"Chip... Chip... Chip!" is the title of our Reformation Festival Sermon. Using Luther's "German Mass" to guide our liturgy while singing many hymns penned by him, we'll consider what it is that Luther started... and what he leaves in our hands!
Jesus encounters a blind man - Bartimaeus by name - just outside the gates of Jericho. What does he want from Jesus? What does he receive? Watch now to hear the outcome for the blind man. The sermon title is: "We Are All Beggars. This Is True!" based on Mark 10:46-52.
Just a friendly reminder that there is NO 5pm Worship Service this Saturday, October 23, due to the annual Zion Dinner Auction. However, there is still church on Sunday morning at 9am. See you on Sunday!
In the appointed Gospel reading, Jesus gives harsh "Law" to a rich young man. But, exactly WHY does Jesus interact with the man in that way? We consider that in this week's sermon based on Mk 10:17-22. Sermon title is: "Jesus, Looking at Him, Loved Him!"
In this week's appointed Gospel reading, the subject of divorce is brought up. Jesus addresses that, but ALSO uses that topic to speak of the root cause of divorce and all the other problems of this world. We'll discuss "The Just Divorce" in this service. The Gospel reading is from Mark 10:2-16.
In 2003, a hiker performed "self surgery." He cut off his arm to save his life. Seemingly, in this Gospel reading, Jesus calls us to do "self surgery" as well. What REALLY does He mean when He calls us to "cut off" a hand or foot, or to "tear out" an eye if one of these causes us to sin? We consider these questions in this service. Sermon title is "Surgery on One's Self" based on Mark 9:38-50.
In this sermon based on Mk 7:31-37, we discuss how the disciples are much like the so-called "woke" college faculties & students who seek to disenfranchise some groups from their rights on campus. We'll also see who ELSE gets in on that self-centered "action." The sermon title is: The Greatest IS the Least!
In this service we observe Holy Cross Day. Within that, we also consider the "cost" along with the "gain" that Christians of all eras realize. The sermon title is The Foolishness of the Cross based on 1 Cor. 1 & John 12.
We once again worship the Lord who has released the prisoners "with anxious hearts." Listen to hear how an owl with its incessant hooting on my boyhood farm ties in with our sermon based on Isaiah 35:4-7.