December 4, 2016

Sermon: Advent I — The Days Before

Sermon: Advent I The Days Before You thought God was an architect, now you know He’s something like a pipe bomb ready to blow And everything you built that’s all for show goes up in flames In twenty-four frames • Jason Isbell “But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, […]

Sermon: Though the Wrong Seems Oft So Strong

SERMON: Tho’ the Wrong Seems Oft So Strong Christ the King Sunday Prayer of the Day O God, our true life, to serve you is freedom, and to know you is unending joy. We worship you, we glorify you, we give thanks to you for your great glory. Abide with us, reign in us, and […]

Sermon: Things may get tough, but it’s not the end of the world

SERMON: Things may get tough, but it’s not the end of the world Prayer of the Day O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without you nothing is strong, nothing is holy. Embrace us with your mercy, that with you as our ruler and guide, we may live through what is temporary […]

Sermon: One who gave me great gifts (All Saints Sunday)

Note from CM: Today’s sermon is not a message from a text, but a testimony from my life. We celebrated All Saints on Sunday, and it is right up there as one of my favorite Sundays of the year. Not only do we get to sing “For All the Saints” and other great hymns, but we […]

Sermon: The Truth Will Make You Free (Reformation Sunday)

Note from CM: Beginning yesterday, I will be preaching every Sunday at St. George Lutheran Church in Edinburgh, Indiana until April. On Mondays, I’ll post my sermons, and I hope that you will find nourishment and encouragement through them. Of course, you are free to critique and help me improve my preaching as well! We celebrated […]

Sermon: And he was a Samaritan

Sermon: Luke 17:11-19, “And he was a Samaritan” On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show […]

Sermon: Easter at Ground Level

Easter at Ground Level  Easter Sermon: March 27, 2016 Luke 24:1-12 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in, they did not find the body. 4 While they […]

Prodigal Father

A sermon for the fourth Sunday in Lent, 2016 ❦ Text: Luke 15 There are words in our language that we seldom use. But we may identify them with one specific meaning or story, and whenever we hear the word, it brings that meaning or story to mind. One such term is the word, “prodigal.” I […]

Epiphany II: Grief and Fear

Epiphany II Grief and Fear In the small country church where I am preaching this morning, I will face a congregation filled with grief. A young woman in the congregation died of cancer this week, leaving a husband and family behind. In addition, the pastor lost a relative this week and has been away tending to his […]

Christmastide I: Various Christmas sermons of note

Pope Francis, Urib et Orbi Message Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Christmas! Christ is born for us, let us rejoice in the day of our salvation! Let us open our hearts to receive the grace of this day, which is Christ himself.  Jesus is the radiant “day” which has dawned on the horizon of humanity.  A […]