The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail

Click here to listen to this sermon. [Jesus said:] And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! It may be theContinue reading “The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail”

Built on the Rock the Church Shall Stand

Our theme for the 125th anniversary of Trinity Lutheran Church is “Built on the Rock the Church Shall Stand,” based upon the hymn of the same name. Admittedly, it is not a very original theme—other congregations, including this one, have used it before—but it is hard to think of a more appropriate theme. Trinity LutheranContinue reading “Built on the Rock the Church Shall Stand”

The Mystery of the Will of God

Click here to listen to this sermon. “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, which He lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of His will, according to His purpose, which He set forth inContinue reading “The Mystery of the Will of God”

Three That Testify: The Spirit, the Water, and the Blood

Click here to listen to this sermon. “For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree” (1 John 5:7-8). Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! Is pure doctrine so important that it is worth arguing about? Worth rufflingContinue reading “Three That Testify: The Spirit, the Water, and the Blood”