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Lenten Season

Eyes On Jesus. Lent 2020. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri. Concordia Publishing House.

Worldly Eyes | Sermon for April 1, 2020

Sermon for Lent Midweek 5 Rev. Gregory Mech | April 1, 2020 | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO See how Immanuel is responding to Coronavirus. Click here. Help keep Immanuel’s ministry going through the Coronavirus Outbreak. Give Online Today. Join us for Easter ONLINE at Immanuel! Eyes on Jesus: Worldly Eyes This Lent, we will use the metaphor of eyesight to examine how the various people in Mark’s Gospel viewed Jesus during His Passion. In most cases, they misunderstood…
Wanting to Be Anywhere But Here. Sermon. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri.

Wanting to Be Anywhere But Here | Sermon for March 29, 2020

Worship Service for the Fifth Sunday in Lent Rev. Gregory Mech | Sunday, March 29, 2020 | Immanuel Lutheran Church ONLINE – Joplin, MO See how Immanuel is responding to Coronavirus. Click here. “Wherever you are on that long journey to resurrection, Jesus has come to be with you. He is the Resurrection and the Life — even in the midst of sorrow, filling our present-days with love, life and hope.” -Pastor Mech from today’s sermon, entitled “Wanting to Be…
Eyes On Jesus. Lent 2020. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri. Concordia Publishing House.

Murderous Eyes | Sermon for March 25, 2020

Sermon for Lent Midweek 4 Rev. Gregory Mech | March 25, 2020 | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO See how Immanuel is responding to Coronavirus. Click here. Help keep Immanuel’s ministry going through the Coronavirus Outbreak. Give Online Today. Eyes on Jesus: Murderous Eyes This Lent, we will use the metaphor of eyesight to examine how the various people in Mark’s Gospel viewed Jesus during His Passion. In most cases, they misunderstood who He was and what He was…
Jesus healing the Blind Man, 2008 © Brian Jekel. In a Time of Social Distancing. Sermon. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri.

In a Time of Social Distancing | Sermon for March 22, 2020

Worship Service for the Fourth Sunday in Lent Rev. Gregory Mech | Sunday, March 22, 2020 | Immanuel Lutheran Church ONLINE – Joplin, MO See how Immanuel is responding to Coronavirus. Click here. “When we are feeling disowned, depressed, deceitful, dishonest, devastated, disappointed… Jesus comes and touches us and sends us to the water, and says, ‘Fear not, I am with you. I never leave you or forsake you. I never will.’” —Pastor Mech from Today’s Sermon, “In a Time…
Eyes On Jesus. Lent 2020. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri. Concordia Publishing House.

Denying Eyes | Sermon for March 18, 2020

Sermon for Lent Midweek 3 Rev. Gregory Mech | March 18, 2020 | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO See how Immanuel is responding to Coronavirus. Click here. Help keep Immanuel’s ministry going through the Coronavirus Outbreak. Give Online Today. Eyes on Jesus: Denying Eyes This Lent, we will use the metaphor of eyesight to examine how the various people in Mark’s Gospel viewed Jesus during His Passion. In most cases, they misunderstood who He was and what He was…
a mighty fortress hymn. psalm 46. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri. Clear Thinking and Decisive Action sermon.

Clear Thinking and Decisive Action | Sermon for March 15, 2020

Sermon for the Third Sunday in Lent Rev. Gregory Mech | March 15, 2020 | Sunday Morning | 10:30 am | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO See how Immanuel is responding to Coronavirus. Click here. In response to growing concern over the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, Pastor Mech clears our thinking and focuses our action with the same truth and assurances from God’s Word that Martin Luther shared during the bubonic plague in 1527. Let us cling to Christ during…
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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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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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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