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December 3 sermon: Advent is about the Lord’s coming

Sunday, December 3, 2017 First Sunday of AdventIsaiah 64:1-9; Mark 13:24-37Maranatha, come Lord Jesus.This beginning, this Advent is a vivid shake it up time. You may think you are going to settle in under the covers but no, they get thrown off before the heat kicks in and you are awakened with a jolt. Good Morning, it’s […]

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November 26 Christ the King Sunday sermon: Little Christs

Sunday, November 26, 2017 Christ the King Sunday Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46      Christ has no body but yours, No hands, no feet on earth but yours, Yours are the eyes with which he looks Compassion on this world, Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good, Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all […]

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November 19th: November Jesus (Paul Strike)

Matthew 25:14-30November is a difficult month to be the church here in New England.The world outside is in its dying stages—The falling, crackling leaves, hibernating animals,Cold temperatures, and the sun goes down at about noon, I’m pretty sure.Students have papers and exams. Etc., etc.In the church, we are in the final Sundays of the Season […]

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November 5 All Saints Sunday Sermon All Saints is a Baptismal Feast

Sunday, November 5, 2017 All Saints SundayRevelation 7:9–17; Matthew 5:1–12 All Saints is a Baptismal Feast     Expectation and anticipation are high.  Who will be come out on top?  Who will win, and who will lose?  Who will capture the golden ring, and who will be sent packing bags and returning home? I’m talking about the kingdom of heaven, […]

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Reformation Sunday Sermon October 29: Be still and know

Reformation Sunday October 29, 2017Psalm 46; John 8:31-3It’s a red-colored pull out all the stops church day today.  Reformation 500 marks a watershed moment in history, but I want to say that Lutherans continue to be on the move, drawing the circle wider, repenting of our capitulation with static institutions, and reclaiming the best of what […]

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October 22nd Sermon: What is your god? (Paul Strike)

Sermon 10.22.17Matthew 22:15-22, Psalm 96, Isaiah 45:1-7, and 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 What is your god?As the day for the commemoration of the Reformation comes ever nearer,Perhaps an insight from Martin Luther might be appropriate hereIn answering this vital question.In the Large Catechism, Luther, explains the first commandment:You shall have no other gods.In his explanation, he defines […]

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October 15 sermon: Jesus was a foodie

October 15, 2017Isaiah 25:1–9; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:1–9; Matthew 22:1–14 On my sabbatical last summer, I had a lot of adventures in travel.  I took public buses and shared vans in Jerusalem, and to the West Bank towns of Beit Jala, Bethlehem, Ramallah, and Bethlehem.  In Norway and Sweden, I traveled extensively on quiet, clean, and […]

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Sunday sermon: I am the author of my it.

October 1, 2017Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32  I am the author of my it.Say it with me: I am the author of my it! Own it. Take it. You are given authority. I tell students at Yale Divinity School, you have a singular platform from which to plot the next years of your life.   Once you have Yale […]

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September 24 sermon: Earworm

September 24, 2017Jonah 3:10-4:11Matthew 20:1-16 Do you know what earworm is? It’s a song that makes it way into your ears and once entering the otic canal it just lodges there.  You can’t get it out of your head. Here’s what Wikipedia says: An earworm, sometimes known as a brainworm,[1] sticky music, or stuck song syndrome,[2] is a catchy piece of music that continually […]

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September 17th Sermon: 77 times? More. (Paul Strike)

Matthew 18:21-35 In the Gospel passages of the past number of weeks,Peter has been a pretty prominent figure, to say the least.He has walked on water,And then he promptly sank into it.He has called Jesus the Messiah, the Son of the living God,Which was, Jesus says, a revelation from God.Because of his faith, Peter becomes a […]

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May 28 Sermon: Where Do We Go From Here?

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