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  • Hearing The Shepherd

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Sep 27, 2010
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,636 views

    4th Sunday of Easter, Series C, Preached 4/25/2010 at St. Paul

    Of all the pictures that we have of our Lord Jesus Christ, the picture that is painted for us in the words of the 23rd Psalm are perhaps the most well known and the most comforting. One of the stained glass windows at St. Paul, McConnellsburg has this picture of Jesus as a shepherd surrounded by ...read more

  • Love According To Christ Series

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Sep 27, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,116 views

    Preached May 2nd, 2010 for the 5th Sunday of Easter at St. Paul's, Big Cove Tannery, St. Paul, McConnellsburg, and Mt. Zion, Little Cove. It talks about the difference between the world's definition of love and God's definition of love through Jesus Chri

    There’s a lot of talk in our world today about the topics of love. You’ll even hear those words used quite a bit by a lot of preachers in a lot of different churches. In fact, Jesus Himself in today’s Gospel reading gives us a commandment to “love one another as I have ...read more

  • In Peter's Shoes

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Apr 18, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,218 views

    A Sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Easter, preached 4/18/2010 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery, St. Paul Lutheran Church, McConnellsburg, and Mt. Zion, Little Cove. It talks about how Jesus both forgives and restores Peter and us.

    You have probably heard the saying “you never truly understand someone unless you walk a mile in his or her shoes.” As I was thinking about how to approach this sermon this morning, the easiest way I thought I could do this was to have you put yourself into someone’s shoes in ...read more

  • The Good News Of Easter

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Apr 18, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,563 views

    An Easter sermon preached 4/4/2010 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery and Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Little Cove (Late service). It talks about the importance of the resurrection.

    Christ is Risen, He is Risen indeed! Alleluia! These are words that are so ingrained into us as 21st century Christians, that we almost recite them every Easter without much of a thought. Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is. But would you have believed that good news if you were at the empty tomb ...read more

  • The Need For Repentance And Forgiveness

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Apr 18, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,918 views

    A sermon for the Third Sunday in Lent preached 3/7/2010 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery, St. Paul Lutheran Church, McConnellsburg, and Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Little Cove. It talks about Jesus' response to tragedy and suffering in our w

    One of the biggest news stories as the year 2010 began was the earthquake that hit Haiti. We saw on our TV screens, the newspaper, and the internet the stories and photographs of the disaster that hit that impoverished nation. The death, the ruin, the destruction that took place in such a ...read more

  • Farewell Thoughts

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Feb 2, 2010
    based on 14 ratings
     | 20,307 views

    My farewell sermon at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Audubon, Iowa preached 1/10/2010.

    I’ve found that of all the sermons that I have prepared to be preached from this pulpit, this one that I have to preach today has perhaps been the most difficult to write. For starters, it’s an emotional one because this is the last time I will preach to you from this pulpit as your Pastor. If ...read more

  • This Scripture Is Fulfilled In Your Hearing

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Feb 2, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,980 views

    Preached 1/24/2010 at St. Paul, McConnellsburg, St. Paul’s, Big Cove Tannery, and Mt. Zion, Little Cove. My 1st Sermon in the McConnellsburg parish.

    Today is a big day for all of us in the congregations of the McConnellsburg Lutheran Parish, isn’t it? Today, for the first time in two years, you have your own Pastor in your pulpit. Now I hear that in the time leading up to my arrival, Pastor Joe Hall did a wonderful job as a part time supply ...read more

  • It’s Jesus, Somebody Special Series

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Feb 2, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,682 views

    Preached 1/31/2010 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Little Cove for a joint service of the McConnellsburg Lutheran Parish.

    Today is a big day for all of us in the congregations of the McConnellsburg Lutheran Parish, isn’t it? Today, for the first time in two years, you have your own Pastor in your pulpit. Now I hear that in the time leading up to my arrival, Pastor Joe Hall did a wonderful job as a part time supply ...read more

  • The Message Of Christmas

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Feb 2, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,059 views

    A Christmas sermon for 2009 preached the Sunday following at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Audubon, Iowa.

    In the Christmas gospel, we are given a word picture of that first Nativity Scene in the stable in Bethlehem. It’s a picture that has been burned into the minds of Christians and non-Christians alike. Some of you might even have one set up in your yard or in your home. We have one set up outside ...read more

  • Preparation By Repentance

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Dec 13, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,223 views

    A sermon for the 2nd Sunday in Advent preached 12/6/2009 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Audubon, Iowa. It is a revision of a sermon I preached in 2003 on the same text.

    Well, here we are, today is the 2nd Sunday in Advent. We’re one week closer to the big day! Christmas! You can tell its closer! Maybe you thought that this morning as you entered the church, and you noticed that the Christmas trees are now up here in the chance,, wreaths are hung outside the ...read more

  • Rejoicing In Repentance

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Dec 13, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,324 views

    A sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Advent preached 12/12/2009. It had a dual text, the other is John 3:7-18 and shows us how we as Christians can rejoice in repentance!

    “Rejoice in the Lord always, again, I will say Rejoice!” That’s how our Epistle reading for this morning begins. In fact, the traditional Latin name for this Sunday in Advent is Gaudete, meaning, Joy, based on that verse, which was for years a portion of the Introit for the day. Yet, joy is ...read more

  • God's Gifts, Our Thanksgiving

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Nov 25, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,158 views

    A Thanksgiving Eve sermon preached 11/25/2009 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Audubon, Iowa.

    Our Gospel lesson for this evening introduces us to a group of 10 “mystery” men. I say this because we don’t know much about these guys. They may come from completely different backgrounds, be different ages, and for all we know, they may not get along very well. But, they had one common ...read more

  • The Real King

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Nov 22, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,881 views

    A Sermon for Christ the King Sunday preached on 11/22/2009 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Audubon, Iowa.

    Today is Christ the King Sunday, the final Sunday of the church year, so it would seem appropriate to sing the great hymn “Crown Him with Many Crowns”, and in addition, to talk about kingdoms. Today in our Gospel reading, we are taken into a conversation between two different kings. And it is ...read more

  • Just Who Are The Saints, Anyway?

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Nov 2, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,739 views

    An All Saints’ Day sermon preached 11/1/2009 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Audubon, Iowa. Some of the material is from a sermon by Rev. Tim Pauls.

    Today is November 1st on our calendars, but on the church calendar, today is “All Saint’s Day.” In the Lutheran church, we believe this is such an important day, that if November 1st doesn’t fall on a Sunday, we usually move it’s celebration to the first Sunday in November. It’s a day where we ...read more

  • The Ongoing Reformation

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Oct 25, 2009
    based on 15 ratings
     | 7,229 views

    A Reformation Sunday sermon preached 10/25/2009 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Audubon, Iowa that talks about the need for ongoing Reformation in the church today.

    Today is Reformation Sunday, the day each year where we gather in churches to sing “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”, the liturgical color for the day is red, some churches have special afternoon or evening services to commemorate the day, and we talk about Martin Luther. Some people really look ...read more