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“walking in the old paths since 1918”

As Christians, we have a unique and blessed perspective on history. From this perspective, we can avoid pitfalls on either side. On the one hand is ignorance of history. “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it,” is a saying with extra weight when it comes to knowing the history of salvation. For [...]

By |2019-07-14T11:28:39-07:00July 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “walking in the old paths since 1918”

Homily for Holy Tuesday, April 16, 2019

John 12:24-43 EHV 24 Amen, Amen, I tell you: Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it continues to be one kernel. But if it dies, it produces much grain. 25 Anyone who loves his life destroys it. And the one who hates his life in this world will hold on to it for [...]

By |2019-04-18T09:26:54-07:00April 18th, 2019|Devotions, Sermons|Comments Off on Homily for Holy Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sermon from the Third Sunday in Lent, “We Are Called to Be Imitators of God,” Ephesians 5:1-9

Ephesians 5:1-9, Evangelical Heritage Version 5 Therefore, be imitators of God as his dearly loved children. 2 And walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 3 But do not let sexual immorality, any kind of impurity, or greed even be mentioned among you, as is [...]

By |2019-03-26T10:54:29-07:00March 26th, 2019|Sermons|Comments Off on Sermon from the Third Sunday in Lent, “We Are Called to Be Imitators of God,” Ephesians 5:1-9

Sermon from March 17, 2019 – The Second Sunday in Lent

Matthew 15:21-28 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) The Faith of a Canaanite Woman 21 Jesus left that place and withdrew into the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 There a Canaanite woman from that territory came and kept crying out, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! A demon is severely tormenting my daughter!” 23 But he did not answer [...]

By |2019-03-22T11:13:34-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Sermons|Comments Off on Sermon from March 17, 2019 – The Second Sunday in Lent

Sermon from March 3, 2019: Quinquagesima Sunday, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

This Sunday in the Church Year is known as Quinquagesima-- the Latin word for "50." It marks 50 days before the Resurrection of our Lord and is the last of the pre-Lent Sundays. The teaching for the day is Love: in all its glory and wonder, the love of God to man, the love of [...]

By |2019-03-14T14:37:50-07:00March 14th, 2019|Sermons|Comments Off on Sermon from March 3, 2019: Quinquagesima Sunday, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Sermon from March 10, 2019, The First Sunday in Lent, 1 Corinthians 6:1-10

This Sunday, the first Sunday in Lent, is known as "Invocavit" Sunday. On this Sunday we read from Scripture that Satan tempts Jesus and wants Him to be his own problem-solver in the predicament of life. Jesus answers him: Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth [...]

By |2019-03-14T14:38:56-07:00March 14th, 2019|Sermons|Comments Off on Sermon from March 10, 2019, The First Sunday in Lent, 1 Corinthians 6:1-10

Matthew 11:25-30 – Sermon for the Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle.

I'm sure many of you feel this way: you look around and see empty seats in the pews. Many of you can probably remember a time when those seats were crammed full, when the voice of the congregation boomed, when the Sunday School was almost unmanageable for all the children involved. Now it seems, we [...]

By |2019-02-24T10:34:46-07:00February 24th, 2019|Bulletin, Sermons|Comments Off on Matthew 11:25-30 – Sermon for the Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle.