Sermons by Doug Meyer (Page 13)

When the Foundations are Being Destroyed

Psalm 11:3 3 When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Dear Friends in Christ, When I began my ministry 34 years ago, I never would have dreamed that I would be preaching a sermon like the one I’m about to preach right now.  Do I want to preach it?  No.  Have…

Life in the Coffeepot, Part 1

Psalm 10:1  Why, Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? Dear Friends in Christ, I don’t know why, but over the past year or so Marilyn and I have become mesmerized by the large number of Alaska shows on satellite TV these days.  From “Alaskan Bush People”…

The A-C-T-S of Worship

This morning we come to the end of a journey, a journey that we actually began last year on June 8.  We’ve called it “Salem Lutheran Church: A Faith Odyssey.”  As I noted in my first sermon in this series, an odyssey is an extended journey.  And on this extended journey we have gone in…

Face to Face with a Holy God

Isaiah 6:1-8 Isaiah’s Commission 1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim,each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they…

Is Prayer a Good Idea?

Acts 2:42 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Dear Friends in Christ, Even though I took some time off a little over a week ago, one date I am really looking forward to this summer is Aug. 10 because barring any unforeseen…

Is Your God Too Small?

Exodus 3:13-14 13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you…

The Battle Belongs to the Lord

2 Chronicles 20:15 15 He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. Dear Friends in Christ, As I began to think about my…

It’s Not About Me

Psalm 29:1-2 1 Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Dear Friends in Christ, Ever since I was a little kid, I have always loved sports – not just…

A Case of Mistaken Identity

John 20:19-31 Jesus Appears to His Disciples 19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side.…

It’s Friday … But Sunday’s a-Comin’!

John 20:1-18 The Empty Tomb 1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalenewent to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord…