Sermon Archives - Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN

Sermons by Pastor Joe Marsh, unless otherwise noted

September 17, 2017   “Welcome the Weak in Faith”  Romans 14:1-12

September 10, 2017  “Who is the Greatest?”  Matthew 18:1-20

September 3, 2017   “Marks of the True Christian”   Romans 12:14-21

August 27, 2017   “Who Do You Say That I Am?”   Matthew 16:13-20

August 20, 2017   “Persistent Faith”   Matthew 15:21-28

August 13, 2017   “The Message of Salvation to All”   Romans 10:14-17

August 6, 2017  “Feeding of the 5000”   Matthew 14:13-21

July 30, 2017  “What Shall We Say About This?”    Romans 8:28-39

July 23, 2017  “The Great Commission”
Message by Dan Hall, Missionary to Albania

July 16, 2017  “Seeds”  Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Rev. Dennis Drews

July 9, 2017  “The Yoke’s On You”  Matthew 11:25-30
Rev. James Vehling

July 2, 2017  “Finders Weepers, Losers Keepers”   Matthew 10:34-42

June 25, 2017  “Sin Is Stupid”  Romans 6:20-23

June 18—Sorry, sermon not available

June 11, 2017  “The Great Commission”   Matthew 28:16-20

June 4, 2017  “Pentecost”  Acts: 2:1-21

May 28, 2017  “How to Deal with Suffering”  1 Peter 5:6-9

May 21, 2017  “Circle of Influence”  1 Peter 3:13-17 

May 14, 2017  “Me, a Priest?”  1 Peter 2:9-10

May 7, 2017  “Feeling Sheepish”  John 10:1-18
Visiting Pastor: Rev. Mark Homp, Christ Lutheran church, Chippewa Falls, Wisc.

April 30, 2017   “Holy Fear”   1 Peter 1:17-25

April 23, 2017   “Reborn, Rejoice, Saved”   1 Peter 1:3-9

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017  “The Death of Death”  Isaiah 25:6-9

Children’s Message—Easter Sunday April 16, 2017

Maundy Thursday — April 13, 2017   “Examine Yourself”  1 Corinthians 11:28

Palm Sunday  —  April 9, 2017  “As a Humble Servant”  Philippians 2:5-8

April 2, 2017  “My Soul Waits for the Lord”  Psalm 130

March 26, 2017  “You Are Light”   Ephesians  5:8-14

March 19, 2017  “Is the Lord Among Us, or Not?”  Exodus 17:1-7

March 12, 2017  “The Gospel in Miniature”  John 3:16

March 5, 2017  “Blessed Are the Forgiven”  Psalm 32

Feb. 26, 2017   “We Have Seen His Glory”   2 Peter 1:16-21

Feb. 19, 2017  “Live Generously”  Matthew 5:38-48

Feb. 12, 2017  “The Commandments for a Christian”  Matthew 5:21-37
Rev. James Vehling

Feb. 5, 2017  “Proclaiming Christ Crucified”  I Corinthians 2:1-12

Jan. 29, 2017  “What Does God Want?”   Micah 6:1-8

Jan. 22, 2017  “Jesus Begins His Ministry”  Matthew 4:12-25

Jan. 15, 2017   1 Corinthians 1:1-9

Jan. 8, 2017  “The Baptism of Jesus”  Matthew 3:13-17

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2016

Dec. 18, 2016  “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”  Isaiah 7:10-17

Dec. 11, 2016  “Rejoice in Our Coming Salvation”  Isaiah 35:1-10

Dec. 4, 2016  “Social Justice”  Isaiah 11:1-10

Nov. 27, 2016    “The Mountain of the Lord”   Isaiah 2:1-5

Thanksgiving Eve Nov. 23, 2016    “Praise & Thanksgiving” Psalm 103:1-2

November 20, 2016  “How Big Is Your Jesus?”   Colossians 1:13-20

November 13, 2016  “Situational Awareness”  Luke 21:5-28
Rev. Al Braun

November 6, 2016  “Who Are the Saints?”  Matthew 5:1-12
Rev. Al Braun

October 30, 2016  “The Truth Will Set You Free”  John 8:31-36

October 23, 2016  “The Tax Collector and the Pharisee”  Luke 18:9-17

October 16, 2016  “All Scripture is ‘God-Breathed’”

October 9, 2016   “Hang Tough”   2 Timothy 2:1-13

October 2, 2016   “Increase Our Faith”  Luke 17:1-10

September 25, 2016  “Woe to Those at Ease in Zion”  Amos 6:1-7

September 18, 2016  “Joy Comes with the Morning”  Psalm 30

September 11, 2016  “Christ Jesus Came to Save Sinners”  1 Timothy 1:12-17

September 4, 2016  “Love and Forgiveness”  Philemon 1-21

August 28, 2016  “A Calm and Quiet Heart”  Psalm 131

August 21, 2016  “The Narrow Door”  Luke 13:22-30

August 14, 2016  “An Olympic-Sized Faith”   Hebrews 11 & 12
Rev. Al Braun

August 7, 2016  “Our Hope Is in the Lord”  Psalm 33:12-22
Rev. Dr. Fred P. Hall

July 31, 2016  “Let Us Pray”  Luke 11:1-13
Rev. Orlando Hash

July 24, 2016 “Abraham Intercedes for Sodom and Gomorrah” Genesis 18:20-23

July 17, 2016  “Christ in Us”  Colossians 1:21-29

July 10, 2016  “O Lord, Be Gracious to Me”

July 3, 2016  “Proclaim Freedom”  Luke 10:1-20

June 26, 2016  “Commitment”  Luke 9:51-62

June 19, 2016  “Sons and Heirs: Declare How Much God Has Done for You!”  Galatians 3:23-29 - 4:1-7

June 12, 2016  “Your Sins Are Forgiven”  Luke 7:36-50; 8:1-3

June 5, 2016  “Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son at Nain”  Luke 7:11-17

May 29, 2016  “A Supersized Gospel” Galatians 1:1-12

May 22, 2016  “Building Blocks & Smart Bricks”  Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Rev. Al Braun

May 15, 2016  “Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled”  John 14:23-31

May 8, 2016  “I Am Coming Soon”   Revelation 22:12-21

May 1, 2016  “You Are a Walking Blessing”  Psalm 67

April 24, 2016  “Dinner with Levi”  Luke 5:27-39
Pastor David R. Breidenbach  -  Executive Director, EEMN

April 17, 2016  “My Sheep Hear My Voice”  John 10:22-30

April 10, 2016  “God Loves, Accepts and Uses Failures”  John 21:10-14 (15-19)

April 3, 2016   “Obey God Rather Than Men”  Acts 5:12-19

Easter! March 27, 2016  “The Miracle of Easter” 

Maundy Thursday, March 24, 2016  “The Miracle of Holy Communion”

March 20, 2016  “Expectations”  Psalm 118:19-29

Lent—March 16, 2016  “The Miraculous Faith of the Centurions

March 13, 2016  “Knowing Christ”  Philippians 3:4b-14

March 6, 2016   “Reconciliation—Healing Broken Relationships”  2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Lent - March 2, 2016 “The Miracle of the Splitting Rocks”  Matthew 27:51c

Feb. 28, 2016 — Unavailable

Lent– February 24, 2016  “The Miraculous Earthquake”  Matthew 27:51b

February 21, 2016   “Jesus the Realist”  Luke 13:31-35

Lent - February 17, 2016  “The Tearing of the Curtain”  Matthew 27:51

February 14, 2016  “Saved by Grace through Faith in Jesus Christ”  Romans 10:8b-13

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016  “The Miraculous Darkness”  Matthew 27:45

February 7, 2016   “Believers or Knowers?”  Luke 9:28-36

January 31, 2016  “The Call of Jeremiah”  Jeremiah 1:4-10 (17-19)

January 24, 2016  “Jesus Rejected at Nazareth”  Luke 4:16-30

January 17, 2016  “The Wedding at Cana”  John 2:1-11

January 10, 2016  “Free from Sin”  Romans 6:1-11

January 3, 2016  “God’s Wisdom”  Psalm 119:97-104

December 27, 2015  “Dressing Like a Christian”  Colossions 3:12-17

Christmas Eve 2015  -  A Christmas Message

December 20, 2015  “Mary and Elizabeth”  Luke 1:39-45

December 13, 2015  “The Final Judgment” 
Rev. Michael Main (on Pastor “exchange” from Christ Lutheran Church, Duluth)

December 6, 2015  “Are You Ready for Judgment?”  Malachi 3:1-7

November 29, 2015   “The Invisible God”  1 Peter 1:8

Thanksgiving Eve-Nov 25, 2015  “Pat Yourself on the Back Day”  Deut. 26:5-11

November 22, 2015  “My God Reigns”  Psalm 93

November 15, 2015  “Strengthen Your Weakest Link”  Psalm 16:8-11

November 8, 2015  “Sudden Wealth Syndrome”  Mark 12:38-44
Rev. Al Braun

November 1, 2015  “God’s Kids”  1 John 3:1-3

October 25, 2015  “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”  Psalm 46

October 18, 2015  “Impossible Grace”  Mark 10:23-31

October 11, 2015   “Living is for Giving (Stewardship)”  Acts 20:33-35

October 4, 2015  “Time: Tyrant or Servant?”  Matthew 6:33

September 27, 2015  “Avoid Sin”   Mark 9:42-48

September 20, 2015  “Wisdom from Above”  James 3:13-18

September 13, 2015    Mark 9:14-29
Dr. Curtis Leins, Presiding Pastor of the AALC

Sept. 6, 2015 — Unavailable

August 30, 2015  “Put On the Full Armor of God”  Ephesians 6:10-20

August 23, 2015  —  Unavailable

August 16, 2015   “Faithfulness”  Joshua 24:1-2; 14-18

August 9, 2015   “Jesus Is the Bread of Life”  John 6:35-51

August 2, 2015  “Imitators of God”  Ephesians 4:25-5:2

July 26, 2015  “Don’t Lose Heart”  Ephesians 3:14-21

July 19, 2015  “I Have Everything I Need”  Psalm 23

July 12, 2015  “The Death of John the Baptist”  Mark 6:21-29

July 5, 2015  “You Shall Speak My Words”  Ezekiel 2:1-7
Rev. Dr. Fred P. Hall / Declaration of Independence reading by Matt Taylor

June 28  “When Things Go from Bad to Worse”  Mark 5:21-43

June 21, 2015   “The Birth of John the Baptist” Luke 1:57-80

June 14, 2015  “The Kingdom of God”  Mark 4:26-34

June 7, 2015  “Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit”  Mark 3:20-35

May 31, 2015   “Meeting God Face to Face”  Isaiah 6:1-8

May 24, 2015   “Christian Spirituality”  John 15:26-27; John 16:4b-15

May 17, 2015   “Jesus Prays for Us”  John 17:11b-19

May 10, 2015   “Pentecost #2”  Acts 10:34-48

May 3, 2015   “I Am the True Vine”  John 15:1-8

April 26, 2015  “A Life of Commitment”  John 10:11-18
Rev. Orlando Hash

April 19, 2015   “Too Good to be True”   Luke 24:36-49

April 12, 2015  “Walk in the Light”   1 John 1:5-10

EASTER SUNDAY  April 5, 2015   “Living As If Jesus Is Dead”  Mark 16:1-8

March 29, 2015   “What Kind of Hero?”   Philippians 2:5-11

March 22, 2015    “Put Up or Shut Up”  John 12:46-47

March 15, 2015   “Look and Live”  Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-16
Rev. Orlando Hash

March 8, 2015   “Prayer: A.C.T.S.”

March 1, 2015  “The Lord’s Prayer”

February 22, 2015   “Praying in Jesus’ Name”

February 15, 2015   “Prayer Basics”

February 8, 2015  “Run the Race”  1 Corinthians 9:24-27

February 1, 2015  “Whose Authority?”  Mark 1:21-28

January 25, 2015  “Jonah, the Reluctant Prophet”  Jonah 3:1-5

January 18, 2015  “Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael”  John 1:43-51

January 11, 2015   “By Grace Through Faith”  Ephesians 2:1-9

January 4, 2015   “The Word Became Flesh”  John 1:1-9

December 28, 2014   “Why Did God Choose Me?”  Ephesians 3:8-12

Christmas Eve, 2014  “A Carpenter’s Christmas”

December 21, 2014  “Mary”  Luke 1:26-38

December 14, 2014 “Christianity 101”   1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

December 7, 2014  “The Three Heralds”  Isaiah 40:1-11

November 30, 2014  “I Thank God for You”  1 Corinthians 1:3-9

November 23, 2014  “A Promise, a Warning, a Challenge”  Matthew 25:31-46

November 16, 2014—unavailable

November 9, 2014  “Trophies or Gifts?”  Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:18-26

November 2, 2014  “How Did We Get Here?”  Revelation 7:13-17
Vicar Mike Mulso

October 26, 2014  “Believe, Don’t Achieve”  Romans 3:21-28

October 19, 2014  “Is Tithing Obsolete?”  Malachi 3:8-10

October 12, 2014  “What Do We Owe God?”   Matthew 22:15-21

October 5, 2014  “Jesus and Zacchaeus”  Luke 19:1-10

September 28, 2014   “Who Is Responsible?”  Ezekiel 18:1-4,25-32

September 21, 2014—unavailable

September 14, 2014  “How Far Does Love Go?”   Matthew 18:15-20

September 7, 2014  “Blessed Are the Forgiven”  Psalm 32:1-7

August 31, 2014  “Genuine Love”  Romans 12:9-21

August 24, 2014 “Sacrificial Living”  Romans 12:1-8

August 17, 2014  Acts 14:8-10

August 10, 2014  Matthew 14:22-33
Vicar Mike Mulso

August 3, 2014   “Our Limited Resources; His Unlimited Power”   John 6:1-15

July 27, 2014  “Sin & Grace”  Numbers 21:4-9, John 3:14

July 20, 2014  “What About the Weeds?”  Matthew 13:24-30, 36-45

July 13, 2014   “God Has a Plan”  Matthew 8:28-30

July 6, 2014  “Whose Fault Is It?  Romans 7:15-25

June 29, 2014  “What Is Worthy of Total Commitment?”  Matthew 10:34-42

June 22, 2014   “Where Can You Find Security?”   Psalm 91

June 15, 2014  “What Fathers Owe Their Children”  Proverbs 4:10-12

June 8, 2014  “I’d Rather Be a River than a Sponge”  John 7:37-39a

June 1, 2014   “Heaven Is My Home”

May 25, 2014  -  “What Does It Mean to be a Member? - Part 2”

May 18, 2014  -  “What Does It Mean to be a Member?”
(Joined “in progress”)

May 11, 2014  -  “Benefits of Being Sheep”   John 10:22-30

May 4, 2014  -  “Holy Living in a Sinful World”  I Peter 1:17-19

April 27, 2014  -  “Doubts”  John 20:19-31

EASTER  April 20, 2014  -  “The Hands of Jesus”   Psalm 92:4, Psalm 90:17

April 13, 2014  -  “Palm Sunday People”   John 12

April 6, 2014  -  “The Spirit of Life”   Ezekiel 37:1-14

March 30, 2014  -  “Believing Is Seeing”   John 9:13-17, 34-39

March 23, 2014  -  “The Purppose of Suffering”  Romans 5:1-5

March 16, 2014  -  “The Unfairness of God”  Romans 4:1-5

March 9, 2014  -  “What’s Wrong with My Life”  Genesis chapters 2 & 3

March 2, 2014  -  “Touched by God’s Fire”  Exodus 24:17; 2 Kings 2:11; Matthew 17:1-3

February 23, 2014  -  “The Omnipresent God”  Psalm 139:7-12

February 16, 2014  -  “Spiritual Maturity”  1 Corinthians 3:1-9

February 9, 2014  -  “Authentic Faith”  Isaiah 58:5-9

February 2, 2014  -  “Be Open to God’s Plans”  Luke 2

January 26, 2014  -  “Never Lose Heart”   Luke 18:1-8

January 19, 2014  -  “Are You Blind or in Prison?”   Isaiah 42:6-7
Vicar Mike Mulso

January 12, 2014  -  “Jesus is the Real Thing”   Matthew 3:13-17

January 5, 2014  -  “About the Father’s Business”  Luke 2:40-52

December 29, 2013 -  “Sons of God”  Galatians 4:4-7

December 22, 2013 - “Emmanuel, God Is with Us”  Isaiah 7:10-14

December 15, 2013 - “Praise the Lord”  Psalm 146

December 8, 2013 - “Repent”  Matthew 3:1-12

December 1, 2013 - “Ready or Not”  Matthew 24:37-44

November 24, 2013 - “Thanksgiving”  Psalm 65

November 17, 2013 - “Weakness = Strength”  Luke 23:27

November 10, 2013 - “The Cornerstone”  Luke 20:9-19

November 3, 2013 - “Called to Be Saints”  Romans 1:1-7

October 27, 2013 (Pastor Orlando Hash) - “Through Faith in Christ”  John 8:31-36

October 20, 2013 - ”A New Covenant”  Jeremiah 31:31-34

October 13—Not Available

October 6, 2013 — “God Does Things His Way—Not Ours”  Romans 11:33-36

September 29, 2013 — “Eternal Riches”  Luke 16:19-31

September 22, 2013 — “Pray for Those in Authority”  I Timothy 2:1-15

September 15, 2013— “Guilt—Deal with It!”   Psalm 51:10-12

September 8, 2013 - “BFF (Best Friends Forever)”

September 1, 2013 - “Pride and Humility”  Luke 14:1,7-14

August 25—Not Available

August 18, 2013 - ”The Fire of the Gospel” Luke 12:49-54

August 11, 2013 - "Are You Ready?" Luke 2

August 4, 2013 - "A Dependable God in an Unpredictable World" Psalm 107

July 28, 2013 - "How to Respond in a Bad Situation" Genesis 18

July 21, 2013 - "The Three Thieves" Colossians 1:21-23