Sermons by Michael Feldmann

Opening a Gift

Psalm 119:129-136 129 Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them. 130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. 131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands. 132 Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name. 133 Direct my footsteps according to your…

A Day Off From Problems

Ephesians 6:10-20 The Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual…

Invited to the Feast

Proverbs 9:1-10 Invitations of Wisdom and Folly 9 Wisdom has built her house;     she has set up its seven pillars. 2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;     she has also set her table. 3 She has sent out her servants, and she calls     from the highest point of the city, 4     “Let all who are simple come to my…

Dream Small

Matthew 25:40 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ {Prayer} I don’t remember exactly when it was, but sometime during my high school career I remember having to sit in a very uncomfortable wooden chair…

I Can’t Change Jesus

Hebrews 13:8 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.             {Prayer} As you could very easily tell as you walked into the building this morning … things have changed around here just a bit.  It seems like some mad scientists who apparently believe in time travel have invaded and have taken over…

Wait … Trust … Believe

Mark 5:21-43 Jesus Raises a Dead Girl and Heals a Sick Woman 21 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake.22 Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. 23 He…

Why Hide from a Pursuing God

Genesis 3:6-15 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and…

Rescued from the Hole

John 3:17 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. {Prayer} בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים Those are the first three words of the Bible, the first three words of Genesis 1:1.  In English, “In the beginning God created” (Gen 1:1a). Throughout the whole creation…

Joyful Departure

Luke 24:44-53 44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you:Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” 45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from…

Wandering Sheep

Psalm 23 A psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3     he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths     for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk     through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil,     for you are…