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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
Pentecost 18, 2018 “Who is the Greatest?” Mark 9:30-37 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. There are just times when children fight over what appears to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 17, 2018 Mark 9:14-29 "I believe. Help my unbelief!" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. In his hymn "Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice" Martin... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Rally Day 2018 John 12:20-33 "The Cross is our Standard" "Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. At the center of the battle were two flags. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 14, 2018 "Lip Service" Isaiah 29:11-19 & Mark 7:1-13 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Some things never seem to change. One of those things... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 13, 2018 “Eat and live” John 6:51-58 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 12, 2018 1 Kings 19:1-8 & John 6:35-51 "The Best Bread" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. There is just something about good bread. And... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 11, 2018 Exodus 16:2-15 & Ephesians 4:1-16 "Be Patient" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Life was hard and harsh for the Israelites. In the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 10, 2018 Isaiah 43:1-3a & Mark 6:45-56 "Take heart, it is I" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This past week [three of our children... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 9, 2018 Mark 6:30-44 "Lost Sheep" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Parenthood is full of contradictions. You find yourself hoping...dreaming...vowing...to get some extra sleep... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 8, 2018 Ephesians 1:3-14 “The Gospel shows the Father's grace” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This life is a life of death that often... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 7, 2018 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 “His grace is sufficient” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. The Apostle Paul is a pillar of the Christian faith.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 6, 2018 Mark 5:21-43 "Astonished by His love" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This past Friday was filled with astonishing things. Alicia and I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Nativity of John the Baptist, 2018 Luke 1:57-80 "Prepare for your King" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. What's in a name? Have you ever wondered... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 4, 2018 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 "Seeing is believing" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Your going to have to trust me on this...I have no... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 3, 2012 “Deceived” Genesis 3:8-19 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. God had created the world. In six days God created light and darkness, an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 2, 2018 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 “Fragile Jars” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. “For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Holy Trinity, 2018 Isaiah 6:1-8 & John 3:16-17 "So that He gave..." Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This world often brings us down. Many of... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Easter 7, 2018 John 17:11b-19 “Protect Them” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. The world needs to change. That isn’t a statement that would incur much... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Easter 6, 2018 “As I have loved you” John 15:9-17 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 you hear the word... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Easter 5, 2018 John 15:1-8 “The True Vine” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. For many it seems that life would just be a whole lot... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Easter 4, 2018 "The Shepherd's Love" John 10:11-18 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. "A father, and his son, and a friend of his son were... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Easter 2, 2018 John 20:19-31 "Peace in Christ" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. If I were to use bumper sticker theology today's sermon would be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Easter, 2018 Mark 16:1-8 & 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 “Your faith is not in vain” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. "But if there is no resurrection... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Easter Sunrise, 2018 "Jesus defeated...the enemy!" Grace, Mercy, and Peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. The Lord is risen! (He is risen indeed Alleluia!) Today we celebrate the resurrection... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Palm Sunday / Confirmation Sunday, 2018 St. John Lutheran Church, Beecher, IL Ephesians 6:10-20 "Arm these Thy Soldiers" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. "Finally, be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Sinner and Saint