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Listen to sermons from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Sep 26, 2020

While some may think the Biblical story, especially the Old Testament, is about an angry and vengeful God, the truth is quite the opposite. Scripture tells a story of God’s love for God’s people. It is a story of unrequited love, as time and again, God’s love is not returned or accepted. How can God’s steadfast...

Sep 19, 2020

Jesus tells us the “last” shall be “first, and the “first” shall be “last.” What does this mean? Are we among the “last,” or are we among the “first”? If we think about that enough, we might find it both comforting and unsettling. The meaning of this phrase and the love of God go deeper than that.

Sep 12, 2020

From the time of the Early Church until today the church community has known disputes. Many are over major theological issues but others are small and petty issues. Judgements are made from one side against the other, and a divide occurs. Paul tells us there is a better way than judging others. Judgment, after all is in...

Sep 5, 2020

The apostle Paul is very clear throughout 11 chapters of his letter to the Romans: God loves you. You are the beloved of God. Nothing can separate us from God’s love. Living in love, however, is not about romance and warm feelings. In Romans 12-13 Paul explains about the obligation to love.