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  • Holy Armor

    Contributed by Mari Larson on Jul 27, 2015
     | 1,128 views

    This sermon (preached the Sunday after the 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly) illustrates the Ephesians "Armor of God" imagery with the actions of the ELCA.

    Several weeks ago, when I chose today’s Ephesians text to be my preaching text, I didn’t realize that the text corresponded with the weekend after our ChurchWide Assembly and how absolutely appropriate it would be today to talk about Holy Armor. Many of you have noticed that our ...read more

  • Do We Match

    Contributed by Casey Lieneman on Mar 28, 2011
     | 1,732 views

    Viewing Jesus' compassion and love for a the Samaritan Women we are invited to match that compassion and love for all people that Jesus has shown

    Grace and Peace to you from God the Father, Son, and The Holy Spirit. Amen I was looking back through some pictures of when Corey and I first began dating and chuckled at one picture we took when we went to the Henry Dorley Zoo in Omaha. We were goofing around and found one of those headless ...read more

  • You Have All You Need

    Contributed by Casey Lieneman on Sep 25, 2010
     | 2,397 views

    Rather than comparing ourselves to the rich man or Lazarus, congregation members are invited to see themselves through the five brothers of the rich man. Jesus’ parable reminds us we have all we need, God’s Word.

    Luke 16:19-31 Grace and Peace to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus, who is the Christ I want to start off today’s message with a little pop quiz for you. Now don’t worry this isn’t something that either myself or pastor will but I want to test your Biblical literacy. In other words…how ...read more

  • A Topical Sermon. Series

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Nov 14, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,894 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

  • Heresy Or Blasphemy

    Contributed by Gary Taber on Jul 10, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,688 views

    Is it Heresy or Blasphemy?

    Heresy or Blasphemy? Pray. Today is reformation Sunday. The day protestant Christians celebrate the reformation that began in 1517 when Martin Luther, a Roman Catholic monk nailed the 95 thesis on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This is where it all began and how the Lutheran ...read more

  • Should We Celebrate Same-Sex Marriages?

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Aug 23, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,109 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
     | 4,183 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
     | 3,435 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

  • Luther Reformation

    Contributed by Gary Taber on Jul 10, 2010
     | 2,543 views

    1517 the Reformation began with the 95 Thesis

    Reformation Sunday Let us pray. As disciples of Mt. Pilgrim who are we, what are we? Are we righteous people? Are we saved? What should we be doing? What should we not be doing? If someone was to ask you when you walk outside this building this morning who are you and what ...read more

  • Wake Up Iowa!

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on May 10, 2010
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,623 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
     | 905 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

  • The Limits Of Peace Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Aug 21, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,018 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

  • Giving Is Loving Our Neighbor Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct 12, 2017
     | 1,821 views

    Loving our neighbor (those in need) is at the center of the teachings of Jesus. God meets our needs abundantly and asks us to share those blessings and love our neighbor.

    1 John 4:5-12 “Giving is … Loving Neighbor” INTRODUCTION We are on disaster overload. Monday morning we woke up to the news that the worst mass shooting in United States history had taken place in Las Vegas. A week ago we were dealing with the devastation in Puerto Rico, which was ...read more

  • 1 Advent B

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Dec 3, 2002
    based on 66 ratings
     | 3,761 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
     | 1,808 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