Missouri Synod Church in Downtown Memphis

Sermons

Sermon: August 31, 2014 – On the Persecution of So Many Christians

The news is devastating. Christians in Iraq, Syria, and much of Northern Africa are being persecuted at an astounding rate. It begs the question, “What does Jesus have to say about enduring so much persecution?” Maybe it’s time for us to see past the pundits and the politicians and take a no-hold-barred look at Jesus’ command that we pick up crosses of our own and follow after Jesus. His perspective may just be the hope we need in times of so much trouble.

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Sermon for Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Apostle Paul tells us that, “we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.” A noble sentiment, but what does this really mean? It looks good on paper, but do we actually practice what we preach? How do we relate, one on one, to our brothers and sisters in Christ who also belong to Jesus? What does it mean – as Paul says in Romans 12:1-8 – that we are “one in Christ”?

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Sermon for Sunday August 17, 2014

Sometimes God puts us on hold. His silence is deafening. Believe it or not, there’s only one example of Jesus brushing someone off in the Gospels, and in the end, He is astounded by her great faith. This Sunday, we dig into the amazing faith of a Canaanite woman who just won’t let Jesus go no matter how silent He seems to be, and discover what to do when God puts us on hold…(Mathew 15:21-28.

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Sermon for Sunday August 10, 2014 – Weathering the Storm

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Sermon for Sunday August 8, 2014 – Looking For a Miracle

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Sermon for Sunday, July 27, 2014 – Freed From Death

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Sermon for Sunday July 17, 2014 – How Plants and Faith Grow

Sometimes God puts us on hold. His silence is deafening. Believe it or not, there’s only one example of Jesus brushing someone off in the Gospels, and in the end, He is astounded by her great faith. This Sunday, we dig into the amazing faith of a Canaanite woman who just won’t let Jesus go no matter how silent He seems to be, and discover what to do when God puts us on hold…(Matthew 15:21-28.)

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Sermon for July 6, 2014 – You are not who you think you are

You are who God says you are; a forgiven sinner, one of His beloved children. Join us this Sunday as we celebrate our Freedom from the Law; or at least Freedom from our identity under God’s Law. Though we’re not perfect, we are constantly being perfected under the Cross of Jesus Christ.

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Sermon for Sunday June 29, 2014 – Living Completely

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for St. Peter. The impulsive one. The one who’s always and forever jumping out of boats. Who talks a big game, but when the chips are down becomes brutally aware of his painfully incomplete love. This Sunday, we look at how the complete and total love of Jesus not only Covers us, but also Calls us with the promise that we don’t need to be complete ourselves. We live in the Completeness of Christ Jesus. (John 21:15-20)

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Sermon for Sunday June 8, 2014 – Surviving Doubt

Click the Player button to hear the sermon from June 8, 2014 I would love to have been on the receiving end of Jesus’ question to the two Emmaus disciples. “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your heart?” (Luke 24:38). Where would you like to start, beloved Savior? The truth is, doubts are normal – a common by-product of a faith full of paradoxes. In fact, God often uses our seasons of doubt to train us for a faith beyond our belief in our idealized Jesus who, incidentally is quite different from the Jesus of Scripture. This Sunday, we talk about how God shapes us through doubt, and discover the difference between belief and faith (Acts 2:21).

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Sermon for Sunday June 1, 2014 – Letting Go Is Tough

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Sermon for Sunday May 24, 2014 – Lord, Help Us Walk Your Servant Way

This week’s sermon by Deacon Douglas Morrison got off to a rough start. Once the lights were situated, the message got underway. Click the Player button to hear the sermon from May 24, 2014

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