“Why I go to church”- Meditation

This is based on a newsletter article to my congregation at Gethsemane: When I became a “professional church worker” I realized that people just take it for granted that I go to church.  I mean after all the guy gets paid to show up on Sundays doesn’t he? Yes, I do, but that’s not whyContinue reading ““Why I go to church”- Meditation”

“Success Story” Meditation for a New Year

This is a sermon I preached at Gethsemane Lutheran the Sunday before New Year’s Day and I keep reading it to remind me what’s important in this New Year. ***         We’re looking at the new year and it is time for the Annual New Year’s resolutions! One of the keys to newContinue reading ““Success Story” Meditation for a New Year”

“Life and Death” Meditation on Spiritual Struggle

This is my sermon titled Life and Death based on Luke 20:27-40 that I preached at Gethsemane Lutheran in 2013.  There came to him some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, and they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, having a wifeContinue reading ““Life and Death” Meditation on Spiritual Struggle”

“Light is for Dark Places” Christmas Eve Meditation

Light is for dark places. Drive around the light displays through the fairgrounds at night and see how they light up the darkness. Drive through the neighborhoods, park your car, turn off the headlights and spend some time enjoying the simple and elaborate displays of light around you how they lighten up the darkness withContinue reading ““Light is for Dark Places” Christmas Eve Meditation”

“Praise the Lord!” Meditation on Christian Worship

Everybody loves to get a compliment! Everybody likes to get some praise once in a while. We all like to hear things like: “good job,” “ ataboy!” “proud of you,” “keep up the good work!” It’s good to be praised like this, it let’s us know that we are on the right track and allContinue reading ““Praise the Lord!” Meditation on Christian Worship”

“Who Am I?” Meditation on Christian Identity

Who am I? that is a basic fundamental question that every human being has to work through, what is my identity. As adults, that question may come close to the heart with the other one “what do you want to do when you grow up?” when we wonder have we actually found the answer toContinue reading ““Who Am I?” Meditation on Christian Identity”