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Recording of service for November 28, 2021 The First Sunday In Advent

Recording of the sermon only for November 28, 2021 The First Sunday In Advent
Hymns: 64, 394, 70, and 408
Sermon Text: Romans 14:17-19
Sermon Theme: Sttay Focused on Serving Christ
  I. Adiaphora should never distract us from our Christian faith and life
  II. Serving Christ means seeking peace and the edification of our neighbor

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Romans 14:7-12
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Romans 15:4-13
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 21:25-36

Sunday School Lesson: Joseph Forgives His Brothers (Genesis 42-45)

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?" (I Corinthians 10:16)
  Bible Quiz: What verse from Jeremiah 13 is a parallel to Romans 8:7-8?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Jonathan (I Samuel 20:18-40)



Recording of service for November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Day

Recording of the sermon only for November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Day
Hymns: 36, 39, 34, and 30
Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 8:3
Sermon Theme: We Owe the Lord Our Thanks for Every Good Gift
  I. Without His gracious blessings, we would have nothing good
  II. He graciously provides us with far more than we need

Recording of service for November 21, 2021 The Last Sunday After Trinity

Recording of the sermon only for November 21, 2021 The Last Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 252, 261, 608, and 534
Sermon Text: Matthew 5:8-12
Sermon Theme: Christ Bestows Gracious Blessings upon Those who Seek Peace and Endure Persecution for His Sake
  I. True Christians are the adopted children of God who strive for peace
  II. True Christians are heirs of heaven who are persecuted in this world

Sermon Text for Thanksgiving: Deuteronomy 8:3
Epistle Lesson for Thanksgiving: I Timothy 2:1-8
Gospel Lesson for Thanksgiving: Luke 17:11-19

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Romans 14:17-19
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Romans 13:11-14
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 21:1-9

Sunday School Lesson: Joseph -- Ruler of Egypt (Genesis 39-41)

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children" (Acts 2:38-39)
  Bible Quiz: Who gave his friend a secret message involving arrows that he shot?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: 1005 (I Kings 4:32)



Recording of service for November 14, 2021 The Twenty-fourth Sunday After Trinity

Recording of the sermon only for November 14, 2021 The Twenty-fourth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 27, 398, 396, and 417
Sermon Text: Luke 20:27-40
Sermon Theme: What We Believe According to God's Word Is Mocked by the Unbelievers
  I. Unbelievers try to make our Christian beliefs sound foolish
  II. Our Christian beliefs are based firmly upon the Scriptures

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 5:8-12
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Thessalonians 5:1-11
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 25:1-13

Sunday School Lesson: The Boy Joseph (Genesis 37)

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ" (II Corinthians 4:6)
  Bible Quiz: How many songs were composed by Solomon?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Joel (Acts 2:16-21; Joel 2:28-32)



Recording of service for November 7, 2021 The Twenty-third Sunday After Trinity

Recording of the sermon only for November 7, 2021 The Twenty-third Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 4, 465, 408, and 442
Sermon Text: Mark 12:38-44
Sermon Theme: The Example of the Scribes Contrasted with the Example of the Poor Widow
  I. The scribes did things that appeared great but were worthless before God
  II. The poor widow did something that appeared worthless but was greatly praised by God

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 20:27-40
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Colossions 1:9-14
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 9:18-26

Sunday School Lesson: Jacob's Flight (Genesis 25:20-34; 27:1-29:14)

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "When the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the Law, to redeem them that were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption of sons" (Galatians 4:4-5)
  Bible Quiz: What prophet of the Old Testament foretold the Pentecost miracle?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "10 cubits," or 15 feet (I Kings 6:23)



Recording of service for October 31, 2021 The Reformation Sunday

Recording of the sermon only for October 31, 2021 The Reformation Sunday
Hymns: 269, 266, 261, and 262
Sermon Text: Matthew 4:16
Sermon Theme: The Light of the Gospel Rescues Those Who Are Lost in Spiritual Darkness
  I. Without the Gospel, man is lost in darkness and death
  II. Through the Gospel, man is brought into spiritual and eternal light

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Mark 12:38-44
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Philippians 3:17-21
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 22:15-22

Sunday School Lesson: Isaac's Marriage (Genesis 24)

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which Thou hast shewed unto Thy servant" ( Genesis 32:10 )
  Bible Quiz: How tall were the cherubim statues in Solomon's temple?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: The two or three witnesses (Deuteronomy 17:2-7)



Recording of service for October 24, 2021 The Twenty-first Sunday After Trinity

Recording of the sermon only for October 24, 2021 The Twenty-first Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 20, 444, 364, and 523
Sermon Text: Acts 21:8-14
Sermon Theme: We Should Be Willing to Suffer for the Name of the Lord Jesus
  I. Paul knew that earthly sufferings awaited him in Jerusalem
  II. Paul was willing to endure persecution, imprisonment, and even death for the Lord's sake

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 4:16
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Revelation 14:6-7
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 11:12-15

Sunday School Lesson: Abraham's Faith Tested (Genesis 22:19)

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me" ( John 15:26 )
  Bible Quiz: According to the Old Testament political law, if one of the Israelites were found to be guilty of worshiping false gods, he was to be stoned to death. Who were to cast the first stones?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Solomon's temple (I Kings 6:7)



Recording of service for October 17, 2021 The Twentieth Sunday After Trinity

Recording of the sermon only for October 17, 2021 The Twentieth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 244, 400, 371, and 473
Sermon Text: Acts 20: 17-38
Sermon Theme: The Apostle Paul's Farewell Address to the Pastors of Ephesus
  I. He reminded them of what he had taught them
  II. He instructed and exhorted them to follow his example

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 21:8-14
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Ephesians 6:10-17
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: John 4:46-54

Sunday School Lesson: Abram and Lot (Genesis 13:1-15:6)

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife." ( Hebrews 6:16 )
  Bible Quiz: In what building was there never made a sound of metal tools while it was being constructed?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Luz (Judges 1:23)



Recording of service for October 10, 2021 The Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity

Recording of the sermon only for October 10, 2021 The Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 30, 412, 379, and 524
Sermon Text: Acts 19:23-40
Sermon Theme: Though the World Is against Us, God Is Still with Us
  I. Unbelievers may feel threatened by the preaching of Christians
  II. Feeling threatened, they may lash out against the Christians
  III. God is always with us and may even use certain unbelievers to help us

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 20:17-38
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Ephesians 5:15-21
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 22:1-14

Sunday School Lesson: The Call of Abram (Genesis 11:27-12:8)

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape" ( Proverbs 19:5 )
  Bible Quiz: What had the city of Bethel been called in former times?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: God told them not to harvest their fields or vineyards completely but leave some for the poor (Leviticus 19:9-10)



Recording of service for October 3, 2021 The Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity

Recording of the sermon only for October 3, 2021 The Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 39, 233, 290, and 409
Sermon Text: Mark 10:35-45
Sermon Theme: We Must Not Let Worldly Ideas of Greatness Confuse Us about What is True Greatness in the Lord's Kingdom
  I. Being great in the Lord's kingdom includes suffering for Christ's sake
  II. Being great in the Lord's kingdom means serving others in love

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 19:23-40
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Ephesians 4:22-28
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 9:1-8

Sunday School Lesson: The Flood (Genesis 6:1-9:17)

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Lord is the true God, He is the living God, and an everlasting king" ( Jeremiah 10:10 )
  Bible Quiz: In consideration for the poor, what did God command landowners to do concerning the harvesting of their crops?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "Every seven years" (Deuteronomy 15:1-2)



Recording of service for September 26, 2021 The Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity

Recording of the sermon only for September 26, 2021 The Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 23, 464, 365, and 498
Sermon Text: Acts 17:16-28
Sermon Theme: What Good is Man's Natural Knowledge of God?
  I. It does not teach man who the true God is
  II. It is valuable for starting a conversation about the one true God

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Mark 10:35-45
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 1:4-9
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 9:1-8

Sunday School Lesson: Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:1-16)

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "By the obedience of One shall many be made righteous" ( Romans 5:19 )
  Bible Quiz: In the Old Testament, when were the Israelites to free their brethren from all their debts?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man" (Mark 7:15; there is similar in Matthew 15:11 and other places)



Recording of service for September 19, 2021 The Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity

Recording of the sermon only for September 19, 2021 The Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 18, 250, 522, and 29
Sermon Text: Acts 16:16-34
Sermon Theme:God Graciously Delivers Us from Evil
  I. The Lord delivered a girl from physical possession of a devil
  II. The Lord delivered Paul and Silas from prison
  III. The Lord delivered a Philippian jailer and his household from their unbelief

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 17:16-28
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Ephesians 4:1-6
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 14:1-11

Sunday School Lesson: Paradise and the Fall (Genesis 2:8-17; 3)

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy" ( Proverbs 28:13 )
  Bible Quiz: What kinds of things does Jesus say make a person spiritually unclean, and what kinds of things does Jesus say do not make a person spiritually unclean?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Ecclesiastes 4:12



Recording of service for September 12, 2021 The Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity

Recording of the sermon only for September 12, 2021 The Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 243, 414, 426, and 37
Sermon Text: Acts 14:8-20
Sermon Theme: No Man Can Bring Himself to Saving Faith
  I. Natural man is ignorant of the true religion
  II. Natural man is hostile against the true religion

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 16:16-34
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Ephesians 3:13-21
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 7:11-17

Sunday School Lesson: Creation (Genesis 1-2:7; 2:18-25)

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto His heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen" ( II Timothy 4:18 )
  Bible Quiz: What verse in Scripture pictures the benefits of having friends and allies uning the illustration of a strong rope?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Trophimus ( Acts 21:27-31 )



Recording of service for September 5, 2021 The Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity

Recording of the sermon only for September 5, 2021 The Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 1, 227, 38, and 392
Sermon Text: Luke 15:20-32
Sermon Theme: Lessons We Can Learn from the Return and Gracious Reception of the Prodigal Son
  I. A truly penitent person will confess his sins
  II. The Lord will graciously receive the penitent sinner for Christ's sake

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 14:8-20
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Galatians 5:25-6:10
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 6:24-34

Sunday School Lesson: Quarterly Review

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many" ( Mark 10:45 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the Gentile who was assumed to have entered the temple, resulting in a riot?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Beth-shemesh ( I Samuel 6:19 )



Recording of service for August 29, 2021 The Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity

Recording of the sermon only for August 29, 2021 The Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 3, 295, 394, and 325
Sermon Text: Luke 15:11-19
Sermon Theme: Lessons We Can Learn from the Fall and Repentance of the Prodigal Son
  I. The pleasures of this world can destroy faith and pull a person into all manner of sinful living
  II. Acknowledgment of one's sin and hope in God's mercy are worked in the heart through the Scriptures

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 15:20-32
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Galatians 5:16-24
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 17:11-19

Sunday School Lesson: The Return from Exile ( Ezra 1-6 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations" ( Luke 24:47 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the city where many thousands of people were killed by God because they sinned by looking into the Ark of the Covenant?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "Holiness to the Lord" ( Exodus 28:36-38 )



Recording of service for August 22, 2021 The Twelfth Sunday After Trinity

Recording of the sermon only for August 22, 2021 The Twelfth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 2, 289, 357, and 225
Sermon Text: Acts 9:1-20
Sermon Theme: The Grace and Power of God Can Dramatically Change a Person
  I. The most dramatic change is invisible
  II. The change also shows itself in the person's life

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 15:11-19
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Galatians 3:15-22
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 10:23-37

Sunday School Lesson: Daniel in the Lions' Den ( Daniel 6 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Lord, I have loved the habitation of Thy house, and the place where Thine honour dwelleth" ( Psalm 26:8 )
  Bible Quiz: What words were written on the special head-ware worn by the high priest?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Ahaziah ( II Kings 1:2-4 )



Recording of service for August 15, 2021 The Eleventh Sunday After Trinity

Recording of sermon only for August 15, 2021 The Eleventh Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 17, 284, 380, and 395
Sermon Text: Luke 9:49-56
Sermon Theme: We Must Remember to be Loving in Our Dealings with Others
  I. Care must be taken to judge righteous judgment
  II. The unkindness of others may provoke us to anger
  III. Our primary desire should still be that they be saved

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 9:1-20
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: II Corinthians 3:4-11
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Mark 7:31-37



Recording of service for August 8, 2021 The Tenth Sunday After Trinity

Recording of sermon only for August 1, 2021 The Tenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 4, 224, 419, and 298
Sermon Text: Acts 8:36-39
Sermon Theme: Lessons to Learn from the Baptism of the Ehtiopian Eunuch
  I. The desire for Baptism is a good thing
  II. The prerequisite for adult Baptism is faith in Christ
  III. The joy Baptism brings to a penitent sinner

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 9:49-56
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 15:1-10
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 18:9-14



Recording of service for August 1, 2021 The Ninth Sunday After Trinity

Recording of sermon only for August 1, 2021 The Ninth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 27, 444, 412, and 411
Sermon Text: Acts 8:14-24
Sermon Theme: God Wants Our Hearts More Than Our Money
  I. Blessings from the Lord cannot be bought or earned by sinful men
  II. True repentance is required for sinners to receive forgiveness

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 8:36-39
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 12:1-11
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 19:41-48



Recording of service for June 27, 2021 The Fourth Sunday After Trinity

Recording of sermon only for June 27, 2021 The Fourth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 244, 657, 412, and 290
Sermon Text: Luke 4:16-21
Sermon Theme: Jesus is the Messiah Foretold in the Old Testament
  I. The Old Testament prophets wrote about the Messiah, the Savior of the world
  II. Jesus declared Himself to be that Messiah whom the prophets foretold

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 12:15-21
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Peter 3:8-15
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 5:1-11



Recording of service for June 20, 2021 The Third Sunday After Trinity

Recording of sermon only for June 20, 2021 The Third Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 238, 263, 324, and 624
Sermon Text: Matthew 19:3-9
Sermon Theme: Since God Establishes the Marriage Bond, Man Is Not to Destroy It
  I. God instituted marriage as a life-long union
  II. Unbelievers often destroy this union

Sermon Text for Next Sunday:Luke 4:16-21
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Romans 8:18-23
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 6:36-42



Recording of service for June 13, 2021 The Second Sunday After Trinity

Recording of sermon only for June 13, 2021 The Second Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 246, 421, 278, and 447
Sermon Text: Acts 4:13-21
Sermon Theme: Conflicts between the World and Christ's Church
  I. The enmity of the world against the followers of Christ
  II. The persistence of Christians despite the world's threatenings

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 19:3-9
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Peter 5:6-11
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 15:1-10



Recording of service for June 6, 2021 The First Sunday After Trinity

Recording of sermon only for June 6, 2021 The First Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 240, 399, 423, and 363
Sermon Text: Acts 4:1-12
Sermon Theme: The Power of God's grace in Christ as Proclaimed by the Apostles
  I. The Gospel of God's grace in Christ brought thousands to faith
  II. The power of Christ brought healing to a lame man
  III. The grace of God in Christ is the only thing that can save sinners

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 4:13-21
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I John 3:13-18
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 14:16-24



Recording of service for May 30, 2021 Trinity Sunday

Recording of sermon only for May 30, 2021 Trinity Sunday
Hymns: 243, 250, 245, and 237
Sermon Text: Matthew 28:16-20
Sermon Theme: Our Lord Jesus Christ Is the Second Person of the Holy Trinity
  I. He is all-powerful
  II. He is one God with the Father and the Holy Ghost
  III. He is always present everywhere

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 4:1-12
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I John 4:16-21
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 16:19-31



Recording of service for May 23, 2021 Pentecost

Recording of sermon only for May 23, 2021 Pentecost
Hymns: 227, 229, 234, and 226
Sermon Text: Acts 2:38-41
Sermon Theme: What the Holy Ghost Does for Penitent Sinners through the Gospel
  I. He offers the forgiveness of sins
  II. He works saving faith in the heart

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 28:16-20
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Romans 11:33-36
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: John 3:1-15



Recording of service for May 16, 2021 Exaudi, The Sunday After Ascension

Recording of sermon only for May 16, 2021 Exaudi, The Sunday After Ascension
Hymns: 538, 212, 216, and 217
Sermon Text: Luke 24:49-53
Sermon Theme: Important Things the Savior Did on the Fortieth Day after His Resurrection
  I. Jesus reminded His desciples about the promised outpouring of the Holy Ghost
  II. Jesus triumphantly ascended into heaven

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 2:38-41
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Acts 2:1-13
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: John 14:23-31



Recording of service for May 9, 2021 Rogate, The Fourth Sunday After Easter

Recording of sermon only for May 9, 2021 Rogate, The Fourth Sunday After Easter
Hymns: 38, 408, 459, and 292
Sermon Text:John 21:20-25
Sermon Theme: We Need to Respect What Our Lord Tells Us
  I. We are not to let thoughts about what God does not tell us distract us from what He does tell us
  II. We should be careful not to mesrepresent what He tells us
  III. We should rejoice in the knowledge that God tells us everything we need to know for our faith and Christian life

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 24:49-53
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Acts 1:1-11
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Mark 16:14-20



Recording of service for May 2, 2021 Cantate, The Fourth Sunday After Easter

Recording of sermon only for May 2, 2021 Cantate, The Fourth Sunday After Easter
Hymns: 14, 398, 356, and 399
Sermon Text: John 21:15-19
Sermon Theme: Though Our Love for the Lord Is Far from Perfect, It Must Still Show Itself in Our Lives
  I. God's love for us moves us to love Him in return, though imperfectly
  II. Love for the Lord shows itself in service and obedience

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 21:20-25
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: James 1:22-27
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: John 16:23-30



Recording of service for April 25, 2021 Jubilate, The Third Sunday After Easter

Recording of sermon only for April 25, 2021 Jubilate, The Third Sunday After Easter
Hymns: 13, 400, 364, and 341
Sermon Text: John 21:1-14
Sermon Theme: The Promised Appearance of Jesus in Galilee
  I. What the disciples did while they waited for that promise to be fulfilled
  II. The way Jesus revealed Himself to them

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 21:15-19
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: James 1:16-21
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: John 16:5-15




Recording of service for April 18, 2021 Misericordias Domini,The Second Sunday After Easter

Recording of sermon only for April 18, 2021 Misericordias Domini,The Second Sunday After Easter
Hymns: 4, 436, 368, and 371
Sermon Text: Luke 24:36-47
Sermon Theme: The Way Jesus Comforted His Disciples on Easter Evening
  I. He showed them that His own body had been brought back to life
  II. He showed them how His suffering, death, and resurrection had been foretold in the Scriptures




Recording of service for April 11, 2021 Quasimodogeniti,The First Sunday After Easter

Recording of sermon only for April 11, 2021 Quasimodogeniti,The First Sunday After Easter
Hymns: 188, 201, 208, and 376
Sermon Text: John 11:25-27
Sermon Theme: The Benefits of Christ's Resurrection are Only Received by Faith
  I. Jesus declared Himself to be the Resurrection and the Life
  II. He asked Martha if she believed His words
  III. Martha clearly confessed her faith in Him

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 24:36-47
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Peter 2:21-25
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: John 10:11-16




Recording of service for April 11, 2021 Quasimodogeniti,The Frist Sunday After Easter

Recording of sermon only for April 11, 2021 Quasimodogeniti,The Frist Sunday After Easter
Hymns: 188, 201, 208, and 376
Sermon Text: John 11:25-27
Sermon Theme: The Benefits of Christ's Resurrection are Only Received by Faith
  I. Jesus decared Himself to be the Resurrection and the Life
  II. He asked Martha if she believed His words
  III. Martha clearly confessed her faith in Him

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 24:36-47
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Peter 2:21-25
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: John 10:11-16




Recording of service for April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday

Recording of sermon only for April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday

Hymns: 193, 191, 198, and 200
Sermon Text: Matthew 28:1-10
Sermon Theme: Christ's Victorious Resurrection
  I. An angel of the Lord testified to Christ's resurrection
  II. The risen Lord showed Himself alive

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 11:25-27
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I John 5:4-10
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: John 20:19-31




Recording of service for April 2, 2021 Good Friday

Recording of sermon only for April 2, 2021 Good Friday
Hymns: 358, 153, 169, and 151
Sermon Text: Isaiah 53:6
Sermon Theme: Jesus Suffered Our Curse to Earn for Us Salvation
  I. The curse of the Law that we deserve by our sins
  II. Jesus bore this curse for us




Recording of service for March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday

Recording of sermon only for March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday
Hymns: 160, 161, 162, and 367
Sermon Text: John 12:23-33
Sermon Theme: Important Effects of Jesus' Death
  I. Jesus' death glorifies God
  II. Jesus' death draws all people to Him

Sermon Text for Good Friday: Isaiah 53:6
Epistle Lesson for Good Friday: Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Gospel Lesson for Good Friday: John 18:1-19:42
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 28:1-10
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 5:6-8
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Mark 16:1-8




Recording of service for March 24, 2021 Sixth Wednesday in Lent

Recording of sermon only for March 24, 2021 Sixth Wednesday in Lent

Hymns: 171, 178, 167, and 560
Sermon Text: Psalm 34:20
Sermon Theme: Not a Bone of Christ was Broken
  I. The prophecy and symbolism in the Old Testament
  II. The fulfillment as recorded in the New Testament




Recording of service for March 21, 2021 Judica, The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Recording of sermon only for March 21, 2021 Judica, The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Hymns: 1, 154, 360, and 343
Sermon Text: John 8:25-36
Sermon Theme: God's Word Imnparts Great Blessings to Those who Believe
  I. Many who hear God's Word remain in their ignorance
  II. Those who receive His Word by faith are given a most wonderful freedom

Sermon Text for Lenten Wednesday: Psalm 34:20
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 12:23-33
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Pilipians 2:5-11
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 21:1-9




Recording of service for March 17, 2021 Fifth Wednesday in Lent

Recording of sermon only for March 17, 2021 Fifth Wednesday in Lent

Hymns: 175, 148, 170, and 562
Sermon Text: Psalm 22:1-18
Sermon Theme: The Crucifixion of Jesus as Foretold in Old Testament Prophecy by Christ Himself
  I. Though Jesus was forsaken by God, He continued to praise the Lord
  II. In the bitter sufferings of Christ, His enemies continued to harass Him without mercy




Recording of service for March 14, 2021 Laetare, The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Recording of sermon only for March 14, 2021 Laetare, The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Hymns: 3, 279, 436, and 349
Sermon Text: John 12:42-50
Sermon Theme: Jesus Christ Is Both Savior and Judge
  I. The purpose of His first coming was not to judge, but to save
  II. When Christ returns on the Last DFay, He will judge all people on the basis of His Word

Sermon Text for Lenten Wednesday: Psalm 22:1-18
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 8:25-36
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Hebrews 9:11-15
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: John 8:46-59




Recording of service for March 10, 2021 Fourth Wednesday in Lent

Recording of sermon only for March 10, 2021 Fourth Wednesday in Lent

Hymns: 155, 146, 152, and 653
Sermon Text: Isaiah 53:4-5
Sermon Theme: How the Scourging of Christ Benefited Us
  I. Jesus was scourged on account of our sins
  II. We are healed from the guilt of sin in His wounds




Recording of service for March 7, 2021 Oculi The Third Sunday in Lent

Recording of sermon only for March 7, 2021 Oculi The Third Sunday in Lent

Hymns:18, 416, 357, and 408
Sermon Text: Luke 13:1-9
Sermon Theme: We Should Think Carefully about How We Live Our Lives
  I. We all have plenty of sins to repent of
  II. We are to bring forth good works as evidence of sincere repentance

Sermon Text for Lenten Wednesday: Isaiah 53:4-5
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 12:42-50
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Galatians 4:21-31
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: John 6:1-15




Recording of service for March 3, 2021 Third Wednesday in Lent

Recording of sermon only for March 3, 2021 Third Wednesday in Lent

Hymns: 149, 144, 157, and 554
Sermon Text: Luke 22:63-71
Sermon Theme: Jesus Allowed Himself to be Mistreated for Us in Two Sessions of the Sanhedrin
  I. The evening trial
  II. The trial the following morning




Recording of service for February 28, 2021 Reminiscere The Second Sunday in Lent

Recording of sermon only for February 28, 2021 Reminiscere The Second Sunday in Lent

Hymns: 43, 398, 396, and 611
Sermon Text: Luke 20:9-20
Sermon Theme: All Those Who Reject God's Grace Will Perish under His Wrath
  I. God extends His grace to sinners
  II. Most people persist in rejuecting His grace
  III. The Lord will execute His wrath upon them

Sermon Text for Lenten Wednesday: Luke 22:63-71
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 13:1-9
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Ephesians 5:1-9
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 11:14-28




Recording of service for February 24, 2021 Second Wednesday in Lent

Recording of sermon only for February 24, 2021 Second Wednesday in Lent

Hymns: 140, 145, 156, and 558
Sermon Text: John 18:3-13
Sermon Theme: Our Lord Jesus Christ Allowed Himself to be Captured by His Enemies for Our Redemption
  I. Judas Iscariot led a band of armed men to capture the Savior
  II. Jesus peacefully allowed Himself to be taken away




Recording of service for February 21, 2021 Invocavit, The First Sunday in Lent
Recording of sermon only for February 21, 2021 Invocavit, The First Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 2, 524, 446, and 334
Sermon Text: Matthew 16:21-27
Sermon Theme: Replaced by The Questioning and Confirmation of Abigail Kibble


Sermon Text for Lenten Wednesday: John 18:3-13
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 20:9-20
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Thessalonians 4:1-7
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 15:21-28




Recording of service for February 17, 2021 Ash Wednesday
Recording of sermon only for February 17, 2021 Ash Wednesday
Hymns: 159, 141, 154, and 158
Sermon Text: John 11:47-57
Sermon Theme: The Events Leading Up to the Suffering and Death of Christ
  I. The reasons why the chief priests and Pharisees wanted Jesus out of the way
  II. Caiaphas advised the Sanhedrin that Jesus should be killed
  III. The enemies of Christ sought an opportunity to kill Him




Recording of service for February 14, 2021 Quinquagesima
Recording of sermon only for February 14, 2021 Quinquagesima
Hymns: 33, 412, 428, and 409
Sermon Text: Matthew 16:21-27
Sermon Theme: Jesus Is Our Redeemer and Our Example in Suffering
  I. Jesus was willing to suffer for us
  II. We should be willing to suffer for Him

Sermon Text for Ash Wednesday: John 11:47-57
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 20:9-20
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: II Corinthians 6:1-10
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 4:1-11




Recording of service for February 7, 2021 Sexagesima
Recording of sermon only for February 7, 2021 Sexagesima
Hymns: 13, 423, 284, and 276
Sermon Text: Matthew 11:25-30
Sermon Theme: God Grants Rest for Weary Souls in the Gospel
  I. The message of the Gospel remains hidden from the proud
  II. The message of the Gospel is revealed to the humble

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 16:21-27
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 13:1-13
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 18:31-43




Recording of service for January 31, 2021 Septuagesima
Recording of sermon only for January 31, 2021 Septuagesima
Hymns: 23, 394, 384, and 366
Sermon Text: Luke 10:38-42
Sermon Theme: Christ Reminds All of Us about the One Thing Needful
  I. He does not want worldly concerns to overwhelm us
  II. He wants our primary focus to be centered on His Word

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 11:25-30
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: II Corinthians 11:19-12:9
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 8:1-15




Recording of service for January 24, 2021 The Last Sunday After Epiphany
Recording of sermon only for January 24, 2021 The Last Sunday After Epiphany
Hymns: 14, 290, 135, and 134
Sermon Text: Luke 9:57-62
Sermon Theme: We Should Not Let Anything Stop Us from Following Christ
  I. Following Christ is more important than having a life of earthly comforts
  II. Following Christ is more important than eartly responsibilities
  III. Following Christ is more important than pleasing our family and friends

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 10:38-42
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 9:24-10:25
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 20:1-16




Recording of service for January 17, 2021 The Second Sunday After Epiphany
Recording of sermon only for January 17, 2021 The Second Sunday After Epiphany
Hymns: 16, 404, 426, and 446
Sermon Text: Mark 6:17-29
Sermon Theme: Different Ways Un believers Treat Christians
  I. Sometimes unbelievers, for their own fleshly reasons, will tolerate and even enjoy the company of Christians
  II. Sometimes unbelievers will treat Christians with the most vile open hatred

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 9:57-62
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: II Peter 1:16-21
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Matthew 17:1-9




Recording of service for January 10, 2021 The First Sunday After Epiphany
Recording of sermon only for January 10, 2021 The First Sunday After Epiphany
Hymns: 126, 400, 348, and 343
Sermon Text: Matthew 3:13-17
Sermon Theme: Christ was Clearly Revealed as Our Savior at His Baptism
  I. He showed Himself to be our righteous Substitute under the Law
  II. He was revealed to be the Second Person of the Holy Trinity

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Mark 6:17-29
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Romans 12:6-16
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: John 2:1-11




Recording of service for January 3, 2021 The Sunday After The New Year
Recording of sermon only for January 3, 2021 The Sunday After The New Year
Hymns: 125, 522, 265, and 292
Sermon Text: Matthew 16:1-4
Sermon Theme: God Wants Us to Trust His Word More Than Signs
  I. The Pharisees and Sadducees demanded a sign from Jesus
  II. There were already plenty of signs that they could observe
  III. Jesus refused to give in to their fleshly demands

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 3:13-17
Epistle Lesson for Next Sunday: Romans 12:1-5
Gospel Lesson for Next Sunday: Luke 2:41-52