2017 Sermons
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Date Title Summary Video
New Year's Eve, 2017 Time keeps on ticking... Time moves in only one direction. The past is gone. The future is in God’s hands. With Jesus we begin a new year confident of his grace, and each day brings us closer to home.
December 31, 2017 Dress up in the clothing from God
Do you want to be well-dressed? Paul tells us and our fellow Christians to put on and wear special clothing every day of our life.
December 25, 2017 What's the good news? We know the Christmas story so well and have heard it so many times, and yet sometimes our Christmas celebration can become somewhat routine or generic. But the Good news of Christmas is personal and it hits close to home because it is good news for each of us. 
December 24, 2017 Somebody helped  
December 17, 2017 You go through John to get to Jesus John came to give people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of sins. John was sent by God so he could baptize people with a water baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of their sins.
December 10, 2017 Another day of grace Every day we have is a day of grace. God gives us and others more time on earth because he is patient and does not want anyone to perish. His desire is that we be found forgiven, pure, spotless, and blameless through his Son Jesus.
December 3, 2017 Passages from Genesis 6 The beautiful rainbow we see in the sky reminds us of Noah and the ark and of God’s faithful promise. 
November 26, 2017 Christ must reign Christ is knocking down his enemies, nullifying his foes one by one—every threat to the Christian faith, every enemy of his cross and crown. Christ is an embattled King.  
November 19, 2017 Be wise and watch Everlasting life at the great wedding celebration is God’s gift to us.  
Novmeber 12, 2017 Your Judge is the Son of Man Your Judge served you. Your Judge saved you. Your Judge sought you and found you. He gave his life as a ransom for your life. He saved you from God’s wrath against your sins, so you do not die in your sins forever.  
November 5, 2017 Stand firm in freedom You are free, because Christ has set you free.  
October 29, 2017 Find Christian peace of mind The Christian’s delight is in the Word of the Lord, and on the Lord’s Word the Christian can meditate day and night.  
October 22, 2017 We press on! We can’t change the past, but we don’t need to dwell on it. We’ve been forgiven, and now we can look forward with joy. In the strength of God we press on toward the goal of heaven!  
October 15, 2017 Live in harmony with one another Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people...  
October 8, 2017 Be a confident Christian Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.  
October 1, 2017 Forgive us our sins He paid for your sins, all of them, completely. He paid the price of his own blood.  
September 24, 2017 Go gain your brother “Whatever sin you pronounced removed from that person down there on earth has been removed up here in heaven,” God says. “The door to heaven is wide open for that person because of my forgiveness in Jesus.”  
September 17, 2017 I am with you It’s the promise the Triune God made to you at your baptism—I am with you; you are mine.  
September 10, 2017 Why? God doesn’t give us answers to every question, but he tells us what we need to know for our salvation. We know God is good and God is love, and with that confidence we can face any trouble as we rest securely in his grace.
September 3, 2017 Lord, give us a strong faith Our Lord wants us to have a strong faith like that of the Canaanite woman. Our faith is preserved and strengthened as we hear the word of God, read it, and ponder upon it. Our faith is strengthened through the receiving of Christ’s body and blood in the sacrament.  
August 27, 2017 Ravaged by sin, rescued by Christ The commandments leave us convicted and conflicted within ourselves, as we struggle between our desire to serve God and our flesh’s desire to gratify self. There’s only one solution: Thanks be to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord!  
August 20, 2017 Leave it in the Lord's hands The ultimate expression of the Lord’s wisdom, power, and compassion. That’s Jesus Christ himself.
August 13, 2017 You shall not give false testimony The point: the tongue, though small, has a very big impact. That’s true both positively and negatively.  
August 6, 2017 You shall not steal—
and don’t event think about it
God doesn’t just care about what we do with our hands (You shall not steal). He also cares about what we think and what we want (You shall not covet), and he instructs us: “Godliness with contentment is great gain.”  
July 30, 2017 You shall not commit adultery Only when Christ’s selfless love forms the center of a marriage can you say to your spouse, “It’s not about me, all that I have and all that I am, it belongs to you.”   
July 23, 2017 You shall not murder “Murder” is more than physically taking a human life. Jesus points out that the sin of murder extends to hatred, anger, and malicious words. When convicted by the law of our sins, we turn to Jesus for refuge, forgiveness and rest for our souls.  
July 16, 2017 Honor your father and your mother It is because all in authority including father and mother are God’s representatives.  
July 9, 2017 Remember the rest “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labors.” Remember the rest, the rest you have because of Jesus.  
July 2, 2017 You shall not misuse the name of the
Lord your God
It is also for the sake of your soul and your eternal salvation that God wants you to know his name and call upon it.  
June 25, 2017 I will speak of you before kings Evangelism is a gift that God gives to some Christians. Use that gift. Keep using that gift.  
June 18, 2017 You shall have no other gods In the first of a series on the Ten Commandments we honor the Lord as the true, living, eternal God. You shall have no other gods because there is no other who is God.
June 11, 2017 The Lord be with you There’s nothing uncertain about God’s grace.
June 4, 2017 Keep sending the Spirit Jesus is preparing us to be his witnesses to this world. The message we testify, that Jesus is God’s eternal Son and only Savior of the world, is a powerful message.
May 28, 2017 Humble yourself under
God's mighty hand
Cast all your anxiety on the Lord because he cares for you.
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May 21, 2017 Always be prepared Set apart Christ as Lord by setting aside time to listen to him in his word and talk to him in prayer.
May 14, 2017 Before and after Even if you don’t know their names, these people sitting next to you or in front of you and behind you are your brothers and sisters
May 7, 2017 Safe in Jesus' arms The troubles we face in this life may feel overwhelming, but they are nothing compared to the glory that is waiting for us in heaven. We are safe in the arms of Jesus!
April 30, 2017 Live your lives as strangers here I’m But A Stranger Here –
Heaven is My Home.
April 23, 2017 Hope Lives God uses these trials and grief as an opportunity to strengthen our faith, which is far more valuable than gold.
Easter Festival
The Resurrection defines you! What are the things that make you you? Above all else, you are a Christian, alive with Christ, now and forever!
Easter Sunrise Rejoicing comes in the morning That morning is here. It’s time to rejoice! Jesus lives.
Maundy Thursday Strength for the journey Life is an arduous journey. Come to the table. Receive Jesus in the sacrament. And find strength for the journey.
April 9, 2017 Something to shout about Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
April 2, 2017 Do you believe in the Resurrection? “Your brother will rise again” is Jesus’ answer for her. It’s a promise, though the when of that rising is left unspecified. Martha makes it specific: “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”
March 26, 2017 The Spirit of victory  God laid our sins on his Son, Jesus, instead of punishing us. “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” No video available
March 19, 2017 Hey, you blind, look and see! It’s what Jesus’ apostle Paul called “the eyes of the heart.” For this sermon we will call it “soulsight.” Jesus came so that people blind in their soul will gain soulsight.
March 12, 2017 If you only knew But not Jesus. He saw a thirsty soul in desperate need of what only Jesus could offer, and she had no idea.
March 5, 2017 Gifts from God's grace No sermon available

February 26, 2017 Better than being there The Bible is all we need. We today have the entire Bible, unlike the 1st Century Christians (New Testament) It is better than being there.
February 19, 2017 Love your haters It’s good to love your haters. It’s good because it is an imitation of God.
February 12, 2017 God's secret wisdom He freely and generously gives us his Spirit to understand and grasp how deep is Christ’s love for us. We value God’s wisdom—knowledge and faith in Jesus Christ—as the greatest truths ever taught to us.
February 5, 2017 Let your light shine These are Jesus’ words to his Christian people, to us. He tells us who we are: “You are the light of the world.”
January 29, 2017 Growing together in God's Word Christian education is Christians gathering together and growing together in God’s Word.
January 22, 2017 It's only about Jesus Congregations can be split over loyalties to different leaders. Paul taught the Corinthians that there’s only one head of the church. There’s only Jesus.
January 15, 2017 Pointing people in the right direction The Messiah’s mission: To bring back; to gather; to restore; to be a light to point all people in the right direction.
January 8, 2017 Value Baptism But in baptism the flow is not from us to God but from God to us there is a whole catalog of blessings that God gives through baptism.
January 1, 2017 God has made us family The best way we commemorate the Reformation this year—or any year, for that matter—is to preach and teach and believe the message that was at the heart and core of it all.


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