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"Jesus" Tagged Sermons

"Jesus" Tagged Sermons

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…

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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We Are His Children

Sermon for The Third Sunday of Easter DCE Jason Glaskey | April 15, 2018 | Sunday Service | 8:00 am | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO Divine Service – Setting Three ♫ Opening Hymn     With High Delight Let Us Unite     Hymn 483 Invocation, Confession and Absolution     page 184 ♫ Introit In your presence there is full- | ness of joy;*      at your right hand are pleasures for- | evermore. I will extol you, O…
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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…

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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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…

The Power of God for Salvation

POWERwalk Sermon Rev. Greg Mech | February 24, 2018 | Saturday Night Service | 6:00 pm The Power of God for Salvation, to Everyone Who Believes based on Matthew 25-28 and Romans 1 Song — I Am a Pilgrim Pastor: “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith…
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