June 18, 2017

Our Hope Is Built on Nothing Less!

I tried a little surf fishing on Friday.  All I caught was a crab that had grabbed hold of my bait with its pinchers and wouldn’t let go until I...

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June 11, 2017

Free of Doubt and Fear May We Ever Worship the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!

Did you catch in our first reading what each person of the Trinity did at creation?  In verse one of Genesis it says: In the beginning.  The Hebrew...

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June 4, 2017

The Holy Spirit Is Our Powerful Helper!

Our mission, and you’ve heard this many times before, is to make disciples of allnations by baptizing and by teaching everything Jesus has taught us...

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May 28, 2017

Our Brother Is Our Ascended Lord!

Are you a glass half empty or a glass half full kind of person?  There are arguments for either. The glass half empty people will point to all the...

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May 21, 2017

A Grateful Response for Our Confirmation!

Ever since Easter I’ve been reviewing the catechism with our confirmation class.  I used worksheets with a lot of true/false, multiple choice, and...

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May 14, 2017

God’s Grace in Our Lives Gives Eternal Treasures!

What is your mom’s favorite hymn?  Ask her sometime.  My mom went to be with Jesus 13 years ago.  But I think I know what her favorite...

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April 30, 2017

Jesus Shows Two Disciples How Much He Cares!

Through the eyes of a child, what’s the difference between their parents loving them and their parents caring about them?  There isn’t a...

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April 23, 2017

Tell Everyone, Jesus Lives!

Who are your brick walls?  Who are the people that you’ve tried everything to get through to, but no matter what you say or do, you just keep...

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April 16, 2017

Repent: Turn to Jesus for Resurrection and Life!

Did you file your taxes yet?  Normally yesterday, April 15, is the deadline.  But thanks to Easter and some people getting Monday off, the IRS has...

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August 21, 2016

Make Every Effort to Enter through the Narrow Door!

Last week Mary and I and our brothers and their wives visited Noah’sArk.  This ark is the exact right dimension according to the Bible. ...

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November 2, 2015

Here We Stand!

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. If you had to decide between denying Christ and living or confessing Christ and being...

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October 25, 2015

The Lord is Full of Compassion and Mercy

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on October 25, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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September 20, 2015

Stand Firm in God's Grace

May the God of peace fill you with all joy in believing! Dear children of God, Satan is afraid of you! Usually we’d say it’s the other way...

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September 13, 2015

Happiness is Imitating Christ

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on September 13, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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September 6, 2015

Make the Most of Every Moment

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on September 6, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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August 30, 2015

God's Love Heals Our Hurt and Anger

Do you know anyone with anger issues? We’re pretty good at spotting people who have them. If you’re driving the speed limit, and someone passes...

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July 19, 2015

Surely Your Goodness and Love Will Follow Me All the Days of My Life

...and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. How’s your memory? Did you ever walk to the other side of the house to get something and forgot...

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June 28, 2015

He Guides Me in the Paths of Righteousness for His Name's Sake

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on June 28, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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June 14, 2015

The Lord Is My Shepherd, I Lack Nothing

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on June 14, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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June 21, 2015

He Makes Me Lie Down In Green Pastures

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on June 21, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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June 7, 2015

Rejoice In Being A Jar Of Clay

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on June 7, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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May 31, 2015

How Can This Be?

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on May 31, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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May 24, 2015

Pray for God's Pentecost Gifts

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on May 24, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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January 18, 2015

Come and See Jesus

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on January 18, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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February 18, 2015

Anyone Who Sins is a Slave to Sin

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on Ash Wednesday February 18, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s...

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March 15, 2015

Look to the Glory of God to Get Rid of Stress

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on March 15, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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March 29, 2015

Celebrate Jesus!

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on March 29, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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April 19, 2015

How to Deal with Persecution!

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on March April 19, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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April 26, 2015

Be Shepherds of Your Flock

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on March April 26, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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February 15, 2015

God's Praise Pyramid

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on February 15, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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March 18, 2015

I Tell You the Truth....You Will Disown Me

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on March 18, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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December 21, 2014

Ponder the Miracle of Christmas

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on December 21, 2014 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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February 8, 2015

Jesus Overcomes Our Obstacles in Following Him!

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on February 8, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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January 25, 2015

Come, Follow Me!

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on January 25, 2015 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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December 7, 2014

God Gets Us Ready Through His Messengers

A sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church, West Melbourne, FL on December 7, 2014 by Pastor Dale RaetherPlease visit our Synod’s website at...

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January 11, 2015

The Mission of the Church

Have you ever felt like what we heard in our first reading? "I have labored to no purpose; I have spent my strength in vain and for...

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