The Steadfast Love of Christ | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Matthew 6:24-34 on the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, September 25, 2022.


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 LCMS.org to find a church near you so you can gather in person with the communion of saints in your area.


Spirit, Not Flesh | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Galatians 5:16-24 on the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity, September 18, 2022.

Who inspired St. Paul’s words?

Can the Spirit and the flesh be at peace with one another?

What does St. Paul say in 1 Corinthians about participating with demons? Can we do so and partake of the table of the Lord?

Is there a consequence to gratifying the desires of the flesh? If yes, what is it?

Does this reality shape our actions as Christians? Does it motivate us to speak against the desires of the flesh?

With what things do we speak the truth in love to our neighbors?

Who is your Lord and Savior?


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 LCMS.org to find a church near you so you can gather in person with the communion of saints in your area.


The Right Distinction Between The Law & Gospel | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Luke 10:25-29 on the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, September 11, 2022.

Did the lawyer understand the Law correctly?

Why did he justify himself?

When Jesus says, “do this, and you will live,” (10:28) do is in the present imperative, which means “keep doing” continually. Can you keep the Law continually?

What does the Law do to you?

What does the Gospel do to you?

Who is the doer of the Law?

What inheritance is already yours in Christ Jesus?


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 encourage 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 LCMS.org to find a church near you so you can gather in person with the communion of saints in your area.


With the Mouth One Confesses and Is Saved | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Romans 10:9-10 on the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, September 4, 2022.

What are you doing every time you take Communion?

Why was St. Hermenigild killed?

When was the last time you confessed your faith to someone in your life?

Which one requires you to do the work, confessing your faith in Jesus or not confessing your faith in Jesus?

When you confess your belief in Jesus who is doing the work?

Who opened the ears and released the tongue of the deaf man?

Who opened your ears and released your tongue?


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 encourage 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 LCMS.org to find a church near you so you can gather in person with the communion of saints in your area.


Tax Collectors | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Luke 18:9-14 on the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, August 28, 2022.

What are some words that describe false piety?

What words describe true piety?

What is Jesus’ answer to the Pharisees when they ask him why he eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners? (Luke 5:31)

Money is often a stumbling block to Christian discipleship. Did having wealth stop Levi and Zacchaeus from becoming Christians? (Read about Zacchaeus in Luke 19:1-10)

Consider what sins you have committed. Repent of them, asking the Lord to forgive you, and trust that like the tax collector, you have been justified and exalted by Christ. You. Are. Forgiven.

Since in your baptismal faith you are defined by Christ, what no longer defines you?


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 encourage 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 LCMS.org to find a church near you so you can gather in person with the communion of saints in your area.


Righteousness and the Law | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Jeremiah 7:1-11 on the Tenth Sunday after Trinity, August 21, 2022.

What kind of words did God’s people trust in Jeremiah’s day, to no avail? (Jer. 7:8)

Have you ever, and/or do you now take God and the cross of Christ for granted? Jeremiah’s warning is for you, too! Repent.

Which Commandments does the Lord cite in Jeremiah 7:9-10? (The definitions included in the sermon are found in Luther’s Small Catechism.)

Does God care about our sins?

What chapter(s) of Romans helps us understand our Jeremiah reading? Why are you not a hypocrite when you point to Christ’s crucifixion for the forgiveness of sins?


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 encourage 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 LCMS.org to find a church near you so you can gather in person with the communion of saints in your area.


The Escape from Temptation | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on 1 Corinthians 10:6-22 on the Ninth Sunday after Trinity, August 14, 2022.

Why were the sins of the Israelites recorded in Scripture? (1 Cor. 10:6)

What will God not let happen to us because of Christ’s cross? (1 Cor. 10:13)

What do eating, drinking, and playing have to do with idolatry?

Who is your escape from temptation? What has He instituted to be your real and ready means of escape?

Why did our Christian ancestors build our church building?

“God is _____________, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it,” (1 Cor. 10:13).


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 encourage 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 LCMS.org to find a church near you so you can gather in person with the communion of saints in your area.


Beware of False Prophets | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Matthew 7:15 for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity, August 7, 2022.

Both, our Lord and His apostle, Paul, tell us to watch out for wolves. In Matthew 7:15 Jesus says, “beware.” In Acts 20:31 Paul says, “be alert.” Who are the wolves against whom we need to guard ourselves?

What was one of the first titles given to pastors in the New Testament era church and what did they do? (Acts 13:1, 5)

What does Jeremiah 23:16-17 say false prophets do? They fill “you with _________ hopes. They speak visions of their _______ minds, not from the mouth of the _____________. They say continually to those who ________________ the word of the Lord, ‘It shall be ________ with you’; and to everyone who stubbornly follows his ______ heart, they say, ‘______ disaster shall come upon you.’”

What’s the Gospel, which is the message on the lips of the true prophets of Christ?


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 encourage anyone from gathering around God’s Word and Sacraments in person. 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 LCMS.org to find a church near you so you can gather in person with the communion of saints in your area.


Christ’s Compassion | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Mark 8:2 for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity, July 31, 2022.

What are Jesus’ first three words in Mark 8:2? (splagchizomai)

Compassion (Latin origin), Com + Passion. What does each part mean? What, therefore, is the literal definition?

What is Jesus’ death on the cross called?

Given that our society denies God’s existence or acts as if He is disinterested in our lives, how does it help you to know that God has compassion for you?

What did Jesus’ compassion move Him to do?

Jesus shares our suffering with us. What else does he share with us?


St. Mark Lutheran Church posts Rev. Bramwell’s sermons online for the sake of the members of our local congregation unable to gather with us due to illness or work, etc. This resource is not intended to encourage refraining from being gathered around God’s Word and Sacraments in person. 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 LCMS.org to find a church near you so you can gather with the communion of saints in your area.


Why Do We Want To Keep The Commandments? | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Matthew 5:17-20 for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity, July 23, 2022.

Sermon question: Why do we want to keep the Commandments?

What do we notice in verse 19?

Other verses referenced in today’s sermon: Romans 6:1-11; Exodus 20:1-17; John 5:39; Philippians 3:3-8; Matthew 5:13-16


St. Mark Lutheran Church posts Rev. Bramwell’s sermons online for the sake of the members of our local congregation unable to gather with us due to illness or work, etc. This resource is not intended to encourage refraining from being gathered around God’s Word and Sacraments in person. 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 LCMS.org to find a church near you so you can gather with the communion of saints in your area.