SERMONS GENERAL WARNING: Regular exposure to Trinity Lutheran messages, when ingested with a humble spirit and hunger for God, can result in significant life-change, especially for those experiencing intellectual and Biblical curiosity. Sermons work best when accompanied by a good sense of humor and lack of pretentiousness, self-righteousness or legalism. If life-change persists for more than 48 hours, contact the Great Physician with thanksgiving.
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What would you do with 75 years of wages or 30 years of wages or 15 of years wages? If someone gave you 7.5 million or 5 million or your 2.5 million, Those amounts – 7.5 million, 5 million and 2.5 million are modern day equivalents of the parable “talents”. And that question what […]
It was 1971. I was a senior in HS. I had applied to two colleges. My draft number however was six. Which meant that was a fairy certain chance I was going to be drafted. So I enlisted. Back then, during the Vietnam era, if you enlisted you got to pick your MOS – military […]
As we look around our church today, we are surrounded by the pictures of loved ones who have joined the church triumphant. Most of the people in the pictures more than likely worshipped at Trinity, and although we believe that Jesus is the church’s one foundation, the church requires the cement of people’s faith to […]
Reformation Sunday – October 29, 2017 from Trinity Lutheran Church on Vimeo. Saturday Evening Worship Sermon One nail hammered into a door is all that it took to secure one man’s purest attempts to cleanse the impurities that existed in the Catholic Church in 1517. Unfortunately, the church fell short and took advantage of […]
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost – October 22, 2017 from Trinity Lutheran Church on Vimeo. I’ve been crying this week as Me Too has been trending on Facebook. People, primarily women, who have been sexually assaulted have been posting and Me Too encouraging other who have been abused this way to also post. Hundreds of […]
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost – October 15, 2017 from Trinity Lutheran Church on Vimeo. Matthew 22: 1-14 Courtney Smith Some of you may have noticed my photo in your narthex for the last year, I am excited to finally be here in person to thank you for your support and prayers over the last year. […]
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is darkness let me bring light and where there is sadness joy. The Prayer of Saint Francis is quite a contrast to the unimaginable night mare that took place this week. Yet with all that has happened to shatter the innocence of simplicity, like going […]
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – October 1, 2017 from Trinity Lutheran Church on Vimeo. Have you noticed lately how difficult it is for people to be clear about what they saying? Well, if our Gospel is any indicatro this is not exactly a new phenomenon. It seems we have always had difficulty in saying what we mean and […]
September 24, 2017 from Trinity Lutheran Church on Vimeo. “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” “This day you will be with me in paradise.” Matthew 23:42-43 It was that first recognition of Christ as the Son of God that got a dishonest and Lord knows what else man a seat at […]
September 17, 2017 from Trinity Lutheran Church on Vimeo. Are you in need of forgiveness today? Do you need to forgive someone? My daughter Erika married Robert Thomas on Sunday Sept 3rd. It was a beautiful outdoor wedding at Normandy Farms in Blue Bell. I was both the father of the bride and the pastor. So I […]