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SinnerandSaint
Pastor of Historic Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, Beecher, IL. Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
Interests: I like theology, Cubs, Bears, Bulls, Blackhaws, reading, discussing theology, preaching. And I especially love my wife Alicia.
Recent Activity
Advent 1, 2017 "Be careful what you ask for" Isaiah 64:1-9 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Isaiah wrote our Old Testament text this morning to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Christ the King Sunday, 2017 Matthew 25:31-46 "Sheep and G.O.A.T.s" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Sheep and Goats. Which one of these do you belong... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 24, 2017 Matthew 25:14-30 "Stewards of God's gifts" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Our Gospel lesson this morning does a lot of talking about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Funeral Sermon for Rev. Adam A. Dietrich Mom, Ruth, Paul, Ann, Mary, Jerel, Alicia, Bill, Kendra, Adam, Josh, Andrew, Sophie, Aaron & Luke, family, extended family, and friends: Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
All Saints Day, 2012 (observed) Matthew 5:1-12 & Revelation 21:9-11, 22-27; 22:1-5 “Blessed are You” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Today we celebrate and observe... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Reformation, 2017 Psalm 46 "Dear Christian...Rejoice! For you have a Fortress in the midst of a living hell" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. "Fast bound... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 19, 2017 "Rejoice in His Salvation" Isaiah 25:6-9 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. A birthday. A wedding. A graduation. A high school reunion. A... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 18, 2017 "The Cornerstone" Matthew 21:33-46 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Do you love a good yard sale? Ever hoped you’d come across a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 17, 2017 Philippians 2:1-4, 14-18 "Comfort in love" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Have you ever noticed how self centered children can sometimes be?... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 15, 2017 Matthew 18:21-35 & Genesis 50:15-21 “Have you buried the hatchet...with the handle up?” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Our Gospel lesson today... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 13, 2017 Romans 12:9-21 "The Marks of a Christian" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Be genuine. Be true to yourself. Have you heard those... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 12, 2017 “The Rock” Matthew 16:13-20 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. “When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 11, 2017 Matthew 15:21-28 “Crumbs” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Most of us, if not all of us, have seen people begging. One of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 10, 2017 Matthew 14:22-33 “Lord, save me” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Already in their call to be Disciples the Twelve have seen Jesus... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 9, 2017 Matthew 14:13-21 "In the midst of sadness Jesus heals and feeds" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. What do you think of when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 8, 2017 Romans 8:28-39 "Conquerors through Him who loves us" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. In the beginning God created the heavens and the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 7, 2017 Isaiah 44:6-8 "There is only one God" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. If you ever plan on going to a build-a-bear workshop... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 5, 2017 Matthew 11:25-30 "I will give you rest" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Who can finish this sentence: "Life is like a ______."... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 4, 2017 Matthew 10:34-42 "Fight Faith Decay" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Many years ago when Luther High School South had a Men's Association... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 3, 2017 "Be Not Afraid" Matthew 10:5a, 21-33 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. A book that I have read many times in the past... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 2, 2017 Exodus 19:2-8 "You are His treasured possession" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. What is your treasured possession? Think about that for a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Trinity Sunday, 2017 Acts 2:14a, 22-36 “God loves! Despite Wickedness” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday with the good and proper... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost, 2017 Acts 2:1-21 "Listen Carefully" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Have you ever had the opportunity to watch three year olds play t-ball? It... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Easter 7, 2017 "Resistance is Futile" 1 Peter 5:6-11 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. On September 28, 1987, my ninth birthday, Star Trek: The Next... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Easter 6, 2017 1 Peter 3:13:-22 "In this ark you are saved" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Water can be life saving and it can... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Sinner and Saint