Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — To Hell with the Devil

Immediately, having been baptized by John, Jesus is driven by a Dove to the Wilderness. Still dripping with His Father’s voice the Beloved One finds Himself among the beasts of the earth.  This is no Eden.  Everything is against Him; the ground, the animals, the devil.   Only the Angels minister to Him, and this at the conclusion of His temptations.

Unintended Consequences

Will Underwood, an occasional BJS reader and member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, emailed me, offering some insightful comments regarding the recent…

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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Three Ways to Failure

The world is not in the market for ashes.  Ashes remind us of the wrong things, things we don’t want to be reminded of, things we don’t want to think on, things we don’t want to have to deal with. The world is not interested in religion, with its doctrines, creeds, and institutions.

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — The Word of Glory in our Midst

Where the Word of God is there is Jesus.  He is the Word made flesh, the Word dwelling among us, even today, even now.  The Word is a powerful Word.  He is the Word with authority, authority to bring things into existence and authority to cast things out.  He is the Word with authority to rebuke illness and authority to cleanse the unclean.  He is the Word that works wonders and gives rest.  He is the Word of God for the world, for us, for you.