Lutherans and Creeds: The Apostles’ Creed in the Small Catechism

Luther believed the Apostles’ Creed, like scripture, “speaks of Creation, Redemption and final sanctification” which, for Luther, were the “great deeds” of God. This is my outline for a teaching sermon during midweek Lenten worship at Zion Lutheran in Muscatine, Iowa. … More Lutherans and Creeds: The Apostles’ Creed in the Small Catechism

“Cleansing the Lens” – A sermon based on Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians

It’s such a sad reality that the state of our culture and the deconstruction of our society is such a cynical response to the reality of what’s happening all around us. As a people, we’ve become cynical about ourselves, our world, and our future. … More “Cleansing the Lens” – A sermon based on Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians

“Praise, Plea, and a Promise: Three Lessons from the Book of Philemon

Earlier in the summer, we worked our way through Paul’s letter to Galatians, each week taking a chapter at a time and really diving deep into Paul’s letter. This week, not only do we have the opportunity to take a look at one chapter of another of Paul’s letter, we have the opportunity to consider … More “Praise, Plea, and a Promise: Three Lessons from the Book of Philemon