We Sing | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on John 16:8-11 for Cantate, the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 15, 2022.

Sermon Notes

What does the word cantate mean?

Why do we sing?

Who are the only ones who don’t have reason to sing? Why?

Where does every good gift come from? (James 1:17)

We sing both when sinned against and when we sin against others. Why?

What does the Spirit of truth declare?

Who is judged?

You Will See Me | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on John 16:16 for Jubilate, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 8, 2022.

Sermon Notes

What good would sight be without the ability to contemplate what is seen? 

The following words are used in John 16:16. How are they translated? What do they mean?

Theōreō

Horaō

When Jesus was crucified and buried, what did the disciples think?

When did Christians stop experiencing life with Jesus as His disciples had experienced during His earthly ministry?

What is foreshadowed by the seeing | not seeing | seeing pattern of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection? 

Who has Jesus sent to us now that He has gone back to His Father? Why did He send Him?

Who will you see in a little while? As a result, who will you be like?

This Is The Way, Walk In It. | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Isaiah 30:18-21 for the Feast of St. Philip and St. James, Apostles, May 1, 2022.

Sermon Notes

What did Jesus say to Philip when He found him? (John 1:43)

In the Bible the apostles and the prophets speak to us from the past  saying “… your Teacher will not ­­­­­­­__________ himself anymore, but your eyes shall _______ your Teacher,” (Is. 30:20) Who is our revealed Teacher?

What did Jesus say when Philip asked Him to show the disciples the Father? (John 14:9b)

What words recorded in Isaiah 30:21 sum up the apostolic teaching about Jesus Christ crucified for our forgiveness of sins?

What does Jesus say of Himself in John 14:6?

Because the apostles’ teaching was preserved in Holy Scripture, we know which way to walk. Which way?

Who has enabled us to walk in His Way?

Faith Submits to God in the Face of Impossibility | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on John 20:19-31 for the Second Sunday of Easter (Quasimodo Geniti), April 24, 2022.

Faith Submits to God in the Face of Impossibility

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Sermon Notes

What was Ezekiel’s answer when God asked him if dead bones can live? (Ezekiel 37:3)

Which is greater, the testimony of God or the testimony of men? (1 John 5:9). What does Number 23:19 have to say about why this is?

What is the most obvious connection between Ezekiel 37:1-14 and John 20:19-31?

The Scriptures reveal that God is…

  • Omniscient: All knowing
  • Omnipresent: Present everywhere
  • Omnipotent: All powerful

Why doesn’t John tell us more about the disciples’ response to Jesus entering the room despite the locked doors?

If the Lord delays His return, what will happen to every baptized Christian?

What part of your life are you not approaching with faith? How do you right this wrong?

Which Robber? | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Matthew 27:38 and 44 for Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022.

Which Robber

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Sermon Notes

Our sermon text tells us both robbers reviled Jesus. Luke’s Gospel goes into more detail. What does one of them eventually do, and what is the outcome?

What has Jesus promised us today?

Eschatological: adjective

  1. a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind
  2. a belief concerning death, the end of the world, or the ultimate destiny of humankind

What two words describe the two robbers?

Which one best represents you?

What other two men do these robbers remind us of (Luke 18)?

How do we become like the one who is with Jesus in Paradise?

Your Hidden Father | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on John 8:42-59 and Genesis 22:1-14 for Judica Sunday (Fifth Sunday in Lent), April 3, 2022.

Hidden Father

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Sermon Notes

In today’s Gospel reading Jesus and His opponents get into a hard-hitting discussion in which He tells them they’re the devil’s children. Why doesn’t Jesus shy away from saying hard things to His opponents?

Who picked up the stones in John 8:59? What did Jesus do?

God is hiding in the Genesis 22 text. Where is Christ hidden? Where is His Father hidden?

What does the Church teach week in and week out?

What has the blood of Christ done for you?

Out of what darkness has Jesus called you?

Who is your Father?

You Will Never Be Forsaken | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on John 6:1-15; Acts 2:41-47; and Isaiah 49:8-13 for Laetare Sunday (Fourth Sunday in Lent), March 27, 2022.

You Will Never Be Forsaken

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Sermon Notes

Those who trust in Jesus will never be _______________.

What does Acts 2:41 say happened to those who listened to Peter’s Pentecost sermon?

Whose responsibility is it to feed you? (See Matthew 6:25-34 for more on this)

One word captures what the Christians are doing in Acts 2:42, what is it?

What miracle do we witness every Sunday in the Divine Service? What miracle will we witness next week?

What darkness has Jesus called you out of?

What do we feed on as we come out of our darkness?

Urgent and Undivided | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Luke 11:14-28 for Oculi Sunday (Third Sunday in Lent), March 20, 2022.

Urgent and Undivided

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Sermon Notes

According to what Jeremiah 26:5 says, do God’s servants take it slow? How are they sent?

What kind of demon did Jesus cast out in Luke 11:14?

The evangelism strategy of “taking it slow” coincides with the silence of mute demons. It also reveals something. What? 

What does Jesus say happens to divided kingdoms and divided houses? (Luke 11:17)

Who didn’t hold back a word? Did God take it slow when you were still a heathen walking in darkness?

Who are we to imitate as beloved children (Ephesians 5:1)?

Christ is stronger than Satan. What has He already done to our enemy?

Suffer Evil | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Matthew 15:21-28 for Reminiscere Sunday, March 13, 2022.

Suffer Evil

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Sermon Notes

Why was Jesus crucified?

Why did the Holy Spirit inspire God’s Word to be spoken and recorded?

Why did Jesus institute Baptism?

Why does Jesus give us His Body and Blood to eat and drink?

What does it mean that God cares for you?

Your God has not, does not, and will not leave you to ______________ ______________   __________________.