Rejoice with Me! Sermon for the Funeral of Jim Hellwinckel

Click here to listen to this sermon. Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear [Jesus]. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So He told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost oneContinue reading “Rejoice with Me! Sermon for the Funeral of Jim Hellwinckel”

Return to the Lord: Return from Denial

Click here to listen to this sermon. Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house, and Peter was following at a distance. And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. Then a servant girl,Continue reading “Return to the Lord: Return from Denial”

Return to the Lord: Return to Prayer

Click here to listen to this sermon. Holy Gospel                                                                                                        Matthew 26:36–46 36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He said to His disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” 37 And taking with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful andContinue reading “Return to the Lord: Return to Prayer”

Practicing Repentance

Click here to listen to this sermon. In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And when He came up out of the water, immediately He saw the heavens opening and the Spirit descending on Him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “YouContinue reading “Practicing Repentance”

Return to the Lord: A Call to Return

Click here to listen to this sermon. “Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love;Continue reading “Return to the Lord: A Call to Return”