John 8:31-36 The Freedom God Gives Us (Dohrmann)

Ted Schroeder writes, "Much of what passes for religion in our world has to do with obligation, guilt and rules. Sometimes people take offices in the church because they feel obligated. Sometimes people try to please God by "doing their duty." "Martin Luther struggled with the idea of religious obligation.

2019-07-03T11:20:56-07:00John, Sermons|

John 18:33-37 The Royal Triumph (Hoffacker)

The newly baptized is marked with the sign of the Cross, addressed by name, and told, "You are sealed by the Holy Spirit in Baptism and marked as Christ's own for ever." This anointing recalls how kings were made in the Old Testament, only now this happens to all God's people.

2019-07-03T11:36:02-07:00John, Sermons|

John 20:19-31 Elated… Deflated (Molin)

The conductor said, “Dr. Einstein, don’t worry. I know who you are. You don’t need a ticket.” Einstein arose and said “Young man, I too know who I am; what I don’t know is where I am going.” The good news of Easter is that we know where we are going.

2019-07-03T11:37:04-07:00John, Sermons|
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