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Sermons

Are you searching for sermons with substance? Are you wanting to hear God’s Truth from the Bible? Are you longing to find some Good News that brings hope?

Look through our Sermons Archive, and discover preaching from our pastor, Rev. Greg Mech as the Good News is boldly proclaimed from God’s Holy Word. Hear about God’s Law, that guides our lives and shows us how we all fall short. Listen to the Gospel, which shows us how our God has brought us forgiveness, life, and hope through His Son Jesus Christ. Who is Jesus?

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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…
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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 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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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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Easter Bonus

Sermon for The Fourth Sunday of Easter Rev. Greg Mech | April 22, 2018 | Sunday Service | 8:00 am | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO Divine Service, Setting One ♫ Entrance Hymn     Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia!     Hymn 466     Invocation, Confession and Absolution         page 151     Introit I am the good | shepherd.*      I know my own and my own know me, and I lay down my life…
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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…

Easter Sunday Service

The Resurrection Of Our Lord Rev. Gregory Mech | April 1, 2018 | Sunday Service | 8:00 am | Immanuel Lutheran Church – Joplin, MO So sorry… Due to a problem with our recording equipment, this sermon is not available. 🙁 Welcome Home! Divine Service One 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,…
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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…