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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 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 4 days ago 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
Easter 3, 2017 Luke 24:13-35 “He still abides with us” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. I’ve always wondered where companies get their data for commercials.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Easter 2, 2017 John 20:19-31 "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. This morning we are going to learn a very important... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Palm Sunday, 2017 John 12:12-19 “The Son of David” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. “Everyone loves a parade.” Indeed, parades are wonderful events! They are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Lent 4, 2017 "He Turns Darkness Into Light" Isaiah 42:14-21 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Living in darkness. That's what many people use to describe... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Lent 3, 2017 "Living Water" John 4:5-26 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. I can't imagine living at a time when there was no running water...more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Lent 2, 2017 John 3:1-17 "Sola Fide" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. An old farmer stood outside his place one day, leaning on a fence.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Lent 1, 2017 Matthew 4:1-11 "Tempted with lies" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. A mother, on leaving home to go shopping, told her son, "Johnny,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
The Transfiguration of our Lord, 2017 Matthew 17:1-9 “Listen!...Why?” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. The Day of Jesus' Transfiguration was a big day for Peter,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Epiphany 6, 2017 Deuteronomy 30:15-20 "Life or Death?" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Your belly is full of spaghetti as you exit the Princess Cafe.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Epiphany 5, 2017 Matthew 5:13-20 “Salt and Light” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Salt and Light; they are two things that humans can’t live without.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Epiphany 4, 2017 Micah 6:1-8 "What can we give?" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Joe worked for a large construction company and couldn’t wait to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Epiphany 3, 2017 Matthew 4:12-25 “Dawn has come” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. “The world is very evil, the times are waxing late; Be sober... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Epiphany 2, 2017 John 1:29-42a “Behold, the Lamb of God” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. There are those that teach and believe that the world... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
The Baptism of our Lord, 2017 “From death to life” Romans 6:1-11 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. I love old Westerns... any and every John... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Circumcision and Name of Jesus, 2017 Numbers 6:22-27 "From Blessings to Peace" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Moses had been warned: God said "you cannot... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Sinner and Saint
Christmas Day, 2016 John 1:1-14 "He dwells with us" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. A tourist in New York took the trip to the top... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Sinner and Saint
Christmas Eve Children's Program, 2016 "Peace on Earth, Good Will towards Men" Luke 2:14 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Dear friends and family... welcome home.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Sinner and Saint
Advent 4, 2016 "Steadfast" Matthew 1:18-25 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. She was a young teen engaged to be married. And she was pregnant. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at Sinner and Saint
Advent 3, 2016 Matthew 11:2-15 “What does a believer look like?” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Advent and Christmas are a wonderful time of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at Sinner and Saint