St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church of Gilberts

St. Peter Lutheran Evangelical Lutheran Church of Gilberts

18N377 Galligan Rd.
Dundee, IL 60118
P: 847.428.4054

Bethany Lutheran Church

Bethany Lutheran Church

1550 Modaff Rd.
Naperville, IL 60565
P: 630.355.2198

Crosspoint Lutheran Church

Crosspoint Lutheran Church

8505 Redtail Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
P: 815.893.0888

Holy Cross Lutheran

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

2107 Three Oaks Road
Cary, IL 60013
P: 847.639.1702

St. John’s Lutheran Church

St. John’s Lutheran Church

300 Jefferson Street
Algonquin, IL 60102
P: 847.658.9300

Devotions for the Week of April 30, 2017

Meditation for the Week of April 30, 2017 They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” Luke 24:32   The story of the road to Emmaus is the perfect picture of the Christian life and the Divine Service. […]

Devotions for the Week of April 23, 2017

Meditation for the Week of April 23, 2017  “And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.” John 20:22-23   Do you want someone breathing on you?  Probably not.  […]

Devotions for the Week of April 16, 2017

Meditation for the Week of April 16, 2017  “But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” Mark 16:7   Peter had a rough weekend.  It was the worst three days of his life. First there were the prayers in the […]

Devotions for the Week of April 9, 2017

Meditation for the Week of April 9, 2017 “The Lord is My Light and My Salvation” Psalm 27:1   The Lord is my light and my salvation.  Whom shall I fear?  Certainly not the darkness.  The Lord spoke light into the darkness.  His birth brought light into the world.  At His birth, heaven’s light came […]

Rev. Matthew Zickler’s Sermon for April 2, 2017

April 2, 2017 John 11:17-53 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning we meditate upon the Gospel Lesson and the Resurrection of the Body. It’s interesting that we had the Fifth Commandment on Wednesday night and today we have the readings that […]

Rev. Matthew Zickler’s Sermon for March 26, 2017

March 26, 2017 John 9:1-7, 13-17, 34-41 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning we meditate upon the Gospel lesson, the healing of the blind man at Siloam. God does His work out of the fallenness of the world.  Of course, we […]

Rev. Eric Andersen’s Sermon for March 19, 2017

Verbal WMDs: A Sermon for Oculi, 2017 BY REVENA40 on MARCH 21, 2017 • ( 0 ) Holy Gospel: St. Luke 11:14–28 14Now [Jesus] was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled. 15But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of demons,” 16while others, […]

Rev. Matthew Zickler’s Sermon for March 19, 2017

March 19, 2017 Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning we meditate upon Joseph, the adopted father of Jesus, Jesus’ guardian. As we think about Jesus’ adopted father, about Joseph this morning, we observe this day with the title […]

Rev. Eric Andersen’s Sermon for March 22, 2017

The New Creation: A Sermon for Wednesday of Reminiscere, 2017 by revena40 Apostles’ Creed I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. […]

Rev. Aaron Richert’s Sermon for March 15, 2017

Paul in Athens Acts 17:16-34 Lent Midweek II March 15, 2017 St. John Lutheran Church, Fraser, MI “Whoever Confesses Me before men, I will confess before my Father in heaven,” Jesus says. Whoever confesses me. That’s the theme for our meditation this Lent. Last week we heard the account of the Jewish man who was […]

Rev. Eric Andersen’s Sermon for March 12, 2017

Limping Jacob and the Crumb-Eating Canaanite: A Sermon for Reminiscere, 2017 by revena40 Holy Gospel: St. Matthew 15:21–28 21 Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; […]

Devotions for the Week of April 2, 2017

Meditation for the Week of April 2, 2017 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”  John 11:21   Where was Jesus?  Martha and her sister Mary must have asked themselves this question over and over and over again.  Where was Jesus?  Their brother Lazarus had been sick; very […]

Devotions for the Week of March 26, 2017

Meditation for the Week of March 26, 2017 As [Jesus] passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God […]

Devotions for the Week of March 19, 2017

Meditation for the Week of March 19, 2017 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”  John 4:10  The Samaritan woman at the well hadn’t exactly lived […]

Rev. Matthew Zickler’s Sermon for March 12, 2017

March 12, 2017 John 3:1-17 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson previously read, especially those famous words “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not […]

Rev. Eric Andersen’s Sermon for March 8, 2017

The First Commandment: A Sermon for Wednesday of Invocabit, 2017 BY REVENA40 on MARCH 8, 2017 • ( 0 ) The Ten Commandments You shall have no other gods. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Honor your father and your mother. You shall not murder. You shall not commit […]

Rev. Aaron Richert’s Sermon for March 5, 2017

Competing Voices Genesis 3:1-21 1st Sunday in Lent March 5th/6th, 2017 St. John Lutheran Church, Fraser, MI The most recent data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the average American spends almost 3 hours a day watching television.[1] That’s over 20 hours each week spent absorbing information, worldview, and perspective from the world around […]

Rev. Eric Andersen’s Sermon for March 5, 2017

Satan’s Tasty Treats: A Sermon for Invocabit BY REVENA40 on MARCH 6, 2017 • ( 0 ) Holy Gospel: St. Matthew 4:1–11 1Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of […]

Rev. Matthew Zickler’s Sermon for March 5, 2017

March 5, 2017 Matthew 4:1-11 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson, the temptation of our Lord Jesus.  Amen. Hopefully you’ve never heard someone say that being a Christian is easy.  Certainly, as we reflect upon […]

Rev. Aaron Richert’s Sermon for Ash Wednesday 2017

Whoever Confesses Me Matthew 10:32-33 Ash Wednesday March 1, 2017 St. John Lutheran Church, Fraser, MI Jesus said, “Whoever confesses me before men, I will also confess before my Father who is in heaven.” The word ‘confess’ comes from a Greek word that could be literally translated as ‘same-speak.’ To confess means to speak the […]

Rev. Aaron Richert’s Sermon for February 20, 2017

Holy People – Sermon for Feb. 19/20 Posted on March 2, 2017 Holy People Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18 7th Sunday After Epiphany February 19th/20th, 2017 St. John Lutheran Church, Fraser, MI We seem to be living in the midst of a cultural identity crisis. I realize that we are often victims of what some have called the “tyranny of the […]

Devotions for the Week of March 5, 2017

Meditation for the Week of March 5, 2017 “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.  And the tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command these stones to […]

Devotions for the Week of March 12, 2017

Meditation for the Week of March 12, 2017 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  John 3:3 Nicodemus had been coming to learn from Jesus at night. He knew that the other leaders of the Jews weren’t happy with Jesus because […]

Rev. Eric Anderson’s Sermon for February 28, 2017

Sight without Eyes: A Sermon for Quinquagesima, 2017 by revena40 Holy Gospel: St. Luke 18:31–43 31 Taking the twelve, [Jesus] said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. 32For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be […]

Rev. Matthew Zickler’s Sermon for February 26, 2017

February 26, 2017 Matthew 17:1-9 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson previously read.  Amen. This last week, I was doing some work in the house and I had the TV turned onto PBS.  As, I […]

Rev. Eric Anderson’s Sermon for February 19, 2017

Good Dirt: A Sermon for Sexagesima, 2017 by revena40 Holy Gospel: St. Luke 8:4–15 4 When a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to [Jesus], he said in a parable: 5“A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the […]

Rev. Matthew Zickler’s Sermon for February 19, 2017

February 19, 2017 Matthew 5:38-48 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson previously read. Amen. “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say […]

Rev. Matthew Zickler’s Sermon for January 29, 2017

January 29, 2017 Matthew 5:1-12 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning we meditate on the words of the Gospel Lesson, especially these: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” What does it mean to […]

Devotions for the Week of February 26, 2017

Meditation for the Week of February 26, 2017  Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words.”  Exodus 24:8  Old Testament religion was pretty gross. There was a lot of blood. Over […]

Devotions for the Week of February 19, 2017

Meditation for the Week of February 19, 2017 Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Psalm […]

Salem Lutheran Church

Salem Lutheran Church

12951 Maple Ave.
Blue Island, IL 60406
P: 708.388.1830

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Good Sheperd Lutheran Church

1177 East Howard Ave.
DesPlaines, IL 60018
P: 847-824-4923

Rev. Matthew Zickler’s Sermon for February 5, 2017

February 5, 2017 Matthew 5:13-20 Grace, mercy, and peace be yours from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning we meditate on the Gospel Lesson previously read, especially these words: “You are the light of the world.” As we look around at the world, it’s certainly easy to get […]

Rev. Eric Andersen’s Sermon for February 7, 2017

The Fear of the Lord: A Sermon for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, 2017 by revena40 Holy Gospel: St. Matthew 17:1–9 1And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, […]

Rev. Matthew Zickler’s Sermon for February 12, 2017

February 12, 2017 Matthew 21:23-37 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.  The text for our meditation this morning is the Gospel lesson previously read. “I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse.”  As Moses speaks the words of our Lord […]

Rev. Eric Andersen’s Sermon for February 12, 2017

Don’t Gaze at Your Navel: A Sermon for Septuagesima, 2017 by revena40 1“For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3And going […]

Rev. Aaron Richert’s Sermon for February 12 & 13, 2017

Spiritual People – Sermon for Feb. 12/13, 2017 Posted on February 14, 2017 Spiritual People 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 6th Sunday After Epiphany February 12th/13th, 2017 St. John Lutheran Church, Fraser, MI Are you a spiritual person? Most people in our world today would answer yes to that question. Most people consider themselves spiritual, but many […]

Devotions for the Week of February 12, 2017

Meditation for the Week of February 12, 2017 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your […]

Devotions for the Week of February 5, 2017

 Meditation for the Week of February 5, 2017 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and […]

Rev. Matthew Zickler’s Sermon for January 15, 2017

January 15, 2017 John 1:29-42a Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.  The sermon text for this morning is the Gospel Lesson previously read. I was on Facebook this week and saw a post from someone who made a comment about the church, which […]

Rev. Eric Andersen’s Sermon for January 22, 2017

Naked and Empty-Handed: A Sermon for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany BY REVENA40 on JANUARY 22, 2017 • ( 0 ) Holy Gospel: St. Matthew 8:1–13 1When [Jesus] came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. 2And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” 3And Jesus stretched out […]

Rev. Matthew Zickler’s Sermon for January 22, 2017

January 22, 2017 I Corinthians 1:10-18 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning we meditate upon the Epistle Lesson previously read, especially these words: “the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being […]

Rev. Eric Andersen’s Sermon for January 21, 2017

Do Whatever He Says: A Sermon for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany BY REVENA40 on JANUARY 21, 2017 • ( 0 ) Holy Gospel: St. John 2:1–11 1On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3When the wine ran out, the mother […]

Rev. Matthew Zickler’s Sermon for January 8, 2017

January 8, 2017 Matthew 3:13-17 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning we meditate on Baptism and the Baptism of our Lord in the Gospel Lesson just read. Baptism means death.  That being said, when we consider death, we should do so […]

Rev. Eric Andersen’s Sermon for January 8, 2017

Light in the Least Likely of Places: A Sermon for the Epiphany of Our Lord by revena40 St. John says Light has come into the world, but people loved the darkness rather than the Light.[i] We don’t mean to; the trouble is we often fail to recognize the darkness for what it is. Like someone […]