• Scott Jensen

    Contributing sermons since Nov 28, 2004
Scott's church

Our Savior Lutheran Church
Aiea, Hawaii 96701

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 posistions since 1992 and as an ordained pastor since June 2007. I have served as Pastor in churches located across the world with my call at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Aiea, Hawaii (LCMS). My duties require me to be away from my home congregation so I serve at Concordia Lutheran Church in San Antonio, TX (LCMS).
  • 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: Anything that grabs peoples attention, even better if they can laugh and learn at the same time.
  • Family: I have a wife and a daughter.
  • 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 biggest 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 speach. Use illustrations, props, or other attention getting tools. It’s these tools that people will remember long afterwards.
  • Books that have had an impact: Case for Christ - Beautiful description of a logical approach to discovering who Jesus was.
  • Hobbies: I have a full time job as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. My church duties are a passion that occupy most of my free time. But, I do enjoy some video games and watching movies when I’m able to fit them in.
  • 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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  • 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