Missouri Synod Church in Downtown Memphis

Sermons

2017-8-6 Learning From Jesus’ Own Sorrow and Adversity

Jesus was deeply moved by the execution of His cousin, such so that He wanted to get away to himself for a while. But the needs of the people came first and Jesus put duty, both to His father, and to man ahead of His personal needs.

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2017-07-30 Let’s Talk About Prayer

Pastor Elkins offers us a brief refresher on the how and why of the most powerful tool in the Christian’s arsenal – prayer.

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2017-06-18 The Tale of Jesús García

On November 7, 1907, a 23-year-old brakeman noticed smoke in the air. He realized that sparks from his train’s chimney stack had blown back onto the first cars, igniting the hay on top. The train was transporting 70 boxes of dynamite, detonators, and fuses.

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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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