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Jesus with Us amid Life’s Storms

2018-06-24/Pentecost 5-B/Community Lutheran/Pr Joe Vought Job 38:1-11  Mark 4:35-41  I was pretty anxious growing up.  Being a first child, premature at a whopping 3 pounds, I know my parents worried.  I remember breathing treatments for asthma as a kid.  My mom remembered the day President Kennedy was shot I was in 1st Grade, I ran [...]

2018-06-25T09:11:53+00:00June 25th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Those Who Do the Will of God

3rd Pentecost-B/June 10, 2018/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought Mark 3:20-35 Listen to the first verse of Mark’s Gospel, “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”   Who is Jesus?   God’s Son.    A few verses later at his baptism, God confirms it, “You are my Son, the Beloved with you I am [...]

2018-06-14T12:53:30+00:00June 14th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

‘One in Christ, Remembering Who We Are”

2018-05-13/Easter 7-B/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joseph Vought John 17:6-19 I see them every morning driving out of my neighborhood as I stop for the school bus: mothers and fathers praying as they hug their kids; praying as  they get on the bus; praying and waving as little faces are framed by bus windows, parents still praying and [...]

2018-05-14T08:06:13+00:00May 13th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

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