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Sermons (Page 2)

Sermons (Page 2)

return from exile a lenten journey

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…
return from exile a lenten journey

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.…

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…
return from exile a lenten journey

Garden To Garden Eden To Heaven

Sermon For Lent Week One Rev. Greg Mech | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Lent Week One | 4:00 pm Garden to Garden: Eden to Heaven A Thought as We Gather Gardens are places of beauty. Gardens are places of rest. Gardens are places that bring joy to our hearts as we walk through their midst. The Garden of Eden was such a place—of beauty and perfection, of joy and peace. But man could not resist temptation, and the result…
return from exile a lenten journey

Sackcloth And Ashes To Robes Of Righteousness

Sermon For Ash Wednesday Rev. Greg Mech | February 14, 2018 | Ash Wednesday | 7:00 pm Heart to Heart: Sackcloth and Ashes to Robes of Righteousness Sackcloth and ashes—the signs of mourning and repentance in the pages of Scripture. Today, we begin our Lenten journey. Today, we begin our return from exile. This is not a journey that begins with rejoicing and excitement; it begins with ashes. Our Lenten journey begins with ashes on our foreheads, a sign of…

On Eagles’ Wings

SERMON FOR The Fifth Sunday After Epiphany Jason Glaskey, DCE | February 4, 2018 | Sunday Morning | 8:00 am (This sermon was originally written and preached by Rev. Greg Mech in 2012.) but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;     they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary;     they shall walk and not faint. –Isaiah 40:31 People in the ancient Near East often used birds to make a point. In Ex.19 Yahweh tells Moses: “You…
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Jesus Is The Same

Sermon for National Lutheran Schools Week Rev. Greg Mech | January 28, 2018 | Sunday Morning | 8:00 am Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. -Hebrews 13:8 The families of Immanuel have been celebrating God’s goodness to Martin Luther School all week long! Sunday’s worship service focused on the theme for National Lutheran Schools Week, “It’s Still All About Jesus.” More than 100 local families are touched by the ministry of MLS every day. Learn about what…
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Fulfilment

POWERwalk Sermon Rev. Greg Mech | January 27, 2018 | Saturday Night Service | 6:00 pm “Fulfilment” based on The Gospel of Matthew, Chapters 5-9 and The Beattitudes “Do not think I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them.” Matthew 5:17 Songs Come Thou Fount; Precious Lord Take My Hand Matthew 5:3-12 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 9:18-19…
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Life Sunday

Sermon for The Third Sunday After Epiphany – “Life Sunday” Rev. Greg Mech | January 21, 2018 | Sunday Service | 8:00 am God’s Love Comes Big Enough to Make Every Life Matter. Jonah Goes to Nineveh 3 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly…