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Month: February 2017

What the World Needs Now

What the World Needs Now

What the World Needs Now Sermon for Epiphany 6, Feb. 12, 2017 Based on Matthew 5: 21-26 The Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa MN Pastor George Martin The title of my sermon is “What the World Needs Now” — what I’m going to talk about isn’t love. If you can please turn off the song in your heads. I like to tell you that the sermon was one where all the pieces just flowed together, but that wasn’t the…

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Salty Christians

Salty Christians

Salty Christians Sermon for Feb. 5, 2017 Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa MN Matthew 5:13 Pastor George H. Martin What did Jesus mean when he said “You are the salt of the earth.” Salt as you know can be used to flavor food. Or you can salt a piece of steak before it’s grilled and it will make the texture of the steak easier to chew. Up here we salt our roads and sidewalks. For centuries people salted meat…

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What Does It Mean to Be a Disciple January 22, 2017 Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa MN Pastor George Martin Based on Matthew 4:12-23 This past Wednesday morning, at our church’s text study group, I asked “What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?” There was silence around our table. They looked to me for an answer, but I was looking to the 12 or 13 around the table. At the moment I just couldn’t think of…

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