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Sermons on New Testament

love is service and sacrifice. sermon by Rev. Greg Mech. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri.

Love Service Sacrifice | Sermon for February 16, 2020

Sermon for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Rev. Gregory Mech | February 16, 2020 | Sunday Morning | 8:00 am | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO In the end, true sacrifice breeds real love. Love is service, and there’s no finer example of it than our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Pastor Mech, from today’s sermon Divine Service, Setting Three Hymn With the Lord Begin Your Task Hymn 869 Invocation, Confession and Absolution Introit Psalm 98:2, 7-9 The…
righteous branch. something better someone better. advent sermon. rev gregory mech. immanuel lutheran church joplin missouri. lcms.

Something Better Someone Better | Sermon for December 8, 2019

Sermon for the Second Sunday in Advent Rev. Gregory Mech | December 8, 2019 | Sunday Morning | 8:00 am | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO The worst that humanity can do will not overcome the promise that God has given. Pastor Mech, from today’s sermon Divine Service, Setting Four ♫ HYMN OF INVOCATION   Hark the Glad Sound Hymn 349 INVOCATION, CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION page 203 INTROIT In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight…
Come Not In Terrors | Sermon for Pentecost 23 1

Come Not In Terrors | Sermon for Pentecost 23

Sermon for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Gregory Mech | November 17, 2019 | Sunday Morning | 8:00 am | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO Opening Hymn We Praise You, O God Hymn 785 Invocation, Confession and Absolution Psalm 98; antiphon Luke 21:33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have…
Behold The Man! Lent 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri.

A God Exposed | Lent Midweek 3 Sermon

Sermon for Lent Midweek 3 Rev. Gregory Mech | March 27, 2019 | Wednesday Lenten Service | 4:00 pm | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO A God Exposed Before their sin, Adam and his wife were both naked and unashamed. Shame requires self-awareness that only sinners possess. Without sin, their eyes and thoughts didn’t descend to idolatrous navel-gazing. But as soon as they doubted God’s Word and disobeyed His commandment, as soon as they ate, their eyes were opened,…
Behold The Man! Lent 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri.

A God Who Hungers

Sermon for Ash Wednesday Rev. Gregory Mech | March 6, 2019 | Wednesday Lenten Service | 4:00 pm | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO A God Who Hungers “Behold the man!” was Pontius Pilate’s short, yet most profound, sermon. Our endeavor this Lententide and Easter Sunday is to behold the man, God in human flesh, Jesus. Each time together, we are meditating on and proclaiming His real, bodily suffering and death as well as His physical resurrection. He knew…
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Wives and Husbands

Sermon for The 14th Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Gregory Mech | August 26, 2018 | Sunday Service | 8:00 am | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO (Pastor Mech’s sermon is based on the Epistle Reading for the day, Ephesians 5:22-33.) Divine Service, Setting Four ♫ HYMN     Praise the Almighty, My Soul Adore Him     Hymn 797 CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION Pastor: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. People: Amen. Pastor:…
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POWERwalk 2 Timothy

POWERwalk Sermon Rev. Greg Mech | June 9, 2018 | Saturday Night Service | 6:00 pm “2 Timothy” Power Walk 2.40 Song – Who Am I 2 Timothy 1:9-10 Pastor: God saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished…
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Welcome Home!

Easter Sunrise Service For The Resurrection Of Our Lord Rev. Gregory Mech | April 1, 2018 | Sunday Service | 6:30 am | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO Easter Sunday Sunrise – Welcome Home! As We Gather Our overall theme for this Lenten Season has been “Return from Exile: A Lenten Journey.” Every journey has a unique beginning and ending, and this journey has proven to be unique as well. Today, Easter Day, that journey is completed. From the…
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The Passover To The Lord’s Supper

Sermon For Maundy Thursday Rev. Greg Mech | Thursday, March 29, 2018 | Holy Thursday Divine Service | 7:00 pm Meal to Meal: The Passover to the Lord’s Supper This evening, we partake of a meal the Lord God has prepared with His own hands. It is a holy feast that nourishes our faith and restores our souls. It is a rich feast purchased with the costliest coin, the Son of God. Today, we eat and drink and remember and…
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Sunday Sermon Palm Sunday

Sermon for Palm Sunday Rev. Greg Mech | March 25, 2018 | Sunday Service | 8:00 am | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO Palm Sunday / The Sunday of the Passion Palm Sunday Greeting The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna to the Son of David. Collect for Palm Sunday…
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To The Ephesians

POWERwalk Sermon Rev. Greg Mech | March 24, 2018 | Saturday Night Service | 6:00 pm “To the Ephesians” Power Walk 2.29 Songs Children of God; Who Am I Pastor: During the two years Paul was under house arrest in Rome, he instructed many in the faith. He also used the time to write at least two epistles, one to the Colossians and one intended to circulate among several scattered churches where Paul had never served. Though we know Paul…
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Sunday Sermon: Lent Week 2

Sermon for The Second Sunday In Lent Rev. Greg Mech | February 25, 2018 | Sunday Service | 8:00 am Divine Service, Setting Four Hymn “Salvation unto Us Has Come” Hymn 555, v. 1,2,5 & 6 Baptism of Stormee Lee Harra (10:30 service) Invocation and Confession (left column)                       page 203 Introit Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love,      for they have been from of old.…
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