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  • A Sermon About Grumbling

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Jun 17, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,860 views

    A sermon for Pentecost 12B preached 8/31/2003 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garner, Iowa (LCMS).

    I think that it may be a safe assumption to make that when you all came here this evening, you didn’t expect to hear a sermon about grumbling. If you did, boy, someone must have let my secret out of the bag or you hacked into my computer or something……But, in all seriousness, we are confronted ...read more

  • God's Word Never Passes Away

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Nov 7, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,673 views

    A sermon for the 2nd last Sunday of the Church Year-B preached 11/16/2003 @ Forest City LCMS Mission, Forest City, Iowa

    2nd Last Sunday of the Church Year, Series B. Mark 13:24-31 “God’s Word Never Passes Away” Forest City Mission 1st Service, Nov. 16, 2003. A little over a month ago when I was talking with a friend of mine from college that’s also studying to be a pastor, I was telling him about the plans we ...read more

  • "Satan Is Strong, But Jesus Is Stronger"

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Apr 17, 2007
    based on 20 ratings
     | 12,573 views

    3rd Sunday after Pentecost sermon preached 6/29/2003 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garner, Iowa (LCMS). Preached during a time of internal strife and division within the St. Paul congregation.

    Pentecost 3/ St. Peter & St. Paul, Series B. 6/29/2003. Mark 3:20-35 St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garner, Iowa “Satan is Strong, but Jesus is Stronger” Introduction In his book The Renew Mind (Bethany House, 1981), Larry Christiansen tells a story that is a perfect illustration for our sermon ...read more

  • Characters & Images Of Christmas

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Dec 22, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,359 views

    A sermon preached for Christmas Eve Candlelight services in 2003, 2005, and 2006 at Forest City LCMS Mission, Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, and North Prairie Lutheran Church.

    Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. "Characters & Images of Christmas" Luke 2:1-20 Tonight’s the night! The last few weeks, during the season of Advent, we’ve heard a lot about preparation, and the time leading up to Christmas is indeed a time of preparation. That’s really the theme of ...read more

  • Rebuilding In The Ruins. Series

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Jul 9, 2020
     | 2,870 views

    This sermon looks at the Israelites' "return to worship" after the exile. Makes a great sermon for returning to worship, and for adjusting to changes in this new world and setting.

    A few weeks ago, I was able to go back to Illinois and to see my brother confirmed. Before the service, it was nice to walk around and to visit the church I used to call “home.” There’s something nice and nostagilc about being back in places like that. I often see it here at Christmas and ...read more

  • You Are A Citizen Of His Kingdom/The Wall Comes Tumbling Down

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Jul 22, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,276 views

    The second message in the series highlights what you were before Christ came. It highlights the hostility and conflicts between Jew and Gentile, but how that has changed (and what it means for you) since Christ has come.

  • Mission Impossible?

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Oct 3, 2019
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,403 views

    This story looks at and applies Jesus' teachings in Luke 17:1-6 alongside the experience of Corrie Ten Boom.

    There were many things that were once thought to be impossible, but are now considered to be quite common and ordinary. The idea of man landing on the moon or going to space was once thought to be impossible, but that notion was shattered in the 1960s. The idea of people surviving heart ...read more

  • Taming The Tongue Series

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Oct 3, 2018
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,870 views

    A sermon on the tongue. James says the tongue controls, destroys, and cannot be tamed, but fortunately there is one Perfect Man, Jesus Christ, and he points us to Him.

    Can you figure out this riddle? “I am often held, but never touched. I am always wet, but never rust. I often bite, but I am seldom bit. To use me well, you must have wit. What am I?” Can you figure it out? Ready for the answer? It is…the tongue! The tongue can be held without being ...read more

  • Patience Series

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Oct 3, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 8,558 views

    James teaches about patience in problems, with people, and in persecution, as he points us and his audience to Christ's Second Coming

    I have a little quiz for you today that I would like you to participate in. I have the little quiz in the bulletin, or you can participate by listening to me. How would you fill in the blanks for the following statements? Statement 1: “I want it .” What did you put there? It’s probably the ...read more

  • Now You Know The Rest Of The Story

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Jun 6, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,450 views

    A sermon built around Paul Harvey's phrase: "Now you know the rest of the story." It looks at the story of Adam and Eve, our part in the story, and Jesus'.

    Today’s text is an interesting one. It doesn’t start at verse 26. It even doesn’t start at verse one of the chapter, nor does it even begin in chapter 22 on Maundy Thursday. It doesn’t even begin at chapter one, verse one of Luke. We’re not getting the whole story this morning. It is like ...read more

  • Be Still! Be Calm! The God Of Creation Is With Us!

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Jun 18, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 5,916 views

    This sermon looks at Jesus' miracle of stilling the storm and applies it to our lives. The first half looks at the text, and the second text applies it with the hymn "Be Still, My Soul."

    Man and water have always had an interesting relationship. It is something that man cannot control, although it is all around him and vital for his survival. Over 75% of the earth’s surface is covered by water. We live in the land of 10,000 lakes, it is all around us as well. Despite that, it ...read more

  • Rest In The Ruins Series

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Jul 9, 2020
     | 2,758 views

    This sermon looks at rest, the importance of rest, and the types of tiredness we can have, and how Christ satisfies them with His rest.

    I want you to think of a time in your life when you were exhausted. That moment when the tank was empty, you were depleted, and you had nothing left to give. Think of that time. Think of the most tiring day, or season, in your entire life. Recall the feelings and emotions. For me, the moment ...read more

  • Reaping And Sowing In The Ruins Series

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Jul 9, 2020
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,888 views

    This sermon looks at the hope and promise of sowing God's Word. It deals with the failures, but also the joys that we can experience with this! It goes through Jesus' parable of the sower. A special thanks to Rev. Bob Holst for the inspiration and idea

    Are you an optimist, or are you a pessimist? Are you a glass half-empty person, or are you a glass half-full person? Do you complain that rose bushes have thorns, or do you rejoice because thorns have roses? Do you see the storm clouds, or do you see the silver lining? There are various ...read more

  • Standing Before God

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Oct 24, 2019
     | 2,604 views

    What determines our standing before God? The Pharisee, tax collector, and disciples give us an answer.

    Can there be anything more nerve wracking than being evaluated at work or school? When we are criticized or graded, we are vulnerable and exposed. We may wonder and think, “What will people say or think of me? Is what they are saying true or accurate? Do they truly see my talents and abilities, ...read more

  • Standing And Status Before God

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Oct 24, 2019
     | 2,166 views

    This sermon looks at the parable of the Tax Collector and Pharisee, and answers the question, "How do I approach God?"

    On the eve of those 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s birth in 1983, someone wrote, “In most big libraries, books by and about Martin Luther occupy more shelf room than those concerned with any other human being except Jesus of Nazareth.” In other words, next to Jesus Christ, Martin Luther is ...read more