Sermon for Pentecost XIII September 8, 2019

Sermon for Pentecost XIII September 8, 2019 Luke 14:25-35 In the Gospel reading for today Jesus calls upon us to count the cost of discipleship. An important factor in counting the cost is the timing. Before you begin a building project, you want to know how much it...

Sermon for Pentecost 11 August 25, 2019

Sermon for Pentecost 11 August 25, 2019 “Enter Through the Narrow Door” We did it. We’re all here. We found our way to Shepherd of the Valley and into the building. We all had the same destination in mind. Most of you came in through the front door. You could have...

Sermon for Epiphany X August 18, 2019

Sermon for Epiphany X August 18, 2019 Luke 12:49-53 It sure doesn’t sound like there is much Gospel in the appointed Gospel reading this morning. It is quite literally, “Fire and Brimstone” as Jesus declares that He came to bring fire on the earth. Further, He...

Sermon for Pentecost XVIII October 13, 2019

Sermon for Pentecost XVIII October 13, 2019 Luke 17:11-19 Those of you have worshiped on Thanksgiving know that this is the Gospel for Thanksgiving. The account of the Ten Lepers does show us the gratitude of the one who was healed and returned to thank the Lord as a...

Sermon for Pentecost 11 August 25, 2019

Sermon for Pentecost 11 August 25, 2019 “Enter Through the Narrow Door” We did it.  We’re all here. We found our way to Shepherd of the Valley and into the building.  We all had the same destination in mind.  Most of you came in through the front door.  You could have...

Sermon for Epiphany X August 18, 2019

Sermon for Epiphany X August 18, 2019 Luke 12:49-53 It sure doesn’t sound like there is much Gospel in the appointed Gospel reading this morning. It is quite literally, “Fire and Brimstone” as Jesus declares that He came to bring fire on the earth. Further, He...
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