Advent 2 – December 5, 2021

“Wait Upon the Lord with Hope” – Psalm 130:5-6   Introduction – Watchmen Listen to these words from Psalm 130:5-6: “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.” OK… […]

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Advent 1 – November 28, 2021

“Wait Upon the Lord with Faith” – Matthew 1:1-25   Introduction: Trees Can you tell me about some trees – some names of trees, and how trees are different – coniferous / deciduous. (Show pictures.) Look at this tree (in the sanctuary). What kind of tree is it? Oh, be careful, it’s a trick question. […]

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“The Basics” – Jude 20-25   1. Jude: An unfamiliar New Testament book Last Sunday I started by explaining that there are parts of the Old Testament that are quite unfamiliar to us. Today, we have to make that same admission about the book of Jude in the New Testament. Who can even think of […]

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Pentecost 25 – November 14, 2021

“Is the End Near?” – Daniel 12:1-3   Introduction: unfamiliar Bible parts Out of the two Testaments in the Bible, I believe that a majority of you would say you are more familiar with the New Testament – the story of Jesus – than you are with the Old Testament. Out of the various parts […]

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“More Than All Those” – Mark 12:38-44   Introduction: Commitment Sunday Today is what we know at Hope Lutheran Church as Commitment Sunday, or perhaps Stewardship Sunday. If you are a guest with us at worship – either here in the sanctuary or watching online – please don’t feel compelled to respond in the same […]

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