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  • A Topical Sermon. Series

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Nov 14, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,850 views

    I believe the ELCA congregations who are in rage over our Chruch’s assembly decision to endorse homosexuality, need to take time beofore acting - but act we must.

    24th Sunday after Pentecost, November 15, 2009 Grace be into you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, we give you thanks for all your many blessings upon us, especially the gift of your Son, Jesus the Christ, your incarnate ...read more

  • Should We Celebrate Same-Sex Marriages?

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Aug 23, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,059 views

    A sermon for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, Series A, Proper 16, based on the second lesson.

    15th Sunday after Pentecost [Pr. 16] August 24, 2008 “Series A” Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, from the beginning you created us male and female, and through the gift of marriage, founded the basis ...read more

  • It's Time For A New Reformation

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Oct 24, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 4,128 views

    A sermon for Reformation Sunday, which is celebrated in the Lutheran Church to remember the contributions of the Church’s reformers.

    Reformation Sunday, October 28, 2007 Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, you have, through the ages, revealed your word to us through the Scriptures. You sent your Son among us, as your incarnate Word, ...read more

  • Ministry In Daily Life

    Contributed by Carla Powell on Feb 2, 2002
    based on 71 ratings
     | 3,364 views

    Sermon describes how we minister in our daily life, relating our ministry to our work using Jesus’ images of being salt, being the light of the world, and putting our lamp on a lampstand for all to see.

    Matthew 5:13-20 - Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany [On this day, worshippers were asked to wear their work uniform or bring a symbol of their work so that we will be reminded of the connection between our faith and our work. I refer to it in my sermon several times.] Grace be to ...read more

  • Wake Up Iowa!

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on May 10, 2010
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,608 views

    I believe we are in the situation that we are in because we have been quiet for far too long. We have not applied biblical principles towards the same sex issue. We have not sounded a clear call and it is time we do.

    Wake up Iowa, Same Sex Marriage is Wrong Scripture: Hebrews 13:4 & 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Date: 11 October 2009 Purpose: I believe we are in the situation that we are in because we have been quiet for far too long. We have not applied biblical principles towards the ...read more

  • Remembering A Saint

    Contributed by Pr. Lynell Aljoe-Thurman on Nov 8, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 879 views

    God calls us in the watrers of Baptism to be saints of God

    Let Us Pray: Merciful Father, endless is your love and compassion for all, especially those who are called by the waters of Baptism to be Saints of God. Through your son Jesus Christ, we are woven together at the feast of everlasting grace. Lord allow us to walk in your ways for your Glory, ...read more

  • Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evi?

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Nov 10, 2010
    based on 28 ratings
     | 10,032 views

    Our churches are afraid to speak against such issues within the church itself because of the fear of losing people and stepping on toes. Christians are afraid to speak out against it because we do not want to be viewed as bigots or as intolerant right w

    Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil? Scripture: 2 Timothy 4: 2-8 Date: 14 November 2010 Purpose: Accepting everything means you believe in nothing. When it comes to right and wrong, sitting on the fence won’t get you – or the people ...read more

  • The Limits Of Peace Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Aug 21, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,971 views

    The cross of Christ not only brings peace, but also division. When faced with opposition and division, disciples of Christ stand firm while loving and respecting their opponents.

    Luke 12:49-56 “The Limits of Peace” INTRODUCTION The night sky was cloudless and filled with stars. Shepherds watched their flocks, while they huddled around a campfire. Suddenly, they were surrounded by a multitude of angels. They were told not to fear because the angels brought them ...read more

  • Diversity Within Unity Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on May 21, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,807 views

    The church’s unity in "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, allows for great diversity in ministry.

    John 17:20-26 “Diversity Within Unity” INTRODUCTION What does “One” look like? Ever since Jesus prayed the prayer recorded in today’s gospel lesson, this has been a vital question for Christians and for the Christian Church. Jesus prayed for the unity of his followers. The primary ...read more

  • 1 Advent B

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Dec 3, 2002
    based on 66 ratings
     | 3,644 views

    Jesus invites us to "Watch, stay awake". As we watch, we are invited to see through the eyes of Jesus. Watching helps us to see the hope in the midst of terror.

    1 Advent B Mark 13:24-37 1 December 2002 Rev. Roger Haugen Elie Wiesel is a Jewish writer whose novels prod the depths of the Holocaust, asking difficult questions of humanity and of God. In Night, a child hangs from a S.S. gallows and the question goes up, “Where is God?” Wiesel writes: ...read more

  • The Call To Discipleship Is Not Easy

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Jun 30, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,780 views

    As sermon for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 8, Series C

    5th Sunday after Pentecost [Pr. 8] July 1,2007 “Series C” Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, we confess that we often try to adjust Jesus’ teachings and call to follow him to our life and expectations, ...read more

  • People With A Mission Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Nov 2, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,313 views

    Jesus gives his disciples and his church one mission--to love God with all our heard, and to love our neighbor. This is a mission lived daily--that takes a lifetime to fulfill.

    Mark 12:28-34 “People with a Mission” INTRODUCTION I used to think that I was the only Kevin Ruffcorn in the United States and perhaps the world. Several years ago, to my surprise, I learned that there was another Kevin Ruffcorn in Texas. About that same time I received a copy of the ...read more

  • What A Contradiction!

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Dec 9, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,324 views

    A Sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Advent, Series C

    3rd Sunday in Advent, December 13, 2009 “Series C” Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, through the power of you Holy Spirit, open our hearts and minds to your Word, that we might hear your truth and ...read more

  • The Doctrine Of Marriage Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Matthew Grise on Aug 29, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,240 views

    Genesis 2:18-25. Discover God’s design for marriage from the account of the creation of Eve.

    IN THE BEGINNING GENESIS PART 1 – ANTEDILUVIAN HISTORY THE DOCTRINE OF MARRIAGE PART 1: ONE MAN, ONE WOMAN, ONE LIFETIME GENESIS 2:18-25 INTRODUCTION - Earlier this month, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America held its national convention. The convention was held in Minneapolis, MN. ...read more

  • 19 Pentecost A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Sep 27, 2002
    based on 86 ratings
     | 4,012 views

    Doing the will of God, even though not exactly as quickly as God had hoped, is still better than saying we will and never getting around to it.

    19 Pentecost A Matthew 21:23-32 29 September 2002 Rev. Roger Haugen Do you remember what happened 30 years ago this week? 1972. Does the name Paul Henderson help out? Yes, 30 years ago this week Paul Henderson scored arguably the most famous goal ever scored in the history of hockey. It is ...read more