There Will Be Signs: Scientism and Christ’s Return | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Luke 21:25-36 for the Second Sunday in Advent (Populus Zion) on December 4, 2022.

Sermon Notes

What does Jesus say will happen when your redemption draws near?

What should the signs cause us to remember?

What are we to do when we see and hear the distress of the nations and all the other signs?

“For the word of the __________ is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being _________ it is the power of God… Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God, the world didn’t know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to ____________ those who believe.” (1 Cor. 1:18, 20b-21). 

What is the point of the signs and of this sermon?


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.


Christian Parents Matter to Kids, and the Nation | Cross Defense

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Luther Classical College’s November mailer continues the conversation about Sunday School and the parental responsibility of training children in the Christian faith. But why do pastors care so much about this? Martin Luther and C.F.W. Walther articulate the answer. Christian parents matter to kids! They’re also the solution to every problem that plagues our society.

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Family Vocation book: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Vocation-Marriage-Parenting-Childhood/dp/1433524066


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The Hour Has Come | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Romans 13:11 for the First Sunday in Advent (Ad Te Levavi) on November 27, 2022.

Sermon Notes

What is the short season of Advent all about?

What are the three comings of Jesus highlighted during Advent (“advent” means coming/arrival)?

What can we learn from pregnant mothers (Mary, the mother of Jesus) during the season of Advent?

As the calendar moves us closer to the celebration of Christmas, what else does it move us closer to?

Romans 13:11 says, “salvation is nearer to us ______ than when we first __________.”


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.


No Kids for Sunday School and the Prom Phenomenon | Cross Defense

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What should we do when there aren’t enough kids to have Sunday School? Do we need Sunday School? Is Sunday School biblical? Where did it come from? When did it become the norm? Who is Robert Raikes and what does John Dewey have to do with Sunday School? How does it relate to the Small Catechism and what on earth is the Prom Phenomenon? We answer all these questions and a few more in this episode.


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The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Light | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Matthew 25:1-13 for the Last Sunday of the Church Year on November 20, 2022.

Sermon Notes

The Kingdom of God is yours because you are…?

How does St. John describe Jesus in the first chapter of his gospel?

What were you given when you were baptized?

Who is your current oil dealer?

What is the oil for your lamp?

How will the Day of the Lord come? 

How can you see it?


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.


Christian Nationalism | Cross Defense

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Journalists say Christian Nationalism is on the rise. What is it? How is the term used? Do people want to be associated with it? The Augsburg Confession is a helpful place to start the conversation. Plus, we learn about the faithfulness of our third-century Christian brother, Alexamenos, and overcoming verbal allergens.


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Partnership in Christ’s Forgiveness | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Matthew 18:21-35 for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity on November 13, 2022.

Sermon Notes

In what have you been granted partnership?

What part of the Lord’s Prayer is related to today’s Gospel reading?

What was true of the apostle was true of the _______________, just as what was true of Christ is true of the ______________. What does this mean with respect to Matthew 10:40-42 and what Jesus teaches about a prophet’s reward?

We are joyful recipients of…?

Personal Reflection: What does being a partner in Christ’s forgiveness look like in your life?


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 Christian Response to American Politics | Cross Defense

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In the wake of election day, Pastor Bramwell answers a listener’s question about the Christian response to American politics. We’re talking about being God’s instruments, both in the church and civil realms. It’s a question of who needs your works. You know the answer: your neighbor.


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Indoctrinating Eureka’s Kids (KNCL, Ep. 7 )

Canceled Christian Comment

Ep. 7

Redwood Pride hosted a DreamMaker Project at the Jefferson Community Center in Eureka, CA. It was a drag show with erotic dances performed in front of children.

https://lostcoastpopulist.com captured the footage and has been engaged in the fight to tell the truth about what happened with the protestors who have been portrayed as violent haters.

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Unionism is Not Unity | Cross Defense

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Orthodoxy, heterodoxy, and unionism. God prohibits church fellowship with heterodox churches. Why? True and false cannot exist with equal standing. If true allows for false, true ceases to be true. Learn more about this and other reasons why the orthodox church is not to fraternize with those who teach contrary to Scripture.

https://concordiahistoricalinstitute.org/presidents/president-pieper/


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