St. John's & Zion Lutheran Churches

Sermons

The Divine Call

Sermon on Acts 13:1-5 Text: Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul […]

God Called You

Sermon on 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 Text: But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you […]

What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Acts 16:25-34 Text: About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. 27 The jailer […]

In The Christmas Manger

Sermon on Hebrews 2:10-18 Text: In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. 11 Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same […]

Hindsight is 2020

New Year’s Eve Sermon on 1 Corinthians 6:8-11, 19-20 Text: Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters. 9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men […]

Clothe Yourselves In Christ

Sermon on Colossians 3:12-17 Text: Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on […]

What Child Is This?

Christmas Day Sermon on Hebrews 1:1-9 Text: In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 […]

The Christmas Story

Christmas Eve Devotion (The Christmas Story 2020) Text: I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. When I was growing up, one of my favorite stories that my grandmother […]

The Time Has Come For The Revelation Of God’s Mystery

Sermon on Romans 16:25-27 Text: Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the […]

God Keeps Us Forever True

Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Text: Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21 but test them all; hold on to what is good, 22 reject every kind […]