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  • Should We Celebrate Same-Sex Marriages?

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Aug 24, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,963 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 25, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,807 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 4, 2002
    based on 71 ratings
     | 3,232 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
     | 3,515 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

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

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Nov 11, 2010
    based on 28 ratings
     | 9,621 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

  • 1 Advent B

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Dec 4, 2002
    based on 66 ratings
     | 3,556 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 Jul 1, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,677 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

  • 19 Pentecost A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Sep 28, 2002
    based on 86 ratings
     | 3,947 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

  • Could A Btk Be Within?

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Mar 9, 2005
    based on 22 ratings
     | 887 views

    This sermon contemplates the HOW of the BTK? How could this church president live such a life? WHo is to blame? HOw can it be prevented? Kind of long winded here again (surprise surprise) - but I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so decided to preach on

    March 4, 2005 Dennis Rader has been married for 34 years. He has two children and a regular job. On top of that, he has been a church member of Christ Lutheran Church in Wichita for 30 years. He was an usher and president of the church council. The Pastor of his congregation - Michael ...read more

  • Pay Attention To The Details

    Contributed by Antonio Torrence on Nov 27, 2000
    based on 97 ratings
     | 5,719 views

    We are given instructions that prepare us for God movement in our lives.

    "Pay Attention to the Details" (Gen. 6:9-22, 7:15-16) - Rev. A. L. Torrence, Pastor of the Cross of Life Lutheran Church “Make yourself an ark” were the words given to Noah. God gave this feeble old man blue prints for building a floating “tay-bawh” which is the original Hebrew word for ...read more

  • The Strike Of The Sword Of The Lord Turns Sinful Sheep Into Silver Saints

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Jul 6, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 1,841 views

    how God uses the sword for good purposes

    July 8, 2001 Zechariah 13:7-9 7 “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!” declares the LORD Almighty. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones. 8 In the whole land,” declares the LORD, ...read more

  • Why Commit? (Part 2)

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Aug 22, 2003
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,185 views

    Why should we commit our way to the Lord? Because it is the right thing to do for us and it’s good for your family and for your nation.

    Why Commit? (part 2) Baby Dedication: Kathleen Rose Converse (Katie-Rose) this Dedication ceremony is all about Commitment to the way of the Lord. This is what I talked about last week in my message and what we will be exploring again today both in this ceremony and in my message. Baby ...read more

  • Don't Be Deceived! Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Nov 9, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,814 views

    Peter warns us in chapter two that we need to make sure that we do not become deceived by the false teachers that are out there claiming to represent God when they don’t even have a clue. He also reminds us to learn the lessons from the past about the con

    2 Peter 2 – “Don’t Be Deceived!” Thesis: Peter warns us in chapter two that we need to make sure that we do not become deceived by the false teachers that are out there claiming to represent God when they don’t even have a clue. He also reminds us to learn the lessons from the past about the ...read more