:19-31; Acts 5:12-32; Revelation 1:4-18) To those sitting in prison, facing a death sentence, filled with fear at what awaits them, nothing is more welcome than someone coming with a message of pardon and release. Those … Continue reading

“Lessons from the Paschal Candle” (Sermon on John 1:4-5, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Lessons from the Paschal Candle” (John 1:4-5) “In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John chapter 1, verses 4 and 5. On … 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