Hearing The Word of God as It Is: True | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on John 8:46-59 for Judica Sunday, March 26, 2023. This version was recorded in St. Mark’s Winged Lion studio for the benefit of those unable to attend the Divine Service as well as for the evangelism efforts of the congregation.

Old Testament: Genesis 22:1-14

Epistle: Hebrews 9:11-15

Gospel: John 8:42-59


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.


Christ Comforts Christians Even When Banks Collapse | Cross Defense

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Silicon Valley Bank was the second biggest bank failure in American history. In the face of this Christians remain comforted by Christ. Which master do we serve? Money or God? Who is steadfast and will never fail you? Yeah, you know.

Walther Against the Theatre: stmarksferndale.com/waltheragainstthetheatre

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The Day Jesus Could Have Become an Assassin | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on John 6:15 for Laetare Sunday, March 19, 2023. This version was recorded in St. Mark’s Winged Lion studio for the benefit of those who were unable to attend the Divine Service as well as for the evangelism efforts of the congregation.

Old Testament: Isaiah 49:8-13

Second Reading: Acts 2:41-47

Gospel: John 6:1-15


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.


Driving Out Demons | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Luke 11:14-28 for Oculi Sunday, March 12, 2023. This version was recorded in St. Mark’s Winged Lion studio for the benefit of those who were unable to attend the Divine Service as well as for the evangelism efforts of the congregation.

Old Testament: Exodus 8:16-24

Epistle: Ephesians 5:1-9

Gospel: Luke 11:14-28


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.


Christ Comforts the Conscience | Cross Defense

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How does the Law serve the Christian? Does the Gospel mean the Law is useless for believers? What does Galatians 5 and 6 say? What about article VI of Solid Declaration and the Bible verses cited in it? Good stuff for the comfort of our souls!   

Follow along in the Book of Concord at https://bookofconcord.org/solid-declaration/third-use-of-the-law/ 

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Jesus Doesn’t Mince Words | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Matthew 15:21-28 for Reminiscere Sunday, March 5, 2023. This version was recorded in St. Mark’s Winged Lion studio for the benefit of those who were unable to attend the Divine Service as well as for the evangelism efforts of the congregation.

Old Testament: Genesis 32:22-32

Epistle: Romans 5:1-5

Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28


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.


Too Pietistic or Just Practical Theology? | Cross Defense

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Was Walther being pietistic when he wrote his ten arguments against attending the theatre? He gives us his defense against those who think so. Then the Revs. William Weedon and Robert Preus help us sort out pietism and practical theology before Francis Schaeffer weighs in on pietism in relation to the battle we’re in against the spirit of our age.

Read C.F.W. Walther’s Ten Arguments Against the Theatre at https://stmarksferndale/waltheragainstthetheatre

Mentioned in the episode: “Ten Arguments Against Streaming that Show” https://youtu.be/M0KuFjnIMU8

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Jesus Is Not A Safe Man | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Matthew 4:5-7 for Invocabit Sunday, February 26, 2023. This version was recorded in St. Mark’s Winged Lion studio for the benefit of those who were unable to attend the Divine Service as well as for the evangelism efforts of the congregation.

Old Testament: 1 Samuel 17:40-51

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10

Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11


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.