Dec 6, 2017
December 6 Advent 1 Service Sermon I Love To Tell The Story
Series: Advent
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  • Dec 6, 2017December 6 Advent 1 Service Sermon I Love To Tell The Story
    Dec 6, 2017
    December 6 Advent 1 Service Sermon I Love To Tell The Story
    Series: Advent
  • Dec 3, 2017December 3 Late Service Sermon
    Dec 3, 2017
    December 3 Late Service Sermon
    Mark 11:1–10 As an Advent reading, this Gospel causes us to behold our King who comes to us during this season. As a reading to kick off the new church year, it works to direct us to the hinge and hub of the entire church year – which is Jesus entering Jerusalem to suffer and die for the sins of the world and to rise again on Easter. Advent, church year – it works both ways. 1Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples 2and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. 3If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” 4And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. 5And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. 7And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. 8And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. 9And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 10Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”
  • Nov 22, 2017November 22, Thanksgiving Eve Sermon Thank you, Lord!
    Nov 22, 2017
    November 22, Thanksgiving Eve Sermon Thank you, Lord!
    Series: Thanksgiving
    Luke 17:11-19 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”
  • Nov 19, 2017November 19 Late Service Sermon Using your Talents
    Nov 19, 2017
    November 19 Late Service Sermon Using your Talents
  • Nov 12, 2017November 12, Late Service Sermon
    Nov 12, 2017
    November 12, Late Service Sermon
    Rev. Tom Batsky 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 One day, Jesus will return from heaven with a loud command and trumpet call of God. The dead in Christ shall rise first, and those of us who are alive will be raptured up and will meet Jesus in the air. Let us be encouraged, for eternity with our Lord is coming one day! 13But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 18Therefore encourage one another with these words.
  • Nov 5, 2017November 5, Late Service Sermon All Saints Sunday
    Nov 5, 2017
    November 5, Late Service Sermon All Saints Sunday
    Rev. Dennis Schmidt
  • Oct 29, 2017October 29, Late Service Sermon Reformation Sunday
    Oct 29, 2017
    October 29, Late Service Sermon Reformation Sunday
  • Oct 15, 2017October 15, Late Service Sermon
    Oct 15, 2017
    October 15, Late Service Sermon
    Matthew 22:1–14 God sent Jesus into the world to save the lost, however, He was rejected by many. This invitation of the free gift of salvation was refused by God’s own people. Just like in the Parable of the Wedding Banquet, the kingdom of heaven is an open invitation to all who will accept it by faith. 1 Again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, 3and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. 4Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.’ 5But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, 6while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. 7The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 8Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ 10And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11“But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. 12And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14For many are called, but few are chosen.”
  • Oct 8, 2017October 8, Late Service Sermon
    Oct 8, 2017
    October 8, Late Service Sermon
    Matthew 21:33–46 As Jesus told the parable of the tenants, the chief priests and Pharisees plotted to arrest Jesus. They didn’t like what they were hearing. Jesus warned them that the kingdom of God would be given to a fruit-producing people who obeyed the Lord, unlike the tenants in the parable. 33[Jesus said:] “Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country. 34When the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his fruit. 35And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. 36Again he sent other servants, more than the first. And they did the same to them. 37Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.’ 39And they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. 40When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” 41They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.” 42Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? 43Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits. 44And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.” 45When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he was speaking about them. 46And although they were seeking to arrest him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet.
  • Oct 1, 2017October 1, Late Service Sermon
    Oct 1, 2017
    October 1, Late Service Sermon
    Matthew 21:23–27 The chief priests and elders questioned the authority of Jesus as they gathered in the temple courts. Jesus answered them by telling them a parable of the two sons and their father who asked them to work in a vineyard. Only one son obeyed his father. 23 When [Jesus] entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24Jesus answered them, “I also will ask you one question, and if you tell me the answer, then I also will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man?” And they discussed it among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 26But if we say, ‘From man,’ we are afraid of the crowd, for they all hold that John was a prophet.” 27So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.