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.

Annual Fellowship Events

Periodic Fellowship Lunches
Super Bowl-of-Chili Cook-off Party
Lenten Lunches
Easter Breakfast
Easter Egg Hunt
Rally Day Barbecue
Pumpkin Patch Truck Unloading Fellowship
Reformation Homemade Sausage Dinner
Christmas Decorating Event

Who is invited to participate?

Anyone who would like to participate in a particular activity or event is welcome and encouraged to participate. If something that we are offering looks interesting or fun to you – i.e. a picnic, a class, an outing, an event for children, a servant activity – we encourage you to participate to your comfort level.

October 17, 2010 (12:22 minutes)

Sermon Series – Maturing as Stewards through Faith, Hope, Love & Obedience:
Sermon III – Hope Goes the Distance (Text: Titus 1:1-2 & II Corinthians 1:18-22)

October 10, 2010 (12:38 minutes)

Sermon Series – Maturing as Stewards through Faith, Hope, Love & Obedience
Sermon II – Love Prompts Action – Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:3

October 3, 2010 (14:00 minutes)

Sermon Series – Maturing as Stewards through Faith, Hope, Love & Obedience
Sermon I – Faith = Belief in Action” – Text: Luke 7:-10 & James 2:14-18

September 26, 2010 (12:05 minutes)

Security in an Unsecure World – Text: Deuteronomy 31:6

September 12, 2010 (9:57 minutes)

The Hound of Heaven” – Text: Luke 15:1-10

September 5, 2010 (11:53 minutes)

“Choose” To Do Right” – Text: Philemon 1-21