This Treasure in Jars of Clay

This Treasure in Jars of Clay

The sermon text for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost is from 2 Corinthians 4:5–7 [5] For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. [6] For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has...
A Mother Who Prayed

A Mother Who Prayed

The sermon text for the 7th Sunday of Easter is from Acts 1:14 [14] All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. (ESV) “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy...
What Christ Commands

What Christ Commands

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. There’s a story that’s been around a while, about a Sunday school teacher.  One morning she tells her students, “Okay, class, I’m going to describe something to you, and I want you to tell me...
You Are a Believer, but Still …

You Are a Believer, but Still …

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Charles Hubbard is a Vietnam veteran from Austin, Texas.  A few years ago he received a letter from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs informing him that he was dead and that his family...
Believing without Seeing

Believing without Seeing

The sermon text for the 2nd Sunday of Easter is from John 20:24–29 Jesus and Thomas [24] Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. [25] So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I...
Sealed

Sealed

In the name of ✠ Jesus.  Amen. It was “the chief priests and the Pharisees,” the religious authorities, who came to Pontius Pilate, the civil authority, and said, “order the tomb [of that impostor Jesus] to be made secure,” and it was Pilate who gave the order,...