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Pastor John’s Sermons (in reverse chronological order)

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 (11:12 minutes)

The Lord Will Provide
(Text: Genesis 22:1-18 and Matthew 10:34-39)

Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (10:09 minutes)

Out with the Old, and In with the New
From Worthless to Treasured
(Text: Dt. 7:6-9)

Sunday, February 11, 2018 (13:23 minutes)

Faith in the Face of Doubt (Text: Mark 9:2-9)

Sunday, February 4, 2018 (13:44 minutes)

Tenacious Christianity (Text: 1 Corinthians 9:16-27)

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The Goal of Lutheran Preaching

The goal of Lutheran preaching is two-fold. First, it is to drive the hearer to an honest awareness of, confession of, and sorrow over one’s sin. Secondly, and most importantly, it is to comfort the hearer with the forgiveness of his sins and to encourage him with the loving grace of God.

How is this done?

The Lutheran preacher uses the law of God to confront and convict the hearer of his faults and failures. When done well the hearer will believe the preacher is speaking directly to him and will recognize and repent of his sin.

The preacher also proclaims the peace and the comfort of the Gospel in all its glory. Pointing to God’s grace, and to the forgiveness of sins won for us by Jesus Christ through his death and resurrection, he lifts the hearer from the depths of sorrow and regret to the heights of joy and hope.

A good Lutheran sermon will always have a clear presentation of both God’s law and gospel, to the glory of God and the edification of the hearer.

Pastor John’s Sermon Series

Advent and Christmas 2010
Secular Songs of the Season

Lent & Holy Week 2011
Jesus – A Man of Sorrows

July 2011
This is a Hard Teaching

Advent and Christmas 2011
What’s in a Name?

Lent 2012
Things The Lord Hates

Easter 2012
In the Words of Jesus

Summer 2012
The 5 “P’s” of Parenting

Advent and Christmas 2012
The ‘Trap’ings of Christmas

Lent 2013
The Kingdom of Heaven is Like…

Summer 2013
Preaching the Psalms

Lent and Holy Week and Easter Sunday 2014
The Last Days of Jesus – A View to a Kill

Summer 2014
Being Lutheran

Lent and Holy Week and Easter Sunday 2015
The Customs and Symbols of Lent and Holy Week

Summer 2015
Debunking the World’s Lies

Advent and Christmas 2015
The First Songs of Christmas

Lent and Holy Week and Easter Sunday 2016
Crucial Quotes from Holy Week

Summer 2016
Dangerous Discipleship

Advent 2016
Here He Comes! But Who is He?

Lent and Holy Week and Easter Sunday 2017
A Time for Renewal

June 2017
Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Pastor John on the Radio

Pastor John was the guest pastor on the KFUO radio show called “The Daily Lectionary”. Pastor John delivered the message for the day on the morning program “His Time.” This station is our LCMS station in St. Louis but can be heard online at kfuo.org. The sermon text and the Bible study for the day was based on John 20:1-18.

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