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  • Chad Wright

    Contributing sermons since Apr 15, 2002
Chad's church

St. John's & Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Churches
Gladwin Michigan , 48624
989-435-7217

About Chad
  • Education: Graduated with a BA from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN in 1996. Graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2000.
  • Experience: Served St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Gladwin, MI, & Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church of Beaverton, MI, from July, 2000 until August, 2004. Serving Immanuel Lutheran Church & School of Hadar, NE, since September, 2004.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Keep Christ before you always and you will proclaim him to your people correctly. - Professor Balge
  • Books that have had an impact: the Bible Luther’s Small Catechism The Lutheran Confessions
  • Hobbies: Cribbage Packers NASCAR Reading
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: A child in the balcony lost her gum and it landed in the hair of a parishioner in the lower level.
  • What I want on my tombstone: If we met and you forgot me, you have lost nothing. If you meet Jesus and forget him, you have lost everything.
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  • Understand Jesus' Life Of Humble Service!

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 52 ratings
     | 4,990 views

    The second in a series on Lenten symbols, this sermon focuses on Jesus’ humble life of service first as our Substitute and secondly to be an example to his followers of humble service.

    3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, ...read more

  • Living With A Resurrection Heart

    Contributed on May 11, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 3,782 views

    This text focuses on the epistle lesson for the sixth Sunday of Easter (ILCW series A). Peter reminds us how powerful the Resurrection is in our own lives.

    Introduction: The human heart is a hard-working marvel. It can keep on beating automatically even if all other nerves were severed. In a 70 year lifetime, it will beat an average of 75 times a minute, forty million times a year - or two-and-a-half billion times. At each beat, the average adult ...read more

  • We Have Been Chosen To Praise God.

    Contributed on Apr 25, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,938 views

    This sermon looks at the doctrine of election and brings the gospel comfort always attached to it for believers.

    Introduction: Try-outs can be nerve-racking times. The attempt to be the best or among the best. Whether it is try-outs for basketball, try-outs for the spring play, Or a "try-out" for a new job with an interview. What emotions does one usually exhibit when he or she makes the cut and gets the ...read more

  • Serve Christ Every Day

    Contributed on Apr 25, 2002
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,196 views

    This is a sermon that reviews the Scriptural roles of man and woman, especially as Christians carry them out out of love for Christ.

    Introduction: Submit. It’s not a word that our society likes! America celebrates personal freedom. Our forefathers, tired of submitting to the English government, wrote a document know as the Declaration of Independence. The very premise of this document is that freedom is given by God, as this ...read more

  • Live In Our Unchanging Inheritance

    Contributed on Apr 25, 2002
    based on 75 ratings
     | 3,534 views

    This sermon focuses on the comfort the resurrection gives believers and the motive it gives us to remain in and rejoice in our eternal inheritance in Christ.

    Dear heirs of eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord, Introduction: If you died tonight, are you sure that your family would be financially secure without you? Would your wife or husband have trouble paying the bills and debts which you have incurred? If you still have children at home, would ...read more

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  • In Eastern Lands, People Used Public Baths And ...

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,173 views

    In Eastern lands, people used public baths and got dressed again; as they walked in the dusty streets, their feet became dirty. On arriving home, they did not need another bath; they needed only to wash their feet. When the Jewish priests were ordained, they were washed all over (Ex. 29:4), which ...read more

  • In Middle Eastern Countries, It Was The Slaves ...

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,042 views

    In Middle Eastern countries, it was the slaves who washed the feet of guests; here Christ took the place of a slave. He makes this clear to His disciples: if their Lord and Teacher has washed their feet, then they should wash one another’s feet, that is, serve each other in humility. This must have ...read more

  • As Long As We Are In This World, The Physical ...

    Contributed on May 11, 2002
    based on 12 ratings
     | 612 views

    As long as we are in this world, the physical heart will need help. Science has found one avenue to attempt to help the heart. It has been making great strides on creating and implementing an artificial heart. The world’s first recipient, Robert Tools, lived for 151 days after his artificial heart ...read more

  • The Human Heart Is A Hard-Working Marvel. It Can ...

    Contributed on May 11, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 735 views

    The human heart is a hard-working marvel. It can keep on beating automatically even if all other nerves were severed. In a 70 year lifetime, it will beat an average of 75 times a minute, forty million times a year - or two-and-a-half billion times. At each beat, the average adult heart discharges ...read more

  • Throughout History, Women Have Been Treated By ...

    Contributed on Apr 25, 2002
    based on 41 ratings
     | 705 views

    Throughout history, women have been treated by men as lesser humans. Athenian women were of inferior status, often guarded by dogs, treated as fickle, contentious, and uncultured in comedy. In Jesus’ day, there was a prayer said by Jewish men thanking God in this manner, “Thank you for not making ...read more