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2013

Audio Date Title References
August 18 “God Gives the Growth” 1 Corinthians 3:5-11
August 11 “Faith in God's Promises” Genesis 15:1-6
July 28 “Don't Be Captive to the World” Colossians 2:6-8
July 14 “The Parable of the Good Samaritan” Luke 10:25-37
July 07 “Let Us Not Become Weary” Galatians 6:9-10
June 30 “The Fruit of the Spirit” Galatians 5:22-23
June 23 “Your Sins Are Forgiven” Luke 7:36-50
June 16 “Children of the Heavenly Father” Galatians 3:26-27
June 09 “Rabbi Jesus Ruins a Funeral” Luke 7:11-17
June 02 “What We Learn from the Centurion” Luke 7:1-10
May 19 “What Does This Mean?” Acts 2:12
May 12 “What Does Christ's Ascension Mean for You?” Luke 24:45-53, Acts 1:1-11
May 05 “God's Grief Counselor” John 16:6-7
April 28 “Jerusalem the Golden” Revelation 21:1-5
April 21 “Jesus: Lamb and Shepherd” Revelation 7:17
April 14 “Peter's Three-Peat Repeat” John 21:1-19
April 07 “Are You A Doubting Thomas?” John 20:19-31
March 31 “Why Are You Crying?” John 20:15
March 29 “What Crime Has He Committed?” Matthew 27:23
March 28 “Do You Understand What I Have Done for You?” John 13:12
March 24 “Who Is This?” Matthew 21:10
March 20 “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?” Matthew 27:46
March 17 “Why Do We Need Any More Witnesses?” Mark 14:63
March 13 “What Is Truth?” John 18:38
March 10 “Shall I Crucify Your King?” John 19:15
March 06 “Are You Not One of His Disciples?” John 18:25
March 03 “If Men Do These Things . . . ?” Luke 23:31
February 27 “Shall I Not Drink the Cup?” John 18:11
February 24 “Will You Really Lay Down Your Life for Me?” John 13:38
February 20 “Could You Not Keep Watch with Me?” Matthew 26:36-45
February 17 “What Will You Give Me If I Betray Him?” Matthew 26:14-16
February 13 “Where Is My Guest Room?” Mark 14:12-16
February 10 “A Glimpse of Glory” Luke 9:28-36
February 03 “But at Your Word” Luke 5:1-11
January 27 “The Spirit Working in YOU” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
January 20 “Love Is . . .” 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
January 13 “You Are My Beloved Son” Luke 3:21-22
January 06 “The Gifts of the Wise Men” Matthew 2:1-12
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2012

Audio Date Title References
December 30 “The Living Nativity” Luke 2:1-20
December 24 “The Spirit of Christmas” Luke 2:14
December 19 “Words and Sayings of the Season: Gloria in Excelsis Deo & Peace on Earth” Luke 2:13-14
December 12 “Words and Sayings of the Season: Carol, Alleluia, & Noel” Luke 2:11
December 09 “Words and Sayings of the Season: Immanuel, Incarnation, & Nativity” Isaiah 7:14
December 05 “Words and Sayings of the Season: Merry Christmas—or Xmas?” Luke 3:15
December 02 “Words and Sayings of the Season: Joy to the World” Luke 21:27-28
November 25 “Do God’s Books Balance for You?” Daniel 7:9-10
November 21 “Think, Thank, Thunk” Ephesians 5:19-20
November 18 “The Widow’s Mite” Mark 12:41-44
November 11 “A Beautiful Benediction” Hebrews 13:20-21
November 04 “The Holiness of Christ” Hebrews 4:15
October 28 “The Gift of God” Ephesians 2:8-10
October 21 “The Needle and the Camel” Mark 10:23-27
October 14 “Down Thru the Roof!” Mark 2:1-12
September 30 “Adjust Your Focus” James 1:9-12
September 23 “Live in Peace” James 3:13-4:6
September 16 “Tame Your Tongue!” James 3:1-12
September 09 “Everlasting Joy!” Isaiah 35:10
September 02 “Be Strong in the Lord” Ephesians 6:10-20
August 26 “The American Idols” Joshua 24:14-18
August 19 “Don’t You Care?” Mark 4:35-41
August 12 “Off with the Old—On with the New” Ephesians 4:17-24
July 29 “Sermons in Stained Glass: Holy Spirit” Ephesians 4:3-6
July 22 “Sermons in Stained Glass: Baptistery Windows” Romans 6:3-5
July 15 “Sermons in Stained Glass: Angels” Matthew 18:10
July 01 “Sermons in Stained Glass: Good Shepherd” Mark 6:34
June 24 “Sermons in Stained Glass: Communion Chalice” 1 Corinthians 10:16
June 17 “Sermons in Stained Glass: Baptismal Shell” Ephesians 5:26-27
June 03 “Sermons in Stained Glass: Redemption” John 3:16-18
May 27 “Sermons in Stained Glass: Creation” Genesis 1:1-5
May 20 “To Each One of Us Grace Has Been Given As Christ Apportioned It” Ephesians 4:7
May 13 “We Love Because He First Loved Us” 1 John 4:19
May 06 “I Am the Vine, You Are the Branches” John 15:1-8
April 29 “My Sheep Listen to My Voice” John 10:27-28
April 22 “No Other Name Under Heaven” Acts 4:12
April 15 “Jesus Came Among Them” John 20:19-31
April 08 “The End of the Road?” Mark 16:1-8
April 06 “The Miracles of Lent: Good Friday” Romans 5:6-8
April 05 “The Miracles of Lent: The Last Supper” Luke 22:7-13, 1 Corinthians 10:16
April 01 “Court TV—Channel 33 A.D.” Mark 15:1-39
March 28 “The Miracles of Lent: Earthquake” Matthew 27:51-53
March 25 “The Seed of Our Salvation” John 12:20-33
March 21 “The Miracles of Lent: Tearing of the Temple Curtain” Mark 15:37-38
March 18 “The Strange Story of the Bronze Snake” Numbers 21:4-9
March 14 “The Miracles of Lent: Four Miracles in the Garden of Gethsemane” Luke 22:39-51, John 18:3-6
March 11 “We Preach Christ Crucified” 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
March 07 “The Miracles of Lent: The Withering Fig Tree” Mark 11:12-14, 20-21
March 04 “Profit and Loss” Mark 8:27-38
February 29 “The Miracles of Lent: The Resurrection of Lazarus” John 11:46-53
February 26 “On the Mountain of the Lord” Genesis 22:1-18
February 22 “The Miracles of Lent: Darkness” Luke 23:44-45
February 19 “The Mountain Peek” Mark 9:2-9
February 12 “Spread the News!” Mark 1:40-45
February 05 “The Question of Sickness” Mark 1:29-34
January 29 “Amazed at His Teaching” Mark 1:21-22
January 22 “Fishers of Men” Mark 1:16-20
January 08 “Follow the Word to the Word Made Flesh” Matthew 2:1-12
January 01 “Shed for You” Luke 2:21

2011

Audio Date Title References
December 25 “Isaiah’s Picture of Jesus” Isaiah 9:2-7
December 24 “Your Part in the Christmas Pageant” Luke 2:1-20
December 21 “Seven Scenes from the Advent-Christmas Story: Wise Men Worshipping” Matthew 2:1-11
December 14 “Seven Scenes from the Advent-Christmas Story: Herod Fearing” Matthew 2:12-21
December 11 “Seven Scenes from the Advent-Christmas Story: Joseph Dreaming” Matthew 1:18-25
December 07 “Seven Scenes from the Advent-Christmas Story: Angels Singing” Luke 2:13-14
December 04 “Seven Scenes from the Advent-Christmas Story: Mary Praising” Luke 1:46-55
November 30 “Seven Scenes from the Advent-Christmas Story: Shepherds Watching” Luke 2:8
November 27 “Seven Scenes from the Advent-Christmas Story: John Preaching” Mark 1:1-8
November 23 “A Day of Thanks, A Life of Thanks” Psalm 136:1
November 13 “What Bliss Beyond Compare!” Isaiah 65:17-25
November 06 “The Real End Times Scenario” Matthew 24:36
October 30 “The True Treasure of the Church” Romans 3:19-28
October 23 “Love for God and Neighbor” Mark 12:28-31
October 16 “The Very Hairs of Your Head Are All Numbered” Matthew 10:24-33
October 09 “Come to the Wedding Banquet” Matthew 22:1-14
October 02 “Crossing the Finish Line” Philippians 3:12-14
September 25 “The Exaltation of Our Lord” Philippians 2:9-11
September 18 “We Preach Christ Crucified” 1 Corinthians 1:18, 23-24
September 11 “Not Guilty? Not Guilty!” Romans 5:18-19
August 28 “The Mysteries of the Faith” Romans 11:33-36
August 21 “Living Sacrifices” Romans 12:1
July 31 “Who Is Worthy?” Matthew 9:9-13
July 24 “More Than Conquerors” Romans 8:28-39
July 10 “The Narrow Gate” Matthew 7:13-14
July 03 “I Will Give You Rest” Matthew 11:28
June 05 “If It Is the Lord’s Will” James 4:15
May 22 “In My Father’s House” John 14:1-14
May 15 “Our Good Shepherd” John 10:27-28
May 08 “On the Road to Emmaus” Luke 24:13-35
May 01 “Peace Be with You” John 20:19-31
April 24 “The Meaning of Easter” Psalm 118:24
April 22 “Agnus Dei” and “Benediction” John 1:29 & Numbers 6:22-27
April 21 “Words of Institution”, “Pax Domini”, and “Nunc Dimittis and Post-Communion Prayer” 1 Corinthians 11:23-25, Matthew 5:23-24, & Luke 2:25-33
April 17 “This Is the Prophet” Matthew 21:11
April 13 “Lord’s Prayer” Matthew 6:9-13 & Luke 11:2-4
April 10 “I Will Open Your Graves” Ezekiel 37:1-14
April 06 “Offertory”, “Preface and Proper Preface”, and “Sanctus” Psalm 51:10-12, Lamentations 3:41, & Isaiah 6:1-4
April 03 “I Will Not Forsake Them” Isaiah 42:14-21
March 30 “Sermon”, “Creed”, and “Prayers” 2 Timothy 4:1-2, 1 Timothy 6:12-14, & Ephesians 6:18
March 27 “A Miraculous Stream in the Wilderness of Sin” Exodus 17:1-7
March 23 “Salutation and Collect of the Day” and “Scripture Readings, Gradual, Alleluia, and Gospel Acclamations” Ruth 2:4, Acts 1:14 & Colossians 4:16
March 20 “Nick at Night” John 3:1-17
March 16 “Introit,” “Kyrie” and “Gloria in Excelsis” Colossians 3:16, Matthew 20:30-31, & Luke 2:13-14
March 13 “Promises, Promises, Promises” Genesis 3:15
March 09 “Invocation” and “Confession & Absolution” Matthew 28:19-20 & John 20:22-23
March 06 “The Hidden Glory” Matthews 17:1-9
February 27 “The Faithful Steward” 1 Corinthians 4:2
February 20 “God’s Peace Plan” Leviticus 19:18
February 13 “Thought, Word, and Deed” Matthew 5:20-37
February 06 “What God Has Prepared for Those Who Love Him” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
January 30 “Jesus’ Topsy-Turvy Teaching” Matthew 5:1-12
January 23 “The Message of the Cross” 1 Corinthians 1:18
January 16 “What Are You Seeking?” John 1:38
January 09 “What Must I Do to Be Saved?” Acts 16:25-34

2010

Audio Date Title References
December 26 “The Example of the Shepherds” Luke 2:8-20
December 24 “Unto You Is Born a Savior” Luke 2:11
December 15 “A Season of Love” Matthew 1:18-25
December 12 “A Christmas Letter from Isaiah” Isaiah 9:2-7
December 08 “A Season of Hope” Luke 1:39-56
December 01 “A Season of Faith” Luke 1:26-38
November 28 “Peace on Earth?” Isaiah 2:1-5
November 24 “Forget Not All His Benefits” Psalm 103:1-2
November 21 “To Rescue Us from the Present Evil Age” Galatians 1:3-5
November 14 “The Kingdom of God Is Within You” Luke 17:20-21
November 07 “The Fear of the Lord” Proverbs 9:10
October 31 “God’s Glorious Gospel” Isaiah 1:18
October 24 “‘Holier Than Thou’ or ‘A Tale of Two Men’” Luke 18:9-14
October 17 “Jacob at the Jabbok” Genesis 32:22-30
October 10 “The Story of Ruth” Ruth 1:1-19
October 03 “Keep the Faith—Share the Faith” 2 Timothy 1:13-14
September 26 “The Rich Man and Lazarus” Luke 16:19-31
September 19 “Revelation’s Seventh Beautiful Beatitude” Revelation 22:14
September 12 “Revelation’s Sixth Beautiful Beatitude” Revelation 22:7
August 29 “Revelation’s Fifth Beautiful Beatitude” Revelation 20:6
August 22 “Revelation’s Fourth Beautiful Beatitude” Revelation 19:9
August 15 “Revelation’s Third Beautiful Beatitude” Revelation 16:15
August 08 “Revelation’s Second Beautiful Beatitude” Revelation 14:13
August 01 “Revelation’s First Beautiful Beatitude” Revelation 1:3
July 25 “Lord, Teach Us to Pray” Luke 11:1
July 18 “One Thing’s Needful” Luke 10:38-42
July 04 “Government—God’s Servant” Romans 13:1-7
June 27 “Elijah and the 7,000” 1 King 9:9-18
June 20 “The Precious Gospel of God’s Grace” Galatians 3:15-25
June 13 “The Greatest Hoax on Earth?” Galatians 1:11-12
June 06 “God Has Come to Help His People” Luke 7:11-17
May 23 “My Peace I Give You!” John 14:27
May 13 “I Am with You Always” Matthew 28:20
May 09 “If Anyone Loves Me, He Will Obey My Teaching” John 14:23-26
May 02 “God’s Heavenly Health Plan” Revelation 21:4
April 25 “The Scripture Cannot Be Broken” John 10:35
April 18 “My Chosen Instrument” Acts 9:1-22
April 11 “Witnesses to the Resurrection” Acts 5:30-32
April 04 “The Promise of Easter” 1 Corinthians 15:17-20
April 02 “The Sounds of Lent: Dice and Death Cry” John 19:23-30
April 01 “The Sounds of Lent: Singing, Breaking Bread and Pouring Wine” Matthew 26:26-30
March 28 “The Sounds of Lent: Donkey’s Hoofs, Cheering Crowds, and Jeering Crowds” Matthew 21:1-11
March 24 “The Sounds of Lent: Pounding Hammer, Spurting Water and Blood and Confessing” John 19:31-37
March 21 “The Parable of the Wicked Tenants” Luke 20:9-19
March 17 “The Sounds of Lent: Sneering and Weeping” Luke 23:24-32, 49
March 14 “The Parable of the Sinful Sons” Luke 15:11-32
March 10 “The Sounds of Lent: Washing Hands and Cross Scraping on Back” Matthew 27:20-26
March 07 “Crossing the Red Sea—A Symbol of Holy Baptism” 1 Corinthians 10:1-2
March 03 “The Sounds of Lent: Mocking, Flogging and Spitting” Matthew 27:26-30
February 28 “Our Citizenship Is in Heaven” Philippians 3:20
February 24 “The Sounds of Lent: Taunting, Beating and “Slapping” Matthew 26:63-68
February 21 “Satan’s Temptation Triangle” Luke 4:1-13
February 17 “The Sounds of Lent: Clanking Coins, Kissing, Lying and Crowing Rooster” Matthew 26:47-63, 69-75
February 14 “Down From the Mountain” Luke 9:28-36
February 07 “What Must You Leave Behind?” Luke 5:1-11
January 31 “Not Only for This Life!” 1 Corinthians 15:19
January 24 “Scripture is Fulfilled” Luke 4:14-21
January 17 “Now I Know in Part” 1 Corinthians 13:12
January 10 “Baptism: Foundation for Christian Living” Ephesians 5:25-26
January 03 “We Have Come to Worship Him” Matthew 2:1-12

2009

Audio Date Title References
December 24 “Good Tidings of Great Joy!” Luke 2:8-14
December 16 “Symbols of the Season: Christmas Gifts” Matthew 2:11
December 13 “Symbols of the Season: Christmas Tree” Isaiah 35:1-2
December 09 “Symbols of the Season: Shepherds” Luke 2:15-18
December 06 “Symbols of the Season: St. Nicholas” Hebrews 13:7
December 02 “Symbols of the Season: Angels” Luke 2:13-14
November 29 “Symbols of the Season: Advent Wreath” John 1:9
November 25 “The Peace of God” Philippians 4:4-7
November 15 “Seven Signs of the Second Coming” Mark 13:1-13
November 08 “Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath” 1 Kings 17:8-16
November 01 “Dressed for Eternity” Revelation 7:13-14
October 25 “God’s Two-Edged Sword” Hebrews 4:12-13
October 18 “You Do Not Belong to the World” John 15:18-25
October 11 “Render to God and Caesar” Mark 12:13-17
October 04 “Take Sin Seriously!” Mark 9:38-50
September 27 “Who Is the Greatest?” Mark 9:30-37
September 20 “Drowning Your Demons” Mark 5:1-20
September 13 “Know the Truth” Mark 12:18-27
September 06 “Christ’s Cure for What Ails You” Mark 7:31-37
August 30 “Josiah: God’s Extreme Renovation” 2 Kings 22-23
August 23 “Job: The Comforting Hope of Everlasting Life” Job 19:23-27
August 16 “David: Nip Temptation in the Bud” 2 Samuel 11:26-27
August 09 “Ruth: He Will Give You Your Heart’s Desires” Ruth 4:13
August 02 “Joshua: Dare to Be Different” Joshua 24:15
July 26 “Moses: I Know the Plans That I Have For You” Exodus 3:1-15
July 19 “Joseph: Do Not Seek Revenge or Bear a Grudge” Genesis 50:15-21
July 12 “Jacob: God Will Provide” Genesis 27:1-36
June 28 “Abraham: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time” Genesis 16:1-4
June 14 “Adam: Be Content With What You Have” Genesis 3:1-4:1
June 07 “The Mystery of the Trinity” Matthew 28:19
May 31 “Streams of Living Water” John 7:37-39
May 24 “He Hears Us” 1 John 5:9-15
May 21 “Mission Mandate” Luke 24:47
May 17 “God’s Triple Testimony” 1 John 5:8
May 13 “What Does Such Baptizing with Water Indicate?” Romans 6:3-11
May 10 “Stay Connected to the Vine” John 15:1-8
May 03 “Four Loves of a Healthy Marriage” 1 John 4:7
April 29 “How Can Water Do Such Great Things?” Titus 3:4-8
April 26 “Jesus Himself Stood Among Them” Luke 24:36
April 22 “What Benefits Does Baptism Give?” Mark 16:15-16
April 19 “The Atoning Sacrifice for Our Sins” 1 John 2:2
April 15 “What Is Baptism?” Matthew 28:16-20
April 12 “Easter: Good News for You!” Mark 16:1-8
April 10 “His Pain–Our Gain” Isaiah 53:4
April 09 “Given and Shed for You” 1 Corinthians 11:23-25
April 05 “Your Attitude Should Be the Same as That of Christ Jesus” Philippians 2:5-11
April 01 “The Characters of Lent: Mary Magdalene” Mark 15:40-47
April 01 “The Characters of Lent: Joseph of Arimathea” John 19:38-42
March 29 “On the Way to Jerusalem” Mark 10:32-45
March 25 “The Characters of Lent: Roman Centurion” Luke 23:44-47
March 25 “The Characters of Lent: Thief on the Cross” Luke 23:39-43
March 22 “His Great Love for Us” Ephesians 2:1-10
March 18 “The Characters of Lent: Virgin Mary” John 19:25-27
March 18 “The Characters of Lent: Simon of Cyrene” Mark 15:16-21
March 15 “Destroy This Temple and I Will Raise It Again” John 2:13-22
March 11 “The Characters of Lent: Barabbas” Mark 15:6-15
March 11 “The Characters of Lent: Herod” Luke 23:1-12
March 08 “Christ Died for Us” Romans 5:6-8
March 04 “The Characters of Lent: Pontius Pilate” Matthew 27:11-26
March 04 “The Characters of Lent: Caiaphas” Matthew 26:57-66
March 01 “How Temptation Works” James 1:12-18
February 25 “The Characters of Lent: Peter” Luke 22:54-62
February 25 “The Characters of Lent: Judas” Matthew 26:14-27:5
February 22 “We Are Being Transformed” 2 Corinthians 3:18
February 18 “Deliver Us from Evil” Matthew 6:13
February 15 “Behold, How They Love One Another” Mark 2:1-12
February 11 “Forgive Us Our Trespasses” Matthew 6:12
February 08 “They Shall Soar Like Eagles” Isaiah 40:29-31
February 04 “Our Daily Bread” Matthew 6:11
February 01 “The Promised Prophet” Deuteronomy 18:15-20
January 28 “Thy Will Be Done” Matthew 6:10
January 25 “The Things of This World” 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
January 21 “Thy Kingdom Come” Matthew 6:10
January 18 “That Is What Some of You Were” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
January 14 “Hallowed Be Thy Name” Matthew 6:9
January 11 “The Doctrine of Holy Baptism” Mark 1:9-11
January 07 “Our Father Who Art in Heaven” Matthew 6:9
January 04 “How Will You Be Guided to the Savior?” Matthew 2:1-12

2008

Audio Date Title References
December 31 “Our Help in Ages Past — Our Hope for Years to Come” Psalm 90:1-2
December 28 “The Song of Simeon” Luke 2:29-32
December 24 “The Real Meaning of Christmas” Luke 2:11-14
December 21 Readings and Meditations for Festival of Readings and Carols Luke 2:36-38
December 17 “The Three Wise Women of Christmas: Anna” Luke 1:34-35
December 14 “The Mystery of the Incarnation” Luke 1:39-56
December 10 “The Three Wise Women of Christmas: Elizabeth” Isaiah 40:1-11
December 07 “God’s Great 2-for-1 Christmas Special” Luke 1:26-38
December 03 “The Three Wise Women of Christmas: Mary” 2 Peter 3:8-9
November 30 “The Countdown Continues” Luke 17:11-19
November 26 “Pause to Praise” Romans 3:19-28
November 19 “The Purpose and Fulfillment of the Law” Exodus 20:5-6
November 12 “The Close of the Commandments” 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
November 09 “Your Calling from God” Exodus 20:17
November 05 “The Tenth Commandment” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
November 02 “Asleep in Jesus—Forever with the Lord”

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