Sermons by Pastor John Strommen



Speaker: | February 03, 2019

On Friday night, I had the opportunity to go to Orchestra Hall for a symphony with my oldest son, Thomas, the saxophone player. We had dinner, enjoyed a great concert, ran into Thomas’s cousin and...


The New Kingdom Takes Shape

Speaker: | January 13, 2019

Ah, January. The time of year many Americans resolve to do battle with their humanity. You know, during the holidays, every time we walk by a box of chocolates or peanut M and M’s, we...


The Other Side of Christmas

Speaker: | January 06, 2019

Welcome to the Christmas story according to Matthew! While Luke’s version is an intimate little affair, taking place in a stable with shepherds and farm animals, Matthew’s version is the opposite. It’s about royalty. A...


Holes In the Darkness

Speaker: | December 26, 2018

When the Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson was a child in 19th century Scotland, the story is told that one night his nanny came into his nursery to put him to bed. She found the...


When Longing Becomes Promise

Speaker: | December 16, 2018

Advent is a season of waiting. Waiting for God to be with us, waiting for God’s will to be done, waiting for you, me and our neighbor to be made whole after this world has...


On the Matter of Callings

Speaker: | November 25, 2018

In Jeremiah 1, we learn that Jeremiah was called by God personally. The Lord said to Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you and consecrated you. I appointed you to be...