Sermon Archive (Page 23)

Honour Has No Place in God’s Kingdom

The Domestic Sphere A dinner in the Greco Roman world is not a private affair. Privacy is a modern concept that does not exist in the world evangelist Luke writes for. The domestic sphere inside an ancient Roman house reflects and reenforces the social hierarchies of Greco Roman society. The ancient Roman world  values and judges all people according to a strict honour/shame classification that is based on pedigree. In this worldview a few people matter and most people don’t. Jesus goes to…

Bishop Rev. Richard E. Jaech

Bishop Richard Jaech visits Holy Trinity We were pleased to be visited by our bishop Rev. Richard Jaech, Southwestern Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Thanks for your message and may God bless your ministry and the ministries of our synod. The Mission of the Southwestern Washington Synod is to spread the good news of Jesus Christ by empowering congregations and church leaders to Grow in • Worship • Education • Outreach • Stewardship • And…

Jesus Quest For Justice Brings Division

True peace means justice. We don’t like change. Even if the status quo means injustice for many people.  Jesus brings division in his ultimate quest for peace. True peace cannot exist without justice. And justice means according to Luke: The poor need more and the rich need less. Jesus path is not easy, but it is true. It is the path which leads to peace. Rev. Kristin Luana Baumann, sermon, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles WA, 8/14/2016.

The Profoundly Irritating Topic Of Money

Many strong opinions that judge, condemn and exclude people are based on things that the bible clearly states. However, the bible profoundly irritates us when it also clearly states that we are not allowed to take interest on loans and that we should give our money away. The excitement that these absolutely clear statements generates is considerably less, than the excitement that drives us when it comes to pointing our fingers at sinners. I wonder why? Rev. Olaf Baumann, sermon,…

Where Is Your Heart

Sermon: Rev. Kristin Luana Baumann, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles WA, 7/31/2016 Order your priorities by putting God first. Martin Luther defines God as that in which we put our ultimate trust. He says, where you put your trust and faith defines who or what you believe in. Is it God or is it an idol? Where is your heart? And where do you want it to be?

Spiritual Practice of The Lord’s Prayer

Rev. Olaf Baumann, sermon, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles WA, 7/24/2016 The spiritual practice of saying the Lord’s Prayer The Lord’s Prayer is the central prayer of Christianity that was part of worship since the very first day. The words are so familiar that sometimes they are recited so automatically that their meaning passes by heart and soul. They become little more than sounds in sequence. On the other hand reciting those familiar words  can be a tool to ope…

Jesus Does The Dishes

Rev. Kristin Luana Baumann, sermon, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles WA, 6/17/2016 Equality in Christ Biblical scholar David Lose writes that some biblical texts actually do not say what we think they say. The story of Martha and Mary has a double meaning. One focusses on people with privilege and the other on people who are on the receiving end of priveledge. The story calls the underprivileged to boldly claim their space and the privileged to make room.