Current Sermon Series

Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 26, 2023, The Final Straw, John 11:17-53 – Lazarus was a good friend of Jesus, but Jesus was not there when Lazarus died. By the time Jesus arrived at Lazarus’ home, Lazarus had been dead for four days. In speaking to Lazarus’ sister Martha, Jesus proclaimed Himself to be the resurrection and the life. He proved His power over death and the grave by then raising Lazarus from the dead. This was the final straw for the religious leaders. They were now more determined than ever to put Jesus to death. How precious to us are Jesus words: “I am the resurrection and the life . . .”


Palm Sunday, April 2, 2023, King Jesus, John 12:12-19 – As Jesus rode into Jerusalem that first Palm Sunday, He fulfilled prophecy and by His actions indicated that He was the promised Savior and Messiah, the King of Israel. This message will focus on Jesus as “King”–His person and character, the nature of His Kingdom, His subjects, and His promise for the Kingdom to come.


Maundy Thursday, April 6, 2023, A New Covenant, Hebrews 9:11-22; Matthew 26:17-30 –We do not use the word “covenant” a lot in the Lutheran Church, but it is an important term used in Scripture. God made a covenant with Israel at Mt. Sinai. That “old covenant” was in place until Jesus came. Jesus ushed in the “new covenant” which is proclaimed in the Lord’s Supper. We will look at the meaning of the word “covenant” and contrast the old with the new, focusing on what this means for us as followers of Jesus.


 Good Friday, April 7, 2023, Events of the Passion: Darkness, Earthquake, Curtain, Graves, Matthew 27:45-54 – We complete our journey through the events of the passion with the things that happened as Jesus died. Darkness fell across the whole land from noon to three. Then when Jesus relased His spirit, there was an earthquake, the curtain in the temple was torn in two from top to bottom, and the graves of “many” godly men and women were opened and they rose from the dead. There are wonderful messages in all of this for you and me.


Empty Tomb

He is not here, he is risen, as he said. ~ Matthew 28:6

Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023, Most Important, Matthew 28:1-10; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 – Writing to the Corinthians Paul speaks of passing on to them what was “most important.” He then goes on to speak of the death and resurrection of Jesus. As we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, we will consider why this is “most important” and what the death and resurrection of Jesus means for us.