Sermons by “Rev. John R. Larson”

“Is Church Really Necessary?” Acts 5:12-20

Our reading from Acts 5 tells us that early believers needed church… They would meet together. They needed one another. They needed the teaching and direction from God’s Word.

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“Nothing Else Matters” I Corinthians 15:12-26 – Easter Sunday

Today is Easter – the strongest word that God has ever spoken. Listen to its truth and know that nothing else matters.

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“A New Covenant” Jeremiah 31:31-34 – Maundy Thursday

I believe that the strength of the Lutheran faith is found in believing God’s Word even when we can’t fully understand it. Can any of you understand how we can receive the elements of bread and wine but that they are much more than what we can see? In those elements we receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

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“Good Eye” Philippians 3:4-14

Did you know that there are only two religions in the entire world?

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“Through A Father’s Eyes” Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

In this parable the father is God, our Heavenly Father. This word is about how God loves you, and every person, and desires every single person to come home.

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“A Demanding Word” Luke 13:1-9

We have a demanding, questioning word about the pains of life. That word is “Why?” God has a demanding word for us – the word of “Repent” – do life differently.

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“A Party During Lent?” Deuteronomy 26:1-11

Our way is grace. Undeserved favor. It is God throwing a surprise party, at any time, and especially during Lent, when God shows His great kindness.

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“Never Ending” Luke 4:1-13

God and His faithfulness are never-ending.

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“Great Experiences With God” Luke 9:28-36

In just a few days we begin our yearly journey from the Mount of Transfiguration to the hill of crucifixion. Both tell us how we experience God and how God reveals Himself to us. Our God reveals Himself to us in Jesus. If you want to experience the fullness of God you must experience Jesus who would go to the cross to transform your life by His suffering, forgiveness and love.

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