Jesus’ criteria for greatness is dramatically different than that of the world. Greatness is found in being a servant to all. Here’s the sermon for September 19, 2021, on Mark 9:30-37 (and why “The Activist” is a terrible idea for a tv show).
On this 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it’s easy to ask “Where is God?” as we remember and grieve stories of suffering and death on that day and in the decades since 2001. To find God, we look to the cross, to Jesus giving himself for us and for the world.
Loving Jesus requires loving our neighbors. That’s a challenging message, but James doesn’t let us off the hook. Faith, he insists, needs to be active. If you’re a follower of Jesus, you can’t help loving neighbors. A sermon on James 2:1-17, from Pastor Daniel Flucke for September 5, 2021.
As we present Bibles to our third-graders this weekend, we’re looking at the uniqueness of the Bible and the importance of putting our faith into action. Like a Bible just sitting on a shelf, our faith does little good if it’s not used during the rest of the week!
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Today’s sermon is in two parts. First, listen to this brief message from Pastor Daniel Flucke on Jesus as the bread of life and our call to put on the full armor of God. Then, go watch the video from our youth mission trip to Kansas City this summer. Here’s the link for that video: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK5y20tjkF4
“Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise,” instructs Paul in Ephesians 5. So then, how shall we live? What does God’s wisdom look like? Here’s the sermon for August 15, 2021, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation located in Greene, Iowa.
From the small offering of a little boy, Jesus feeds a massive crowd. God turns scarcity into abundance. Imagine what God can do with what we have to offer!
In today’s Christmas in July sermon, Pastor Daniel Flucke looks at the miracle of God’s self-revelation to us in the person of Jesus Christ. God enters the world in humble circumstances, demonstrating God’s character. If you want to know who God is, look to Jesus.
In today’s Gospel reading from Mark 6:30-34, 53-56, Jesus calls his followers to rest, in the midst of their serving. What would it look like for you to follow Jesus’ example and take time to rest?