Appearance & Truth | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Matthew 11:18-19 for the Festival of Reformation Day (observed) on October 30, 2022.

Sermon Notes

In Matthew 11:19 Jesus says, “Wisdom is justified by her deeds.” By what deeds were you justified? 

Was Martin Luther a rebel or revolutionary? If not, what was he?

What did Rev. Francis Pieper say is the one cause of division in the visible Church?

“For we hold that one is justified by ____________ apart from works of the law.” Romans 3:28

What was the appearance of Jesus’ death on the cross? What was the truth?

How does your life appear? What is the baptismal truth of your life?

What is the appearance of the Lord’s Supper? What is the truth of the Lord’s Supper?

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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