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 (Old & New Testaments)

The feature of being able to find one or more of Pastor John’s sermons from a book of The Bible from Genesis to Revelation may be particularly helpful if there is a certain Bible passage that we come across in personal study or conversation with someone, in a devotional booklet or discipleship class, or wherever we are (especially during this time of ‘social distancing’ and ‘sheltering in place’). May this be a relevant, and reliable, resource to explore as we seek to learn more about what God’s Word has to say about a specific subject and His whole counsel, and as we strive to live as Christ’s disciples who seek to show both grace and truth.  

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Pastor John’s Sermons (in reverse chronological order)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (11:06 minutes)

Psalm 23 – “The Lord is My Shepherd” – Sermon 6

“The Lord Blesses” (Text: Psalm 23:6)

Sunday, March 29, 2020 (10:23 minutes)

“No Condemnation Is There Now” (Text: Romans 8:1-11)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 (9:12 minutes)

Psalm 23 – “The Lord is My Shepherd” – Sermon 5

“The Lord Honors” (Text: Psalm 23:5)

Sunday, March 22, 2020 (14:57 minutes)

“Imitators of God” (Text: Ephesians 5:1-14)

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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.

Featured Sermon Series – Pastor John

Summer 2014

Summer 2018

Lent & Maundy Thursday & Good Friday 2019

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.

Listen to Pastor’s His Time Daily Lectionary

Listen to Pastor’s His Time Matins Sermonette

Listen to His Time Morning Show