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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 14, 2021 (Rally Day) “The Whole Armor of God” Ephesians 6:10-20 [Recording of Worship Service can be found clicking here] Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2021 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 4, 2021 (Father’s Day) Calming the storms of life [Redeemer Lutheran Church worship service with Sermon may be viewed by clicking here] Mark 4:35-41 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2021 at Sinner and Saint
Lent 2, 2021 Romans 5:1-11 “Christ died for..?” Recording of Redeemer Lutheran Church worship service. Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. It’s bound to happen that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2021 at Sinner and Saint
Advent 3, 2020 Isaiah 61:1-4 & 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 “Celebrate Anew the Year of the Lord’s Favor” [Video of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lincoln, NE service may be found here] Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2020 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 18, 2020 “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize” Philippians 3:4b-14 [Recorded Service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WI3VRy4BCI] Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Before he was known as Paul;... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 16, 2030 "Seek the Lord while He may be found" Isaiah 55:6-9 [Video Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLidERiYlmg] Grace, Mercy, and Peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Tragedies affect each and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2020 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 13, 2014 "Act like a child?" Matthew 18:1-5 [Video Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p3kKL1YFF4] Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Little children can be so very adorable. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2020 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 12, 2020 “One Body…One Confession” [Video Recording of Service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rtrhz5vJQRM ] Romans 11:33-12:8 & 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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2020 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 6, 2020 Isaiah 55:10-13 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 “Why Bother?” (Video recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgyNUkY5gAk) Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. While I was on vacation last week... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2020 at Sinner and Saint
This Sunday... Easter Sunday... most Church buildings will be empty or have very few within its walls due to social distancing caused by Covid-19. In an effort to remind the world and bring joy to believers we are encouraging Christian congregations that have bells to ring them at 10 a.m.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at Bells Still Are Calling
Epiphany 6, 2020 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. You just finished a wonderful prime rib dinner at Misty’s. After paying... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2020 at Sinner and Saint
Epiphany 4, 2020 Matthew 5:1-12 “Are you blessed?” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. One of the greatest singers of all time, at least in my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2020 at Sinner and Saint
Epiphany 2, 2020 John 1:29-42a “The Lamb ” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. For 400 years silence fell on Israel. God had not sent a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2020 at Sinner and Saint
Christmas 2, 2020 Luke 2:40-52 “Where is Jesus to be found?” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Growing up my parents took us to church. That... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at Sinner and Saint
Christmas Day, 2019 “The Word is our Comfort” Isaiah 52:7-10 & John 1:1-14 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. God’s people were split. The nation of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2019 at Sinner and Saint
Advent 4, 2019 Isaiah 7:10-17 “He shall be called Immanuel” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. “Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz, "Ask the LORD your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2019 at Sinner and Saint
Advent Midweek 2 “Set free from all sorrow” Matthew 2:1-12 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Don’t you just love this time of year. It seems... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2019 at Sinner and Saint
Advent 2, 2019 “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand” Matthew 3:1-12 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. The world gets ready for Christmas in a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2019 at Sinner and Saint
The Last Sunday of the Church Year “The Joy of Giving” 2 Corinthians 9:8 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. “And God is able to make... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 22, 2019 John 15:1-11 “Jesus is our Joy” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This is the first week of our stewardship emphasis “Discover the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2019 at Sinner and Saint
Reformation 2019 John 8:31-36 “Free to…” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. When the founders of the United States drew up the Declaration of Independence and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 18, 2019 Luke 17:11-19 “Where are the other nine?” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Last month I had the opportunity to take my family... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2019 at Sinner and Saint
Saint Michael and All Angels September 29, 2019 Revelation 12:7-12 Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Angels and Demons. Saint Michael the Archangel and Satan the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 14, 2019 Ezekiel 34:11-24 “Obsessed” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. “Ahab orders the crew to gather, and in a rousing speech promises a Spanish... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at Sinner and Saint
Pentecost 12, 2019 Luke 14:7-11 “God’s Glory…Our Glory” Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. The Cornhuskers football season has begun! The stadium was packed and briefly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at Sinner and Saint