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  • Michael Otterstatter

    Contributing sermons since Jun 19, 2001
Michael's church

Martin Luther College
New Ulm, Minnesota 56283
5077662744

About Michael
  • Education: Master of Divinty
  • Experience: Michael has served congregations in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cincinnati, Ohio and Redwood Falls, MN. He now serves as Vice President for Mission Advancement at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: May God bless my flawed attempts at sharing his Word with you!
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Dad loved reading them. I am not sure how much he enjoyed listening to them.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Lord fill my lungs with worthwhile stuff and nudge me when I’ve said enough."
  • Hobbies: Hunting
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Remain in Christ.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Jesus Lives and So Will I!
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  • What Do We Do When Tragedy Strikes?”

    Contributed on Aug 2, 2017
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,064 views

    This section of God's Word shows us how two people responded to a tragedy. One example comes from a widow whose son died. The other comes from one of the greatest prophets in the Old Testament, Elijah.

    At some point it will likely happen to most of us. For each of us it will be different and yet the same. It will leave us with tears in our eyes and pain in our hearts. We call them tragedies—something that seems to turn our lives upside down. Because we live in a world stained by sin these ...read more

  • Show Your Faithfulness To The Truth

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2017
     | 2,099 views

    A follower of Christ walks in the truth of God’s Word each day. Additionally, John tells us that Christians show their faithfulness to the truth as they work together with fellow Christians for the truth.

    What is the greatest danger to your faith? Please don’t let that question slip quickly from your mind. Consider it carefully. What is the greatest danger to your faith? As we take a moment to reflect on that question I want you to think back to the three Scripture readings for today. Did you ...read more

  • What's Buried Under Your Tent?

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2017
     | 3,391 views

    Like Achan we may think our sin will not be uncovered--even by God. But we need to remember that nothing can be hidden from God and the guilt of our sins still stands. This account leads us to confess our sins and turn in faith to Christ forgiveness!

    Soon after they fell into sin Adam and Eve tried to hide their guilt behind coverings made of fig leaves. Later because of their sin they also vainly attempted to hide themselves from God. Adam and Eve’s son Cain thought he could hide the guilt of shedding his brother’s innocent blood by claiming ...read more

  • Show Your Faithfulness To The Truth

    Contributed on Dec 14, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,112 views

    There are many great dangers to our faith! But ultimately the response to all of these is the TRUTH of God's Word.

    What is the greatest danger to your faith? Please don’t let that question slip quickly from your mind. Consider it carefully. What is the greatest danger to your faith? As we take a moment to reflect on that question I want you to think back to the three Scripture readings for today. Did ...read more

  • Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

    Contributed on Jul 5, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,336 views

    "But what about you...who do you say I am?" Peter gave the correct answer to that question from Jesus to his disiciples. Our life and our eternal destiny are dependent on our answer to that same question.

    In the fall of 1999 ABC launched a television game show that quickly became the #1 rated television program in the country. Hosted by Regis Philbin, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? hit the airwaves and soared in popularity. Airing three nights a week during primetime it seemed that Americans just ...read more

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  • How Have You Been Feeling Lately? Does It Seem ...

    Contributed on Feb 4, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 745 views

    How have you been feeling lately? Does it seem like you have a decreased amount of energy? Do you feel fatigued? Have you been craving sugar and eating more than usual? In the last two months have you had difficulty getting out of bed in the morning? Are you sleeping more than usual, been less ...read more