St. John's & Zion Lutheran Churches


How The Holy Spirit Helps Us

Sermon on John 16:5-11 Text: Now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things. 7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I […]

God’s Word Is Truth

Confirmation Sermon on John 17:17 (Max Bowman, Trevor Kapke, Koen Krueger, and Connor VanLaningham) Text: Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. When Jesus was on trial before the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, he said, “Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” (John 18:37) In reply, Pilate asked, “What is truth?” […]

The Word Is For His Workers

Sermon on John 17:11b-19 Text: “Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the […]

Two Keys To A Joy-Filled Life

Sermon on John 15:9-17 Text: “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my […]

Remain in Jesus

Sermon on John 15:1-8 Text: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I […]

Jesus Is The Good Shepherd

Sermon on John 10:11-18 Text: “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and […]

Jesus Comes To His Fearful Disciples

Sermon on Luke 24:36-49 Text: While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look […]

The Church Receives Power From The Risen Christ

Sermon on John 20:19-31 Text: On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The […]

God on Trial: Vindication

Text: When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will […]

God on Trial: Evidence

Text: Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads 40 and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are […]