Past Sermons

RSVP

First Lutheran Church 10-15-2017 NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Text: Matthew 22:1-14 RSVP By the Rev. Richard Elliott The word “gospel” means “good news.”  How can our parable this morning possibly be called “good news?”  “The Gospel, ‘the Good News’ of the Lord.”...

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The Lamb and the World

The Rev. Richard Elliott First Lutheran Church-San Diego January 15, 2017 Second Sunday after the Epiphany John 1:29-42 "The Lamb and the World" John the Baptist has been our constant companion on our journey through Advent and into Epiphany. First, it was his task to...

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We Will Survive

The Rev. Larry Koger First Lutheran Church-San Diego November 13, 2016 Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 21:5-19 "We Will Survive" November has been an interesting month. Following a drought of 108 years, the Cubs won the World Series. The hot Santa Ana winds...

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Looking Up and Out

The Rev. Larry Koger First Lutheran Church-San Diego September 25, 2016 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 16:19-31 "Looking Up and Out" Let’s get straight to the parable today. We have a story of two men – one wealthy, who lives in luxury and has everything he...

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Are You Ashamed to Beg?

The Rev. Larry Koger First Lutheran Church-San Diego September 18, 2016 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 16:1-13 "Are You Ashamed to Beg?" After reading today’s lesson, I was reminded of a well-known story of a little boy lost inside a busy shopping mall. He was...

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Lost and Found

The Rev. Larry Koger First Lutheran Church-San Diego September 11, 2016 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 15:1-10 "Lost and Found" It’s a good thing God keeps track of what belongs to him. Today we have two parables about the joy that is experienced when the...

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For Us

The Rev. Larry Koger First Lutheran Church-San Diego August 21, 2016 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 13:10-17 "For Us" This is a great privilege to be here with you today. I have heard, over the years, from many people, about the faithful ministry of First and...

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The Jesus of Fire and Division

The Rev. Richard Elliott First Lutheran Church-San Diego August 14, 2016 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 12:49-56 "The Jesus of Fire and Division" Because I’m one of Jesus’ followers, like you, I’m going to give Him some advice! Why can’t you stay on message...

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Left Behind

The Rev. Jim Friedrich First Lutheran Church-San Diego August 7, 2016 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 12:32-40 "Left Behind" It was a little over one year ago that Jessica and I moved here. A few months ago I said, “It’s about time, I can’t procrastinate any...

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