Concordia Lutheran Church Sermons https://www.concordialutheran.org A Fellowship of Believers Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:12:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i1.wp.com/www.concordialutheran.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/cropped-Concordia-Favicon-V1-600px.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Concordia Lutheran Church Sermons https://www.concordialutheran.org 32 32 Sunday and other special worship service sermons from Pastor Mark from Concordia Lutheran Church in Bedford, Texas. Concordia Lutheran Church Sermons clean Concordia Lutheran Church Sermons jim@pathforeword.com jim@pathforeword.com (Concordia Lutheran Church Sermons) Sermon Messages from Pastor Mark Concordia Lutheran Church Sermons http://69.89.31.210/~concorn7/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Pastor-Mark-Concordia-Lutheran-Church.jpg https://www.concordialutheran.org Sermon February 12 2018 — Transfiguration of Our Lord https://www.concordialutheran.org/sermon-february-12-2018-transfiguration-of-our-lord/ Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:12:44 +0000 https://www.concordialutheran.org/?p=1413 https://www.concordialutheran.org/sermon-february-12-2018-transfiguration-of-our-lord/#respond https://www.concordialutheran.org/sermon-february-12-2018-transfiguration-of-our-lord/feed/ 0 In case you missed Pastor Mark’s sermon, here’s the recording. As We Gather Jesus entered human history when He was born; He entered public ministry when he was baptized. But the reality of His divinity was not revealed to His disciples until Jesus was transfigured before Elijah and Moses. This vision revealed to the disciples […] In case you missed Pastor Mark’s sermon, here’s the recording.

As We Gather

Jesus entered human history when He was born; He entered public ministry when he was baptized. But the reality of His divinity was not revealed to His disciples until Jesus was transfigured before Elijah and Moses. This vision revealed to the disciples and to all believers the true divine nature of Jesus the Christ. As we hear His Word and receive Him under bread and wine, Jesus enters our personal history today, with judgment, grace, glory and forgiveness. Soon, we plunge into Lent. But for today, we focus on the revelation of our Savior as true man and true God.

 

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In case you missed Pastor Mark’s sermon, here’s the recording. As We Gather Jesus entered human history when He was born; He entered public ministry when he was baptized. But the reality of His divinity was not revealed to His disciples until Jesus was... In case you missed Pastor Mark’s sermon, here’s the recording. As We Gather Jesus entered human history when He was born; He entered public ministry when he was baptized. But the reality of His divinity was not revealed to His disciples until Jesus was transfigured before Elijah and Moses. This vision revealed to the disciples […] Concordia Lutheran Church Sermons clean 17:40
Sermon January 14 2018 — Second Sunday After the Epiphany https://www.concordialutheran.org/sermon-january-14-2018-second-sunday-after-the-epiphany/ Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:54:05 +0000 https://www.concordialutheran.org/?p=1403 https://www.concordialutheran.org/sermon-january-14-2018-second-sunday-after-the-epiphany/#respond https://www.concordialutheran.org/sermon-january-14-2018-second-sunday-after-the-epiphany/feed/ 0 Here’s Pastor Mark’s sermon from January 14, the Second Sunday After the Epiphany. As We Gather The prophets like Samuel and apostles like Philip, Nathanael, and Peter were all called directly—immediately by God to serve Him. Pastors in the Office of the Ministry today are also called by God, but mediately through the Church. Apart […] Here’s Pastor Mark’s sermon from January 14, the Second Sunday After the Epiphany.

As We Gather

The prophets like Samuel and apostles like Philip, Nathanael, and Peter were all called directly—immediately by God to serve Him. Pastors in the Office of the Ministry today are also called by God, but mediately through the Church. Apart from those special calls, all Christians are called by God through their Baptism to serve in their specific vocation in life. We discover and “hear” that call where God has promised to be found, namely, in His holy house, through the World of Jesus and He guides us through the various circumstances of our life of faith. The prophets and apostles were commanded to proclaim the World of God. So, too, are we sent “that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of the darkness into His marvelous light.”

 

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Here’s Pastor Mark’s sermon from January 14, the Second Sunday After the Epiphany. As We Gather The prophets like Samuel and apostles like Philip, Nathanael, and Peter were all called directly—immediately by God to serve Him. Here’s Pastor Mark’s sermon from January 14, the Second Sunday After the Epiphany. As We Gather The prophets like Samuel and apostles like Philip, Nathanael, and Peter were all called directly—immediately by God to serve Him. Pastors in the Office of the Ministry today are also called by God, but mediately through the Church. Apart […] Concordia Lutheran Church Sermons clean 17:44
Sermon January 7 2018 — The Baptism of Our Lord https://www.concordialutheran.org/sermon-january-7-2018-the-baptism-of-our-lord/ Sun, 07 Jan 2018 17:29:56 +0000 https://www.concordialutheran.org/?p=1397 https://www.concordialutheran.org/sermon-january-7-2018-the-baptism-of-our-lord/#respond https://www.concordialutheran.org/sermon-january-7-2018-the-baptism-of-our-lord/feed/ 0 Here is Pastor Mark’s sermon on Epiphany Sunday. Calming Chaos When we think of the “In the beginning” of God’s creation, we usually think of the perfection and paradise of the Garden of Eden. But the Bible tells us more about God’s work of creation. We can peek under the curtain of what was even […] Here is Pastor Mark’s sermon on Epiphany Sunday.

Calming Chaos

When we think of the “In the beginning” of God’s creation, we usually think of the perfection and paradise of the Garden of Eden. But the Bible tells us more about God’s work of creation. We can peek under the curtain of what was even before God’s creative work. The Bible tells us, “The earth was without form and void.” The Hebrew word means primeval chaos-formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness. Life cannot exist in chaos. We know that as a practical matter. Lies, accidents, and frustrations—sin—does not produce life. The wages of sin is death!

God’s Word, however, “Let there be,” brought order, peace, and the paradise of His creation. As God spoke His creative Word in the beginning, so at our Lord’s Baptism, God spoke again, “You are My beloved Son.” By Baptism into God’s beloved Son, God’s Word is spoken over you, bringing order, peace, and salvation. That’s because Jesus took all our chaos-our sin-into Himself to the depths of its wages, namely, death on a cross. By faith in the crucified Lord, our sin and the power of the chaos around us is taken away. In Christ, we have peace.

 

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Here is Pastor Mark’s sermon on Epiphany Sunday. Calming Chaos When we think of the “In the beginning” of God’s creation, we usually think of the perfection and paradise of the Garden of Eden. But the Bible tells us more about God’s work of creation. Here is Pastor Mark’s sermon on Epiphany Sunday. Calming Chaos When we think of the “In the beginning” of God’s creation, we usually think of the perfection and paradise of the Garden of Eden. But the Bible tells us more about God’s work of creation. We can peek under the curtain of what was even […] Concordia Lutheran Church Sermons clean 12:48
Sermon December 31 2017 — The First Sunday After Christmas https://www.concordialutheran.org/sermon-december-31-2017-the-first-sunday-after-christmas/ Sun, 31 Dec 2017 19:41:09 +0000 https://www.concordialutheran.org/?p=1387 https://www.concordialutheran.org/sermon-december-31-2017-the-first-sunday-after-christmas/#respond https://www.concordialutheran.org/sermon-december-31-2017-the-first-sunday-after-christmas/feed/ 0 Today’s sermon was provided by Seminarian Josh. Recording below. As We Gather Christmas is a once-a-year event. Just a few days ago, we celebrated the birth of Jesus with great joy. Tempting as it is to put Christmas behind us and move on, today’s readings remind us that what happened at Christmas impacts every day […] Today’s sermon was provided by Seminarian Josh. Recording below.

As We Gather

Christmas is a once-a-year event. Just a few days ago, we celebrated the birth of Jesus with great joy. Tempting as it is to put Christmas behind us and move on, today’s readings remind us that what happened at Christmas impacts every day of our lives. The consequences of Jesus’ birth were not over for Mary and Joseph. They took Him to Jerusalem, and there He was blessed by Simeon. There Anna gives thanks to God for Him and told everyone who encountered about Him. With Simeon, we are called daily to bless Jesus. With Anna, we are called daily to give thanks for His redeeming us, and to tell others the good news of it. In the Galatians reading, we are reminded that Jesus was born to redeem sinners and to adopt us as sons and daughters of God. This redemption, the status as adopted by God, is there for us every day throughout the year. The Old Testament Reading declares that God “clothes us with garments of salvation” and “covers us with the robe of righteousness,” and in Christ we are assured that this clothing, a covering, is our daily attire all year long. Christmas is a once-a-year event, but its gifts remain with us throughout the year — Christmas Every Day.

 

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Today’s sermon was provided by Seminarian Josh. Recording below. As We Gather Christmas is a once-a-year event. Just a few days ago, we celebrated the birth of Jesus with great joy. Tempting as it is to put Christmas behind us and move on, Today’s sermon was provided by Seminarian Josh. Recording below. As We Gather Christmas is a once-a-year event. Just a few days ago, we celebrated the birth of Jesus with great joy. Tempting as it is to put Christmas behind us and move on, today’s readings remind us that what happened at Christmas impacts every day […] Concordia Lutheran Church Sermons clean 13:26
Merry Christmas 2017 https://www.concordialutheran.org/merry-christmas-2017/ Mon, 25 Dec 2017 17:21:08 +0000 https://www.concordialutheran.org/?p=1383 https://www.concordialutheran.org/merry-christmas-2017/#comments https://www.concordialutheran.org/merry-christmas-2017/feed/ 1 Here’s Pastor Mark’s sermon from Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to all. Here’s Pastor Mark’s sermon from Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to all.

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Here’s Pastor Mark’s sermon from Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to all. Here’s Pastor Mark’s sermon from Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to all. Concordia Lutheran Church Sermons clean 13:06
Advent Sermon — December 20, 2017 https://www.concordialutheran.org/advent-sermon-december-20-2017/ Thu, 21 Dec 2017 02:22:36 +0000 https://www.concordialutheran.org/?p=1379 https://www.concordialutheran.org/advent-sermon-december-20-2017/#respond https://www.concordialutheran.org/advent-sermon-december-20-2017/feed/ 0 In case you missed this evening’s sermon from Pastor Mark, here’s the recording. In case you missed this evening’s sermon from Pastor Mark, here’s the recording.

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In case you missed this evening’s sermon from Pastor Mark, here’s the recording. In case you missed this evening’s sermon from Pastor Mark, here’s the recording. Concordia Lutheran Church Sermons clean 12:34
Hallelujah Chorus https://www.concordialutheran.org/hallelujah-chorus/ Thu, 21 Dec 2017 02:21:02 +0000 https://www.concordialutheran.org/?p=1375 https://www.concordialutheran.org/hallelujah-chorus/#respond https://www.concordialutheran.org/hallelujah-chorus/feed/ 0 In case you missed the Hallelujah Chorus this season, or if you just want to hear it again, here’s the recording of Pastor Mark and Ruth. Enjoy. In case you missed the Hallelujah Chorus this season, or if you just want to hear it again, here’s the recording of Pastor Mark and Ruth. Enjoy.

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In case you missed the Hallelujah Chorus this season, or if you just want to hear it again, here’s the recording of Pastor Mark and Ruth. Enjoy. In case you missed the Hallelujah Chorus this season, or if you just want to hear it again, here’s the recording of Pastor Mark and Ruth. Enjoy. Concordia Lutheran Church Sermons clean 5:09
Advent Sermon — December 13 https://www.concordialutheran.org/advent-sermon-december-13/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:13:51 +0000 https://www.concordialutheran.org/?p=1362 https://www.concordialutheran.org/advent-sermon-december-13/#respond https://www.concordialutheran.org/advent-sermon-december-13/feed/ 0 In case you missed it, here’s Pastor Mark’s sermon from the Advent Service on December 13.   In case you missed it, here’s Pastor Mark’s sermon from the Advent Service on December 13.

 

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In case you missed it, here’s Pastor Mark’s sermon from the Advent Service on December 13.   In case you missed it, here’s Pastor Mark’s sermon from the Advent Service on December 13.   Concordia Lutheran Church Sermons clean 17:41
First Sunday in Advent 2017 https://www.concordialutheran.org/first-sunday-in-advent-2017/ Sun, 03 Dec 2017 16:53:26 +0000 https://www.concordialutheran.org/?p=1355 https://www.concordialutheran.org/first-sunday-in-advent-2017/#respond https://www.concordialutheran.org/first-sunday-in-advent-2017/feed/ 0 Today is the First Sunday in Advent. If you missed Pastor Mark’s sermon, here’s the recording.   Today is the First Sunday in Advent. If you missed Pastor Mark’s sermon, here’s the recording.

 

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Today is the First Sunday in Advent. If you missed Pastor Mark’s sermon, here’s the recording.   Today is the First Sunday in Advent. If you missed Pastor Mark’s sermon, here’s the recording.   Concordia Lutheran Church Sermons clean 9:16
Sermon November 26 2017 — Last Sunday of the Church Year https://www.concordialutheran.org/sermon-november-26-2017-last-sunday-of-the-church-year/ Sun, 26 Nov 2017 16:37:59 +0000 https://www.concordialutheran.org/?p=1344 https://www.concordialutheran.org/sermon-november-26-2017-last-sunday-of-the-church-year/#respond https://www.concordialutheran.org/sermon-november-26-2017-last-sunday-of-the-church-year/feed/ 0 Out with the Old…In with the New The end of one church year comes with questions. Will this be the last year before our Lord returns in His glory? When will He come? What will it be like? The kingly reign of Christ which we know now by faith, we shall known face-to-face when He […] Out with the Old…In with the New

The end of one church year comes with questions. Will this be the last year before our Lord returns in His glory? When will He come? What will it be like? The kingly reign of Christ which we know now by faith, we shall known face-to-face when He brings all things to their appointed conclusion and delivers the Kingdom to the Father. That is enough to sustain us. That is enough to guard our hearts in the surpassing peace of His promise.

Today, we come as God’s people to anticipate right here, in the real presence of Christ’s body and blood, the future that is already unfolding. This is the feast of victory for our God and the foretaste of the great and eternal feast to come. Until then, we await the new heaven and the new earth with hope, confidence, and joy.

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Out with the Old…In with the New The end of one church year comes with questions. Will this be the last year before our Lord returns in His glory? When will He come? What will it be like? The kingly reign of Christ which we know now by faith, Out with the Old…In with the New The end of one church year comes with questions. Will this be the last year before our Lord returns in His glory? When will He come? What will it be like? The kingly reign of Christ which we know now by faith, we shall known face-to-face when He […] Concordia Lutheran Church Sermons clean 13:39