• Scott Jensen

    Contributing sermons since Nov 28, 2004
Scott's church

Concordia Lutheran Church
SAN ANTONIO, Texas 78258

About Scott
  • Education: I am a graduate of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary (a.k.a. Faith Seminary) in Tacoma, Washington. Master of Divinity.
  • Experience: I have served in various church positions since 1992 and as an ordained pastor since June 2007. I have served as Pastor in roles in Hawaii, South Korea, Kansas, Mississippi and Texas. I currently serve at Concordia Lutheran Church (LCMS), San Antonio, TX.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I appreciate any constructive critisism and welcome comments. I would also love to hear if I’ve been able to help your ministry in some small way.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: True stories that come from the heart can connect the congregation to you.
  • Family: I am married for over 27 years, have a daughter and a son.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My mother is very proud. I’m sure my dad would be as well, but he has passed to be with the Lord.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is an inspiration by being both my biggest fan and my toughest critic.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach what the passages say to yourself. Generally, you won’t talk down to people and the words will come from the heart rather than canned speech. A catchy illustration might grab attention for a moment, but only God's Word can change hearts.
  • Books that have had an impact: Case for Christ - Beautiful description of a logical approach to discovering who Jesus was.
  • Hobbies: I am a retired officer of the United States Air Force and enjoy a bit of running, watching movies and a few video games.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Love God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind. But, if you follow that advice, you’ll do more than just sit there; you’ll actually DO something to show that love - serve your fellow men, serve the Lord, study his scriptures.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Cared about people. Loved his family. Had a heart for God.
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  • God's Peace

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2021

    There are all sorts of things around us that can put worry into our lives. Whatever it is in our lives today, God has a plan to restore our peace.

    Opening and Introduction Our Gospel lesson today starts with words that set the tone for todays’ message. It starts with, “the doors were locked for fear of the Jews” (John 20:19, ESV). Fear is something that’s been around us for this past year as we all had to adjust to a virus run rampant more

  • Being Obedient

    Contributed on Aug 16, 2020

    The Israelites grumble again against God. Moses responds to their grumbling with anger and loses the privilege of entering the Promised Land. Moses responded with anger and disrespected God. We can learn a few things form an angry man who lashed out against the Creator.

    Introduction Today’s topic is “Being Obedient” and as I look around our society in this COVID-19 time, I see a lot of people who are challenged with being obedient. Many businesses have signs that say you have to wear a mask to enter, yet many don’t obey that sign. We hear repeatedly that we more

  • Weeds Among The Wheat

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2020
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    We may see a lot of destruction and evil around us, but God uses it all to bless His people in ways we might not recognize.

    Opening and Introduction There’s a lot of terrible things going. It seems like every time I turn on the news, I see another act of violence, another senseless act of destruction, and the continuing sickness of the COVID-19 virus. In just this past week, I’ve read about • a man shot and killed more

  • Overcoming Fear

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2020

    There so many things going on that can cause fear to seize us. But the whole time, God is right there next to us.

    Opening and Introduction We live in a wild world today, don’t we? There’s a lot of things that can cause us to be uneasy and afraid of how things might turn out. I know I’ve gone through a lot of experiences like that. Many things can make us anxious, and get us concerned, get us worried about more

  • Despair

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2020

    Sometimes, even faithful people can experience heartache to the point of losing hope. God knows what we're going through and He has a plan for us all.

    Opening and Introduction In our text today, Paul has a summary of one of his travels, and how it affected him. There was a time when things were so bad, that he lost all hope, and despaired of life itself. Despair is one of those words we don’t use every day. We talk about feeling down, sad, or more

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  • What I Wouldn't Give...

    Contributed on Mar 29, 2012

    WHAT I WOULDN'T GIVE... When Oliver Wendell Holmes was still on the U.S. Supreme Court, he and Justice Louis Brandeis took walks every afternoon. On one of these occasions Holmes, then ninety-two, paused to gaze in frank admiration at a beautiful young girl who passed them. He even turned to more

  • What's The Demand?

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2012

    WHAT'S THE DEMAND? The magazine, Christianity Today, reported in its April 4, 1986 issue of a tool company that manufactured drill bits. Faced with financial losses, company executives gathered to discuss the problem: a declining demand for drill bits. The CEO challenged his men: "How can we more

  • All I Could Do Was Listen And Talk

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2012

    "ALL" I COULD DO WAS LISTEN AND TALK The author Stephen W. Sorenson wrote in Discipleship Journal: For two years, because of severe tendinitis in both wrists, I could not pick up my young daughter, carry a log, or even open a twist-off pop bottle. To make matters worse, my wife and I, with more

  • I Want All Of You To Try Something. Don’t ...

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2010

    I want all of you to try something. Don’t speak. Just listen and observe. Look at the person next to you. Look into their eyes. What do you see? What do you feel? Do you see concern or confusion? Is it laughter or happiness? Is it pain, anger, or love? Can you see something about what the more

  • The Oakland Police Force Recently Unveiled Its ...

    Contributed on Jan 2, 2009

    The Oakland police force recently unveiled its first lowrider police car. The vehicle has the standard logo, lights and siren, but also includes chrome wheels, hydraulic lift, and a 500-watt sound system. The car was put on the force to help officers build better relationship with inner-city more