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Sermon for Sixth Sunday after Pentecost/ Matthew 13:24-30. 36-43/ Vicar James Preus/ Mount Olive Lutheran

Sermon for Sixth Sunday after Pentecost/ Matthew 13:24-30. 36-43/ Vicar James Preus/ Mount Olive Lutheran

24 He put another parable before them, saying, w“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds3 among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds...


Sermon July 6, 2014/ Matthew 11:25-30/ Jesus Gives Spiritual Rest to the Spiritually Burdened/ Vicar James Preus

Sermon July 6, 2014/ Matthew 11:25-30/ Jesus Gives Spiritual Rest to the Spiritually Burdened/ Vicar James Preus

25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.[g] 27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father,...


Sermon June 15/ Acts 2:14a, 22-36 and Matthew 28:19/ The Triune God Saves Us!

Sermon June 15/ Acts 2:14a, 22-36 and Matthew 28:19/ The Triune God Saves Us!

Acts 2:32-33 32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. Matthew 28:19 Go...


Sermon June 1/ John 17/ Eternal Life is to Know Jesus/ Vicar James Preus

Sermon June 1/ John 17/ Eternal Life is to Know Jesus/ Vicar James Preus

When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3 And this is eternal life, that...


Sermon May 18/ John 14:1-14/ Jesus is the Way and the Truth and the Life/ Vicar James Preus

Sermon May 18/ John 14:1-14/ Jesus is the Way and the Truth and the Life/ Vicar James Preus

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am...


Sermon April 27/ Vicar James Preus/ John 20:19-31/ Jesus Gives Us Peace And Eternal Life Through The Forgiveness of Sins

Sermon April 27/ Vicar James Preus/ John 20:19-31/ Jesus Gives Us Peace And Eternal Life Through The Forgiveness of Sins

19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad...


Sermon April 6/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life/ John 11

Sermon April 6/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life/ John 11

17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off, 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. 20 So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and...


Sermon/ Lenten Preaching Exchange/ O Dearest Jesus, What Law Hast Thou Broken/ Vicar James Preus

Sermon/ Lenten Preaching Exchange/ O Dearest Jesus, What Law Hast Thou Broken/ Vicar James Preus

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit”   Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior!    O dearest Jesus, what law hast Thou broken That...


Sermon March 16, 2014/ Vicar James Preus/ Mount Olive Lutheran/ John 3:1-17/ God Loves The World To Death

Sermon March 16, 2014/ Vicar James Preus/ Mount Olive Lutheran/ John 3:1-17/ God Loves The World To Death

3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to...


Sermon for Transfiguration/ Vicar James Preus/ Mount Olive Lutheran Church/ Jesus Shines His Glory On Us Through His Cross

Sermon for Transfiguration/ Vicar James Preus/ Mount Olive Lutheran Church/ Jesus Shines His Glory On Us Through His Cross

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. 3 And behold, there appeared to them Moses and...


Sermon February 23/ Vicar James Preus/ Prince of Peace Lutheran Regina, SK/ Matthew 5:38-48/ God Loved Us When We Were His Enemies

Sermon February 23/ Vicar James Preus/ Prince of Peace Lutheran Regina, SK/ Matthew 5:38-48/ God Loved Us When We Were His Enemies

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak...


Sermon February 16/ Vicar James Preus/Mount Olive Lutheran Church/ Jesus Causes Our Talents to Grow/Matthew 25:14-30

Sermon February 16/ Vicar James Preus/Mount Olive Lutheran Church/ Jesus Causes Our Talents to Grow/Matthew 25:14-30

14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded...


Sermon January 26, 2014/Vicar James Preus/ The Light of Jesus Conquers the Tyrants of Darkness/Matthew 4:12-17

Sermon January 26, 2014/Vicar James Preus/ The Light of Jesus Conquers the Tyrants of Darkness/Matthew 4:12-17

      12 Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: 15 “The land of Zebulun and...


Sermon January 5, 2014/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus Fulfills The Law For Our Sake / Luke 2:40-52

Sermon January 5, 2014/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus Fulfills The Law For Our Sake / Luke 2:40-52

And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him. 41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. 43 And when the feast was ended, as they...


New Years Day Sermon 2014/ Psalm 28/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus is Our Good Shepherd Forever

New Years Day Sermon 2014/ Psalm 28/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus is Our Good Shepherd Forever

  Psalm 28:           To You, O LORD, I call;                    my Rock, be not deaf to me,           lest, if You be silent to me,                    I become like those who go down to the pit.           Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy,                    when I cry to You...


Sermon Christmas Day, 2013/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus Gives Us The Right To Be Called Children Of God/ John 1:1-18

Sermon Christmas Day, 2013/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus Gives Us The Right To Be Called Children Of God/ John 1:1-18

Posted in 2013 / Audio Sermons / Christmas / Sermons / Vicar James Preus / ^John

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the...


Sermon December 15, 2013/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus Gives Us A New Identity/ Matthew 11:2-15

Sermon December 15, 2013/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus Gives Us A New Identity/ Matthew 11:2-15

Posted in 2013 / Advent / Audio Sermons / Sermons / Vicar James Preus / ^Matthew

And when John heard in prison of the works of Christ, he sent by means of his disciples 3and said to him “Are you the Coming One or should we expect another?  4And Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see.  5The blind regain their sight and the lame...


My Church: Visit Mount Olive - I do sincerely believe you will feel blessed as a result - Valiera Lawson

My Church: Visit Mount Olive - I do sincerely believe you will feel blessed as a result - Valiera Lawson

Dear Friends, My husband and I began attending Mount Olive Lutheran Church over two years ago.  We feel very blessed that the Holy Spirit has led us here.  Each time we attend services, we feel fed and nourished by the Word of God.  Our ministers, Pastor Terry Defoe, Pastor Ted Giese, and...


Sermon December 1, 2013/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus Comes To Save Us/ Matthew 21:1-11

Sermon December 1, 2013/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus Comes To Save Us/ Matthew 21:1-11

Posted in 2013 / Advent / Sermons / Vicar James Preus / ^Matthew

Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything...


God is the God of the Living/ Vicar James Preus/ Sunday November 10, 2013

God is the God of the Living/ Vicar James Preus/ Sunday November 10, 2013

Luke 20:27-40 27 There came to him some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, 28 and they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, having a wife but no children, the manmust take the widow and raise up offspring for...