Missouri Synod Church in Downtown Memphis

Sermons

2017-06-11 A Blast From The Past!

In my house growing up, whenever my mother could control the remote, the move we would watch is a movie from 1999 called “Blast From The Past.”

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2017-05-21 – American Idols

American Idols – let’s start off with a brief history of American Pop Music icons and see where that leads us in the scripture reading.

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Where’s Joy: Reflections on a Hospital Stay.

Pastor Phil Schmidt does not get to take it easy. After serving as Trinity’s Associate Pastor and as Chaplain to the Shelby County Juvenile Court, he assumed the roll Trinity’s Pastor Emeritus, only to find himself several times the go to Vacancy Pastor for the district and has kept his staff position on the Lutheran Summer Camp program. This is not what retirement is supposed to be like, not while battling cancer. The 10 year battle with cancer has slowed him down considerably. Now he must consider when to transition into Hospice care. Instead of spending his days calling on the sick and dying in hospitals, he has found himself the one being called upon. Yet, this is where Christ has called on him with a new task. He has been given a new assignment, one he never expected. One that takes him to a new mission field with a new purpose. Here is Rev. Phil Schmidt’s address to the Trinity Adult Bible Study class as he tries to explain what is different about this calling, what it means to us, and what it might also mean to the institutional Church at large.  

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May 7, 2017 – Day By Day…

And the Lord was adding to their number day by day…

This the goal of every Christian, to bring others into God’s saving grace.

But how?

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April 30, 2017 –

Thanks to God’s loving mercy, we don’t have to face Him alone! This is a VERY good thing.

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April 23, 2017 – BOGO

Buy One, Get One . . . what a great example of cause and effect. You buy this, you get that. What could be better? Well, how about God’s mercy leading to the gift of grace? Now there’s a cause and effect, a BOGO we receive because of God’s love and the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. And it’s all free to us!

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2017 Easter Morning Sermon

HE HAS RISEN! HE HAS RISEN INDEED!

Listen as LCMS District President Roger Paavola comes as Trinity’s guest pastor to deliver our Easter Morning Sermon for today.

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Maundy Thursday – 2017

The Thursday evening before Jesus was crucified he gathered his disciples together in the upper room and washed their feet. After they had eaten the Passover Meal, Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper. Tonight Dr. Roger Paavola, leads us in worship and shares this sermon.

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Hosanna! Blessed Is He

What if we held a great celebration before the actual event took place? In today’s sermon, guest pastor, Rev. Clayton Sellers ponders the unusual flow of events leading up to Christ’s resurrection and how we find our self still fitting in. Apologies from the sound guy who forgot to push the record button until a second or two into the sermon.

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5th Week in Lent 2017 – “Help!”

“Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Does God lead us into temptation? Into sin? What would be His purpose in doing that? In this fifth and final meditation on the Lord’s Prayer, Trinity’s Deacon, Dr. Douglas Morrison, takes a look at the final petition of the Lord’s prayer, and discusses the sin that we need most to be delivered from.

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4th Week in Lent 2017 – “Forgive Us Our Debts”

Not sins.  Not trespasses.  The word Matthew uses in his Gospel is debt, that which is owed, that which is justly or legally due.  In this fourth meditation on the Lord’s Prayer, Trinity’s Deacon, Dr. Douglas Morrison, takes a look at what we owe, what needs to be repaid, and how that can only be accomplished by Jesus.

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3-26-2017 – “Nothing But Trouble?”

The day started out great for this man born blind.  Jesus gave him his sight!  Then, it all started to go south, as friends, neighbors, and Pharisees all pulled him away from Jesus.  Just listen to what happens when Jesus pulls back!  

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