• Ryan Ferwerda

    Contributing sermons since Mar 9, 2019
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Theology from a Freed Lutheran

About Ryan
  • Education: Master's of Divinity from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
  • Experience: Pastoral Intern (1 year) Youth Director (1 year) Solo Pastor of Rural 2 Point Parish (4.5 years)
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  • For All The Saints

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2021

    A look into a lost faith tradition of reflecting on the life and work of the saints, especially Saint Hilary of Poitiers, feast day January 13

    This past week my First-Grade son, who goes to the local Catholic School, along with all of this first grade classmates, helped lead the Wednesday mass. This was the second time this school year that he and his class has done this, and thus it was the second time that I went in order to see him and more

  • Be Prepared

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2020

    Being prepared in life is very helpful in reducing stress when one faces the inevitable delays of everyday life. Scripture teaches us that being prepared in faith is useful as well as we a wait the coming of the kingdom of heaven.

    Delays; they are an inevitable part of our everyday lives. We experience delays in a variety of ways, but one of the most common delays that we all experience is in our travels, be it from weather, road construction, or traffic. While these delays are unavoidable, there are steps that we can take more

  • The Easter Witness Of God's Love

    Contributed on Apr 19, 2020

    What is Easter all about? What does Jesus' death and resurrection mean for our lives? These are the central questions of the seven-week Easter season. We may not be able to fully understand the meaning of these questions answers, but that does not stop us from bearing witness to those answers.

    What is Easter all about? What does Jesus’ death and resurrection mean for our lives? These are the questions that have been on my mind and heart this past week. Is Easter a one-day holiday in the spring where we simply gather with family for a nice meal, maybe exchange small gifts, hunting more

  • Remember Whose Child You Are

    Contributed on Aug 15, 2019

    When faced with the reality of the scary world we live in, it can be helpful to remember whose child we are!

    "The story is told of a boy who was leaving home for college. His father had included him in the morning prayer at the breakfast table, asking God to protect him and to grant him success in the career which he was undertaking. Rising from the table, the young man expected to receive some final more

  • Do Not Dwell On The Past; Look To The Future

    Contributed on Apr 25, 2019
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    When we focus too much on what happened in the past it becomes hard for us to see what God is doing in the present and is leading us in the future.

    When I was in the parish, preaching every Sunday, there was usually one of my parishioners that would always come up to me after service and express how that day’s particular sermon seemed like I was speaking directly to them; that the sermon on that given day was addressing something specific more