This page provides you with a glimpse into what is being preached at Christ Lutheran Church. Open and read as many of Pastor Johnston's sermons as you please. We pray you are edified by them!  Also feel free to peruse some of Pastor's devotions. They are an excellent opportunity to start you day off right.

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Archived Morning Devotions from Pastor Johnston
   1 Corinthians Devotions (Summer 2008 to present): click here
   Romans Devotions (Season of Pentecost, 2005): click here

   
Genesis Devotions (Current series of devotions): click here


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2011


May 8 - Easter 3
1 Peter 1:17-21 Read sermon   

May 1 - Easter 2

Ezekiel 37:1-14; John 20:19-31  Read sermon

April 24 - The Resurrection of our Lord

Mark 16:1-8  Read sermon

April 22 - Good Friday
Tenebrae Sermon (Thief on the Cross)  Read sermon

April 21 - Maundy Thursday
1 Corinthians 11:23-32 (Fellowship/Real Presence)  Read sermon

April 17, 2011 - Palm Sunday
Passion History Commentary  Read sermon

April 13, 2011 - Midweek Lent 5
The Crucifixion (Centurion)  Read sermon

April 10, 2011

Genesis 22:1-14  Read sermon

April 6, 2011 - Midweek Lent 4
The Trial before Pilate Read sermon   

April 3, 2011 - Lent 4

Galatians 4:21-31  Read sermon  

March 30, 2011 - Midweek Lent 3
The Trial before the High Priest Read sermon   

March 27, 2011 - Lent 3
Jeremiah 26:1-15  Read sermon  

March 23, 2011 - Midweek Lent 2

Gethsemane (Harmony of the Gospels)  Read sermon

March 16, 2011 - Midweek Lent 1
The Passover and the Lord's Supper (Harmony of the Gospels) Read sermon   

March 13, 2011 - Lent 1
Matthew 4:1-11; Hebrews 4:14-16 Read sermon   

March 9, 2011 - Ash Wednesday

Luke 7:36-50  Read sermon  

March 6, 2011 - Transfiguration of Our Lord
2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9 Read sermon   

February 23, 2011 - Don Hoggard Funeral
John 11:22-27 Read sermon   

February 27, 2011 - Epiphany 8
Luke 18:31-43  Read sermon  

February 20, 2011 - Epiphany 7
Isaiah 55:10-13; Luke 8:4-15  Read sermon  

February 13, 2011 - Epiphany 6

Matthew 20:1-16  Read sermon

February 6, 2011 - Epiphany 5
Matthew 13:24-30  Read sermon

January 30, 2011 - Epiphany 4
Jonah 1:1-17  Read sermon

January 23, 2011 - Epiphany 3
Matthew 8:5-12  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

January 16, 2011 - Epiphany 2
John 2:1-11  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

January 9, 2011 - Baptism of Our Lord
Matthew 3:13-17  Read sermon

January 2, 2011 - Epiphany
Matthew 2:1-12  Read sermon

January 1, 2011 - Name of Jesus
Luke 2:21  Read sermon



2010

October 7, 2010 - Theology of the Cross Bible Study
Listen to Bible Class

October 3, 2010 - Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Pastor's Conference)
Sermon Text: Matthew 22:34-46  Read sermon

September 30, 2010 - Theology of the Cross Bible Study
Listen to Bible Class

September 26, 2010 - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Luke 14:1-11  Read sermon

September 19, 2010 - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Ephesians 3:13-21  Read sermon

September 12, 2010 - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: 1 Kings 17:8-16; Matthew 6:24-34  Read sermon

September 5, 2010 - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Proverbs 4:13; Luke 17:11-19  Read sermon

August 29, 2010 - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: 2 Chronicles 28:8-15  Read sermon

August 22, 2010 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Isaiah 29:17-24; Mark 7:31-37  Read sermon

August 15, 2010 - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Luke 18:9-14 Read sermon   

August 8, 2010 - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Jeremiah 7:1-11; Luke 19:41-48 Read sermon

August 1, 2010 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Jer. 23:16-29; Acts 20:17-38; Mt. 7:15-23 Read sermon

July 11, 2010 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon Text: Matthew 5:17-26 

[May through July still need to be added when time permits. If you would like a copy of a sermon from these months, please email Pr. Johnston.]


April 25, 2010 - 4th Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: John 10:11-16  Read sermon 

April 18, 2010 - 3rd Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: 1 Peter 2:16,17  Read sermon

April 11, 2010 - 2nd Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: John 20:19-31  Read sermon

April 4, 2010 - The Resurrection of Our Lord
Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 5:6-8; Mark 16:1-8  Read sermon

April 2, 2010 - Good Friday (Tenebrae)
Sermon Text: Commentary on Seven Words from the Cross  Read sermon  

April 2, 2010 - Good Friday (Early Service)
Sermon Text: Commentary on Lessons  Listen to sermon

April 1, 2010 - Maundy Thursday
Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-32  Read sermon

March 28, 2010 - Palm Sunday
Sermon Text: Commentary on Passion History  Read sermon

March 21, 2010 - Lent 5
Sermon Text: Exodus 3:1-15 (not available)

March 17, 2010 - Midweek Lent 4
Sermon Text: Luke 23:1-25  Read sermon

March 14, 2010 - Lent 4
Sermon Text: John 6:1-15  Read sermon

March 10, 2010 - Midweek Lent 3
Sermon Text: Luke 22:54-71  Read sermon

March 7, 2010 - Lent 3
Sermon Text: Ephesians 5:1-10; Luke 11:24-28  Read sermon

March 3, 2010 - Midweek Lent 2
Sermon Text: Luke 2:39-64  Read sermon

February 28, 2010 - Lent 2
Sermon Text: Matthew 15:21-28  Read sermon

February 21, 2010 - Lent 1
Sermon Text: Matthew 4:1-11  Read sermon

February 17, 2010 - Ash Wednesday
Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 5:17-6:2; Luke 7:36-50  Read sermon

February 14, 2010 - Transfiguration
Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 18:15-18; Matthew 17:1-9  Read sermon

February 7, 2010 - Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Sermon Text: Matthew 8:23-27  Read sermon

January 31, 2010 - Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Sermon Text: 2 Kings 5:1-15a  Read sermon

January 24, 2010 - Conversion of St. Paul
Sermon Text: Acts 9:1-22  Read sermon

January 17, 2010 - Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Sermon Text: Romans 12:1-5  Read sermon

January 10, 2010 - Baptism of our Lord
Sermon Text: Matthew 3:13-17  Read sermon

January 3, 2010 - Epiphany of Our Lord
Sermon Text: Matthew 2:1-12  Read sermon

December 31, 2009 - New Year's Eve
Sermon Text: Luke 2:21 Read sermon

December 30, 2009 - Christian Funeral of Debra Kaufmann
Sermon Text: Luke 2:25-38  Read sermon  

December 27, 2009 - First Sunday after Christmas
Sermon Text; Galatians 4:1-7  Read sermon

December 25, 2009 - Christmas Day
Sermon Text: John 1:9-13 Read sermon

December 24, 2009 - Christmas Eve
Lessons and Carols Read commentary 

December 20, 2009 - Fourth Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Luke 1:46-55 Read sermon

December 15, 2009 - Advent Midweek 3
Sermon Text: Matthew 1:18-25 Read sermon

December 13, 2009 - Third Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Matthew 11:2-10 Read sermon

December 8, 2009 - Advent Midweek 2
Sermon Text: Luke 1:26-45 Read sermon

December 6, 2009 - Second Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Romans 15:4 Read sermon

December 2, 2009 - Advent Midweek 1

Sermon Text: Matthew 3:1-12 Read sermon 

November 29, 2009 - First Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Jeremiah 33:14-16 Read sermon  

November 25, 2009 - Thanksgiving Eve
Sermon Text: Philippians 4:10-20 Read sermon    

November 22, 2009 - 4th Sun. of End Time (Christ the King)

Sermon Text: John 18:33-37 Read sermon 

November 15, 2009 - 3rd Sun. of End Time (Saints Triumphant)
Sermon Text: 1 Thess. 5:1-11; Matthew 25:1-13  Read sermon

November 8, 2009 - 2nd Sunday of End Time (Last Judgment)
Sermon Text: Jeremiah 8:4-7  Read sermon

November 1, 2009 - First Sunday of End Time (Reformation)
Sermon Text: Romans 3:19-28  Read sermon

October 25, 2009 - Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Matthew 22:1-14  Read sermon

October 18, 2009 - St. Luke, Evangelist
Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 4:5-15  Read sermon

October 11, 2009 - Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Matthew 22:34-46  Read sermon

October 4, 2009 - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Luke 14:1-11  Read sermon

September 27, 2009 - St. Michael and All Angels
Sermon Text: Revelation 12:7-12  Read sermon

September 20, 2009 - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Matthew 6:24-34  Read sermon

September 13, 2009 - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Luke 17:11-19  Read sermon

September 6, 2009 - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Luke 10:23-37; Galatians 3:15-22  Read sermon

August 30, 2009 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Mark 7:31-37; 2 Corinthians 3:4-11; Micah 7:18-20  Read sermon

August 23, 2009 - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-10; Luke 18:9-14  Read sermon

August 16, 2009 - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Luke 19:41-48  Read sermon

August 9, 2009 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: 
1 Corinthians 10:6-13; Luke 16:1-9  Read sermon

August 2, 2009 - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Numbers 27:12-24; Hebrews 13:7-8,17-21; Mark 6:30-34  Read sermon

July 26, 2009 - Eigth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Amos 7:10-17; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Mark 6:7-13  Read sermon

July 19, 2009 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: no sermon available (vacation)

July 12, 2009 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 12:11-25; Luke 5:1-11; 2 Timothy 1:8-14  Read sermon

July 5, 2009 - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Mark 4:35-41; Proverbs 30:4,5; Acts 27:13-26  Read sermon

June 28, 2009 - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 32:3-12; 1 Peter 5:6-11; Luke 15:1-10  Read sermon

June 21, 2009 - Third Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Genesis 3:8-15; Revelation 20:1-16; Mark 3:20-25  Read sermon

May 24, 2009 - Seventh Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: Acts 7:54-50; John 17:11-19; Hebrews 7:11-27  Read sermon

May 17, 2009 - Sixth Sunday of Easter (Confirmation)
Sermon Text: 1 John 4:1-11  Read sermon

May 10, 2009 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: Acts 16:11-15; 1 John 3:18-24; John 15:1-8  Read sermon

April 12, 2009 - Resurrection of Our Lord
Sermon Text: Mark 16:1-8  Read sermon



Previous Years

June 28 - 4th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Read sermon

August 3 - 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Exodus 14:10-31; Matthew 14:22-33
"Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid."  Read sermon

July 27 - 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Ninth and Tenth Commandments  Read sermon

July 20 - 10th Sunday after Pentecost
Eighth Commandment  Read sermon

July 13 - 9th Sunday after Pentecost
Seventh Commandment  Read sermon

July 6 - 8th Sunday after Pentecost
Sixth Commandment  Read sermon

June 29 - 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Fifth Commandment  Read sermon

June 22 - 6th Sunday after Pentecost
Fourth Commandment  Read sermon

June 15 - 5th Sunday after Pentecost
Third Commandment  Read sermon

June 8 - 4th Sunday after Pentecost
Second Commandment  Sermon Outline

June 1 - 3rd Sunday after Pentecost
First Commandment  Sermon Outline

May 25 - 2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: 1 Kings 22:10-28; 2 Peter 1:20-2:3; Matthew 7:15-29
The Word of the Lord Endures Forever  Read sermon

May 18 - Holy Trinity
Sermon Text: Genesis 1:1-2:3; 2 Corinthians 13:11-14; Matthew 28:16-20
One God, Three Persons; Three Persons, One God  Read sermon

May 11 - Pentecost
Sermon Text: Luther's Explanation to the Third Article from the Small Catechism
The Work of the Holy Spirit  Read sermon

May 4 - Ascension (transferred for parish)
Sermon Text: Colossians 3:1-4
Look Where You're Going  Read sermon

May 1 - The Ascension of Our Lord (joint service)
Sermon Text: Esther 6  Read sermon

April 27 - Sixth Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: Genesis 4:1-16
By Faith Abel  Read sermon

April 20 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: 1 Kings 18:16-45
The LORD is God  Read sermon

April 13 - Fourth Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: John 1:1-10
Married Life  Read sermon

April 6 - Third Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: Luke 24:13-35
Is your Bible opened?  Read sermon

March 30 - Second Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: John 20:19-31
Peace be with you  Read sermon

March 23 - Resurrection of Our Lord
Sermon Text: Jonah 2:2-9  Read sermon
Sunrise Commentary Read commentary

March 21 - Good Friday
Commentary Read commentary

March 20 - Maundy Thursday
Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-28
He said so  Read sermon

March 16 - Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday)
Commentary on St. Matthew's Passion  Read commentary

March 12 - MLS Chapel Devotion
Devotion Text: John 19:5
Behold the Man  Read devotion

March 9 - 5th Sunday in Lent
Sermon Text: 2 Kings 4:18-37
Are you read?  Read sermon

March 2 - 4th Sunday in Lent
Sermon Text: Genesis 37:1-11
Everything changes when your brother dies  Read sermon

February 17 - 2nd Sunday in Lent
Sermon Text: Genesis 12:1-8
Walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had  Read sermon

February 10 - 1st Sunday in Lent (Ash Wednesday transferred because of a snowstorm)
Sermon Text: Numbers 21:4-9
See your Salvation lifted up  Read sermon

February 3 - Transfiguration of Our Lord
Sermon Text: Exodus 24:12, 15-18
See the Lord's glory  Read sermon

January 20 - 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon Text: Isaiah 49:1-7
Never in vain  Read sermon

January 13 - Baptism of our Lord
Sermon Text: Isaiah 42:1-7
A bruised reed He will not break  Read sermon

January 6 - Epiphany of our Lord
Sermon Text: Isaiah 60:1-6
Arise, shine, for you light has come  Read sermon

December 31- New Year's Eve
Sermon Text: Colossians 3:17; Luke 13:6-9
In the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him Read sermon

December 30 - First Sunday after Christmas
Sermon Text: Hosea 11
How can I give you up, O Ephraim  Read sermon

December 25 - Christmas Day
Sermon Text: Isaiah 52:7-10
The voice of your watchmen  Read sermon

December 24 - Christmas Eve
Read commentary

December 23 - 4th Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Isaiah 7:1-14
Immanuel, God with us  Read sermon

December 19 - Advent Vespers III
Sermon Text: Luke 20:41-44
The Lord sits as King forever  Read sermon

December 16 - 3rd Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Job 1:6-22
Blessed be the name of the LORD  Read sermon

December 9 - 2nd Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Daniel 4:19-37; Acts 3:19-26; Matthew 3:1-12
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Read sermon

December 5 - Advent Vespers I
Sermon Text: Hebrews 3:1-6
Consider Jesus  Read sermon

December 2 - 1st Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Genesis 6:9-22
The hour has come for you to wake from sleep.  Read sermon

Christian Funeral of Martha Pitts (Pastor's Grandmother)
Read sermon

November 25 - Last Sunday of End Time / Christ the King
Sermon Text: Revelation 1:9-18  Read sermon

Thanksgiving Vespers
Sermon Text: 2 Chronicles 29  Read sermon

November 18 - 3rd Sunday of End Time / Saints Triumphant
Sermon Text: Matthew 25:1-13
Don't Be Late  Read sermon

November 11 - 2nd Sunday of End Time / Last Judgment
Sermon Text: Matthew 25:31-46
The Trial of Faith  Read sermon

November 4 - Festival of the Reformation
Sermon Text: 1 Peter 1:24,25
"The word of the Lord remains forever."  Read sermon

October 28 - Commemoration of St. Simon and St. Jude
Sermon Text: Jude 1-4, 17-23  Read sermon

October 21 - Pentecost 21
Sermon Text: Hosea 1:2-11; Matthew 22:1-14
Gomer, meet Christ.  Read sermon

October 14 - Pentecost 20
Sermon Text: Matthew 9:1-8
What were the most important words I ever spoke to you?  Read sermon

October 7 - Pentecost 19
Sermon Text: Matthew 22:34-46
You shall love.  Read sermon.

September 30 - Pentecost 18
Sermon Text: sermon not available

September 23 - Pentecost 17
Sermon Text: Luke 7:11-17
Get up!  Read sermon

September 16 - Pentecost 16
Sermon Text: Galatians 5:25-6:10  Read sermon notes

September 9 - Pentecost 15
Sermon Text: Galatians 5:16-24
Live by the Spirit  Read sermon

September 2 - Pentecost 14
Sermon Text: sermon not available

August 26 - Pentecost 13
Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 3:4-11  Read sermon

August 19 - Pentecost 12
Sermon Text: Luke 18:9-14
Go home justified.  Read sermon

August 12 - Pentecost 11
Sermon Text: Luke 19:41-48
Don't take the Son for granted.  Read sermon

August 5 - Pentecost 10
Sermon Text: Luke 16:1-9
You've been given the Master's wealth.  Read sermon

July 29 - Pentecost 9
Sermon Text: Matthew 7:15-23
You are what you hear.  Read sermon

July 22 - Commemoration of St. Mary Magdalene
Sermon Text: Luke 7:36-50
Love is interest on debts forgiven.  Read sermon

July 15 - Installation of Pr. Tyler Peil, Stanton, NE
Sermon Text: Exodus 20:1-17; Romans 6:3-11; Matthew 5:20-26
"Unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees..."  Read sermon

July 8 - Pentecost 7
Guest Preacher: sermon not available

July 7 - Christian Marriage: David & Lea Dietzel
Sermon Text: Ephesians 5:32-5:1

July 1 - Pentecost 6
Sermon Text: 1 Kings 19:11-12
"What are you doing here?"  Read sermon

June 24 - Pentecost 5
Sermon Text: Luke 6:36-42
"Be merciful, just as your heavenly Father."  Read sermon

June 17 - Pentecost 4
Sermon Text: Luke 15:1-10
The Lost Chapter  Read sermon

June 16 - Christian Marriage: Jason Wakefield & Steph Gibbons
Sermon Text: Ephesians 3:14-19  Read sermon

June 10 - Pentecost 3
Sermon Text: Luke 14:16-24
"Come, for everything is now ready."  Read sermon

June 3 - Pentecost 2
Sermon Text: Jeremiah 9:23-24; Luke 16:19-31
Who do you know? Read sermon

May 27 - Holy Trinity
Sermon Text: Isaiah 6:1-8; John 3:1-15
You must be born again.  Read sermon

May 20 - Pentecost
Sermon Text: Acts 2:1-13
"What does this mean?"  Read sermon

May 13 - Easter 6 (Rogate) - Confirmation
Sermon Text: Jeremiah 29:11-14; James 1:22-27; John 26:23-30
Plain Words  Read sermon

May 6 - Easter 5 (Cantate)
Sermon Text: James 1:16-21
See the whole yardstick.  Read sermon

April 29 - Commemoration of St. Mark, transferred
Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 4:11
And Mark!  Read sermon

April 22 - Easter 3 (Misericordias Domini)
Sermon Text: 1 Peter 2:20-25
He Himself bore our sins.  Read sermon

April 15 - Easter 2 (Quasimodo Geniti)
Sermon Text: Exodus 37:1-14; 1 John 5:4-10; John 20:29-29
Breathe!  Read sermon

April 8 - The Resurrection of our Lord
Sermon Text: Mark 16:1-8
Christ is risen!  Read sermon

April 1 - Palm/Passion Sunday (Palmarum)
Commentary on Passion History  Read commentary

March 25 - Lent 5 (Judica)
Sermon Text: John 8:46-59
Whoever is of God hears the Word of God.  Read sermon

March 18 - Lent 4 (Laetare)
Sermon Text: Isaiah 49:9-13
For He who has pity on them will lead them.  Read sermon

March 11 - Lent 3 (Oculi)
Sermon Text: Ephesians 5:1-9
Be!  Read sermon

March 4 - Lent 2 (Reminiscere)
Sermon Text: Matthew 15:21-28
Even the Dogs Eat the Crumbs  Read sermon

February 28 - Lent 1 (Invocavit)
Sermon Text: Matthew 4:1-11
No, You Are!  Read sermon

February 21 - Ash Wednesday
Sermon Text: Luke 18:31-34
We Are Going to Jerusalem  Read sermon

February 4 - Septuagesima
Sermon Text: Matthew 20:1-16
I Get to Work for Such a Master!  Read sermon

January 28 - Transfiguration
Sermon Text: 1 Peter 1:16-21
An Open Mind Is Opened to Close on Something True  Read sermon

January 21 - Epiphany 2
Sermon Text: Luke 2:41-50
In My Father's House  Read sermon

January 14 - Baptism of our Lord
Sermon Text: Isaiah 42:10-16
Victory?  Read sermon

January 7, 2007 - Epiphany of our Lord (transferred)
Sermon Text: Matthew 2:1-11
Boring?  Read sermon

December 31 - New Year's Eve
Sermon Text: 1 Peter 1:22-25
If you want to make God laugh...  Read sermon

December 31 - Circumcision of our Lord
Sermon Text: Luke 2:21
Amen  Read sermon

December 25 - Festival of the Nativity of our Lord
Sermon Text: Luke 2:1-14
Today, unto you, good news!  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

December 24 - Christmas Eve Service of Lesson and Carols
Commentary on the Lessons  Read commentary


December 24 - Fourth Sunday in Advent (Matins w/Carols)
Sermon Text: John 1:19-28
Make straight the way!  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

December 17 - Third Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Matthew 11:2-10
Follow the Finger  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

December 10 - Second Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Luke 21:25-36 (Romans 15:4-13)
Pay Attention to the Signs  Read sermon

December 6 - First Advent Vespers (2nd and 3rd not available)
Sermon Text: Exodus 3:1-14
I AM  Read sermon

December 3 - First Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Matthew 21:1-9
Behold, Your King Is Coming to You  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

November 26 - Christ the King
Sermon Text: Revelation 1:4-8
All for Want of a Nail  Read sermon

November 22 - Thanksgiving Vespers
Sermon Text: Matthew 5:25-34
First Things First  Read sermon

November 19 - Saints Triumphant
Sermon Text: John 5:24-29
The Son Gives Life  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

November 12 - Last Judgment
Sermon Text: Hebrews 9:24-28
The Cost of Sin  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

November 5 - Festival of the Reformation
Sermon Text: Revelation 14:6,7
Depth Perception  Read sermon

October 29 - Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Mark 10:17-27
The Treasure before You  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

Christian Funeral of Leona Kaufmann
Sermon Text: John 11:17-27,32-44
With a Word from Christ Weeping Turns to Joy  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

October 22 - 20th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Genesis 2:18-24
God's Model for Marriage: Commitment, Companionship, Children, and Chastity  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

Christian Funeral of Lorraine Kuske
Sermon Text: Revelation 2:8-11
Be Faithful unto Death  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

October 15 - 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: James 4:7-12
Cleansed Hands and Purified Hearts  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

October 8 - 18th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: James 3:13-18
Wisdom from Above and for the Neighbor  Read sermon

October 1 - 17th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: James 2:8-10
One Strike and You're Out  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

September 24 - 16th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: James 1:17-27
The Mirror Never Lies  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

September 17 - 15th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:10-20
Battle-Ready  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

September 10 - 14th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: John 6:60-69
Lord, to Whom Shall We Go  Read sermon 

September 3 - 13th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Ephesiahs 5:15-20
Wisdom Sets Her Table with Bread from Heaven  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

August 27 - 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: John 6:41-51
Feast on the Living Bread  Read sermon

August 20 - 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: John 6:24-35
Read the Signs  Read sermon

August 13 - 10th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: John 6:1-15
What a Meal!  Read sermon

August 6 - 9th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Ephesians 2:20
Built on the Foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the Chief Cornerstone.  Read sermon

July 30 - 8th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Ephesians 1:3-14
Blessed Be the One who Has So Blessed Us  Read sermon

July 23 - 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
The Blessing of Thorns  Read sermon

July 16 - 6th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 8:1-9
Giving out of Need  Read sermon

July 9 - 5th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Mark 4:35-41
Even though He Sleeps, Christ Is in the Boat  Read sermon

July 2 - 4th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Mark 4:26-34
A Farmer's Faith  Read sermon

June 25 - Presentation of the Augsburg Confession
Sermon Text: Genesis 3:8-15
The Dilemma of Sin  Read sermon

June 18 - 2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Guest Preacher: sermon not available

June 11 - Holy Trinity
Sermon Text: John 3:1-6
Born Again Christians  Read sermon

June 4 - Pentecost
Sermon Text: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Dry Bones Come to Life  Read sermon

May 28 - Ascension of our Lord
Sermon Text: Luke 24:44-53
Friends in High Places  Read sermon

May 21 - Sixth Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: 1 John 4:1-11
Know Jesus  Read sermon

May 14 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: Acts 8:26-40; 1 John 3:18-24; John 15:1-8  Read sermon

May 7 - Fourth Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: 1 John 2:28-3:2
Now we are children of God.  Read the sermon

A Wedding Sermon
Sermon Text: John 2:1-11
The Guest becomes the Host  Read sermon

April 30 - Third Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: Acts 4:8-12; 1 John 1:1-2:2; Luke 24:36-49
Understanding the Scriptures  Read sermon

April 23 - Second Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: John 20:19-31
Christ Sends Christians to Be His Mouth  Read sermon

April 16 - Easter Sunday
Sermon Text: Mark 16:1-8
"And Peter"  Read sermon

April 14 - Good Friday (Tenebrae Service)
Commentary on Lessons  Read commentary

April 14 - Good Friday (Joint Service)
Sermon Text: John 19:17-31
Were You There  Read sermon

April 13 - Maundy Thursday
Sermon Text: Exodus 12:1-14; Mark 14:12-26
The Paschal Feast  Read sermon

April 9 - Palm/Passion Sunday
Commentary on Passion History 

April 5 - Final Midweek Vespers
Devotion Text: Matthew 27:51-54
The Centurion  Read devotion

April 2 - Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sermon Text: Hebrews 5:7-9
Obedience Learned the Hard Way  Read sermon

March 26 - Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sermon Text: Numbers 21:4-9
The Venomless Snake  Read sermon

March 19 - Third Sunday in Lent
Sermon Text: Exodus 20:1-17; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-22
What should you expect from God's Church  Read sermon

March 16 - Second Midweek Vespers
Sermon Text: Matthew 27:11-26
Pontius Pilate 

March 12 - Second Sunday in Lent
Sermon Text: Genesis 28:1-10; Mark 8:31-38
The Stairway to Heaven  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

March 5 - First Sunday in Lent
Sermon Text: Genesis 22:1-18
The Lord Will Provide  Read sermon

March 1 - Ash Wednesday
Sermon Text: Luke 18:9-14
God, be merciful to me, a sinner!  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

February 26 - The Transfiguration of our Lord
Sermon Text: Mark 9:2-12
The Same Face  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

February 19 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Mark 2:1-12
Your sins are forgiven!  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

February 12 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: 2 Kings 5:1-14
Muddy Waters, Clear Promise  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

February 5 - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Job 7:1-7
Life from both sides of the tomb  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

January 29 - Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Mark 1:21-28
The Prophet who teaches with authority  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

January 22 - Third Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon Text: Jonah 3:1-5,10
The invitation changes everything  Read sermon  Listen to sermon  Listen to Monday sermon

January 15 - Second Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
You are not your own, for you were bought at a price.  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

January 8 - The Epiphany of our Lord
Sermon Text: Isaiah 60:1-6 
Arise, shine!  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

January 1, 2006 - First Sunday after Christmas
Sermon Text: Luke 2:33-40
The Gauntlet  Read sermon 

December 31 - New Year's Eve
Sermon Text: Luke 13:6-9
The Gracious Gardener  Read sermon 

December 25 - Christmas Day
Sermon Text: Hebrews 1:1-4
What Child Is This?  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

December 24 - Christmas Eve
Commentary on Lessons and Carols

December 18 - Fourth Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Luke 1:26-38
For Nothing is Impossible with God  Read sermon  Listen to sermon  Listen to sermon (Mon)

December 11 - Third Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Isaiah 61:1-3,10,11
The Servant of the Lord, Messenger of Joy  Listen to sermon

December 4 - Second Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Mark 1:1-8
St. John the Baptist: Homiletics Prof  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

November 30 - Midweek Advent Vespers I
Devotion Text: Luke 1:39-55
The Song of Mary  Read sermon 

November 27 - First Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Isaiah 64:1-8
The King of Glory Comes for His Weary People  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

November 20 - The Last Sunday of End Time - Christ the King
Sermon Text: Matthew 27:27-31
There's Your King  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

November 13 - Third Sunday of End Time - Saints Triumphant
Sermon Text: Matthew 25:1-13
Burning the Midnight Oil  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

November 6 - Second Sunday of End Time - Last Judgment
Sermon Text: Matthew 25:31-46
The Backwards Trial  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

October 30 - First Sunday of End Time - Reformation
Sermon Text: Galatians 5:1-6
It doesn't get easier as you do it, but it sure gets worse if you don't.  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

October 23 - Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Matthew 22:34-46
Guest Preacher - sermon text unavailable  Listen to sermon

October 16 - Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Isaiah 45:1-7
"Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done."  Read sermon

October 9 - Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Matthew 22:1-14
"Everything is ready. Come to the feast."  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

October 2 - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Matthew 21:33-43
"Listen to another parable."  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

September 25 - Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Matthew 21:28-32
Whatever.  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

September 18 - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Matthew 20:1-16
The same denarius.  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

September 11 - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Romans 14:5-9
There are indifferent matters, but not indifferent Christians.  Read sermon  Listen

September 4 - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Romans 13:8-10 
Love is the fulfilling of the law. 
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August 28 - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Romans 12:1-8
Check your mirrors.  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

August 21 - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Romans 11:33-36
Dogs and the Master.  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

August 14 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Romans 11:28-32
It is poor eyesight.  Read sermon  Listen to sermon

August 7 - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Romans 9:1-5
Guest Preacher: Tyler Peil, Michigan Lutheran Seminary  Listen to sermon

July 31 - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Romans 8:35-39
Clenched fists and scrap metal.  Listen to sermon  Read sermon

July 24 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Matthew 11:25-30
Guest Preacher: Herbert Kuske, Christ Ev. Lutheran Church  Listen to sermon

July 17 - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Romans 8:26-27
For we do not know what to pray for as we ought.  Listen to sermon  Read sermon

July 10 - Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Romans 8:18-25
For in this hope we were saved. Listen to sermon  Read sermon

July 3 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Romans 7:15-25a
What a wretched man I am! Thanks be to God through our Lord Jesus Christ!  Listen to sermon  Read sermon

June 19 - Presentation of the Augsburg Confession
Sermon Text: Romans 10:5-17
In one ear and out the mouth.  Listen to sermon  Read sermon

June 12 - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Romans 5:6-11
We have now received reconciliation.  Listen to sermon  Read sermon

June 5 - Third Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Romans 4:18-24
It was credited to him as righteousness.  Listen to sermon  Read sermon

May 29 - Second Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Romans 3:21-25a,27,28
There is no distinction  Listen to sermon  Read sermon

May 22 - Holy Trinity
Sermon Text: Matthew 28:16-20
Easy Projects  Listen to sermon  Read sermon

May 15 - The Coming of the Holy Spirit - Day of Pentecost
Sermon Text: Acts 2:1-21
Full of sweet new wine.  Listen to sermon  Read sermon

May 8 - Seventh Sunday of Easter/Confirmation
Sermon Text: 1 Peter 5:6-11
Beware of Devil!  Listen to sermon  Read sermon

May 1 - Sixth Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: 1 Peter 3:15-22
Stay on the boat!  Listen to sermon  Read sermon

April 28 - Christian Funeral of Robert Kutsch
Sermon Text: Hebrews 4:9-10, 14-16  Listen to sermon  Read sermon

April 24 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: 1 Peter 2:4-10
Man's trash is God's treasure  Listen to sermon  Read sermon

April 17 - Fourth Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: Acts 6:1-9
A church in perspective, with real purpose, powered by the Word. Listen to the sermon  Read sermon

April 10 - Third Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: Acts 2:14a, 36-47
Through preaching, worshippers are born. Listen to sermon  Read sermon

April 3 - Second Sunday of Easter
Sermon Text: John 20:19-31
Jesus casts out all doubt. Listen to sermon  Read sermon

March 27 - The Resurrection of Our Lord
Sermon Text: Matthew 28:1-10
He is risen, as he said. Do not be afraid. Listen to sermon  Read sermon

March 25 - Good Friday
Sermon Text: Commentary on Tenebrae readings
Listen to commentary  Read commentary

March 24 - Maundy Thursday
Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-28
For me! Listen to sermon  Read sermon

March 20 - Palm/Passion Sunday
Sermon Text: Mattew 21:1-11
This is what happens when God comes... Read sermon

March 16 - Lenten Vespers
Sermon Text: John 17
"Sanctify them in the truth. Your word is truth." Read sermon

March 13 - Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sermon Text: John 11:17-27,38-45
Don't Forget... Read sermon

March 9 - Lenten Vespers
Sermon Text: John 16:16-23
Depression and Joy Read sermon

March 6 - Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sermon Text: Hosea 5:15-6:3
Sundays in Lent Read sermon

March 2 - Lenten Vespers
Sermon Text: John 15:1-17
"I am the Vine" Read sermon

February 27 - Third Sunday in Lent
Sermon Text: Ephesians 5:8-14
"Live as children of light." Read sermon

February 23 - Lenten Vespers
Sermon Text: John 14:1-14
"I am the Way" Read sermon

February 20 - Second Sunday in Lent
Sermon Text: John 4:5-21
"Living waters" Read sermon


February 16 - Lenten Vespers
Sermon Text: John 13:1-17
Guests in the Upper Room: Humility Read Sermon

February 13 - First Sunday in Lent
Sermon Text: Gen 2:7-9,15-17,3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11
Man vs. the Devil: Round Two Read sermon

February 9 - Ash Wednesday
Sermon Text: Luke 18:9-14
"God, be merciful to me, a sinner" Read sermon


February 6 - Last Sunday after the Epiphany - Transfiguration
Sermon Text: Matthew 17:1-9
"Lord, it is good for us to be here." Read sermon


January 30 - Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Sermon Text: Matthew 5:1-12
"Blessed are you!" Read sermon

January 23 - Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
"Speak the same thing, joined in mind and thought" Read sermon


January 16 - Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Sermon Text: John 1:29-41
"Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" Read sermon


January 9 - First Sunday after the Epiphany
Sermon Text: Matthew 3:13-17
"It is proper for us to do this to fulfiill all righteousness" Read sermon


January 2 - Second Sunday after Christmas
Sermon Text: Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Dressed, Named, Worn Read sermon


December 31 - New Year's Eve
Sermon Text: 1 Peter 1:22-25
"The Word of the Lord Endures Forever" Read sermon


December 26 - First Sunday after Christmas
Sermon Text: Galatians 4:4-7
"But When the Time Had Fully Come" Read sermon


December 25 - Christmas Day
Sermon Text: Isaiah 52:7-10
Beautiful Feet--Open Ears--Blessed Eyes Read sermon

December 24 - Christmas Eve
Commentary on Service of Lessons and Carols Read commentary


December 19 - Fourth Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Matthew 1:18-25
Jesus, Be Jesus for Us! Read sermon

December 15 - Third Advent Midweek Vespers
Devotion Text: Isaiah 7:10-15
"Immanuel" Read devotion

December 12 - Third Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: James 5:7-11
Three P's for Advent Read sermon


December 8 - Second Advent Midweek Vespers
Devotion Text: Micah 5:2-4
"One Who Is to Be Ruler in Israel, Whose Origin Is from of Old, from Ancient Days"
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December 5 - Second Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Romans 15:4-13 Guest Preacher - Sermon Not Available

December 1 - First Advent Midweek Vespers
Devotion Text: Jeremiah 23:5,6
'The LORD our Righteousness" Read devotion

November 28 - First Sunday in Advent
Sermon Text: Romans 13:11-14
Wake up! Read sermon

November 25 - Thanksgiving Day
"Give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endures forever." Read sermon

November 21 - Last Sunday of End Time (Christ the King)
Sermon Text: Luke 23:35-43
"Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom." Read sermon

November 14 - Third Sunday of End Time (Saints Triumphant)
Sermon Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17
"To This He Called You through Our Gospel" Read sermon

November 7 - Second Sunday of End Time (Last Judgment)
Sermon Text: Jeremiah 26:1-6
"It May Be They Will Listen." Read sermon

October 31 - Festival of the Reformation
Sermon Text: Romans 3:19-28
A Conscience--A Bible--A Hammer  Read sermon

October 24 - Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Luke 17:11-19
"Jesus, Master, Have Mercy On Us" Read sermon

October 10 - Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Luke 16:19-31
"They Have Moses and the Prophets" Read sermon

October 3 - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Luke 16:1-13
Be Gospel Stewards! Read sermon

September 26 - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Luke 15:1-10
The Shepherd's Shoulders Read sermon

September 19 - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Proverbs 9:8-12
"The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom" Read sermon

September 12 - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Hebrews 13:7,8
"Remember Your Leaders" Read sermon

September 5 - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Hebrews 12:18-24
"The Mountains of God" Read sermon

August 29 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Jeremiah 23:23-29
"Let Him who Has My Word Speak Faithfully" Read sermon

August 22 - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Genesis 15:1-6
God Grant Us "Amen Faith" Read sermon

August 15 - The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Luke 12:13-21
What Are You Saying to Your Soul? Read sermon

August 8 - The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Luke 11:5-13
Lord, Teach Us to Pray Read sermon

August 1 - The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Text: Luke 10:38-42
You Are Anxious about Many Things!Read sermon

July 25 - The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon Text: Luke 10:25-37
What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life? Read sermon