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  • The Purpose, Plan, And Power Of God

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Feb 8, 2017

    A football themed sermon to tie the congregation into Super Bowl Sunday. It describes Paul as God's quarterback, God as the coach of the team as well as describing the power of God can overcome all.

    Introduction Does anyone know what today is? Has anyone heard what’s going on later? THE event of today is about someone important and something significant. Super bowl fifty-one will be played at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Some of you may have heard about this somewhat followed more

  • Rejecting The Son...receiving The Sacrifice On Good Friday

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Apr 5, 2015
    based on 2 ratings

    Jesus sacrificed himself as a voluntary substitution for our sins. This Good Friday message uses the parable from Matthew 21 as a demonstration of the world around us.

    Jeffrey Ebert shared this story about an incident in his childhood. He wrote: When I was five years old, before factory-installed seat belts and automobile air bags, my family was driving home at night on a two-lane country road. I was sitting on my mother’s lap when another car, driven by more

  • One Died So That Many Could Live

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Mar 15, 2015

    The central message of John 3:16 can be compared to the donation of life giving organs. The donation requires a life, one life sacrificed can provide for several lives, there is no way to say thank-you for such a gift. John 3:16 is very similar.

    Introduction This morning, we look at the shortest possible description of the whole Gospel. John 3:16 is a marvelous passage beloved by so many. Luther referred to it as the Gospel, within the Gospel, or, the Gospel within a nutshell. And such it is. This short verse of less than thirty words more

  • Love And Sacrifice: A Sermon For Armed Forces Sunday

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on May 5, 2014

    This sermon is a celebration of the armed forces in the united states and a demonstration of the love and sacrifice that the military live in their service to our nation. It also shows the love and sacrifice that Jesus made for us. Based on Rom 12:9-12

    Introduction Today is a special day in our church calendar. It’s not a holiday. It’s not a specific celebration of any historical event, person or location. It’s a day we set aside to honor and remember the members of the Armed Forces who have served our nation so well. We more

  • Youth Guidance (We Are All Youth)

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Mar 30, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    We are all youth. As youth, we encounter the culture of society that continues to redefine sin as something more acceptable to secular eyes. We need to keep God's Word close to remain true to His wisdom.

    Introduction 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 look at more

  • Everyone Has Needs

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Feb 6, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    The story of Peter, Peter's mother-in-law and the crown in this passage from Mark describe three different perspectives, but different needs as well. We all have needs and our greatest need is a savior.

    Introduction 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 help from family and more

  • Repentance Means Change

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Feb 14, 2011

    A sermon based on both the Law and the Gospel. Jesus explained what sin was. We need to head His command and turn away from temptation.

    Introduction In Thomas Costain’s history, “The Three Edwards”, he describes the life of Raynald III, a fourteenth-century duke in what is now Belgium. Grossly overweight, Raynald was commonly called by his Latin nickname, Crassus, which means "The Fat." After a violent quarrel, more

  • Fishers Of Men - Catching Our Fill

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Feb 4, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Evangelism - through the Great commission, we are tasked to be the fishers of men.

    Introduction Today’s Gospel message is a continuation of the readings we’ve heard in the previous weeks, and a work toward Jesus’ ministry here on earth. Starting with Christmas, we heard the message about the joy of our Lord coming into this world for our benefit. The story more

  • Christmas As A Little Child

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Jan 17, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    A Christmas sermon that looks at the meaning of Christmas and the deeper implication of the holiday by seeing how we can learn from the child, learn as a child, and witness about the child.

    (Portions of this sermon are based on the sermon by Deffner, Donald L., “Christmas as a Little Child,” Sermons for Church Year Festivals, CPH, St. Louis, 1997, pg. 36- 40.) Introduction In the book Mrs. Miniver, the author, Jan Struther, described her family’s Christmas. She more

  • Distracted, Deaf, And Disturbed

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Jul 18, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    Mary and Martha both knew Jesus, but Mary was doing what was more important. Sometimes, we need to spend time dedicated to God, and away from the fast paced, hectic way of the world.

    Distracted, Deaf, and Disturbed Luke 10:38-42 Introduction The story from today’s gospel message centers on the actions of two individuals, Martha and Mary. The Apostle John tells us that Martha and Mary were the sisters of Lazarus and very close to Jesus. more

  • Memorial Day

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on May 31, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    Memorial Day is often celebrated to recognized the sacrifices made by our military servicemen. Jesus made a similar sacrifice.

    It’s 3am on a cold winter day. Patchy snow covers the landscape as Loudspeakers overhead blare telling everyone to get to their places. Surrounded by sandbags, concrete barriers and roughly 10,000 soldier, sailors, airman and marines, Bagram Air Base has flipped a switch and turned from a more

  • Job's Three Friends, What They Got Right

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Mar 31, 2010
    based on 20 ratings

    Job's three friends spoke to him throughout the book of Job. Much of what they said was wrong and hurtful. However, their initial reaction was one that we all should pay attention to.

    Introduction The story of Job is one that has been talked about through the ages. This one man, lost so much, in such a short period of time, and still found a way to move on with his life. But, he didn’t do it alone. When we talk about the book of Job, we normally talk about his more

  • Showing Friendship To Jesus

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Feb 12, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus, Peter and Peter’s mother-in-law all showed what it means to be a friend. But we need to do the same. Don’t leave Jesus in church, take Him with you everywhere you go.

    Introduction What does it mean to be a friend? Is it someone willing to help you out in your time of need? Is it someone you enjoy doing some recreation activity with? Is it someone you can tell all of your personal problems to and who helps you through a difficult time? We probably all have more

  • Conquering Our Own Demons

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Feb 4, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    We all have demons that we struggle. Sin is something that even the Apostle Paul fought off. With Jesus’ help, we can conquor even the most difficult of our own demons.

    Conquering Our Own Demons Mark 1:21-28 Introduction We all have something in common with the Gospel message we heard a moment ago. Just like the man with the unclean spirit, we have our own demons to content with. We may not have an actual devil in us, but we do have issues which plague us more

  • Call To Christ, Let Your Light Shine

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Jan 22, 2009
    based on 11 ratings

    We all have a purpose. We’re all here to worship and serve God. Nothing can stop His goals and purposes. We need to figure out how we fit in, and let our light shine in a world full of darkness.

    Call to Christ, Let Your Light Shine John 1:43-51, 1 Samuel 3:1-20, Jonah 1:1-17 Introduction A young man accepted Christ. A little while later, a Christian teacher asked him: "What have you done for Christ since you believed?" He said, "Oh, I’m only a learner." "Well, when you light a more