Contributed on Mar 25, 2001
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is viewed by scripture as God’s victory over sin, death and all evil powers. It is ultimately a celebration of heavenly joy.
Sermon for The Resurrection of Our Lord, Year C Based on Acts 10:34-43; I Cor. 15:19-26; Lk. 24:1-12 By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson The resurrection; the Day God acted as never before to raise Jesus from the dead. So important, holy and special is this day for all devout ...read more
Contributed on Apr 7, 2001
Ever since the beginning, Christians have faced the temptation of conflicting allegiances.
Sermon for 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year C Based on Acts 5:29 By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson “Conflicting Allegiances” When is it more important for us as Christians to obey God rather than any human authority? What does God require of us in a world of conflicting allegiances? When ...read more
Contributed on Apr 16, 2001
God often works in ironic, paradoxical ways to carry out God’s will and purposes.
Sermon for 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C Based on Acts 9: 1-20 By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson In our first lesson today, we learn once again that our God is a specialist in irony and paradox. My New Webster’s Dictionary And Thesaurus of the English Language defines irony and paradox ...read more
Contributed on Apr 24, 2001
In a world of so many false, competing voices, do we recognize, listen to, and follow the voice of our Good Shepherd?
Sermon for 4th Sunday of Easter, Year C Based on Ps. 23; Rev. 7:16-17; Jn. 10:22-30 By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson “The Good Shepherd” Our psalm, second lesson and gospel for today all employ the metaphor of God as Shepherd and people as sheep. Most of us find comfort in the ...read more
Contributed on May 5, 2001
Jesus offers us a wonderful promise that he will come to us and make his home with us. In his home we are blessed with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wholeness.
Sermon for 6th Sunday of Easter, Year C Based on Jn. 14:23 & 27 By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson “Home” Home…. What is a home? For some, it’s a place of sorrow, insecurity, hurt, pain and abuse. For others, it’s a place of joy, security, comfort and love. The Gospel of John often has ...read more
Contributed on May 15, 2001
We cannot interpret the book of Revelation or any apocalyptic literature for that matter literally.
Sermon for 7th Sunday of Easter, Year C Based on Rev. 22:12a, 13, 20 By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson “Jesus is coming soon?” The end times, Jesus Christ’s second coming, the kingdom of God in all of its fullness—that is the focus of our passage from Revelation today. Right from ...read more