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Abiding and Bearing Fruit

2018-04-29/Easter 5-B/Community Lutheran/Rev. Joseph Vought John 15:1-8  Jesus uses the symbol of the vine to speak of his life.   He speaks these words to his disciples at the Last Supper, the night before he is cut down.   But those who cut him down on Good Friday did not know the hidden power of the Vine.   [...]

2018-04-30T15:26:56+00:00April 30th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

“You got anything to eat?” Jesus Real Presence and Our Witness

2018-04-15/Easter 3-B/Community Lutheran/Rev. Joseph M. Vought Luke 24:36b-48 The disciples were having difficulty believing Easter because of Jesus’ death on Good Friday.  The disciples think they are seeing a ghost.  Many of us who have lost loved ones can relate as we struggle with grief.   When I think of my parents, I almost wonder, “Were [...]

2018-04-17T06:05:36+00:00April 16th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Easter Fear and Faith

The Resurrection of Our Lord/April 1, 2018/Community Lutheran Church/Pr. Joe Vought Mark 16:1-8  If preaching is anything it must be honest for the Gospel is a true story not of perfect disciples but of real people struggling to believe.   Were you listening to the Gospel?  The women went to anoint Jesus.  Instead they found an [...]

2018-04-02T11:31:25+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

A Crucified Royal Savior

2018-03-30/Good Friday/Community Lutheran/Rev. Joseph Vought John 18:1 - 19:42 We have traveled with Jesus from Palm Sunday.   Now in the retelling of the Passion of our Lord, we trace the journey of Jesus in the Great Three Days- Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.   In the Palm Sunday reading of the Passion according to [...]

2018-04-02T10:55:22+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Gravity and Grace in a Grain of Wheat

Lent 5-B/March 18, 2018/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought John 12:20-33  A flying catch in the end-zone on the last play of the game; An Academy Award and footlights of fame; Standing on the platform for Olympic Gold.  Watch us humans in our moments of achievement, success and glory.  If you consult a Biblical dictionary the word [...]

2018-03-21T14:49:18+00:00March 20th, 2018|Sermons, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tested and Tried for Discipleship

Lent 1-B/February 18, 2018/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought                                  Mark 1:9-15 Between His Baptism and Ministry, Jesus endured testing and temptation for 40 days.   But this is nothing new for God’s children.  Noah was called by God to build an ark and bring all the animals, for which he was ridiculed and then they had to ride [...]

2018-02-20T09:29:21+00:00February 20th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Teaching and Healing with Authority

2018-01-28/Epiphany 4-B Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Mark 1: 21-28  A farmer had a pond on his land suitable for swimming.   One evening he walked down to the pond.   As he got closer, he heard laughter and saw a bunch of young women skinny dipping.  When the women saw him they all went to the deep [...]

2018-01-31T19:59:50+00:00January 31st, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

God in swaddling cloths, in you and me

2017-12-24/Christmas Eve/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Isaiah 9:2-7   Titus 2:11-14   Luke 2:1-20  “Where did Jesus come from?”  I asked children in my former parish.  One little girl piped up: “From God, and Santa Claus too!”    Confused?   It’s honest.   We have Christ in our Christmas displays but he's one among many: Rudolph, Scrooge, Santa Claus, toy soldiers, [...]

2017-12-30T12:38:19+00:00December 30th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments

Prepare the Way of the Lord

Advent 2-B/Dec. 10, 2017/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Isaiah 40:1-11   2 Peter 3:8-15   Mark 1:1-18  Two Sundays ago Debra and I joined dear friends, Pr. Kurt and Lois Strause, to celebrate her retirement from teaching, nine days in Germany and the Czech republic, enjoying history, culture and the European Christmas Markets.   We visited Markets in Regensburg, [...]

2017-12-11T09:17:49+00:00December 11th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments