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My children’s sermon this morning came from the gospel, the account of Joseph and Mary coming to the temple with Jesus for their purification, where they met Simeon and Anna. […]

“To what has God called you?”

Transcription of Sunday, October 22, 2017 sermon based on 1 Peter 2:9-10.  I know that some of you have had the opportunity to take a river cruise in Europe. You’ve […]

Solus Christus: Christ alone

Transcription of Sunday, October 8, 2017 sermon.  “There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be […]

Sola gratia: Grace alone

Transcription of Sunday, October 1, 2017 sermon.  About a year and a half ago I took an evangelism class. Every once in a while I’ll take a class like that […]

Practice. Practice. Practice.

I’m often asked, “How do you preach without using a manuscript?” The answer is the same you’d give to the question, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice. Practice. […]

Sola fide: Faith alone

Transcription of Sunday, September 24, 2017 sermon.  It sounded like a really good deal. I could get the first month for free. No other obligation. Why not give it a […]

Sola scriptura

Transcription of Sunday, September 17, 2017 sermon.  October 31, 1517 Martin Luther posted 95 theses against indulgences in Wittenberg, at All Saints Church. That day is thought of as the […]

Paths of Grace: Joy

Transcription of Sunday, September 10, 2017 sermon. Audio here. This is the hurricane edition of the sermon for Sunday, September 10, 2017, the 14th Sunday after Pentecost. This is our […]

Paths of grace: Humility (Luke 14:11)

Transcription of Sunday, September 3, 2017 sermon. In the gospel lesson today we heard Jesus say these words, “Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself […]

Paths of grace: Gratitude

(Transcription of Sunday, August 27, 2017 sermon.) So here we are talking about gratitude and it’s not even Thanksgiving! Maybe you think I’m pushing things a little too fast, but […]

Paths of grace: Love

(Sunday, August 20, 2017 sermon — 1 Corinthians 13:1-3) Even though the church tries to makes a lot of noise, it seems like no one is listening. We work hard […]