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Loving God, Serving Others While We Can

Pentecost 9-C/August 11, 2019/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Genesis 15:1-6   Ps 33:12-22  Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32-40  Last week we heard a parable about a rich man who thought only of himself, planned only for himself and was surprised when God said, “this very night your life is at an end, and the things you have [...]

2019-08-12T08:18:50-04:00August 12th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Prayer, Like a Dog Looking to the Master

Pentecost 7-C/July 28, 2019 /Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Luke 11:1-13  This morning our Scripture lessons focus on prayer.  Scholars remind us that in Jesus’ day, most people were peasants and not in charge of anything.    Nature determined weather.  Landowners determined what they could plant and what they could keep and the Empire determined the taxes [...]

2019-07-29T10:19:15-04:00July 29th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Christ in the Stranger

u Pentecost 5-C/July 14, 2019/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Luke 10:25-37  Years ago there was a movie called Grand Canyon.  It told the story of a wealthy businessman played by Kevin Kline.   This man has it all, until one evening traffic is jammed on the freeway and he takes another route home.    He is making his [...]

2019-07-15T08:46:51-04:00July 15th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Called and Sent into the World God Loves

2019-07-07/4th Pentecost-C/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Luke 10:1-11, 16-20  When I was 10 my parents said, “We are sending you to Church camp.”  “No!  I don’t want to go.  I want to stay here with my friends.”  It became clear I wasn’t going to win the argument, so I was sent to Mount Luther in Central [...]

2019-07-08T12:18:24-04:00July 8th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

D-Day for Disciples

2019-06-09/Pentecost-C/Rev. Joseph Vought/Community Lutheran Acts 2:1-21   Romans 8:14-17  John 14:8-17, 25-27  “Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force:  You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven.  The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company [...]

2019-06-10T07:55:30-04:00June 10th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Love One Another as I Have Loved You

Easter 5-C/May 5, 2019/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought John 13:31-35 The Gospel takes us back to Maundy Thursday of Holy Week.   Jesus celebrates the Lord’s Supper with the disciples and washes their feet.   The phrase, “When he had gone out,” refers to Judas going to the chief priests to betray Jesus.    And Jesus, does not run [...]

2019-05-19T20:51:22-04:00May 19th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

The Good Shepherd of Easter

Easter 4-C/May 12, 2019/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought John 10   Psalm 23  The Gospel takes us back to the days before the crucifixion where Jesus is walking in the temple in Jerusalem.  He is being interrogated by Temple priests because he healed a blind man on the sabbath.  The Temple which held the ark of the [...]

2019-05-13T13:52:47-04:00May 13th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Easter Peace and Forgiveness

Easter 2-C/April 28, 2019/Community Lutheran/Rev. Dr. Joseph Vought John 20:1-18  Two explorers were on safari when a ferocious lion jumped in front of them. "Keep calm" the first explorer whispered. "Remember what we read in the book about lions? If you stand still, look them in the eye, he will turn and run." "Sure," replied [...]

2019-05-02T15:41:09-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

He Loved Them to the End

Maundy Thursday/April 18, 2019/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought John 13:1-17, 31b-35  With the Confession and Forgiveness of tonight’s liturgy the season of Lent comes to a close and we enter the Great Thee Days: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, the Vigil of Easter.   While they are three days, they are celebrated as one, reminding [...]

2019-04-28T10:13:12-04:00April 18th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

“Prodigals and the Parent in Poetry and Rhyme”

2019-03-31/4th Sunday in Lent-C/Community Lutheran/Pr Joe Vought Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32  To my Big Brother You’re not in my skin I’m not in yours Dad always said, “you were better at chores.”  I was the little boy, tried to help out But could never measure up, You said it, no doubt   So when the [...]

2019-03-31T15:20:29-04:00March 31st, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments