You and Columbus in the Light of Ephesians 4 | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Ephesians 4:4-6 for the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity, October 9, 2022.

Sermon Notes

St. Paul wrote that there is _________ body and ________ Spirit and that you were called to the _________ hope that belongs to your call—________ Lord, _______ faith, _________ baptism, _________ God and Father of all.

What are we at risk of forgetting because we live in a pluralistic society?

Today, it’s being taught that Christopher Columbus committed genocide. Is that how Washington Irving spoke of him? Does his personal journal entry from October 12, 1492, communicate hate or love toward the Taino people?

Irving’s description and Columbus’ journal entry reveal a Christian man who lived according to Ephesians 4:1-2. Can the same be said of you as you’re currently living? 

Will you join Pastor in repentance, trusting in the grace of our One Lord?

In to what have you been baptized?

St. Mark Lutheran Church posts Rev. Bramwell’s sermons online for the sake of the members of our congregation who are unable to gather with us due to illness, work, etc. This resource is not intended to discourage anyone from gathering in person around God’s Word and Sacraments. Matthew 18:20 and Hebrews 10:25 make it clear that God’s Divine Service is meant to be experienced physically with other Christians.

We give thanks to God that these sermons are a blessing to you and pray that if you’re in Humboldt County, you will join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM as God wills. (See the map below for directions.) If you’re not within driving distance of Ferndale CA, we encourage you to use the Church Locator at to find a church near you so you can gather in person with the communion of saints in your area.

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