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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 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 5 days ago 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
Palm Sunday, 2018 John 12:12-19 "Ride on...to die" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. "Ride on, ride on, in majesty! Hark! all the tribes hosanna cry.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Lent 4, 2018 Numbers 21:4-9 John 3:14-21 "Look to the Cross" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. I'm sure you're familiar with the phrase "history tends... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Lent 3, 2018 Exodus 20:1-17 "Rules, rules, rules..." 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 there are rules everywhere? When you start... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Lent 1, 2018 Mark 1:9-15 "Have you walked in their shoes?" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This past week I heard a song on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Ash Wednesday, 2018 Joel 2:12-19 "Blow the Shofar" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Throughout history trumpets, bugles, and horns of different types have been used... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Transfiguration, 2018 "Transfigured" Mark 9:2-9 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Life wasn't perfect for the 12 Disciples of our Lord. Both they and Jesus were... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Epiphany 5, 2018 Isaiah 40:21-31 "Renewed" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. "Hope deferred makes the heart sick..." (Proverbs 13:12a) Jerusalem was the holy city. It... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Epiphany 3, 2018 Jonah 3:1-5, 10 "God forgives" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Have you ever been tailgated? How does it make you feel when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at Sinner and Saint
Epiphany 2, 2018 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 "You are not your own" Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. I'm sure that you've heard the phrase: "What happens... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2018 at Sinner and Saint