Author Archives: Jonathan Rumburg

“Lady Luck or God’s Providence?”

Genesis 22:1-14 Listen… Introduction During this recent economic downturn, a lot of us have been cutting back on things— eating out less, delaying the purchase of a car, maybe even trying to downsize the house.

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“The Worth of Our Church”

I Corinthians 9:16-23 Listen… Introduction When our church’s rental house caught fire a couple of months ago I suddenly found myself immersed in a world I had never experienced.

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“Where’s the Fire?”

Acts 2:1-18 Listen… Introduction Today is Pentecost Sunday, the day we celebrate when the Holy Spirit was first given to Jesus’ disciples and thus the church was born.

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“Advancing or Abandoning the Gospel?”

Acts 1:6-14 Listen… Introduction Stephen Hawking is the physicist, mathematician and cosmologist with more alphabet soup credentials on his business card than any living human.

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“Heart Health”

John 14:1-14 Listen… Introduction We all grew up hearing breakfast is “the most important meal of the day,” but if you were like me you just assumed that was your Mom’s way of guilting you into grabbing a banana as … Continue reading

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“Saints Alive: Living Generously”

I Corinthians 16:1-4, II Corinthians 9:6-15 Listen… Introduction I know it’s only May, but today’s sermon is a stewardship sermon.  So let’s just have one big collective groan and be done with it, ok?

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“Influencing A Generation”

Proverbs 31:1-9 Listen… A Word About Mother’s Day Before I begin, I just want to say a word about Mother’s Day.

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“Faith of a Fifth Grader”

Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Baptism Sunday Listen… Introduction This year three fifth graders went through the Pastor’s class, a class intended to guide them in a deeper understanding of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, the sacraments of Baptism and … Continue reading

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“What Kind of Easter Person Are You?”

Mark 16:1-8 Easter Sunday Listen… Introduction We’re all familiar with the cliché saying, “There are two kinds of people in this world…” which is then followed by some kind of fortune cookie bit of wisdom, or some kind of self … Continue reading

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“The Risky Behavior of Jesus”

Luke 19: 29-40 Palm Sunday Listen… Introduction Following Jesus is a risky venture, of which Jesus was always clear about. It became clear when word comes that John the Baptist was beheaded by Herod. Jesus tells his followers that the … Continue reading

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