Disciples of the Lord Jesus

Installation Sermon–Rev. Michael Larson

Luther Memorial Chapel

Ezekiel 33:7-9; 1 Timothy 4:12-16; Matthew 28:18-20

November 19, 2017

            To the disciples of the Lord Jesus at Luther Memorial Chapel, to you [Pastor Wieting] my Reverend Father and brother in Christ whom I love and respect in the Lord Jesus and who, by the grace of God, has served the saints in this place and beyond so faithfully over the past 27 years, to friends and family of Michael and Kristina and to brothers and sisters in Christ who have come together to celebrate the gift of the Holy Ministry, to our brothers in office gathered with you, and especially to you, Michael and Kristina and to your lovely family “grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

Matthew 25:13-30

24th Sunday after Pentecost (3-year, Series A)

Luther Memorial Chapel and University Student Center

The Rev. Dr. Jason D. Lane

GRACE, MERCY, PEACE, FROM HIM WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME, JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. Amen. The text is the Gospel from Matthew 25, the parable of the talents.

Our text is a continuation of last week’s Gospel, which ended with these words: “WATCH OUT, THEREFORE, BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW THE DAY OR THE HOUR.” You don’t know when the Bridegroom will arrive in full wedding procession, with His holy angels with Him, riding on the clouds of heaven as His chariot. You don’t know. So He says “WATCH OUT.” WATCH OUT that you are not like those foolish virgins who came banging on the banquet hall door, late to the party, because they missed the Bridegroom’s arrival and missed the joyful procession. Woe to the one who is not prepared. They said, “LORD, LORD, OPEN the door!” But the Bridegroom said to them these chilling words, “TRULY I TELL YOU, I DON’T EVEN KNOW YOU.” Jesus then turned to His disciples; He turns now to us and says: “WATCH OUT, THEREFORE, FOR YOU KNOW NEITHER THE DAY NOR THE HOUR.”

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST – 11/12/17

TEXT: MATT. 25:1-13; 1 THESS. 4:13-18; AMOS 5:18-24

Here is the bridegroom!  Come out to meet him.

Rev. Kenneth W. Wieting 

To the Church at Luther Memorial Chapel and University Student Center in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace (1 Thess. 1:1). Amen.

At midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him. Dear hearers of the Word made flesh; amid all the cries in this passing world – this is the sweetest! Amid all current cries about important national and international matters – this one dwarfs them all! Amid all the cries that you hear from outside and inside – this cry holds first place end time (eschatological) eternal importance. Here is the bridegroom!  Come out to meet him.

ALL SAINTS’ DAY – NOV. 5, 2017

TEXTS: MATT. 5:1-12; 1 JOHN 3:1-3; REV. 7:2-17

BLESSED ARE YOU WITH ROBES WASHED WHITE IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB

Rev. Kenneth W. Wieting

Dear saints of God, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

After the sermon these words help us remember Gladys and Howard and Eunice and Russell. “In joyful expectation of the resurrection to life eternal, we remember before the Lord our departed family and friends who have gone before us in faith…” There are others you will know by name whose earthly life has run its course. The names I recall this year include my cousin Ethel – about 10 years my senior – killed last month when a teenager ran a red light – and my cousin Judy – about 15 years my senior – such a hardy laugh until cancer first attacked her throat years ago – and my cousin Orville about 25 years my senior who until near his death read the sermons posted on our  website each week. “Who are these clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” While these three of my cousins were all buried from a Lutheran Church - only Christ will judge whether they - “…washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

REFORMATION OBSERVED – OCTOBER 29, 2017

TEXT: REV. 14:6-7; ROMANS 3:19-28; MATTHEW 11:12-19

Rev. Kenneth W. Wieting

To all at Luther Memorial Chapel and University Student Center who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Dear hearers of the Word made flesh:

Dr. Martin Luther was concerned with how the kingdom of God is received. Regarding salvation, Luther said “no” to some of the teaching and practice of the middle ages including - paying for indulgences to gain release from “purgatory” – doing acts of penance to make satisfaction for sins – trusting in relics and pilgrimages for saving benefit. He said yes to Scriptural treasures as confessed in the Small and Large Catechisms.

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