Winter 2018

Volume 18/Number 4

This issue features an assortment of sermons delivered by some of your favorite pastors! Each one submitted to us is a sermon that each pastor felt was especially memorable to preach. Be sure to check out the catechism article by Rev. William M. Cwirla, which zeroes in on how to listen to a sermon. Also, we recommend you read each passage upon which the sermons are based. And as you settle in to read, try to imagine you are hearing these words right from the pulpit. A few of these sermons are available to listen to on our website as well. We hope you enjoy each sermon as you “listen to” (read) Law and Gospel rightly preached—all Jesus—FOR YOU!

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The Kingdom Is Yours

Rev. Aaron T. Fenker

Rev. Fenker is the pastor of Bethlehem and Immanuel Lutheran churches in Bremen, Kansas. He is the also the media executive for Higher Things.


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You Are What You Eat

Rev. Mark A. Pierson

Rev. Pierson is the pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Long Beach, California. Besides being a regular author for Higher Things Magazine, he is a contributor to the books Making the Case for Christianity and The Resurrection Fact. He would like to note his indebtedness to the many great preachers he has heard and learned from over the years.


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Jesus Is the Death of Death

Rev. Donavon Riley

Rev. Riley is the pastor of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Webster, Minnesota. He is also the online content manager for Higher Things.


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There’s No Shame in Baptism

Rev. Harrison Goodman

Rev. Goodman serves as pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll, Nebraska. He is a current contributor to the Sermons FOR YOU podcasts at Higher Things.


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Your Personal Jesus

Rev. Gaven M. Mize

Rev. Mize is the pastor of Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hickory, North Carolina. He is also the author of Beauty and Catechesis and serves on the doctrinal review team for Higher Things.


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It’s Not Fair!

Rev. Rich Heinz

Rev. Heinz is the assistant vice president for Mission & Ministry at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Illinois. He is also the worship coordinator for Higher Things.


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Is There a Wolf in Your Pulpit?

Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard

Rev. Richard is the pastor of St. Paul’s Church in Minot, North Dakota. He is the author of Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? 12 False Christs. Rev. Richard also serves on the doctrinal review team for Higher Things.


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Beautiful Feet

Rev. Mark Buetow

Rev. Buetow is the pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and School in McHenry, Illinois. He is a long-time writer for Higher Things and he author of The Catechism Prayer Book.


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Catechism: Liturgical Catechesis: The Readings and the Sermon

Rev. William M. Cwirla

Rev. Cwirla is the pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hacienda Heights, California, as well as a president emeritus of Higher Things. Known for preaching and recognizing a good sermon when he hears it, he has elected to devote his regular spot to teach us how to be hearers of the Word preached!


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Bible Study: Jesus Is the Death of Death

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Be sure to check out this sample of one of our student Bible studies which links up with Rev. Donavon Riley’s article on P. 9.
https://higherthings.org/magazine/article/jesus-is-the-death-of-death/


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