• Kenneth Roberts

    Contributing sermons since Jan 1, 2000
Kenneth's church

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church and Preschool
Poway, California 92064
858 748-3871

About Kenneth
  • Education: Masters of Divinity, Major in the US Army Reserves, Officer Basic Course, Officer Advanced Course, CAS3, Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Experience: A former US Army Veteran of Desert Storm and the Battle of 73 Eastings with 2nd ACR A Former Producer of The Lutheran Hour and Day by Day with Jesus A joyful parish pastor
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: If the Gospel isn’t evident to you here, I didn’t do my job!
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Ozzie Hoffman - His sermons on The Lutheran Hour were a special gift from God.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Getting into heaven is like buying a ticket to a professional sporting event. I may have $10. You may have $15. But if the cost of the ticket is $50, neither of us is going, unless someone else pays the difference. Jesus paid that difference for us and more. No matter how pious you are, you don’t have what it takes to get into heaven on your own. By the grace of God, Jesus has paid the entire price for us all!
  • Family: Kathy and Star
  • What my parents think of my sermons: I hope they don’t think too much of them. Everything I am as a Christian I owe to them. I still think I can learn more from them than they will from me.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is still with me after all these years. I must be doing something right.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Find Christ in the text first, then proclaim the Gospel. When you do the above, expect a demon or two to storm your door until they tire and go away!
  • Books that have had an impact: Paul Maier’s "The Flames of Rome", "Pontius Pilate", "Skeleton in God’s Closet" Jim Bishop’s "The Day Christ Died" C.S. Lewis’ "The Chronicles of Narnia" Max Lucado’s "God Came Near"
  • Hobbies: Member of San Diego Miata Club, Music Fan and supporter of Eve Selis and Kim McLean
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: About Christian publishing houses such as CPH: "Bonos libros nobis dent ne malos legamus," (Let them give us good books so that we may not read bad ones.)
  • What I want on my tombstone: Veni, Vidi, Velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck around.
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  • God's First Words About Christmas

    Contributed on Mar 20, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    The first words about God’s promise of Christmas happened immediately after the fall. After God learned about the terrible loss, he promised to Eve that good news was coming. From her would come a male offspring who would crush the head of Satan who jus

    Grace and peace to you from God who comes to us at Christmas time and will come to us again. Amen. Dear Friends in Christ: Have you ever feared you might miss Christmas? Or maybe have you experienced Christmas without your family? Perhaps you are experiencing a Christmas like that more

  • God's Final Word To Sin And Death

    Contributed on Mar 20, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    The last word Jesus spoke from the cross, as John records it in his Gospel, was the word: "Tetelestai", "It is finished." At the time of his death, the place where he spoke that word was not a pretty sight. But through the centuries the beauty and power

    It was not a pretty sight. Made of roughly hewn wood and splattered with human blood after having served its gory purpose, the cross was anything but beautiful. It symbolized worldly secular power brutishly exercised over any perceived foreign evil that might threaten Rome. It was a place of more

  • The Law As Teacher

    Contributed on Jul 10, 2001
    based on 17 ratings

    God’s Law is a stern teacher, but stern for a purpose: to drive us to the Gospel of Jesus Christ where real genuine freedom is found.

    One time when Jesus was off praying by himself, his disciples nearby, he asked them, "What are the crowds saying about me, about who I am?" [19] They said, "John the Baptizer. Others say Elijah. Still others say that one of the prophets from long ago has come back." [20] He then asked, more

  • The Lenten Get Up

    Contributed on May 23, 2001
    based on 65 ratings

    It takes work to give up something for Lent, but before you can give up anything for God, first you have to get up and decide to go to work for Him. Before you can do the Lenten "give-up", you have to get up!

    Welcome to the first Sunday of Lent that season of the church year where people who attended church were once traditionally asked to give something up for the season. What have you given up for Lent lately? Often the idea of a making a personal sacrifice for God falls on deaf ears. What does God more

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