Posts with the tag “john”

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Sermon for Quasimodo Geniti, the Second Sunday of Easter, AD 2022
April 24th, 2022
Truly today we continue to celebrate that Christ is risen from the dead. Our Lord has died and risen again for our salvation. Not only have our sins been taken away on the cross, but our Lord has seal...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
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Sermon for Good Friday, AD 2022
April 17th, 2022
St. John mentions several times that Jesus dies on the Jewish Day of Preparation. What is the day of Preparation? Well, when God created the heavens and the earth, he created in six days and on the se...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
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Sermon for Judica, the Fifth Sunday in Lent, AD 2022
April 4th, 2022
It’s hard to consider that people may not like us. We generally want to be liked. We assume that if someone doesn’t like us it’s a misunderstanding on their part, or maybe a bad impression. If they re...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
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Sermon for Laetare, the Fourth Sunday in Lent, AD 2022
March 27th, 2022
There was probably yelling, pushing, screaming children, people talking among themselves, all sorts of chaos. In the midst of this chaos is Jesus, ready to have compassion, ready to satisfy this huge...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, AD 2022
January 24th, 2022
The miracle of the water into wine may be one of Jesus’ strangest miracles. It is completely unnecessary for Jesus to do. This isn’t Jesus cleansing a leper who has been suffering his entire life, or ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Christmas Day, AD 2021
December 31st, 2021
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. This creation of God in the very beginning, God’s absolute creation from nothing, was formless, empty, and dark. It was uninhabitable by anythin...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Rorate Coeli, the Fourth Sunday in Advent, AD 2021
December 19th, 2021
In modern American Christianity, a testimony is often what one person tells another person, usually a friend or acquaintance, about what God has done for them. Sometimes it can be a long story about h...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Festival of the Reformation, AD 2021
October 31st, 2021
What does the freedom and slavery have to do with Reformation? Well, everything. What Luther did was to bring the truth that sets you free back to the center of the church’s life. That truth being to ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity, AD 2021
October 24th, 2021
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The world was formless, empty, and dark. God the Father, the God the Son who is the Word, and the Holy Spirit who hovered over the waters forme...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Funeral of Ronald C. Schoenbeck, September 20, AD 2021
September 21st, 2021
As often happens in death, Mary and Martha grieved differently for their brother. People came from all around to console them. It wasn’t until Jesus came that they really moved. At least Martha moved....  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity, AD 2021
July 4th, 2021
On this July 4, perhaps some of these complaints of Elijah feel like they ring true with you. People are divided, they don’t recognize God, everything seems to be turning away from God’s word. And yet...  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 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 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
Sermon for Good Friday, AD 2021
April 3rd, 2021
Jesus also crossed the brook Kidron, leaving Jerusalem with his disciples. His betrayer, Judas, had already left to gather the forces who will come to arrest Jesus. There, on the Mount of Olives with ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Judica, the Fifth Sunday in Lent, AD 2021
March 21st, 2021
The great blessing of having the Bible, the Word of God, so accessible to us is that we can come back to it again and again to re-orient ourselves in the midst of life. To be ‘oriented’ is to be faced...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Laetare, the Fourth Sunday in Lent, AD 2021
March 14th, 2021
Jesus knew exactly what he was doing when he went across the sea of Galilee, leading the large crowd up onto the mountain. He was completing what began with Moses in the wilderness after the exodus. T...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, AD 2021
January 18th, 2021
In this final sentence of our gospel reading, we get the full summary of this lesson and why Jesus performed this miracle....  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Christmas Day, AD 2020
December 29th, 2020
Long before He became man and was born as a baby in Bethlehem and laid in a manger, the Son of God created heaven and earth. ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Rorate Coeli, the Fourth Sunday in Advent, AD 2020
December 21st, 2020
God sent a man named John to bear witness about Jesus. ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Funeral of Marjorie A. Fischer, November 24, AD 2020
November 24th, 2020
For Advent means “coming,” and it is a season that anticipates the coming of Jesus as a baby in the manger in Bethlehem on Christmas morning. But this is not the only coming that Advent anticipates. A...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Reformation Day, AD 2020
October 26th, 2020
“A Mighty Fortress is Our God” is probably Luther’s best-known hymn across all denominations and one of the most well-loved by Lutherans. We identify it with Reformation Day, calling it “The Battle-Hy...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti