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âReceiving Your Daily Bread With Thanksgiving!â 1 Tim. 2:1-4
1 Now thank we all our God
With hearts and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done,
In whom His world rejoices;
Who from our mothers' arms
Has blest us on our way
With countless gifts of love
And still is ours today.
Sermon for thanksgiving eve, 11/24/21, preached at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tell City, IN by Rev. Nathan J. Rusert
"Sons of Light! Shine Forth!" 1 Thessalonanians 5:1-11
The Church Year ends today and we hear Jesus testify, "Surely I am coming quickly."" The Church responds praying: "Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! "(Rev 22:20 NKJV) As the Bride of Christ the Christian Church awaits her Bridegroom - Jesus Christ.
Sermon Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11. Sermon Theme: "Sons of Light! Shine Forth!" preached for the Last Sunday of the Church Year, 21-Novmember-2021, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tell City, Indiana by Rev. Nathan J. Rusert.
"As In The Days Of Noah..." 2 Peter 3:3-14
1 The day is surely drawing near
When Jesus, God's anointed,
In all His power shall appear
As judge whom God appointed.
Then fright shall banish idle mirth,
And flames on flames shall ravage earth
As Scripture long has warned us.
Sermon Text: 2 Peter 3:3-14. Sermon Theme: "As In The Days of Noah..."
Preached for the 2nd Last Sunday in the Church Year, Trinity 26, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tell City, Indiana by Rev. Nathan J. Rusert.
Saints: Beloved In The Lord! 1 John 3:1-3
1 The saints on earth and those above But one communion make;
Joined to their Lord in bonds of love, All of His grace partake.
2 One family, we dwell in Him, One Church above, beneath;
Tho' now divided by the stream, The narrow stream of death.
3 One army of the living God, To His command we bow;
Part of the host have crossed the flood, And part are crossing now.
4 Lo! thousands to their endless home Are swiftly borne away;
And we are to the margin come And soon must launch as they.
5 Lord Jesus, be our constant Guide; Then, when the word is given,
Bid death’s flood its waves divide And land us safe in heaven. Amen.
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal #478
Sermon for All Saints' Day (transposed) November 7th, 2021 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tell City, Indiana. Sermon Text: 1 John 3:1-3. Sermon Theme: "Saints: Beloved Of the Lord!" Preached by Rev. Nathan J. Rusert.
"The Heart of the Reformation!" Romans 3:19-28
At the center of Luther's seal he placed a black cross upon a red heart. Here is how Luther himself explained its meaning: First, there is a black cross in a heart that remains its natural color. This is to remind me that it is faith in the Crucified One that saves us. Anyone who believes from the heart will be justified (Romans 10:10). It is a black cross, which mortifies and causes pain, but it leaves the heart its natural color. It doesn’t destroy nature, that is to say, it does not kill us but keeps us alive, for the just shall live by faith in the Crucified One (Romans 1:17). The heart should stand in the middle of a white rose. This is to show that faith gives joy, comfort, and peace—it puts the believer into a white, joyous rose. Faith does not give peace and joy like the world gives (John 14:27). This is why the rose must be white, not red. White is the color of the spirits and angels (cf. Matthew 28:3; John 20:12). This rose should stand in a sky-blue field, symbolizing that a joyful spirit and faith is a beginning of heavenly, future joy, which begins now, but is grasped in hope, not yet fully revealed. Around the field of blue is a golden ring to symbolize that blessedness in heaven lasts forever and has no end. Heavenly blessedness is exquisite, beyond all joy and better than any possessions, just as gold is the most valuable and precious metal.
(From: Letter from Martin Luther to Lazarus Spengler, July 8, 1530 [WA Br 5:445]; tr. P. T. McCain)
Sermon Text: Romans 3:19-28. Sermon Theme: "The Heart of the Reformation!" preached for The Festival of Reformation, October 31st, 2021, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tell City, IN by Rev. Nathan J. Rusert
Wise Walking In Evil Days! Ephesians 5:15-21
"Come to the Wedding....All things are ready!" Our God and Father invites us through Jesus Christ to come to the Feast of forgiveness of all our sins, life, and salvation. Sadly many foolishly walk away rejecting His invitation. They choose death to Life.
Sermon Text: Ephesians 5:15-21. Sermon Theme: "Wise Walking In Evil Days!" Preached for the Twentieth Sunday After Trinity, 17-October-2021, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tell City, Indiana by Rev. Nathan J. Rusert