Constant

* a funeral sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church on September 10, 2017 * Since sermons are primarily intended to be heard, you can listen along here. Text: Matthew 25:31-40 *************** Please pray with me, church: Holy Comforter, Our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Draw us close today, And send us your peace … Continue reading Constant

On Our Hearts

* a sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church on August 20, 2017 * Since sermons are primarily intended to be heard, you can listen along here. Texts for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 + Matthew 15:10-28 *************** Please pray with me, church: Holy God, Break our hearts this morning. Break open our hearts … Continue reading On Our Hearts

Worn Out

* a sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 * Since sermons are primarily intended to be heard, you can listen along here. Texts for the Festival of the Resurrection, Easter Sunday: Acts 10:34-43 + Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 + Colossians 3:1-4 + Matthew 28:1-10 *************** Please pray with me: Holy Crucified … Continue reading Worn Out

Learning to Swim

* a sermon preached at Luther Memorial Church of Chicago on May 17, 2015 * Since sermons are primarily intended to be heard, you can listen along here. Text: Romans 6:1-14 *************** Pray with me this morning: Cleanse us, and make us new, Holy One. Today, and every day. That your resurrection might be our hope, And hope … Continue reading Learning to Swim

Torn in Two

* a sermon preached at Luther Memorial Church of Chicago on November 16, 2014 * Text: A Story from Isaiah (based on Isaiah 36:1-3, 13-20; 37:1-7; and 2:1-4) The King of Assyria came to Judah and sent a messenger to King Hezekiah in Jerusalem. The messenger called out to the people of Jerusalem, in their own language, … Continue reading Torn in Two