Oct 2, 2016
October 2 Late Service Sermon
Luke 17:1–10
 
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In this passage, Jesus teaches about faith by making reference to the tiny mustard seed which takes root and eventually produces in abundance. Likewise, a tiny seed of faith can produce incredible results.   1And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! 2It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. 3Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4
and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”
5The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6
And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
7“Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’? 8Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’? 9Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 10
So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’”
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  • Oct 2, 2016October 2 Late Service Sermon
    Oct 2, 2016
    October 2 Late Service Sermon
    Luke 17:1–10
     
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    In this passage, Jesus teaches about faith by making reference to the tiny mustard seed which takes root and eventually produces in abundance. Likewise, a tiny seed of faith can produce incredible results.   1And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! 2It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. 3Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4
    and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”
    5The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6
    And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
    7“Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’? 8Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’? 9Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 10
    So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’”
  • Sep 18, 2016September 18 Late Service Sermon
    Sep 18, 2016
    September 18 Late Service Sermon
    Luke 16:1–15
     
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    Jesus shares the parable of the shrewd manager to focus on the Lordship of Christ in a world where wealth can easily take precedence over a relationship with Christ. [Jesus] also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ 3And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ 5So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ 7Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ 8The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. 9
    And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.
    10“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? 13
    No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
    14The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. 15
    And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
  • Sep 11, 2016September 11 Late Service Sermon
    Sep 11, 2016
    September 11 Late Service Sermon
    Luke 15:1–10
     
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    God searches for the lost, and when He finds them, there is joy in heaven.   1
    Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear [Jesus].
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    And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
    3So he told them this parable: 4“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7
    Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
    8“Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? 9And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10
    Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
  • May 22, 2016May 22, 2016 Late Service THE HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY
    May 22, 2016
    May 22, 2016 Late Service THE HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY
    Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31 IMG_0507 1Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice? 2On the heights beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; 3beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud: 4
    “To you, O men, I call, and my cry is to the children of man.
    22“The Lord possessed me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old. 23Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. 24When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water. 25Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth, 26
    before he had made the earth with its fields, or the first of the dust of the world.
    27When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, 28when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, 29when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, 30then I was beside him, like a master workman, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, 31
    rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the children of man.”
  • May 8, 2016May 8 Late Service Sermon Mothers Day
    May 8, 2016
    May 8 Late Service Sermon Mothers Day
    Happy Mothers Day
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  • May 1, 2016May 1 Late Service Sermon
    May 1, 2016
    May 1 Late Service Sermon
    John 16:23–33
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    23In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24
    Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
    25“I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. 26In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28
    I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”
    29His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! 30Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.” 31Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33
    I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
  • Apr 17, 2016April 17, 2016 Late Service Sermon Good Shepard Sunday
    Apr 17, 2016
    April 17, 2016 Late Service Sermon Good Shepard Sunday
    John 10:22–30
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    Jesus is questioned by the Jews if He is the Christ. Because they are not His sheep, their unbelief blocks them from seeing the truth.   22At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, 26but you do not believe because you are not part of my flock. 27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30
    I and the Father are one.”
  • Apr 17, 2016April 17 Late Service Sermon Good Shepherd Sunday
    Apr 17, 2016
    April 17 Late Service Sermon Good Shepherd Sunday
    John 10:22–30
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    Jesus is questioned by the Jews if He is the Christ. Because they are not His sheep, their unbelief blocks them from seeing the truth. 22At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, 26but you do not believe because you are not part of my flock. 27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30I and the Father are one.”
  • Apr 10, 2016April 10 Late Service Sermon
    Apr 10, 2016
    April 10 Late Service Sermon
     Acts 9:1–22
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    Saul was feared among the Jews. He was bad to the bone, with his hatred against Christians so great that he received permission to imprison them just for being a believer. He had quite an ‘eye-opening’ experience one day on his way to Damascus, where he planned to do that very thing.   1But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” 5And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. 6But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” 7The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. 8Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 9
    And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.
    10Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.” 11And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, 12and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.” 13But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem. 14And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.” 15But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. 16For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” 17So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized; 19
    and taking food, he was strengthened.
    For some days he was with the disciples at Damascus.
    20And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.” 21And all who heard him were amazed and said, “Is not this the man who made havoc in Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has he not come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief priests?” 22
    But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus was the Christ.
  • Apr 3, 2016April 3 Late Service Sermon
    Apr 3, 2016
    April 3 Late Service Sermon
    Rev. Dennis Schmidt
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