March 2019 Program Summaries
March 3, 2019 – The Transfiguration of Our Lord
Psalm 99; Old Testament: Hebrews 3:1-6; Gospel: Luke 9:28-36
“His Exodus” - Sermon Text: Luke 9:28-36 - Rev. Dr. Daniel Brege
On the Mount of Transfiguration Moses and Elijah spoke to Jesus about His departure. The word for “departure” is literally “exodus.” Through Moses God led His Old Testament people in an extraordinary Exodus. Christ traveled an Exodus that brings His people into the “Promised Land” of heaven!
March 10, 2019 – First Sunday in Lent
Psalm 91:1-13; Epistle: Romans 10:8b-13; Gospel: Luke 4:1-13
“God Commands His Angels” - Sermon Text: Psalm 91:1-13 - Rev. Bill Mueller
Psalm 91 contains one of the most treasured promises in all of Scripture. What does it mean that God commands His angels over us? How are we encouraged to live our Christian faith with this in mind?
March 17, 2019 – Second Sunday in Lent
Psalm 4; Epistle: Philippians 3:17-4:1; Gospel: Luke 13:31-35
“Where’s Your Home?” - Sermon Text: Philippians 3:20-21 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer
Citizens incur obligations and benefits. Through the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we hold citizenship in heaven. Paul encourages the Philippians, and us, to live each day mindful of the obligations and benefits we possess by answering for us the question: Where's Your Home?
March 24, 2019 – Third Sunday in Lent
Psalm 85:1-9; Epistle: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
“Temptation” - Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 - Rev. Dr. Walter Maier III
We have been and will be tempted to sin. Who will help us in our time of need? Jesus – who was tempted in every way that we are, yet who never sinned.
March 31, 2019 – Fourth Sunday in Lent
Psalm 32; Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
“The Prodigal Father” - Sermon Text: Luke 15:11 - Rev. Thomas A. Eggold
This story in Luke 15 is often called the “Parable of the Prodigal Son.” But the word prodigal is actually a much better description of the father. You see, “prodigal” means “reckless” or “extravagant” and it is in the father’s unrestrained and overwhelming grace that we find the truth that changes our lives.