a sermon based upon John 4:1-42 & 7:37-51

        It was the sixth hour of the day, which means it was about noon.  Jesus was passing through Samaria on his way North to Galilee.  Jesus, wearied as he was with his journey from Judea, sat down beside a well.  His discipl...

a sermon based upon John 3:1-10

           In this morning’s anthem, the choir sang:  “If I told you my story, you would hear            Hope that wouldn’t let go.  … You would hear Love that never gave up. … You                would hear Life, but it wasn’t mine.  … If...

a sermon based upon Matthew 4:1-10

         For this morning, since it is the first Sunday in Lent -- a season that stretches 40-days from now until Easter -- I have chosen to focus on Jesus’ first 40 days following his baptism -- his 40 days of testing in the wildernes...

a sermon based upon John 1:1-14

           On this coming Wednesday evening, I invite you to go over to St. Paul Lutheran Church at 6:00 pm for a soup supper, followed by an Ash Wednesday worship service at 7:00 pm.  This is the first of our seven community Lenten servi...

a sermon based upon Matthew 5:17-26

          For a third week in a row, we are listening to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.  We started on Scout Sunday thinking about the Beatitudes… What kinds of people did Jesus say were “blessed”?  The meek, the merciful, the pure in he...

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