Sermons by Pastor Vern Lintvedt

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Could It Be True?

When the two women reported the news of an empty tomb, they were not believed at first. They were perplexed, and no one remembered His words. Resurrection is perplexing! Today, as we celebrate our Lord’s resurrection, let us remember what He has taught and carry His truth in our hearts each and every day!

Agnus Dei

As we consider the events of Good Friday, we reflect on the events of Christ’s crucifixion as the Lamb of God presented through art. These two images accompany tonight’s sermon: Agnus Dei by Francisco de Zurbaran St Cecilia by Stefano Maderno

A King’s Ransom

On this Palm Sunday, we remember the concept of a king’s ransom, of paying an enormous price to save a life. But Jesus had no ransom charged. As had been foretold, no one paid, no one even stepped forward to help. As we reflect on the events of that Holy Week so long ago, we…

Lenten Praise?

Are there reasons for praise in the Lenten season? Yes! As we remember the 40 days of Lent do not count each Sunday, for Sunday are kept as a day of praise. May we give thanks to the Lord this day and every day for his bounteous gifts and boundless love!    

Blessed Is He!

Drama in the house. Today’s Gospel brings drama – during Jesus’ travel to Jerusalem. The Pharisees were trying to warn him – or so it seems? While they warned him of Hero’s threat – there is something more threatening than Herod – the people’s rebelliousness. As Jesus ministered to the people so long ago, He…

Blessing and Woes

The Beatitudes seem to present a challenge to life – where being poor is a both challenge and a blessing. The poor are lifted up as inheritors of the Kingdom of God, and the rich will be sent away hungry. How can we keep from a reliance on status or resources to make room for…