Sermons

to view PowerPoint and hear audio, click “streaming video”
 

5.24.2015                                    Pentecost Sunday

                        After 17 years at Prince of Peace,
                                 and with his retirement,
                  Pastor Dan preached his last sermon at
                   Prince of Peace on this festival Sunday:

The Holy Spirit and Glass Harps

streaming video
Acts 2:1-21
Introduction: PENTECOST PREPARATIONS
1) ALL were FILLED
2) JUST add WATER
3) FULL SOUND
Challenge: SING!

5.17.2015                                     7th Sunday of Easter

Who Do You Look Up To?

streaming video
Luke 24:50-53
Introduction: a QUESTION for REFLECTION
1) “WHO we LOOK up to”
2) they FALL SHORT
3) FAITH has an ANSWER
Challenge: SEE JESUS
 

5.10.2015                                    6th Sunday of Easter

Hand Picked By God

streaming video
John 15:9-17
Introduction: ORDINARY MEN
1) GOD CHOOSES whom GOD CHOOSES
2) LISTEN to GOD
3) YOU are HOLY!
Challenge: REMEMBER your CHOSEN-NESS
 

5.3.2015                                      5th Sunday of Easter

The Sharp Knife of God

streaming video
John 15:1-8
Introduction – Purpose: GROW GRAPES
1) I ALWAYS THOUGHT …
2) PRUNING
3) God loves ENOUGH to DISCIPLINE
4) REMAIN in ME
Challenge:  ALIGN your LIFE with CHRIST
 

4.26.2015                                   4th Sunday of Easter

Shepherds and Hired Hands      

Good Shepherd Sunday

streaming video
John 10:11-18
Introduction: Thoughts on SHEPHERDING
1) an ARBORIST
2) a TEACHER
3) a PSYCHIATRIST
4) PARENTS
5) PASTORS
Challenge:
     GIVE THANKS for Jesus
        PRAY for others
           BE a good shepherd
   

4.19.2015                                   3rd Sunday of Easter

Turn To God

streaming video
Acts 3:12-19
Introduction: PETER’S AUDIENCE
1) HOW MANY MIRACLES
2) GIVE UP CONTROL
3) CULTIVATE JOY
Challenge: CHOOSE LIFE
   

4.12.2015                                    2nd Sunday of Easter

Imagine That!

streaming video
John 20:19-31
1) PEACE
2) MISSION
3) POWER – faith
4) BLESSING
Challenge: RECEIVE the BLESSING
   

3.29.2015                                  Palm Sunday

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

streaming video
Luke 15:1-7
Throughout the Lenten season our Wednesday theme has been
the Parables of Lent.  We carry on this theme through Holy Week
as Palm Sunday starts us off.  There is no outline, but there is a
PowerPoint to view.  We pray God’s blessing on your worship with
us via this media opportunity.
 

3.22.15                                     5th Sunday in Lent

Do You Know What Time It Is?

streaming video
John 12:20-33
Introduction: TIME
1) My HOUR …
2) the PASSOVER Festival
3) what “GLORY” means
4) a RESPONSE is EXPECTED
Challenge: KNOWING and FOLLOWING
 

3.15.2015                                4th Sunday in Lent

What A Gift!

streaming video
Ephesians 2:1-10
Introduction:BREATH-MINT THEOLOGY
1) BACK to the BASICS
2) BY GRACE
3) RECOGNITION CHANGES us
Challenge: CELEBRATE LIFE!
 

3.8.2015                                  3rd Sunday in Lent

A Place for the Commandments?

streaming video
Exodus 20:1-17
Introduction: ?????
1) GOOD PERSON Syndrome
2) WHO do you LOVE?
3) So Many IDOLS
4) “I AM the LORD your GOD”
5) GOD GOES BEFORE
6) What FAITH LOOKS LIKE
Challenge: GLADLY FULFILL them

3.1.2015                                  2nd Sunday in Lent

Cross Roads

streaming video
Mark 8:31-38
Introduction: The SCANDAL of the CROSS
1) DENY THEMSELVES
2) TAKE UP their CROSS
3) FOLLOW ME
Challenge: DECIDE
 

2.22.2015                               1st Sunday in Lent

Ready for Anything

streaming video Mark 1:9-15
Introduction: GOING SOMEWHERE?
1) a PREPARATION STORY
2) a BOOT CAMP
3) WHAT it REALLY MEANS
Challenge: TRUST GOD
     

2.15.2015                               Transfiguration Sunday

Holding On to the Holy

streaming video
2 Kings 2:1-12; Mark 9:2-9
Introduction:  CHANGE?
1) CHANGE and TRANSFORMATION
2) TIME of INTIMACY
3) “TRANSFIGURATION” in EACH
4) the JOURNEYS
5) GOD’S PRESENCE
Challenge: PASS on the FAITH
 
 
 

2.8.2015                                5th Sunday after Epiphany

The Healing Only God Can Give

streaming video
Mark 1:29-39
Introduction: Religious HUCKSTERS
1) Our TRICKS
2) WHY JESUS CAME
3) It’s at the CROSS
Challenge:  USE the POWER
 
     

2.1.2015                                 4th Sunday after Epiphany

“A SKYPE™ IN TIME”

streaming video
Mark 1:21-28
With the culmination of Lutheran Schools week, the school children were invited to
sing at our worship.  Close to 50 participated!  To make the day a little more ‘memorable’ for
the kids, Pastor Dan donned the “headgear” of a 1st Century believer; called him ‘Zebulun’ and
brought history into the present with a “SKYPE” presentation.  There is no outline today – 
just a 1st person account of what (might have) happened in the synagogue in Capernaum.
 
 
 

1.25.2015                              3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Let Go Of Your Nets

streaming video
Mark 1:14-20
Introduction: LEAVE on a MOMENT’S NOTICE?
1) DELIBERATE CHOICE
2) WILLING to leave
3) CALL to SACRIFICE
Challenge: LEAVE and FOLLOW
 
 
 
 

1.18.2015                               2nd Sunday after Epiphany

 

The Ripple Effect

streaming video
John 1:43-51
Introduction: HOW does GOD WORK?
1) RESPONSE to “BEHOLD!”
2) The Ripple Effect ILLUSTRATED
Challenge:  GO and TELL
 
 

1.11.2015                                Sun aft Epiphany/Baptism of Jesus

 

Formula for a New Life

streaming video

Mark 1:4-11

Introduction:  JOHN the PROPHET
1) REPENTANCE
2) BAPTISM
3) FORGIVENESS OF SINS
Challenge: BELIEVE it!  LIVE it!
 
     

1.4.2015                                 Sunday before Epiphany

 

Do YOU Get It?

streaming video

Matthew 2:1-12

1) ABOUT the MAGI
2) ABOUT HEROD
3) ABOUT US
Challenge: HEAR it and GET it!
 
 
 

12.28.2014                            Sunday after Christmas

 

Christmas … the story continues

streaming video

Luke 2:22-40

Introduction: RITUALS and TRADITIONS
1) What did SIMEON SEE?
2) What did ANNA SEE?
3) What do WE SEE?
Challenge: NEVER LOSE the RITUAL
 
 
 

12.25.2014                            Christmas Day

The Real Gifts at Christmas

streaming video
the first 3+ minutes is Pastor Dan’s annual recitation of
the Gospel from Luke 2:1-20.  It is followed by the sermon.
There was no PowerPoint presentation to accompany
the sermon but a brief outline follows below:
 
Introduction: What did you get for Christmas?
1) the reading of the O.T. Lesson Isaiah 52:7-10
2) the gift of good news
3) the gift of a clear path to God
4) the gift of salvation for all eternity
Challenge:  unwrap this gift forever!
 
 
 

12.21.2014                             4th Sunday in Advent

HOW ODD OF GOD

streaming video

Luke 1:26-38

Introduction: IT’S YOUR CALL!
1) UNLIKELY CANDIDATES
2) MARY’S RESPONSE
3) OUR RESPONSE
Challenge: INVITE HIM INTO our HEARTS
 
 
 

12.7.2014                               2nd Sunday in Advent

Comfort and Repentance

Both Gifts of God

streaming video

Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8

Introduction: FEEL the TENSION?
1) ISAIAH:  COMFORT
2) JOHN the BAPTIZER
3) the SAME GOD?
Challenge: ACCEPT and LIVE