The Keys of St. Peters

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Sermon: Encouraging Words (1 Thess. 4:13-18)

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost | Proper 27, Series AListen to the sermon here. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. There once was a young man who rode the elevated…

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Sermon: The Freedom of the Gospel (John 8:31-36)

Text: John 8:31-36Reformation Day (Observed), 2020Listen to the sermon here. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. “Freedom.” It is hard to miss the theme of freedom in our text from John. Freedom…

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Newletter: September 2020

Patience It’s most commonly believed that the phrase “patience is a virtue” originated from the poem, “Piers Plowman”, which is said to have been written around AD 1360 by English poet William Langland. One line in the poem states that…

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Prayers in Time of Infectious Disease

For the end of the Coronavirus O Almighty God, who in your wrath sent a plague upon your own people in the wilderness for their obstinate rebellion against Moses and Aaron; and also in the time of King David, sent…

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Sermon: Jesus Saw Through the Devil’s Doubts

Texts:  Matthew 4:1-11 & Genesis 3:1-21 First Sunday in Lent, Series A Listen to the sermon here!   Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Who had it worse? Which temptation do you…

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Sermon: Advent With Isaiah—The Promise of Peace

Text:  Isaiah 2:1-5 First Sunday in Advent, Series A Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.  At the United Nations headquarters in New York City there is a large sculpture of a blacksmith…

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Sermon: Will the Dead Be Raised?

Text: Luke 20:27-40 Proper 27, Year C Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The question our texts put before us this morning is this: will the dead be raised? It’s a fundamental…

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Sermon: Rediscovering God’s Word

Text: 2 Kings 22:8-13, 23:1-3 Reformation Sunday Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. In 1947 some Bedouin shepherds were throwing rocks into nearby caves when they heard a smashing sound. When…

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Sermon: The Righteous Reign of God

Text: Psalm 145 & Mark 6:45-56 Introit and Gospel for Proper 12B In the name of Jesus. Amen. Introduction Our Canadian government is plagued with problems, isn’t it? Then again, can you think of a government on this earth that…

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