St. Marcus MKE Sermons

This week, we start Advent – the first season in the new Church Year. We’re starting a new series (Listen. Don’t Look.) that reminds us, as Christians, that we do not find our peace for life in the circumstances of a dying world, but in the promises of a living God. Jesus is going to teach us something about the certainty of life using the story of Noah’s Ark, Matthew 24:37-44.

Direct download: 11.27.16.mp3
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This is the final week of the church year, called Christ the King Sunday. On it, we celebrate the fact that Jesus is the one who controls the entire cosmos for his glory and our benefit. One day the entire world will clearly see that. But Paul teaches in Colossians 1:13-20 that we can start benefiting from that information right now.

Direct download: 11.20.16.mp3
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What is heaven really going to be like? We’d all like to know. This week, on Saints Triumphant Sunday, we’ll get a better look as we examine Revelation 22:1-5.

Direct download: 11.13.16.mp3
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One of the more common objections to Christianity I get as a pastor today is the question: “How could a LOVING God send anyone to hell.” Even some leaders in large Christian churches have shied away from discussing hell or outright denied it. And sometimes from fellow Christians all we’ve received is “Well, the Bible says so, so I guess we have to believe it” which is accurate, but not particularly satisfying. This week, as we celebrate the Sunday called The Last Judgment in the church year, we’ll hopefully see The Beauty of Judgment Day as we examine 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10.

Direct download: 11.06.16.mp3
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499 years ago, Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to the front door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany. He couldn’t sit back and let the nonsense (e.g. the sale of indulgences to ‘earn’ the forgiveness of sins) being taught in churches at the time go on any longer. He had to stand up for the truth, a gospel truth he knew would truly liberate people from their sins and the darkness of unbelief. This week, as we celebrate Reformation Sunday, we celebrate the liberating power of the gospel as we examine John 8:31-36.

Direct download: 10.30.16.mp3
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