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  • John Herrmann

    Contributing sermons since Dec 7, 2001
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Faith Lutheran
Fair Oaks, California 95628
1-916-965-1192

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  • What To Do When The Fireworks Aren't There

    Contributed on Jun 21, 2011
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    Appropriate for July 4th Weekend, this sermon offers a brief glimpse into where freedom and celebration are perhaps lacking in the Christian life and how joy and freedom are ultimately to be found in Christ alone.

    PBS once had an interesting program on fireworks – how they are made, how they work and so on. By way of contrast the newspaper was full of stories about communities and civic agencies canceling their fireworks shows on account of extreme fire hazard and fiscal concerns in a weak economy. ...read more

  • Soul Refreshment

    Contributed on Mar 25, 2011
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    As the woman at the well was offered living water,so we are given soul refreshment in Jesus.

    On a recent trip to the Holy Land, we were told Arab separatists in this town of Nablus, an hour north of Jerusalem, are as amped up as they are in the Gaza strip, further southwest. Though I never felt in danger on all my trips to the beautiful Holy Land, I believe the racial tensions there in ...read more

  • Learning Courage In Christ

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2008
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    Fear walls us in and makes us like the servant of the Master that buried the talent he had been entrusted with in the ground. Faith sees ourselves as gifted and bold in Christ.

    Today’s lesson finds a man digging a hole in the ground. We learn that a man going on a journey entrusted a portion of his wealth to three of his employees. Two of the three employees invested their wealth and received commendable returns. The third was afraid and hid his in a hole in the ground. ...read more

  • Prepare For Christ

    Contributed on Nov 7, 2008
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    As the wise bridesmaids were well prepared for Christ’s return -- unlike the foolish ones, so the church is called to prepare by making Provision, Protection and Praise.

    Pentecost 26a Prepare for Christ Mt. 25:1-13 11/9/08 These stained glass windows on the west side of the Sanctuary come from our old church, erected here in the forties during WW II. Among them is the image of a lamp with a flame emerging from it. The University of California has ...read more

  • Remain In Christ

    Contributed on Oct 25, 2002
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    With things changing about us faster than we can imagine, we can remain the same --- strong and steady in Christ.

    Remain In Christ John 8:31-36 In our elementary school chapel service last Sunday, I noted how attentive all the kids were when the object for the children’s message was a pumpkin. There is something about pumpkins that grabs our attention and keeps it. My wife suggests it’s because it only ...read more

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  • What To Do When There's No Fireworks

    Contributed on Jun 21, 2011
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    WHAT TO DO WHEN THERE'S NO FIREWORKS Around sunset one very hot summer’s eve when we (in the Army Chaplaincy) were in Iraq, about forty miles north of Baghdad, we saw the military police pull up in the building just next door. Out came two Iraqi Prisoners of War, their hands were shackled behind ...read more

  • Ever Been Bothered By People?

    Contributed on Mar 25, 2011
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    EVER BEEN BOTHERED BY PEOPLE? Sometimes church and worship can keep us from the living water people need and that we need. People can actually hide behind church, the machinery of church and worship. Recently I attended a Wednesday Lenten service with my wife in my former church. A stranger ...read more

  • Help In The Garden

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2008
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    HELP IN THE GARDEN An old Italian lived alone in New Jersey. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his ...read more

  • Some Years Back, The Company With The Brown ...

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2008
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    Some years back, the company with the brown trucks and brown uniforms - UPS, went public on the stock market for the first time in its 92 year history. The Chairman and CEO then, Jim Kelly said, “We’ve discussed the benefits of private ownership for a long time, but this is something we had to do ...read more

  • Barbara Brown Taylor Writes "Fear Is A Small ...

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2008
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    Barbara Brown Taylor writes "Fear is a small cell with no air in it and no light. It is suffocating inside and dark. There is no room to turn around inside it. You can only face in one direction, but it hardly matters since you cannot see anyhow. There is no future in the dark. Everything ...read more