"Luther" Tagged Sermons

Fear of Death

Fear of Death – Matthew 24:36-44 The fear of death is the most primordial fear of the human race. Death is a mystery. We know the consequences that death will have for our bodies when our biological clock stops ticking. We can be as intellectual as we want, we can be highly spiritual people, but what defines us most are our bodies. We don’t have bodies, we are our bodies. We exist in the rhythm of our physiology. And when…

The Theology of the Cross

The Theology of the Cross – Luke 23:33-43 Power Hidden in Weakness In my last two sermons, I examined Martin Luther’s take on government responsibility for the wellbeing of all citizens, the institution of the ‘Common Chest’. I also spoke about Luther’s discernment of what constitutes a ‘just war’, namely only the defense of our neighbor. This Sunday, I will conclude this mini series with a closer look on Luther’s Theology of the Cross. Luther believes that human nature tends…

The S-Bomb – John 7:53-8:11 and Luke 3:1-6

The S-Bomb John 7:53-8:11 and Luke 3:1-6 Some theological concepts are challenging for modern sensibilities. On one hand they require a long hard look in the mirror. This can be a good thing that leads to spiritual growth and closer connection to Jesus Christ. On the other hand they are used and abused to such a degree that they are rendered meaningless to much of the unchurched world. On top of that they illicit strong negative feelings in those who…