Sermons by Pastor John Strommen


Are You Ashamed?

Speaker: | May 19, 2019

“I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith,” writes Paul in his letter to the Romans. We see the word, “ashamed” and wonder:...


Paul’s Wild Ride

Speaker: | May 13, 2019

The book of Acts was written by the Luke as sort of the part II to his Gospel. Acts covers the spread of the Christian church after Jesus’ ascension. It begins with the giving of...


Where Do You See Resurrection?

Speaker: | April 22, 2019

Each one of the gospel writers – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – have their own way of telling the resurrection story. But without question, Matthew’s telling is the most dramatic! There are special effects...


Who is this?

Speaker: | April 15, 2019

I once asked a middle-aged woman in my congregation why she didn’t come to church any more, she said, “when my son got into trouble with the law, I was too ashamed to come to...


What Faith Does

Speaker: | April 07, 2019

One reliable feature of Matthew’s parables is that a familiar scene from life is presented: working in a vineyard, getting invited to a party you don’t want to attend. In each parable, the familiar scene...


Economy of God

Speaker: | March 18, 2019

Before I read the gospel lesson today, I want to show you a film clip from “Les Misérables,” the movie, not the musical. Jean Valjean has just been released from prison and pledged to become...


About Forgiveness

Speaker: | March 10, 2019

Often times, the preferred God of our culture is depicted as a “no-fault” God, giving unconditional pardons to everyone for all that we do. No questions asked. This is natural for a culture like ours...

Look and Listen

Look and Listen

Speaker: | March 03, 2019

I was just in Colorado last weekend on a ski trip with three of my friends – yes, there are actually people who will admit to being my friends. Quite apart from skiing, my friend...


A Matter of Perspective

Speaker: | February 19, 2019

The late comedian Flip Wilson had a funny bit on prayer. “Hey, I’m talkin’ to God right now. Anyone want anything?” This is how people tend to view prayer. You ask God for things you...