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“Irene” Sermon / Luke 12:49-53 / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / Sunday August 18th 2019 / Season Of Pentecost / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

“Irene” Sermon / Luke 12:49-53 / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / Sunday August 18th 2019 / Season Of Pentecost / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Text: Luke 12:49-53Theme: “Irene”___________________________Intr – You need to know Irene. Irene is a pleasant, always welcome company for many people, both men and women. Because she is nice, calm, quiet. At the same time she can be very definite, precise and challenging. She hints hours...


"There's a lot to do while you do nothing" Sermon / Luke 10:25-37 / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / Sunday July 14th 2019 / Season of Pentecost / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

"There's a lot to do while you do nothing" Sermon / Luke 10:25-37 / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / Sunday July 14th 2019 / Season of Pentecost / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Text: Luke 10:25-37Theme: “There’s a lot to do while you do nothing.”___________________________Intr – A man was telling his friend about a car wreck.            “I was cruising down Main Street when I was hit out of the blue. The other person was totally wrong, he crashed into me; and there...


"Cost benefit" Sermon / Luke 9:51-62 / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / Sunday June 30th 2019 / Season of Pentecost / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

"Cost benefit" Sermon / Luke 9:51-62 / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / Sunday June 30th 2019 / Season of Pentecost / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

  SERMON NOTES Text: Luke 9:51-62Theme: “Cost benefit”___________________________Intr – Some tickets for the match between US and France in the Women’s World cup this week was deemed to be sold as a high price as 10k dollars. _Some of the Raptors tickets to the NBA finals some weeks ago...


“Who He is and who you are(Holy Trinity)” Sermon / John 8:48-59 / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / Sunday June 16th 2019 / Holy Trinity Sunday / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

“Who He is and who you are(Holy Trinity)” Sermon / John 8:48-59 / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / Sunday June 16th 2019 / Holy Trinity Sunday / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

SERMON NOTES   Text: John 8:48-59 ; Psalm 8Theme: “Who He is and who you are(Holy Trinity)”___________________________Intr – Holy Trinity Sunday is the only Sunday dedicated to a doctrine, not to an event, in the Church Calendar. It provides us with a special day to remember and to learn...


Book Of The Month For June 2019: Grace, Faith, Scripture: Portrait of a Lutheran

Book Of The Month For June 2019: Grace, Faith, Scripture: Portrait of a Lutheran

Posted in 2019 / Apologetics / Faith

Grace, Faith, Scripture: Portrait of a Lutheran By Rev. Dr. Daniel Paavola 2019 / Paperback / 112 Pages Overview: Grace, Faith, and Scripture. These three solas, or “alones,” have long been used to characterize the unique theology of the Lutheran faith. The solas set up a relationship...


"A place in us" Sermon / John 8:31-37 / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Sunday October 28th 2018: Season Of Pentecost / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

"A place in us" Sermon / John 8:31-37 / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Sunday October 28th 2018: Season Of Pentecost / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

  SERMON OUTLINE Text: John 8:31-37Theme: “A place in us” ­­­­­­­­______________________                              _______________________ Intr – IReading the Chapter 8 of St. John as I prepared today’s sermon, I found interesting to notice something there that didn’t call my...


"We do not lose heart" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season of Pentecost / June 10th 2018 - / 2 Corinthians 4:5-5.1

"We do not lose heart" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season of Pentecost / June 10th 2018 - / 2 Corinthians 4:5-5.1

Text: 2 Corinthians 4:5-5.1Theme: “We do not lose heart”___________________________Intr – What keeps your life flowing? What keeps your heart going? What helps you to not lose it altogether – not to lose heart?          I ask you this today because anxiety, melancholy, and depression have...


Book Of The Month For June 2018:  Religion on Trial: Cross-Examining Religious Truth Claims (Second Edition)

Book Of The Month For June 2018: Religion on Trial: Cross-Examining Religious Truth Claims (Second Edition)

Religion on Trial: Cross-Examining Religious Truth Claims (Second Edition) By Craig Parton, Esq. 2018 / Paperback / 144 pages Overview: With ten thousand religions in the world today and two being added every day, how are we to know which, if any, is true? Religion on Trial takes a...


Book Of The Month For May 2018:  Echo: Unbroken Truth Worth Repeating, Again

Book Of The Month For May 2018: Echo: Unbroken Truth Worth Repeating, Again

Echo: Unbroken Truth Worth Repeating, Again By Rev. Johnathan Fisk 2018 / Paperback / 328 pages Overview: Christianity is not the ability to memorize or recite from books of Scripture or doctrine. It is not magic. It is not social club, counseling group, or self-help support group. It does...


"Hear, O my people, while I admonish/testify/warn you!" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Confirmation Sunday / June 3rd 2018 - / Psalm 81:1-10

"Hear, O my people, while I admonish/testify/warn you!" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Confirmation Sunday / June 3rd 2018 - / Psalm 81:1-10

    Text: Psalm 81:1-10Theme: “Hear, O my people, while I admonish/testify/warn you!” (v.8)___________________________Intr –  Psalm 81, on our lectionary for today, seems to guess our festivity, Confirmation Sunday, as the psalmist writes: “Sing aloud to God our strength; ishout for joy to...


He speaks / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season Of Lent / Maundy Thursday March 29th 2018 / Luke 22:70

He speaks / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season Of Lent / Maundy Thursday March 29th 2018 / Luke 22:70

    Text: Luke 22.70ffTheme: He speaks (Sanhedrin: “We’ve heard it from His Own Lips”) ___________________________Intr – Perhaps it has been around for a long time, but lately it became even more evident in our society. Many things that are said, written, published out there are not...


Book Of The Month For February 2018:  The Gates of Hell: Confessing Christ in a Hostile World

Book Of The Month For February 2018: The Gates of Hell: Confessing Christ in a Hostile World

Posted in Book of the Month / Persecution / Apologetics

Book Of The Month For February 2018: The Gates of Hell: Confessing Christ in a Hostile World  Essays, Articles, and Sermons by Various Confessional Lutheran Pastors  2018 / Paperback / 258 Pages The Church is no longer the darling of the culture. Those who have the courage to confess the...


 Sermon / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Season of Epiphany / Sunday February 4th 2018 - / 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 / "For the sake of the Gospel"

Sermon / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Season of Epiphany / Sunday February 4th 2018 - / 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 / "For the sake of the Gospel"

 Text: 1 Corinthians 9:16-23Theme: “For the sake of the Gospel”___________________________Intr – Why do you go to the football stadium? Why do you go to the hockey arena? Why do you sit down for hours at a baseball game? There may be lots of reasons for that. Fun, friendship, a couple of...


Book Of The Month For January 2018:  Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey: Recover the Joys of Piety

Book Of The Month For January 2018: Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey: Recover the Joys of Piety

Posted in Book of the Month / Prayer / Apologetics / Righteousness / 2018

Book Of The Month For January 2018:  Thank, Praise, Serve and Obey: Recover the Joys of Piety by William Weedon 2017 / Paperback / 180 pages Piety has fallen on hard times. Some associate it with its evil twin, pietism, and reject piety based on the incorrect assumption that the two are one...


Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season of Pentecost Sunday June 25th 2017 - / Matthew 10:5; 21-33 / Have no fear

Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season of Pentecost Sunday June 25th 2017 - / Matthew 10:5; 21-33 / Have no fear

Text: Matthew 10:5ª; 21-33Theme: Have no fear___________________________Intr –   Religious people usually have a harder life than some pop idols and famous people.            As a person of faith, you need first to walk your talk before people would walk to hear you talk. At any sign of...


The Case for Christ (2017) Jon Gunn - Movie Review

The Case for Christ (2017) Jon Gunn - Movie Review

The Case for Christ (2017) Directed by: Jon Gunn Writers: Brian Bird (screenplay), Lee Strobel (book) Stars: Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Robert Forster, L. Scott Caldwell, Mike Pniewski, Tom Nowicki, Renell Gibbs, Haley Rosenwasser, Brett Rice, Faye Dunaway Run Time: 112min Rated: G (Canada)...


Book Of The Month For August 2016:  The Christian Life:  Cross or Glory?

Book Of The Month For August 2016: The Christian Life: Cross or Glory?

Posted in 2016 / Apologetics / Book of the Month

The Christian Life: Cross or Glory? By Steven A. Hein 2015/Paperback/196 pages Overview: This book offers a radically different perspective from that of many best-selling authors concerning how the Christian should measure and evaluate travel along God’s path of righteousness. It will...


Book Of The Month for June 2016: Has American Christianity Failed?

Book Of The Month for June 2016: Has American Christianity Failed?

Has American Christianity Failed? by Bryan Wolfmueller Overview Christianity in America has a distinct smell. The scent of questionable theological ideas floats through our churches. These ideas shape the way we read the Bible, worship, and interpret the world and our place in it. It...


Book Of The Month For May 2016: Being Lutheran

Book Of The Month For May 2016: Being Lutheran

Posted in 2016 / Apologetics / Book of the Month

Being Lutheran By A. Trevor Sutton 2016 / Paperback / 291 Pages/Adult - Mature Adult OverviewThrow out all those notions you might have about what it means to be Lutheran. When it comes down to it, being Lutheran is really very simple. It’s about following Jesus. We go where Jesus goes,...


God's Not Dead 2 (2016) Harold Cronk - Movie Review

God's Not Dead 2 (2016) Harold Cronk - Movie Review

God's Not Dead 2 (2016) Directed by: Harold Cronk Writers: Chuck Konzelman, Cary Solomon Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Hayley Orrantia, Jesse Metcalfe, Ernie Hudson, Benjamin A. Onyango, Robin Givens, Trisha LaFache, Paul Kwo, David A.R. White, Ray Wise, Pat Boone Run Time: 120min Rated: G...