2020 Sermons

 

12/23 Midweek Advent Service

Jesus Comforts His Disciples; John 14:1-11


Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.


12/20 Fourth S. in Advent

The Birth of Jesus Foretold; Luke 1:26-38

 

Peace is accomplished thru victory over satan, not negotiation. There is a perfect peace to come.

 

12/16 Midweek Advent Service

The Promise to David

 

Scripture Reading: 2 SAMUEL 7:8-17

 

12/13 Third S. in Advent

John the Baptist denies being the Christ; John 1:19-28

 

It was 65 and partly cloudy for our 15th outdoor Worship service. There is great joy this Advent season, knowing that his ultimate blessing is yet to come.

12/9 Midweek Advent Service

The Promise to Abraham

 

Abrahams righteouness came from believing his Lord.

12/6 Second S. in Advent

John the Baptist prepares the Way; Mark 1:1-8

 

The comfort that He brings is the eternal comfort, the peace that lasts forever.

11/29 First S. in Advent

The Triumphal Entry; Mark 11;1-10

 

During the season of Advent we can anticipate God's 2nd coming on the last day. 

11/22 Last S. of the Church year

The Sheep and the Goats; Matt 25:31-46


It was 64 and sunny for our last worship service of the Church year.  Today we anticipate Christ's return, as we celebrate the new life that will begin the moment we depart this life.  

11/15 Twenty-fourth S. a. Pentecost

The Parable of the Talents; Matt 25:14-30


It was rainy and then sunny and 73 for our 12th outdoor  worship service.  Our sermon today reminded us that our faith inspires us to action. We are to encouage others with the certainty of our salvation.

11/8 Twenty-third S. a. Pentecost

The Parable of the Ten Virgins; Matt 25:1-13

 

During our chaotic times, God is demanding just decisions and kind and generous attitudes! Our challenge is, what would God have us do during these times?

11/1 All Saints Day 

The Great Multitude in White Robes; Revelation 7:9-17

It was a beautiful day, 75 and cloudy before the rain came during Communion.  The glorious promise of this Revelation passage is that we will be delivered from the Great Tribulation, as well as each of our individual tribulations.  

10/25 Reformation Day 

The Children of Abraham; John 8:31-36

 

Pastor Hollar leads us in worship on Reformation sunday.

 

10/18  Twentieth S. a. Pentecost 

Paying Taxes to Ceasar; Matt. 22:15-22

 

It was 57 and sunny for our 10th outdoor service. Pastor Panning welcomed 12 new members to our congregation.

10/11  Nineteenth S. a. Pentecost 

The Parable of the Wedding Banquet; Matt. 22:1-14

 

If you recognize the authority of Jesus in your life, your sins will be forgiven and you will be with him forever in paradise. 

10/04  Eighteenth S. a. Pentecost 

The Parable of the Tenants; Matt. 21:33-46

 

It was 63 and cloudy today for our 9th outdoor service. Today is LWML sunday. As Christians, we have been given the kingdom of God to bear its fruit.

09/27  Seventeenth S. a. Pentecost 

The Authority of Jesus Questioned;  Matt. 21:23-27

 

Today's Gospel is about the chief priests challenging Jesus's authority. He confronted them with the hypocrisy of their attitude.  

09/20  Sixteenth S. a. Pentecost 

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard;  Matt. 20:1-16

 

It was 59 with 11mph winds this morning for our 8th outdoor service.   Today's Gospel is about the demand for equal treatment -unless of course equal treatment, itself, would be unfair, given an unequal effort. 

09/13  Fifteenth S. a. Pentecost 

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant;  Matt. 18:21-35

 

There were 40 viewers of our video service this morning.

Forgiveness is not a two-sided transaction, but a  unilateral, unconditional gift.  

09/06     Fourteenth S. a. Pentecost 

The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven;  Matt. 18:1-20

 

Bret was  our keyboard player for our 7th outdoor service.   The commandments are summed up as, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Each of our lessons describes various actions toward our neighbor
which often do not look to be loving, at all. This morning we will
discover how love lies beneath these actions.

08/30            Thirteenth S. a. Pentecost 

Jesus predicts His Death; Matt. 16:21-28

 

Pastor Panning talked about fun things to do near Asheville, the fallacy of self-righteousness and how to bring peace to every crisis in your life. There were 42 people viewing the service.

08/23   Twelfth S. a. Pentecost 

Peter's Confession of Christ; Matt. 16:13-20

 

Pastor Hollar reminded us that we are saved solely by God's Grace,  and that the Lord has a  lot of work for us to do.

08/16   Eleventh S. a. Pentecost 

The Faith of the Canaanite Woman; Matt. 15:15-21

 

It was 79 and cloudy this morning for our 6th outside service.    Todays Old Testament and Gospel lesson both speak to the issue of salvation for non-Jews. 

08/09        Tenth S. a. Pentecost 

Jesus walks on Water; Matt. 14:22-33

 

This morning’s Old Testament and Gospel reading each tell of a
conversation between a ‘hero’ of faith and God. In both conversations the hero is taken to task by God for having doubted His wisdom and authority.

08/02         Ninth S. a. Pentecost 

Jesus feeds the Five Thousand; Matt. 14:13-21

 

It was 84 with 87% humidity for our 5th outside service. In this mornings  Gospel, Jesus brings satisfaction to the hungry...and more.

07/26        Eighth S. a. Pentecost 

The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl; Matt. 13:44-52

 

Today's lesson reveals the 2 different ways to interpret the parable of the hidden treasure and the pearl.

07/19    Seventh S. a. Pentecost 

 The Parable of the Weeds; Matt. 13:24-30

 

It was sunny and 82 this morning for our 4th outside service.

Today's message tells us why we should be patient and at peace in these times of trouble.

07/12          Sixth S. a. Pentecost 

 The Parable of the Sower; Matt. 13:1-9

 

God sows seed in the most unlikely places. Today's message is about how modern technology is making God's word more accessable to everyone.

07/05           Fifth S. a. Pentecost 

 Rest for the weary; Matt. 11:25-30

 

It was warm and humid for our 3rd outdoor service of the season.

It's time to get off our high horse, put our pride aside, pick up the yoke of love and walk with Jesus.

06/28       Fourth S. a. Pentecost 

 Jesus sends out the twelve; Matt. 10:34-42

 

Jesus came to bring real peace. Do you want to learn the difference between fake peace and real peace and find out how real peace can be realized?

06/21          Third S. a. Pentecost 

 Jesus sends out the twelve; Matt. 10:21-33

 

The weather was humid this morning for our 2nd outdoor service. Pastor Panning talked about how we can get out from under the thumb of slavery.

06/14      Second S. a. Pentecost 

 Jesus sends out the twelve; Matt. 9:35-10:8

 

Pastor Hollar talks about why in a sinful world, life is not fair!

How often does our good and gracious God get blamed for life’s inequities? Is that FAIR? Hear these words of hope: “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

06/07           The Holy Trinity

 The Great Commission; Matt.28:16-20

 

The weather was cloudy for our 1st outdoor service of the year.

Do you want to learn what the Apostle's creed means?

Do you want to know why we can trust in all of God's promises?

 

05/31           The Day of Pentecost

 John 7:37-39

 

Today is Pentecost Sunday, the nominal ‘beginning’ of the Christian church.
On this day in Jerusalem, a smattering of seemingly random people, including a few fishermen and a tax collector, began proclaiming Jesus as the Son of God and Savior of the world.

05/24           Seventh Sunday of Easter

Jesus Prays for Himself and His Disciples,             John 17:1-11

Do you want to actually see inside the mind of Jesus as He prays to His Father about His concerns for us? Listen to this message.

05/17                                         The Ascension of Our Lord

Jesus Appears to the Disciples, Luke 24:44-53

Pastor Hollar talks about how the power of the Holy Spirit helps believers spread the good news of the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

05/10                                         Fifth Sunday of Easter

Jesus Comforts His Disciples, John14:1-14

Is ‘Believe’ a request to be honored, a command to be obeyed, or an
invocation of the power of God?

We see ‘believe’ used in a variety of settings with various applications of the word.

05/03                                 Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Shepard and His Flock, John10:1-10 

Do you desire an abundant life?

Listen to this message to find how to have abundance is this life and in the life to come.

 

04/26                 Third Sunday of Easter

On the road to Emmaus; Luke 24:13-35

If you want to learn about a life changing fact, that could change the dynamic of every conversation you ever have, listen to this message.

 

04/19                Second Sunday of Easter

John Appears to His Disciples; John 20:19-31

Learn why more people are hearing the Gospel now then ever before.

 

04/12                Easter Sunday

John Appears to His Disciples; John 20:1-18

There are 4 facts that prove that Jesus Christ is who he says he is! 

Listen and find out about them.

Good Friday

John 19:17-30

 

April 10, 2020

HOLY WEEK 2020

Holy Thursday

Matt. 26:17-30

 

April 9, 2020

Palm Sunday

Sunday of the Passion

John 12:12-19

 

April 5, 2020

LENT 2020

 

Wittenberg Alterpiece

The Lord's Supper

 

April 1, 2020

 

In His Word I put my hope

Psalm 130

 

March 29, 2020

 

Wittenberg Alterpiece

Confession & Absolution

 

March 25, 2020

 

Jesus heals a man born blind

 

March 22, 2020

 

Wittenberg Alterpiece

Baptism

 

March 18, 2020

 

Jesus talks with a samaritan woman - John 4

 

March 15, 2020

Wittenberg Alterpiece

The Predella

 

March 11, 2020

Wittenberg Alterpiece

Art Speaks

 

March 4, 2020