Pastor’s Devotional Blog

Where He May Be Found – Sermon for Ascension Day

Sermon Text: Acts 1:1-11 How like Jesus! Just to take off to who knows where and leaving us once again with what appears to be yet another cryptic Word. A very abrupt Word too. A Word that sort of sounds like the kids these days when they depart with just a shout of: “Catch you… Continue reading Where He May Be Found – Sermon for Ascension Day

Because He Lives – Sermon for the 6th Sunday of Easter

Sermon Texts: 1 Peter 3:13-22 and John 14:15-21 We certainly are blessed in the congregation with a beautiful, historic church building. We know that our ancestors in faith sacrificed a lot to build it. Hearing the Word of God spoken to them was probably the most important thing in their lives. When they established this… Continue reading Because He Lives – Sermon for the 6th Sunday of Easter

Home Again with Jesus – Sermon for the 5th Sunday in Easter

Sermon Text: John 14:1-14 One of the greatest difficulties I think in getting people calmed down during this coronavirus panic is that in America most of us occupy pretty nice real estate. This is particularly true if you live someplace like we do. Here in the U.P., the natural beauty is unsurpassed. Even the humblest… Continue reading Home Again with Jesus – Sermon for the 5th Sunday in Easter

The Sheep Hear His Voice – Sermon for the 4th Sunday in Easter

Sermon Text: John 10:1-10 We have in our Gospel reading today another warning from Jesus that is more often than not totally misunderstood. When Jesus says: "I am the door of the sheep" it is commonly taken to mean that we need to do something in order earn salvation. But Jesus is not giving us… Continue reading The Sheep Hear His Voice – Sermon for the 4th Sunday in Easter

Can You See Him? – Sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Easter

Sermon Text: Luke 24:13-35 “Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, though the living & abiding Word of God; for All flesh is like grass and its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the Word of the Lord remains forever. And… Continue reading Can You See Him? – Sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Easter