What Are Your Treasures? (April 28, 2019)

Sermon Text: Luke 16:19-31 Seminarian Barty Cox “Salvation lies within.” Maybe you remember this quote from the movie Shawshank Redemption. Convicted felon Andy Dufresne finds himself facing a surprise cell inspection from the prison guards and warden. As the warden leaves the cell, he gives Andy his Bible back and offers him this memorable quote. more…

Remember Jesus Christ: He Has Risen (Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019)

Sermon Text 2 Timothy 2:8 Pastor Steven Pagels In the name of our Savior Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, dear friends: For many of us, the Easter story is a familiar story.  And if you didn’t know it before, you just heard it more…

Who is This That Comes in the Name of the Lord? (April 14, 2018)

Sermon Text: Luke 19:28 – 40 Pastor Daniel Schmidt Imagine that you are there standing among the crowd that first Palm Sunday?  What do you see?  What do you hear?  Maybe you see Roman soldiers keeping an eye on the crowd.  You see Jesus, riding on a young donkey.  You see some people spreading their more…

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE (April 7, 2019)

Sermon Text: Philippians 3:8-14 Pastor Steven Pagels In the name of Christ Jesus, dear friends: Everyone loves a good story.  And judging from this week’s New York Times best seller list, it is also accurate to say that everyone loves a good true story. According to the most recent non-fiction best seller list, seven of the more…

Is Jesus the OnlyWay to Heaven? (March 31, 2019)

Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18 Pastor Daniel Schmidt For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. There are some questions that have an obvious answer.  Back in the days of the explorers the question was “Is the more…

“Today We Enjoy a Mountain Top Experience”. ( March 3, 2019)

Sermon Text: Luke 9:28-36  Pastor Daniel Schmidt Have you ever had your own, personal mountain top experience?  What I mean is, maybe you were literally sitting at the top of a mountain, looking out at God’s beautiful creation, and at that moment it struck you just how wise and how powerful our Creator-God really is. more…

Forgiveness is Truly Divine. (February 24, 2019)

Genesis 45:3-8a,15 Pastor Steven Pagels   In the name of Christ Jesus, dear friends: Unless you are a lover of 18thcentury British poetry, the name Alexander Pope probably doesn’t mean all that much to you.  Even if you don’t know anything about his life, you are probably familiar with some of his writings. In fact, more…