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  • Holy Armor

    Contributed by Mari Larson on Jul 29, 2015
     | 1,058 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
     | 1,684 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 27, 2010
     | 2,294 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 15, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,768 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 11, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,593 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

  • Jesus The Judge Series

    Contributed by Edgar Mayer on Apr 3, 2010
     | 3,723 views

    Jesus, the Judge.

    Rev Dr Edgar Mayer; Living Grace Toowoomba Church; Message on Jesus the Judge – Jesus Snapshots 05; Date: 17 January 2010 For more sermons and other writings check the following homepage: www.livinggracetoowoomba.org The Judge The church is always preaching Jesus Christ. The very first ...read more

  • Should We Celebrate Same-Sex Marriages?

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Aug 24, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,997 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

  • Called To Serve Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on May 9, 2017
     | 2,650 views

    Conflict surfaces in the church—the needy are being neglected. Stephen and others are chosen to serve the needy.

    Acts 6:1-7 "Called to Serve" INTRODUCTION Role models are important elements in our lives. We can imitate them, or we can aspire to be like them; to incorporate their values and characteristics into our lives. When we attempt to imitate our role models, we may lose our identity and not ...read more

  • It's Time For A New Reformation

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Oct 25, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,874 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

  • Luther Reformation

    Contributed by Gary Taber on Jul 11, 2010
     | 2,327 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

  • Ministry In Daily Life

    Contributed by Carla Powell on Feb 4, 2002
    based on 71 ratings
     | 3,293 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
     | 3,570 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 9, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 853 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 11, 2010
    based on 28 ratings
     | 9,794 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

  • Diversity Within Unity Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on May 22, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,713 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