Sermons

Trinity 14 (Lk 17:11–19)

Bethlehem Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO
Immanuel Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO

INI + AMEN.

Ah, yes. The 10 Lepers. Now, this text is a bit special. It comes up twice a year. You heard it today, and you’ll hear it in November. It’s also the Gospel lesson for Thanksgiving. Now, whether you hear it now or in about a couple months from now, there’s a nagging question, or, at least, there should be. Whether you knew it or not, we’re left with a question, a problem, really. What sort of text is this? What’s it all about?

There’s only one place to get an answer for that. There’s no room for “this is what it means to me” and “that’s what it means for you” here. That way of handling the Scriptures is no good. In fact, any sort of “that’s your interpretation” talk makes not only this text but every text of Scripture meaningless. You either rest on what the Lord Himself and His author say, or you don’t. It’s either our text or the Lord’s text. And between us and our Lord, there’s only One “Way, Truth, and Life.” Continue reading

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Sermons

Trinity 14 (Lk 17:11–19)

September 17, 2017
Immanuel Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO
Bethlehem Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO

INI + AMEN.

((3. Where’s God?))

Where’s God? Simple enough question, right? So, where’s God? Our knee jerk answer, the first thing that pops in our head might be: “Well, He’s here. We are in church, after all.”

But that question (“Where’s God?”), the answer to that question, is a little bit broader than that. It’s still pretty simple. We’re all taught, rightly so, that God’s everywhere. He’s omnipresent. No matter where you are, where you go, what you do—God’s there. Continue reading

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