Monthly Archives: December 2014

December 17, 2014

Mark 1:1-8 The opening verses of the Gospel of Mark proclaim Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and the beginning of his public ministry. In preparation, John the Baptist was performing baptisms of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. An … Continue reading

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December 16, 2014

Isaiah 9:2-7; 2 Peter 1:12-21; Luke 22:54-69 When the musician, Ray Charles, was still a boy, his mother said to him, “You’re blind, son, not stupid. You lost your sight, not your mind!” When people have their minds made up, … Continue reading

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December 15, 2014

2 Peter 1:1-11 Being a Christian is not something we do, but a free gift from God through Jesus Christ. There is nothing we can do to earn our salvation. As Lutherans we learn this from Scripture: it is by … Continue reading

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Advent 3B Sermon Audio

December 14, 2014 – Third Sunday in Advent Click the links below for sermon audio. “Comfort and Joy,” Pr. Dieter Punt, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman, NC “The Will of God,” Pr. Mark Ryman, Saint John’s Lutheran Church, Asheboro, NC

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December 14, 2014

John 3:22-30 The best part of the day is when the sun throws its afternoon shadow across my patio. I simply love sitting out there, listening to the birds chipper and the neighborhood kids run by, as the gentle breeze … Continue reading

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December 13, 2014

Luke 22:31-38 It is the night of the Last Supper. Jesus has re-interpreted the bread and cup to be his body and blood of the new covenant. He tells his disciples they must be servants if they want to be … Continue reading

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December 12, 2014

Luke 22:14-30 Jesus was eager to celebrate Passover with his disciples. His body was to be broken and given for them; the new covenant would be given in his blood. Understandably, the disciples could not comprehend his meaning, nor the … Continue reading

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December 11, 2014

Isaiah 7:1-9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; Luke 22:1-13 The gravestone of an astronomer bears these words: “I have lived too long among the stars to fear the night.” Where we live has much to do with how we live—and die. The … Continue reading

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Winter Youth Retreat

    Pastors, youth leaders, parents! We hope you will join us for our first Carolinas Mission District Winter Youth Retreat. It will be February 6-8, 2014, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Little Mountain, SC. We have a great … Continue reading

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December 10, 2014

Isaiah 6:1-13 I remember preaching on this Reading on Holy Trinity Sunday, June 10, 1973. In it, the prophet received his call into ministry in the form of a vision. He saw the glory of God as “the Lord sitting … Continue reading

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