Posts tagged “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

Life Sunday Sermon 2018: The Glory of God Is a Living Man

Posted on January 26th, 2018

I was honored to preach for the LCMS Southern Illinois District’s service for Life Sunday, held on January 21 at Good Shepherd, Collinsville, IL. Thanks to Rev. Scott Adle and his charming family for hosting me, and Rev. Mark Surburg, District Life Coordinator, for inviting me. The audio of the sermon can be found here. Text: St. John 7:37-39 “God makes, man is made.” This statement seems so basic as to be absurd. “God makes, man is made.” Yet this statement overthrows all our pride, all our desires for authority and dominance.   Confess it: you want others to obey you. You want others to submit. You should be the star, you should be praised, you should control your own destiny.   But God…

Petitions for the President’s inauguration and Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

Posted on January 19th, 2013

I didn’t see anything from the LCMS worship office on prayers for Life Sunday or President Obama’s inauguration (if I missed it, please point me in the right direction), so I wrote my own. Perhaps they may be of use to someone:     For the President of the United States, Barack Obama, that his inauguration would be a blessing to the nation, that he would be strengthened in good works, and that he would receive grace to uphold all our liberties, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy. For an end to abortion and every form of violence, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy. For an end to war, slavery, human trafficking, genocide, infanticide, euthanasia, torture, wrongful imprisonment,…