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Listen to sermons from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Apr 21, 2019

Life is full of disappointments and worse. Some say the key to happiness is to lower our expectations to avoid disappointment and live in the “real world.” Is that true? On the day of the Resurrection, God weighs in with some advice that might surprise.

Apr 21, 2019

The witness of the four gospels is that Jesus spoke seven words as he hung, dying on the cross. Those words are more than the utterances of a dying man. They are the words of a Crucified God to the world, and to each of us.

Apr 19, 2019

This is Maundy Thursday, the day Jesus gives a new command to his followers to love one another as Jesus has loved them. Even in the midst of betrayal, Jesus continues loving. Listen to hear about love and how Jesus’ love enters your life.

Apr 8, 2019

In a house in Bethany, Jesus comes to find respite before making his way into Jerusalem for the last time. His friends, Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, take him in and care for him, shutting the door on the world, for this one night at least. John tells us a story about that night. In that story, we find Mary...

Apr 1, 2019

In the debit-credit, tit-for-tat, scratch-my-back-and-I’ll-scratch-yours world we inhabit we are always suspicious of anything free. In the story of the “prodigal son” Jesus reveals a God of such grace that we should be scandalized. Giving people things they don’t deserve is, well, bad business. God’s grace...