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  • Jon Lipka

    Contributing sermons since May 7, 2010
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St. Thomas the Disciple
Salisbury, Maryland 21804
410-860-9036

About Jon
  • What I want on my tombstone: Well done, good and faithful servant.
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Newest Sermons

  • Singular Allegiance

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2014
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    Worrying about this life reveals distrust in God's providence for what we need. Faithfully offering God our service and love will be a treasure that will endure even into eternity.

    Jesus says, “You cannot serve both God and Money” (Mt. 6:24). We can either serve God or Money, but not both. We may either seek first the kingdom of God, or seek first the things of this world. We are slaves to God’s law, or slaves to the law of sin (cf. Rom. 7:25). But we cannot ...read more

  • Another "Jesus Saves Us From Our Storms" Sermon

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2014
     | 1,674 views

    The message of Jesus' salvation and care for us in the midst of our storms is always relevant and new. Every day, new storms threaten to overtake us, if it weren't for the might of Jesus and His careful watch over us.

    Today’s Gospel is very familiar to us all. We all love to hear of Jesus walking on the water, and Peter’s feeble attempt to walk to Jesus, from which Jesus saved him. And if you’re like me, you’re probably thinking that you know exactly what today’s sermon will be ...read more

  • An Unfamiliar Kingdom

    Contributed on Jul 27, 2014
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    While we all have preconceptions about what the kingdom of heaven is and isn't, Jesus uses parables to force us to rethink what the kingdom is.

    What is it that the Gospel message presents? I don’t simply mean today’s Gospel lesson, but the capital-G “Gospel.” The Gospel is not merely, “Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.” The proper name for them is the Gospel according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The ...read more

  • In Due Time

    Contributed on Jul 9, 2014
     | 2,539 views

    God presently relents in destroying evil to permit more people time to turn to Him and to not harm those who already have accepted Him.

    Back in early February, I was feeling…unusual. Something wasn’t quite right. I made an appointment to see the doctor and, without undue scrutiny he declared that I had a hernia. Having received the diagnosis…it didn’t go away. I had to make an appointment with another ...read more

  • Always And Forever

    Contributed on Jul 8, 2014
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    God's love for us is eternal, preexisting our own lives. It does not change as we change but is eternal, whatever the consequences and judgment upon us will be.

    We’re drawing to a close on this season of Lent, and today we move into Holy Week, when we remember the events leading up to, and through, the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This truly should be a holy week, during which we especially focus our efforts on almsgiving, prayer, ...read more

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Newest Sermon Illustrations

  • John Quincy Adams: The Decayed Tenement

    Contributed on Mar 4, 2012
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    JOHN QUINCY ADAMS: THE DECAYED TENEMENT In 1846, former president John Quincy Adams had a stroke. Upon his return to Congress the following year, it was apparent that his health was failing. When asked about his health Adams replied, "I inhabit a weak, frail, decayed tenement battered by the ...read more

  • Denying Oneself

    Contributed on Mar 4, 2012
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    DENYING ONESELF "To deny oneself is not to do without something or even many things. It is not asceticism, nor self-rejection or self-hatred, nor is it even the disowning of particular sins. It is to renounce the self as the dominant element in life. It is to replace the self with God-in-Christ ...read more