Category Archives: Preaching Series

Do you want a Savior? Yes!

Midweek Advent 1 – Genesis 3:1-21 Every few years or so, there is a hot new toy that everyone wants and that normally ends up being impossible to find.  When I was growing up, the hot toy was the Cabbage … Continue reading

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Do you want a Savior?

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas December, 2018 More than a few times over the years, I have torn off the wrapping paper on a Christmas present and gazed in horror upon the contents, and wondered to myself: … Continue reading

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Listen like a Lutheran

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church   Natoma, Kansas March, 2018 Most people who take confirmation class in junior high know the drill.  Some still have nightmares about it to this day as they watch younger brothers and sisters, or … Continue reading

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Graham and American Preaching

Rev. Billy Graham now lies in honor at the US Capitol; a fitting tribute for the face of American Christianity for the past 50 years.  It is in fact hard to imagine any preacher alive today who will be afforded … Continue reading

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The great calendar irony of 2018

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas February, 2018 This is the year of the great calendar irony for Christians.  Ash Wednesday falls on February 14th, which is Valentine’s Day; and Easter Sunday falls on April 1st, which is … Continue reading

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9 months with Mary

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas December, 2017 Amazingly, there is a show called ‘I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant’, which recounts the experiences of women who show up at the emergency room of the hospital experiencing some … Continue reading

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Destroy and Raise Up

First Lutheran Church   Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas March, 2017 Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days, I will raise it up.’       John 2:19 On September 11, 2001, I was in class on the … Continue reading

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