Sermon Audio

Sermon Audio

We would love to have you with us for worship at First Lutheran Church, but if for some reason you are not able to attend, you shouldn’t have to miss the sermon.  We are happy to provide an audio version of Pastor’s sermons for you to keep up, or even if you would just like to listen again.

Click on any of the links below to listen.

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December 10, 2017 – “Don’t Give It a Room” – Pastor John Merrill

December 6, 2017 – “Surviving Christmas: Glory to God in the Highest” – Pastor John Merrill

December 3, 2017 – “The Divine Hush” – Pastor John Merrill

November 26, 2017 – “What Kind of ‘Faith Alone’?” – Pastor John Merrill

November 22, 2017 – Thanksgiving Eve Sermon – Pastor John Merrill

November 12, 2017 – “‘Christian Samurai’ or ‘Christian Survivalist’?” – Pastor John Merrill

November 5, 2017 – “What Kind of Saints, Exactly?” – Pastor John Merrill

October 29, 2017 -“The Object of Our Convictions” – Pastor John Merrill

October 18, 2017 – Bill Shaver IV’s Funeral – “It Is What It Is” – Pastor John Merrill

October 15, 2017 – “The Unearned Invitation” – Pastor John Merrill

October 8, 2017 – “What Are We Afraid Of?” – Pastor John Merrill

October 1, 2017 – “It’s Worth It!” – Pastor John Merrill

September 24, 2017 – “Lessons for a Vineyard Worker” – Pastor John Merrill

September 17, 2017 – “A Word On Christian Freedom” – Pastor John Merrill

September 10, 2017 – “Destructive Words, Destructive Silence” – Pastor John Merrill

September 3, 2017 – “Who’s Overcoming Who?” – Pastor John Merrill

August 27, 2017 – “Extraordinary in the Ordinary” – Pastor John Merrill

August 20, 2017 – “What’s a “Dog” to Do?” – Pastor John Merrill

August 13, 2017 – “The Divine Invitation” – Pastor John Merrill

August 6, 2017 – “Who Is A Jew?” – Pastor John Merrill

July 30, 2017 – “The Cure for People-Pleasing” – Pastor John Merrill

July 23, 2017 – “On Condemnation and Salvation” – Pastor John Merrill

July 16, 2017 – “Sow What?” – Pastor John Merrill

July 9, 2017 – “What Wretched Saints We Are!” – Pastor John Merrill

July 2, 2017 – Pastor Willadsen

June 25, 2017 – “Pick a Path” – Pastor John Merrill

June 18, 2017 – “Only the Powerless Survive” – Pastor John Merrill

June 11, 2017 – Pastor Willadsen

June 4, 2017 – “Beyond Faith: Pentecost Now” – Pastor John Merrill

May 28, 2017 – “Beyond Faith: The Remarkable Bible” – Pastor John Merrill

May 21, 2017 – “Beyond Faith: Divine Teachings” – Pastor John Merrill

May 14, 2017 – “Beyond Faith: Faith Without Boundaries” – Pastor John Merrill

April 30, 2017 – “Beyond Faith: Purpose” – Pastor John Merrill

April 23, 2017 – “Beyond Faith: Post-Christian America” – Pastor John Merrill

April 16, 2017 – “The Easter Effect” – Pastor John Merrill

April  14, 2017 – “Holy Conversation: Deliver Us From Evil” – Pastor John Merrill

April 13, 2017 – “Holy Conversation: Lead Us Not Into Temptation” – Pastor John Merrill

April 9, 2017 – “Holy Conversation: Forgive Us Our Trespasses” – Pastor John Merrill

April 5, 2017 – “Holy Conversation: Prayer Is Powerful” – Pastor John Merrill

April 2, 2017 – “Holy Conversation: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” – Pastor John Merrill

March 29, 2017 – “Holy Conversation: Prayer Is Encouraging” – Pastor John Merrill

March 26, 2017 – “Holy Conversation: Thy Will Be Done” – Pastor John Merrill

March 19, 2017 – “Holy Conversation: Thy Kingdom Come” – Pastor John Merrill

March 15, 2017 – “Holy Conversation: Prayer Is Perspective-Changing” – Pastor John Merrill

March 12, 2017 – “Holy Conversation: Hallowed Be Thy Name” – Pastor John Merrill

March 8, 2017 – “Holy Conversation: Prayer Is Humbling” – Pastor John Merrill

March 5, 2017 – “Holy Conversation: Our Father” – Pastor John Merrill

March 1, 2017 – “Adored Ashes” – Pastor John Merrill

February 26, 2017 – “Breathless Moments” – Pastor John Merrill

February 19, 2017 – “Enemies No More” – Pastor John Merrill

February 12, 2017 – “Blessed to Be Lawbreakers” – Pastor John Merrill

February 5, 2017 – “Blessed to be Nothing” – Pastor John Merrill

January 22, 2017 – “The Most Important Question (Answered)” – Pastor John Merrill

January 8, 2017 – “Live Like You’re Dead” – Pastor John Merrill

January 1, 2017 – “Resolve for a New Resolution” – Pastor John Merrill

December 31, 2016 – “Jesus: Yahweh is Salvation” – Pastor John Merrill

December 24, 2016 – “Immanuel: The Heart of Yahweh Revealed” – Pastor John Merrill

December 18, 2016 – “Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel” – Pastor John Merrill

December 14, 2016 – “Gifts Fit for the King: Myrrh” – Pastor John Merrill

December 11, 2016 – “Not Quite What I Expected” – Pastor John Merrill

December 7, 2016 – “Gifts Fit for the King: Frankincense” – Pastor John Merrill

November 30, 2016 – “Gifts Fit for the King: Gold” – Pastor John Merrill

November 27, 2016 – “Real Hope for the Holidays” – Pastor John Merrill

November 20, 2016 – “Stewards of the King: Treasures” – Pastor John Merrill

November 13, 2016 – “Stewards of the King: Talents” – Pastor John Merrill

November 6, 2016 “Stewards of the King: Time” – Pastor John Merrill

October 30, 2016 “The Life of Repentence” – Pastor John Merrill

October 23, 2016 – “The Mission: To The Ends of The Earth” – Pastor John Merrill

October 16. 2016 – “The Mission: Our Community” – Pastor John Merrill

October 9, 2016 – “The Mission: Our Homes” – Pastor John Merrill

October 2, 2016 – “What’s ‘Feeding’ You?” – Pastor John Merrill

September 25, 2016 – “Fall Cleaning: Self-Medicating” – Pastor John Merrill

September 18. 2016 – “Fall Cleaning: Consumerism” – Pastor John Merrill

September 11. 2016 – “Fall Cleaning: Busyness” – Pastor John Merrill

September 4, 2016 – “The Heart of Lutheran Worship: The Service of the Sacrament” – Pastor John Merrill

August 28, 2016 – “The Heart of Lutheran Worship: The Service of the Word” – Pastor John Merrill

August 21, 2016 – “The Heart of Lutheran Worship: The Preparatory Service” – Pastor John Merrill

August 14, 2016 – “The Heart of Lutheran Worship: Introduction” – Pastor John Merrill

August 7, 2016 – “Tough Topics: How should I relate as a Christian to my friend who is homosexual?” – Pastor John Merrill

July 31, 2016 – “Tough Topics: How could a God who is loving command so much violence in the Old Testament?” – Pastor John Merrill

July 24, 2016 – “Tough Topics: How important is it that we come to worship every week?” – Pastor John Merrill

July 17, 2016 – “Love Has Two Daughters” –  Dr. Philip Frusti

July 10, 2016 – “Tough Topics: How do we deal with heartache and disappointment as Christians?” – Pastor John Merrill

July 3, 2016 – “Does God either bless or curse America depending on how Christian we are as a nation?” – Pastor John Merrill

June 26, 2016 – “Tough Topics: How can I help a friend who can’t forgive herself for a past sin?” – Pastor John Merrill

June 19, 2016 – “Tough Topics: Is it possible for someone to lose their Salvation?” – Pastor John Merrill

June 12, 2016 – “Tough Topics: Why are we still expected follow some Old Testament laws but not others?” – Pastor John Merrill

June 5, 2016 – “Tough Topics: Is Suicide an Unforgivable Sin?” – Pastor John Merrill

May 29, 2016 – “Just Say the Word” – Dr. Philip Frusti

May 8, 2016 – “Full of Grace, Seasoned with Salt: Mutual Dependency” – Pastor John Merrill

May 1, 2016 – “Full of Grace, Seasoned with Salt: Wondering Around” – Pastor John Merrill

April 24, 2016 – “Full of Grace, Seasoned with Salt: Friend of Sinners” – Pastor John Merrill

April 17, 2016 – “Lost Sheep Diet” – Dr. Philip Frusti

April 10, 2016 – “Full of Grace, Seasoned with Salt: Stop, Look, Listen!” – Pastor John Merrill

March 25, 2016, Good Friday – “Really, Who is Jesus? – Indifferent?” – Pastor John Merrill

March 24, 2016, Maundy Thursday – “Really, Who is Jesus? – Unforgiving?” – Pastor John Merrill

March 13, 2016 – “Really, Who is Jesus? – Peaceful?” – Dr. Philip Frusti

March 9, 2016 – “Really, Who is Jesus? – Elitist?” – Pastor John Merrill

March 6, 2016 – “Really, Who is Jesus? – Tolerant?” – Pastor John Merrill

February 21, 2016 – “Really, Who is Jesus? – Ineffectual?” – Pastor John Merrill

February 17, 2016 – “Really, Who is Jesus? – Dishonest?” – Pastor John Merrill

February 14, 2016 – “Really, Who is Jesus? – Unattached?” – Pastor John Merrill

February 7, 2016 – “Transformed by the Transfigured One” – Pastor John Merrill

January 31, 2016 – “‘Dependently Busy?’ or ‘Independently Busy?'” – Pastor John Merrill

January 24, 2016 – “Life Together in Loving Service” – Pastor John Merrill

January 17, 2016 – “180 Gallons of Wine” – Pastor John Merrill

January 10, 2016 – “‘Sin Brashly’? Or, ‘Sin Boldly’?” – Pastor John Merrill