Oh, How Great is Your Compassion

Text: Mark 8:1-9 In Psalm 23, King David confesses his faith in God’s loving kindness. He gives thanks to the God who leads him beside still waters, and who restores his soul by the saving Word. “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,” sang David, “I will fear no evil,Continue reading “Oh, How Great is Your Compassion”

He is Going Before You

Text: Mark 16:1-8 Have you ever put something down and then, when you went back for it, it moved? Remote controls and keys are notorious for this. You set them down and come back, and somehow, they aren’t where you left them. It’s like whatever it was grew a set of legs and walked off.Continue reading “He is Going Before You”

The Coming of the Son of Man

Text: Mark 13:24-37 Jesus said, “Concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.” These words, along with our text last week – as I said lastContinue reading “The Coming of the Son of Man”

The End: God is in Control

Text: Mark 13:1-13 “I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let Your Holy One see corruption.” TheseContinue reading “The End: God is in Control”

The Widow’s Might

Text: Mark 12:38-44 Bulletin Listen to “2018-11-11 Pentecost 25 Sermon” on Spreaker. In the First Commandment, the Lord teaches us that we are to have no other gods besides Him alone. Martin Luther, in the Small Catechism, explains the First Commandment in this way: “What does this mean? Answer: We should fear, love, and trustContinue reading “The Widow’s Might”

All Things Are Possible With God

Text: Mark 10:23-31 2018-10-21 Pentecost 22 Bulletin Listen to “2018-10-21 Pentecost 22, "All Things Are Possible with God"” on Spreaker.  “For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him.” We heard these words of the inspired prophet King David a few weeks ago when we recognized the blessings GodContinue reading “All Things Are Possible With God”

How Good is Good Enough?

Text: Mark 10:17-22 2018-10-14 Pentecost XXI Bulletin Listen to “2018-10-14 Pentecost 21” on Spreaker. In 2015, The Atlantic magazine ran an article titled, “The Power of Good Enough.” It was about, quote, “How settling can make people happier and more satisfied than gunning for ‘the best.’” The point of the article was that we, asContinue reading “How Good is Good Enough?”

“Who is the Greatest?”

Listen to “2018-09-23 Proper XX – Gospel, “Who is the Greatest?”” on Spreaker. 2018-09-16 Worship Bulletin Text: Mark 9:30-37 Jesus once said, You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoeverContinue reading ““Who is the Greatest?””

Help My Unbelief

Text: Mark 9:14-29 Listen to “2018-09-16 Proper XIX” on Spreaker. The Lord God once described the work of His Messiah, Jesus, through the mouth of the prophet Isaiah. He said this: “Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forthContinue reading “Help My Unbelief”

It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts

Text: Mark 7:14-23 “It’s what’s on the inside that counts.” You may have heard these words before or had them pass through your own mouth. With these words we express that the measure of a person is what’s inside them. The measure of a man is not his clothes, job, possessions or income; it’s notContinue reading “It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts”