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Sermons on Old Testament

Sermons on Old Testament

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 Prays | Lent Midweek 1 Sermon

Sermon for Lent Midweek 1 Rev. Gregory Mech | March 13, 2019 | Wednesday Lenten Service | 4:00 pm | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO A God Who Prays The Second Commandment demands perfect prayer. But who does that? What human being never misuses the holy name of the triune God but ceaselessly prays, praises, and gives thanks to God in any time of need or blessing? Whose prayers are always sincere? Only one: Jesus. Why should Jesus have…
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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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…

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…

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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The Tree Of Life To The Cross

Sermon For Lent Midweek Four Rev. Greg Mech | Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | Lent Midweek Four | 4:00 pm Midweek Vespers 4 – Tree to Tree: The Tree of Life to the Cross As We Gather God created man, and man began his journey in the Garden of Eden. In the midst of that garden were two trees more beautiful than the rest. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil and the tree of life—what joy for…
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Out Of Egypt Through The Water

Sermon For Lent Midweek Three Rev. Greg Mech | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Lent Midweek Three | 7:00 pm Midweek Vespers 3 – Out of Egypt: Through the Water As We Gather How does one escape from a bad situation? Where does one turn when surrounded by brutality, slavery, and death? We desire to flee, to find refuge. We need to begin a journey that will set us free, but the result of our efforts is nothing more than…
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Sunday Sermon Lent Week 3

Sermon for The Third Sunday In Lent Rev. Greg Mech | March 4, 2018 | Sunday Service | 8:00 am | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO Divine Service – Setting 4 Hymn     Thy Word Is a Lamp unto My Feet     Hymn  973 Invocation, Confession and Absolution of Sins     page 203 Psalm 19:1 (antiphon: v. 8) The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing | the heart;*      the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening…
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Mountain To Mountain Mount Moriah To Mount Zion

Sermon For Lent Week Two Rev. Greg Mech | Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | Lent Week Two | 4:00 pm Mountain to Mountain: Mount Moriah to Mount Zion A Thought as We Gather Today, we journey from mountain to mountain. Mountains are amazing and awe-inspiring, but to journey through or to climb them is no easy task. When Abraham saw Mount Moriah, he was neither inspired nor amazed. His heart was filled with fear and dread, for on this mountain…

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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