Contributing sermons since May 22, 2004
Contributed on Feb 13, 2022
A sermon about the blessings and woes found in the Sermon on the Plain, with particular focus on the persecution of Christians today.
The Sixth Sunday After Epiphany February 13, 2022 M. Anthony Seel, Jr. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Luke 6: 17-26 Finding Blessing in a Persecuting World In our gospel lesson, Jesus says to us today, Vv. 22-23 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and ...read more
Contributed on Jan 9, 2022
A sermon about the power of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.
The Sunday After Epiphany January 9, 2022 M. Anthony Seel, Jr. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Luke 3:15-22 In our gospel lesson this morning, John the Baptist proclaims, “he who is mightier than I is coming… He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. Last week in the sermon, Pastor ...read more
Contributed on Nov 6, 2019
A sermon about how Jesus changed Zacchaeus' life and how He changes ours.
Sing with me if you know the song: Zacchaeus was a wee little man, A wee little man was he He climbed up in a sycamore tree For the Lord he wanted to see And when the Savior passed that way He looked up in the tree And He said, “Zacchaeus, you come down! For I'm going to your house ...read more
Contributed on Jun 9, 2019
A sermon about the power of Holy Spirit revival.
Pentecost Sunday 2019 June 9, 2019 John 20:19-23 “Pentecost Power” Ireneaus, a second century bishop, repeats words from the Apostle John that he received from the elders, possibly Polycarp, who told Ireneaus about conversations he had with John. According to Ireneaus, John said, “The days will ...read more
Contributed on Feb 12, 2019
As Christians, our choices are much like Israel’s choices in the period of the judges. We can assimilate; we can allow the surrounding culture to absorb us without a whimper. Or, we can determine that, by the grace of God, we will be salt and light in the places where God places us and sends us.
The Fourth Sunday After Epiphany February 10, 2019 The Rev. M. Anthony Seel Judges 1:27-36 “The Jesus Way” Have you noticed how “something fundamental has shifted within our American culture in the past several decades?” It’s been called the “collapse of the middle” and part of it is seen in the ...read more
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Contributed on Feb 5, 2006
Note: this was the introduction to a sermon on Elisha’s healing miracle in the cited chapter, and Jesus’ healing miracles in Mark 1:29-39. Title: The CSI Effect- A crime scene investigator from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was dusting for fingerprints in a home that had been ...read more