The Sermons

Pastor James Plocher serves St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Vassar, Michigan. With each sermon, our pastor understands what the purpose of the sermon is:

1) A sermon is a proclaiming of God’s Word with God’s intent and purpose

2) A sermon is a proclaiming of the chief teachings of Scripture: Law and Gospel

3) A sermon is a proclaiming of the whole counsel of God

4) A sermon relates in specific and meaningful ways to the people of God

5) A sermon clearly and concisely presents the Word of God in a well-prepared way

 

You will find below sermons that have been preached here at St. Luke’s. All sermons posted are the intellectual property of Pastor Plocher and Vicar Leistekow. They may not be used for public worship in other congregations without the personal consent of the author.

May 28, 2017 - Jesus prays for his Church - John 17:1-11

May 21, 2017 - Jesus is Within You - John 14:15-21
May 14, 2017 - The LORD, He is God! - 1 Kings 18:16-45
May 7, 2017 - The Shepherd Gives You Life - John 10:1-10
April 30, 2017 - Walk with Jesus after Easter - Luke 24:13-35
April 23, 2017 - An Easter Review - Acts 10:34a, 36, 39-43
April 16 2017 - Remember how he told you - Luke 24:1-8

April 9, 2017 - A single-minded focus on Jesus - Philippians 2:5-11

March 26, 2017 - God is gracious to troubled families - Genesis 37:1-11
March 5, 2017 - The Devil desires our downfall - Genesis 3:1-15
February, 26, 2017 - Rely on the gospel - 2 Peter 1:12-21
February 19, 2017 - Your heavenly Father is perfect - Matthew 5:38-48
February 12, 2017 - Like David, We need a Savior
February 5, 2017 - You are strange! - 1 Peter 2:9-12
January 22, 2017 - Epiphany 3 - Isaiah 8:19-9:2
January 8, 2017 - Baptism of our Lord - Matthew 3:13-17
January 1, 2017 - The LORD puts his name on you - Numbers 6:22-27
December 24, 2016 - Glory to god in the highest! - Luke 2:1-20
December 18, 2016 - Stand firm in faith! - Isaiah 7:1-17
December 11, 2016 - Just a little longer! - James 5:7-11
December 4, 2016 - Prepare to meet the mighty King - Matthew 3:1-12
November 24, 2016 - Thanksgiving Day
November 20, 2016 - Thankfulness leads to faithfulness - Matthew 25:14-30
November 13, 2016 - Overwhelming Gratitude Leads to Overwhelming Generosity - Luke 19:1-10
October 30, 2016 - The basics of being Lutheran - Romans 3:19-28
October 23, 2016 - God does the impossible - Luke 18:18-27
October 16, 2016 - Wrestle with God and win - Genesis 32:22-30
October 2, 2106 - Increase our Faith - Luke 17:1-10
September 25, 2016 - Grievous evil and a solid realization - Ecclesiastes 5:7-19
September 11, 2106 - The LORD shows unending love to you
September 4, 2016 - Pentecost 16 - Genesis 12:1-8
August 28, 2016 - Speak and act as those who will be judged - James 2:1-13
August 8, 2016 - Dive In! - VBS 2016
July 10, 2016 - How do you read the Scriptures? - Luke 10:25-37
July 3, 2016 - Ask the Lord of the next harvest - Luke 10:1-12, 16-20
June 19, 2016 - Your Attention is Captivated by Christ - Hebrews 11:24-26
June 5, 2016 - Jesus is all the Savior we need - Luke 7:11-17
June 2, 2016 - LES Graduation - Psalm 91:9-11
May 29, 2016 - Join Joshua in Faith - Joshua 5:13-6:5,20
May 15, 2016 - Pentecost - Jesus Sends You the Holy Spirit - John 15:26-27
May 5, 2016 - Ascension - The Rider on the White Horse Waits for Me - Revelation 19:11-16
May 1, 2016 - Lord, Open My Eyes - 2 Kings 6:15-17
April 17, 2016 - The Good Shepherd cares for his sheep - John 10:22-30
April 10, 2016 - With Saul’s spectacular conversion, the Lord opens our eyes - Acts 9:1-19a
March 27, 2016 - Easter Dawn - John 20:1-18
March 20, 2016 - Ironies of the Passion - Matthew 21:12-17