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  • The Twin Command, The Family And The Synod

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 14, 2014

    The family is in trouble, but the Holy Spirit is acting in our day, especially through the Synod on the Family, to restore it.

  • Light Of The World Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 6, 2012

    As the Synod Fathers gather to begin the year of faith, we consider the role of the Church as she takes up the mission of Christ to bring together all the people of the world in praise and obedience.

    October 8, 2012 Monday of 27th Week in Course Vatican II As we begin the year of faith this week, I feel called to begin a new sermon series, setting for my theme the Holy Father’s admonition to return to the Documents of Vatican Council II. The Fathers of the Church were particularly more

  • Plant The Seeds

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Jun 17, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    The church is growing by leaps and bounds in Africa. At the same time, it is dying here. How can we change the trend? Sermon for Pentecost 2, Proper 6, Series B.

    2nd Sunday after Pentecost (Pr. 6) June 18,2006 “Series B” Grace be unto 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 the redeeming grace we have received through your Son’s death and resurrection. By the more

  • A Minister's Prayer For God's Church: Lord, Help Us To Walk Together

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Apr 29, 2005
    based on 20 ratings

    This is a sermon that stresses how important it is to have a deep fellowship within the congregation and the greater church body.

    May 1, 2005 Psalm 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! A Minister’s Prayer for God’s Church: LORD, Help Us to Walk Together I. As an individual church When we were at the Seminary one of my professors told us to “beware of the loners” - the more

  • A Topical Sermon. Series

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

    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 more

  • Reflecting On The Word Of God Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 8, 2011

    To respond to Christ's command, we must take time to reflect on the Word of God and the words of God, so that we can spread that word to a world in desperate need.

    Monday of 28th Week in Course 10 October 2011 Verbum Domini The gospel of God was promised long ago through the prophets of God in the holy scriptures. Some, like Jonah, Elijah and Michaeh ben Imlah, were verbal prophets whose words and deeds were later interpreted and written down by their more

  • Unlikely Preachers Of The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Aug 20, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Preached at the 4th Triennial General Conference of ELCM 7/29/11 at Faith Lutheran Church, Hollidaysburg, PA I had a dual text, Acts 9:10-19 & Luke 23:32-43

    In some high schools, each year, there are often polls conducted in which each person in the class is voted most likely to do something, and then that slogan would be put by your picture in the yearbook. Some of them are serious like “Most likely to become successful in business” because they were more

  • We're At War!

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jun 9, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    We’re at War! 1) Pray with confidence 2) Pray for confidence

    An egg, a piece of bacon, a couple of sausages, a bit of cheese, a slab of butter, a pork chop, some liver, and a scoop of pudding. No, it’s not what I had for breakfast this morning. It was the weekly allotment of food per person in Britain during World War II. Can you believe that? Most of us can more

  • Doing The Work Of God 2

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 11 ratings

    Today marks our fifteenth year as a church.

    Today marks our fifteenth year as a church. We call it Ebenezer day. The name was chosen because of what it means in scripture. Look with me at 1 Samuel 7:10-12 NASB. "Now Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, and the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But the LORD thundered with more

  • The Church Takes A Stand

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 95 ratings

    Introduction 1.

    Introduction 1. Today we consider at one of the most crucial decisions in the history of the church of Jesus Christ. Iit took place 1950 years ago - in the year 49AD. Today we are also facing what amounts to the same crucial decision. Within the RCA and within many denominations. As we consider more

  • Christ's Gifts To The Church

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jun 27, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Christ’s Gifts to the Church 1) Come in different packages 2) Help us grow stronger; 3) Keep us working together

    Do any of you know what will happen in six months? Today is the 25th of June, which means that in six months it will be the 25th of December: Christmas! If you’ve already noted that Christmas is only six months away, you’re probably the kind of person that can’t stand having to wait to open more

  • The Dialogue Of Ecumenism Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Mar 12, 2016

    Our prayer is that all Christians be One.

    Thursday of Fifth Week in Lent 2016 Joy of the Gospel The providential juxtaposition of St. Patrick’s Day with the readings of this Lenten feria should lead us to make a comparison between the call of St. Patrick and the call of the Hebrew patriarchs. Patrick was called by God to return more

  • Psalmody

    Contributed by Tony Grant on May 28, 2002
    based on 10 ratings

    God’s people sing psalms and hymns of praise.

    Psalmody Ps. 145:1-11 05/05/02 by Tony Grant Some History of Psalmody Psalmody is the singing of the biblical psalms in the worship service. Hymnody is the singing of extrabiblical, poetic, and musical compositions in worship. The singing of the psalms is a three thousand-year-old more

  • Spirit Is Alive Through Obedience Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 17, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    The Church’s song is two millennia old and is deserving of use and respect

    May 18, 2009 Sacramentum Caritatis Acts 16: 11-21 and John 15: 21-27 When we listen to the Gospel of Luke and the Acts, and to the Gospel of John as well, we get the impression that the Holy Spirit was more active in the early Church than today. Paul was forbidden by the Spirit–probably more

  • God's Spirit Moves Us Witness To The Resurrection

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on May 5, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    A sermon for the 5th Sudnay of Easter, Series C

    5th Sunday of Easter, May 6, 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, through the power of your Holy Spirit, push us out beyond the safe confines of our congregation. Restore us to the great more