Sermons by Doug Meyer

Getting Something for Nothing

Exodus 20:15 (ESV)15 “You shall not steal.    As best as I can recall, it happened to me the first time during my 3rd year of college.  I was living in a dorm at that time attending Concordia Senior College in Fort Wayne, IN, a Lutheran college that was geared primarily toward the training of future pastors.…

A Little Bit of Heaven on Earth

Ephesians 5:21 (ESV)21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. Dear Friends in Christ,                                                                                                 Some years ago the Saturday Evening Post ran an article entitled “The Seven Ages of the Married Cold.”  It revealed a series of reactions that a husband gave to his wife’s colds during the first 7 years of…

Jesus: Thrill or Threat?

Matthew 2:1-12 (ESV)The Visit of the Wise Men2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled,…

The Perfect Baby

John 1:14  (ESV)14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. Dear Friends in Christ,    I came across an incredible story recently about a little girl named Molly.  Picture the scene for a moment.  Molly is in the hospital because she’s…

The Perfect Christmas Gift

Luke 2:7 (ESV)7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Dear Friends in Christ,    I have a confession to make this evening that I just have to get off my chest because the guilt is about…

The Perfect Christmas Friend

Isaiah 7:14  (ESV) 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.     Dear Friends in Christ,    One of the most humbling parts of the Christmas season for Marilyn and me (and I’m sure Pastor Mike and Jessica would agree with this) is…

The Perfect Christmas Tree

Colossians 1:15-20 (ESV) 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the…

The Perfect Heavenly Christmas

Luke 15:10 (ESV) 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Dear Friends in Christ,    Starting this morning I’m going to be taking a break from the sermon series on the 10 Commandments that I’ve been preaching for some time now entitled “The Fundamentals of Our…

Crossing the Threshold

Hosea 2:19-20 (ESV) 19 And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. 20 I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the Lord. Dear Friends in Christ,    I wish we had the time today to go around the sanctuary and give…

What’s a Christian to Do?

Psalm 119:11 ESV 11 I have stored up your word in my heart,    that I might not sin against you. Dear Friends in Christ,                                                                                      Times are changing.  How many times haven’t we heard that familiar saying and perhaps used it ourselves?  And while some change can be good, not all change fits that description.  For example,…