February 2022 Program Summaries
February 6, 2022 – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Psalm 100; Isaiah 6:1-8; Luke 5:1-11
“Like Isaiah” - Sermon Text: Isaiah 6:1-8 - Rev. Dr. Walter Maier III
In Isaiah 6, the chapter describing the call of Isaiah to be a prophet, we see four characteristics God brought forth in the prophet. The good news is that God has given these same characteristics to us.
February 13, 2022 – Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
Psalm 1; Jeremiah 17:5-8; Luke 6:17-26
“Blessed” - Sermon Text: Luke 6:20 - Rev. Thomas Eggold
The term “blessed” is one of the most misunderstood and misused words in our cultural vocabulary. Today we find this word “blessed” coming out of the mouth of Jesus…but the way He uses the word stands in blatant contrast to the way it’s used in the world. Everything about today’s reading challenges our natural and cultural understanding of what it means to be “blessed.”
February 20, 2022 – Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
Psalm 103:1-13; Genesis 45:3-15; Luke 6:27-38
“The Baptized Life” - Sermon Text: Luke 6:27-28 - Rev. Shayne Jonker
Our Lord Jesus Christ has had mercy on us, even though we did not deserve it. Our ingratitude should be punished, but instead He forgave it and gave us even more. Our wickedness should be judged as worthy of hell, but He gave His own Son hell and us heaven instead. Living in and under the love, grace, and mercy of God in His Son Jesus Christ, life looks different, sinners look different, enemies look different, and love and mercy is not only possible, but natural.
February 27, 2022 – The Transfiguration of Our Lord
Psalm 99; Hebrews 3:1-6; Luke 9:28-36
“Preparing for Challenges” - Sermon Text: Luke 9:28-36 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker
We all face challenges in life. Jesus was preparing for the challenges of the cross and He was preparing His disciples for a life of service following His resurrection and ascension. Are you able to see past life’s challenges to the glory that awaits you?