Sermons on Love of Neighbor

Love changes the World – Mark 5:21-43

Love changes the World – Mark 5:21-43 Love makes alive. Love turns zombies into humans. Fear has never changed anything for the better. Fear turns humans into zombies. The Christian life is about love and grace. It is about inspiring people to follow the example of Jesus, whose love was so great that he changed the world. Rev. Olaf Baumann, sermon, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles WA. Check out our video ministry 1517 Grace Guerrilla https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv2aB-i9zHPqgh3NjUJ5-lg

How to Move Mountains

How to Move Mountains – Luke 6:20-31 What is strong and what is weak? The early church faced a dilemma. In the time of Jesus, the common expectation was that the messiah would be a hero. He would be a victorious fighter who defeats the Romans and restores Israel as a free and independent country. Jesus did not really do that. He died painfully on the cross and the Romans were as powerful as they were before. But when weRead More »

We and They

We and They – Luke 10:25-37 We are all part of a group some other group calls “they”. And there is always someone who thinks that “they”, in this case that would be us, – that they – are out to get us. And most of the time nobody asks the most obvious question; Why? What nefarious reasons have they to go out and get us. Why? We should take a step back and realize that whatever “they” are supposedly doingRead More »

Palm Sunday – God does not need Henchmen

Palm Sunday – God does not need Henchmen Too often in Christian history preachers fuelled the flames of hate when the passion of Christ was read. Then congregation stormed out and burned the synagogues of the Christ killers. Mo matter what preachers say to you, remember: God DOES NOT need henchmen nor judges. God needs people who love. Rev. Olaf Baumann, sermon, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles WA. Check out our video ministry 1517 Grace Guerrilla https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv2aB-i9zHPqgh3NjUJ5-lg  

Balance – Luke 6:17-26

Balance – Luke 6:17-26 Human life is like an ecosystem. When one part is out of balance it has severe consequences for the whole. Imbalance leads to suffering, oppression and war. Jesus preaching on the plain sets a counterpoint to this imbalance. He calls us to repentance and to change our hearts. He asks us to have compassion with those who suffer and to feel their pain as our own. And when we open our hearts like that, we needRead More »

Heaven and Stuff – John 18:33-37

Heaven and Stuff – John 18:33-37 The church year ends and Jesus’ kingdom is not from this world. It’s all about heaven and stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with the here and now. So I will fill my sermon with enjoyable Jesus Bla Bla that will be entirely inoffensive, easy to hear, uplifting, unpolitical, and entertaining. In short, wellness for the soul. And then we’ll play our fabulous pipe organ, – followed by prayers, communion and coffee. OrRead More »

Be Strong in Christ and Love Neighbors of other Faiths

Be Strong in Christ and Love Neighbors of other Faiths Based on the biblical call for unity and peace, we engage in relationships with people of other denominations. We enter into these relationships firmly grounded in our own faith identity. This gives us the necessary strength and confidence to be open-minded, curious and filled with good will towards the other. After all, this is not about conversion, but about making peace and building community! We start our conversations with whatRead More »