Five Years a California Pastor

Five years ago today I was installed as pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California. As with many things, it seems like it was both yesterday and a thousand years ago. But here are a few of my … Continue reading

2012-08-12 – Trinity10 – Sermon: “The Weeping God” – Luke 19.41-48

Our Lord wept over Jerusalem for the destruction that would soon come upon her. For she did not recognize the … Continue reading

2012-07-29 – Trinity8 – Sermon: “Beware of False Prophets” – Matthew 7:15-23

“(Jesus said:) “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves (Matt. 7:15).

2012-07-29 – Trinity8 – Sermon: “Beware of False Prophets” – Matthew 7:15-23

“(Jesus said:) “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves (Matt. 7:15).

2012-07-22 – Trinity7 – Sermon: ” God’s Divine Care For You” – Mark:8.1-9

Having compassion on the weary multitudes, (Jesus) renewed the bounty of Eden on the third day, freey granting an abundance … Continue reading

2012-07-15 – Trinity6 – Sermon: “Our Only Hope Is in Christ’s Righteousness” – Matthew 5:17-26

“Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 5:20).

2012-07-08 – Trinity5 – Sermon: “Don’t Be Afraid, It is God Calling” – Luke 5:1-11

The Lord called fishermen to be fishers of men (Luke 5:1-11). The net they would use is the message of … Continue reading

2012-07-01 – Trinity4 – Sermon: “Jesus Cultivates Mercy in Us” – Luke 6:36-42

“Be merciful, even as your Father also is merciful” (Luke 6:36-42) The old Adam in us wants to condemn and

2012-06-24 – Trinity3 – Sermon: “Jesus Shatters Our Illusions” – Luke 15:1-10

Guest Pastor John-Paul Meyer – “This man receives sinners and eats with them” (Luke 15:2). The Pharisees’ statement of judgment

2012-06-17 – Trinity2 – Sermon: “The Priority of Grace” Luke 14:15-24

Our guest pastor this morning is Pastor John Herrmann. He retired from active ministry two years ago after recentky serving … Continue reading