Monthly Archives: September 2015

September 30, 2015

1 Corinthians 2:1-13 Thank you Holy Spirit! Without your help I would be like those in the world who say, what has God got to do with it? What has God got to do with my success, abilities or seized … Continue reading

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September 29, 2015

1 Kings 21:17-29; 1 Corinthians 1:20-31; Matthew 4:12-17 Elijah proclaimed the word of the Lord, God’s righteous condemnation, to King Ahab. It brought Ahab to repentance, which caused the Lord to be gracious to the king. It could not have been easy … Continue reading

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September 28, 2015

Matthew 4:1-11 During every stage of our lives, our actions and attitudes are curtailed by a certain number of what might be called “necessary no’s.” If you have any toddlers around the house, you know how these “no’s” seem to … Continue reading

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Pentecost 18B Sermon Audio

September 27, 2015 – The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Click the link below for sermon audio. “A Lesson on Greatness,” Pr. Stéphane Kalonji, Reformation Lutheran Church, New Bern, NC “Empowered by Grace to Serve,” Pr. Dieter Punt, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, … Continue reading

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September 27, 2015

1 Kings 19:8-21, Acts 5:34-42, John 11:45-57 “Jesus Take The Wheel!” Carrie Underwood’s 2005 country music hit resonated with a lot of people. There are times when we all want to throw up our hands and say: “I give up, … Continue reading

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September 26, 2015

Philippians 3:17-4:7 As he lay on his plank bed in cell ninety-two at Tegel Military Prison, Dietrich Bonhoeffer heard singing. She was back: the thrush warbling in the prison yard. He soon learned she sang every morning and evening. Was … Continue reading

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Mission Half Ironman

I’m Steve Johnson, a Lutheran pastor living and serving in Goose Creek, a suburb of Charleston, South Carolina. For those who know me personally, you may know that I have been blessed to be able to remain physically active at … Continue reading

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September 25, 2015

Matthew 3:1-12 John came in the wilderness preaching, “Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand.” The Jews came to the Jordan and were baptized by him. This call to a baptism of repentance was from a Jewish prophet … Continue reading

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September 24, 2015

Philippians 2:12-20 I attended a political rally in the sixties when a political figure concluded his speech on Civil Rights. He said, “Deep down in your hearts, you know it is right!” I have never forgotten that phrase. In fact, … Continue reading

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September 23, 2015

Matthew 2:1-12 The Christian mission is to preach the gospel throughout the earth so all people might realize God’s grace. It is a daunting task, to preach to the whole world, but God’s people must be diligent, for we never … Continue reading

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