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

Sermons by Pastor Joe Marsh, unless otherwise noted

May 20, 2018: 100th Anniversary Celebration

Rev. John Miels: “The Past”  Acts 2:21  “And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 
(Rev. Miels is the grandson of Rev. Arthur Braun, who served Calvary 1938-1982.)

Rev. Jay Eberth: “The Present”  Luke 4  “Today, this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 
(Rev. Eberth was pastor of Calvary 1998-2013.)

Rev. Joe Marsh: “The Future”  Romans 8:18  “...the glory that is to be revealed to us.” 
(Rev. Marsh had been pastor of Calvary since 2013.)

May 13, 2018  “The Chaff and the Tree”

May 6, 2018  “Sing to the Lord a New Song”  Psalm 98

April 29, 2018  “Testing the Spirits”  1 John 4:1-11

April 22, 2018  “Act Like Christians”  1 John 3:1-7

April 15, 2018 — No Service: SNOWED OUT!

April 8, 2018  “The Word of Life”  I John 1:1-2:2

Easter Sunday April 1, 2018  “Changed”  Hebrews 13:8

Easter Children’s Sermon April 1, 2018  “Flying Water” 

Good Friday, March 30, 2018  “Good Friday Thoughts”  Psalm 130

Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018  “Gratitude for Deliverance”  Psalm 116

March 25, 2018  “The Coming King of Zion”  Zechariah 9:9-12

March 21, 2018  “Teach Me to Do Your Will, for You Are My God”  Psalm 143

March 18, 2018  “James and John’s Request”  Mark 10:35-45

Lent:  Wednesday, March 14, 2018   “Separation and Reconciliation”  Psalm 102

March 11, 2018  “Salvation through Jesus”  John 3:14-21

Lent: Wednesday, March 7, 2018   “Gospel from the Old Testament”  Psalm 51

March 4, 2018  “Stumbling-Block or Foolishness?”   1 Cor. 1:18-31
Rev. James Vehling

Lent: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018  “Make Haste to Help Me”  Psalm 38

February 25, 2018   “Who Do You Say That I Am”  Mark 8:27-38

Lent: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018  “Confession and Absolution”  Psalm 32

February 18, 2018   “Obstacles to the Gospel”   2 Cor. 3:12-13; 4:1-6

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018  “The Lord Has Heard My Supplication”  Psalm 6:1-10

February 11, 2018   Sorry, Not Available

February 4, 2018   “Waiting with Confidence”  Isaiah 40:27-31

January 28, 2018  “True Knowledge Comes from God”  1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Rev. Mike Mulso

January 21, 2018  “Trust in God”  Psalm 62:5-12
Rev. Mike Mulso

January 14, 2018   “Truly Known, Deeply Loved”  Psalm 139:1-6; 13-18

January 7, 2018  “The God of Genesis”  Genesis 1:1-5

December 31, 2017  “You Are No Longer a Slave, but a Son.”  Galatians 4:4-7

December 24, 2017  “Mary’s Story - Our Story”  Luke 1:26-38

Christmas Eve Children’s Message

December 17, 2017  “A Beautiful & Joyous Future”  Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

December 10, 2017   “How to Weather Troubled Times”  Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

December 3, 2017  “Waiting in Hope”  Isaiah 64:1-9

November 26, 2017   “The Final Judgment”  Matthew 25:31-46

Thanksgiving Eve, November 22, 2017   “Healed and Thankful”  Luke 17:11-19

November 19, 2017   “End Times Anxiety”  1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

November 12, 2017  “Living on the Edge of Eternity”  Matthew 25:1-13
Rev. James Vehling

November 5, 2017  “Seeking Wholeheartedly”  Matthew 5:1-12
Rev. Al Braun

October 29, 2017  “The Truth Will Set You Free”  John 8:31-36

October 22, 2017   “An Old Outreach Program”  1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

October 15, 2017   “Live Above Your Circumstances”  Philippians 4:4-13

October 8, 2017  “The Vineyard”  Matthew 21:33-46

Oct. 1, 2017  -  sorry, not available

September 24, 2017   “Seek the Lord”   Isaiah 55:6-9

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 Purpose 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