Sermon for the Second Sunday after Trinity, AD 2021
June 14th, 2021
A man prepared a party and no one showed up. What a terrible circumstance, it’s one that people have stressful dreams about. It’s one thing to ask for a favor, like helping you move, and no one wants ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the First Sunday after Trinity, AD 2021
June 6th, 2021
Jesus presents this story of two men, the rich man and Lazarus. The rich man has what the world would consider the perfect life. Lazarus has what the world would consider a wretched, awful life. One m...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Holy Trinity, AD 2021
June 1st, 2021
Blessed be the Holy Trinity and the undivided Unity! While every other feast of the church year refers to an event – Jesus’ birth, baptism, resurrection, etc., the day of the Holy Trinity is one where...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Commemoration of St. Augustine of Canterbury, AD 2021
June 1st, 2021
You see how quickly Christian faith can be lost in a place in only a generation or two. Man in his sin has no interest in Christ, which is why the laborers in the harvest are so important. Certainly l...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Feast of Pentecost, AD 2021
May 23rd, 2021
The people were supposed to divide and fill the earth from the ark, even before Babel. This was the Lord’s original desire. Had they followed the Lord’s will, the dividing of the languages would have ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Exaudi, the Sunday after the Ascension, AD 2021
May 17th, 2021
Who is the Holy Spirit? He is not an impersonal force. He is not just some aspect of the Father and the Son. He is the Third Person of the Trinity, equally God to the Father and the Son....  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Ascension of Our Lord, AD 2021
May 17th, 2021
Jesus was not the first man to ascend into heaven. As we heard in our office hymn this evening, a man named Enoch was translated into heaven. As Genesis tells us, after walking with God for 365 years ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Rogate, the Sixth Sunday of Easter, AD 2021
May 9th, 2021
In the Small Catechism explanation of Our Father who art in heaven, Luther explains that we come to God in prayer as dear children ask their dear Father, asking Him confidently and boldly for our need...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Cantate, the Fifth Sunday of Easter, AD 2021
May 2nd, 2021
For baptism was created and instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ, and in it we have his promise of the forgiveness of sins. In baptism, the Holy Spirit comes to you and changes you. Your old man, the ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Jubilate, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, AD 2021
April 25th, 2021
John, writing from a post-resurrection perspective, is able to show how the resurrection makes understandable the words which the disciples did not fully understand before Jesus’ death. This is exactl...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Misericordias Domini, the Third Sunday of Easter, AD 2021
April 18th, 2021
This is the gospel of Jesus, our Good Shepherd, who lays down his life for the sheep. We have our own painting of the Good Shepherd here at St. Paul’s at the rear of the nave. Like many Good Shepherd ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Quasimodo Geniti, the Second Sunday of Easter, AD 2021
April 12th, 2021
John always has a theological point he is trying to make in his gospel. One of John’s trademarks that the other gospel writers don’t do is to jump in and “take the mic” so to speak in order to explain...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
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