The Lord of Life Lutheran Church Sermon Podcast

Messages of hope and inspiration in Jesus Christ from Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa

The readings for the day seem so appropriate in our current wilderness. Pastor Will Layton of St John Lutheran Church, in a community-wide Lutheran worship service for the Water of Life Conference, shares his take on the valley of dry bones and the resurrection story of Lazarus. How might we find hope for our current circumstances through the Gospel for this week?

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What a day! Worship as an online practice in the midst of a global pandemic. What could the Scriptures have to say to us today? Jesus heals a man and restores his sight, but so much more. It reminds us of what we take for granted and how our testimony to the one who heals is so important.

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What are we to do with our angst and worry in these days? Pastor Paul talks about the places Jesus goes to ensure that all are known and loved, and talks about toilet paper as a metaphor for our response. Really.

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What was going through the mind of Nicodemus when he came to see Jesus that night? In this week’s sermon monologue, we ponder just that question. Listen to this insightful monologue written by Pastor Jeff Nicla and ready by Pastor Paul Amlin.

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In the wilderness of our sin it is difficult to thrive, but in Jesus we have forgiveness of our sins and the Holy Spirit pushes us forward to be the people of God.

Message by Seminarian Anthony Windau

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In today’s message, we have a special guest. This monologue sermon is based on the wilderness narrative about Jesus’ temptation following His baptism.

Gospel reading by Pastor Paul Amlin, Monologue by Bri Ensign, Written by Pastor Adam Barnhardt

 

 

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Ash Wednesday begins a time of reflection and prayer and pondering. We live into a cycle of life and death and resurrection. What does this mean for our lives of faith over these 40 days ahead?

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Have you ever had a mountaintop experience? A time when you knew you were in the presence of God? Our lives are filled with mountaintop and valley experiences, the important thing is that God is with us through it all.

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A challenging bit of teaching by Jesus leads us to ponder what the meaning could be. In this case, Jesus uses his teaching to invite us into a deeper understanding of righteousness and relationship. To learn more about Lord of Life Lutheran Church, please visit our website.

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God would not change a thing about you. Through our life experiences, God invites us into lives of discipleship as we share SALT [goodness] and LIGHT [truth] with the world.

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