Sermon from Rev. Zickler for Dec. 10, 2017

20171010 Sermon Advent 2B 2017 December 10, 2017 Isaiah 40:1-11 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate on the Old Testament Reading, especially these words, “All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field…. […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for December 3, 2017

Sermon Advent 1B 2017 December 3, 2017 Mark 11:1-10 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 which was previously read, especially the word “Hosanna!” Hosanna! If you have noticed in our bulletins and in the hymnal, […]

Sermon by Rev. Zickler for November 26, 2017

Sermon Proper 29 2017 November 26, 2017 Matthew 25:31-46 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. The lesson for our meditation this morning is the Gospel Lesson previously read. If you try to actually visualize it in your brain, what do you see when […]

Sermon by Rev. Zickler for November 12, 2017

20171112 Sermon Proper 27 2017 November 12, 2017 Matthew 25:1-13 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. My wife and I have a show that we watch on TV about a family. In the […]

Sermon by Rev. Zickler for November 5, 2017

20171105 Sermon All Saints 2017 November 5, 2017 Matthew 5:1-12 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Today we are observing the Feast of All Saints, and as we do that, I think it’s helpful to clarify this a bit. Those of you who […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for October 29, 2017

20171029 Sermon Reformation 2017 October 29, 2017 John 8:31-36 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 these words, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for October 22, 2017

20171022 Sermon Proper 24 2017 October 22, 2017 Matthew 22:15-22 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 these words: “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for October 15, 2017

20171015 Sermon Proper 23 October 23, 2017 Matthew 22:1-14 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. Many are called, but few are chosen. It’s hard to hear those words, isn’t it? In particular, it’s […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for October 8, 2017

20171008 Sermon Proper 22 2017 October 8, 2017 Matthew 21:33-46 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. Hear another parable, Christians. You’ve been hearing parables from Jesus, and here is another. This time it’s […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for October 1, 2017

20171001 Proper 21 Sermon 2017 October 1, 2017 Matthew 21:23-27 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 previously read, especially these words, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for September 17, 2017

20170917 Sermon Proper 19 2017 September 17, 2017 Matthew 18:21-35 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 which was previously read, the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant. Last week we heard our Lord describe how we […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for September 10, 2017

20170910 Sermon Proper 18 September 10, 2017 Matthew 18:1-20 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning we will meditate on the Gospel Lesson especially these words, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for September 3, 2017

20170903 Sermon Proper 17 September 3, 2017 Matthew 16:21-28 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 previously read. Amen. Ah Peter. What a roller coaster for him. Last week we heard Peter making that great confession […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for August 27, 2017

20170827 Sermon Proper 16 August 27, 2017 Matthew 16: 13-20 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. As we are approaching the end of August today, October will soon be here and we will be celebrating […]

Sermon by Rev. Zickler for August 20, 2017

August 20, 2017 Matthew 15:21-28 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. As most of you probably know, I love dogs. We have our dog, Lucas. I grew up with multiple dogs, even having […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for Aug 13, 2017

August 13, 2017 Matthew 14: 22-33 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The text for our meditation this morning is the Gospel Lesson, previously read. This morning I’d like to start by doing something I’ve never explicitly done. I’d like to start by telling […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for August 6, 2017

Sermon Proper 13 2017 August 6, 2017 Isaiah 55:1-5 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning, the text for our meditation is the Old Testament Lesson from the Prophet Isaiah.  Especially these words, “Why do you spend your money for that which […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for July 30, 2017

fhp20170730 Sermon Proper 12 2017 July 30, 2017 Romans 8:28-39 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning the text for our meditation is the Epistle Lesson previously read. This Epistle lesson may be one of the most comforting passages in all of […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for July 23, 2017

20170723 Sermon Proper 11 2017 July 23, 2017 Matthew 13:24-30; 35-43 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning the lesson for our meditation is the Gospel lesson previously read from Matthew. Amen. As we are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation […]

Sermon from Rev. Zickler for July 9, 2017

20170709 Proper 9 Sermon 2017 July 9, 2017 Matthew 11:25-30 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.  This morning the sermon text will be the Gospel Lesson previously read.   “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these […]

Sermon for Rev. Zickler for July 2, 2017

20170702 Sermon Proper 8 2017 July 2, 2017 Matthew 10: 34-42 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. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not […]

Sermon for Rev. Zickler for June 25, 2017

Sermon Proper 7 2017                                     PDF Document June 25, 2017 Romans 6:12-23 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. The sermon text this morning is the Epistle lesson […]

Sermon by Rev. Zickler for June 18, 2017

20170618 Sermon Proper 6 2017           PDF Format June 18, 2017 Matthew 9:35-10:8 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This morning we meditate upon the Gospel Lesson previously read. As we look at this Gospel Lesson, we should ask a question. […]

Sermon by Rev. Zickler for June 11, 2017

20170611 Sermon Trinity Sunday 2017 June 11, 2017 Matthew 28:16-20 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from our God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This morning we meditate on our Triune God, and baptism in His Name as our Lord mandated in the Gospel Reading. Anyone who spends significant time reading the Bible will certainly […]

Sermon from Pastor Zickler – Pentecost 2017 June 4, 2017

Sermon Pentecost 2017 June 4, 2017  PDF Format John 7: 37-39; Acts 2:1-21; Luke 24: 49 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate upon all of the readings for this the Feast of Pentecost, and the words from last week’s […]

Rev. Matthew Zickler’s Sermon for May 28, 2017

20170528 Sermon Ascension 2017                                                   PDF Format May 28, 2017 Luke 24:44-53 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from our Ascended Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. This morning we meditate […]

Rev. Matthew Zickler’s Sermon for May 21, 2017

May 21, 2017 John 14:15-21 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 previously read. If you were able to be with us last week, you know that I spent a fair amount of time in the […]

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; […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]