Sermon Archives

Holy Trinity – The Triune God has accomplished our salvation

Easter 7 – Jesus, the High Priest, prays for our protection

Sunday, May 16, 2021Watch the service Unbelief is irrational. Way back, in the garden of Eden, life was complete and perfect. But then Satan came and sin entered the world. Pain, suffering, and death come through sin. But one of the consequences of sin is stupidity....

Easter 2 – The Risen Savior gives Peace

Sunday, April 11, 2021Watch the service Can I see it? Years ago there was the part of school called, Show and tell. Kids would bring their toys they got for Christmas and sometimes their pets. And when we got the chance to see what they brought, we said those words:...

Easter Day – Festival of the Resurrection

Easter Day – Festival of the Resurrection

Sunday, April 4, 2021Watch the service If it goes on the board. The students in my catechism class know what those words mean. A student asks a question and I need to give an answer. So I go to the whiteboard and write down the answer. If it’s a teaching in the bible...

Good Friday – The Sacrifice Once For All

Good Friday – The Sacrifice Once For All

Friday, April 2, 2021Watch the service It was his knees. Years ago there was a girl. She had a dad that loved her and she loved him. There was a problem, though. The problem was his knees. You see, he was a carpenter. And his speciality was tiling. He did wonderful...

Easter 5 – The Vine produces fruit in His branches

Maundy Thursday – The Establishment of The Lord’s Supper

Thursday, April 1, 2021Watch the service What you share in affects and infects you. It's almost springtime. And growing up in MT, spring time was a wonderful, amazing time of the year. For two, glorious weeks the grass was green. The creeks were full of water. And...

Palm Sunday – Your King Comes to Save You

Palm Sunday – Your King Comes to Save You

Sunday, March 28, 2021Watch the service What did Jesus see? In our gospel this morning Jesus enters Jerusalem. The people shout their ‘hosannas.’ The children praise him. And the reading ends in a very unique way—if not even a strange way. We, along with his...

The Shepherd has compassion on the sheep

Lent 5 – Christ Draws All Men to Himself

Sunday, March 21, 2021Watch the service Guilt by association. Growing up in MT, especially during the summer, there was not much to do. And there were times my brother and I got into trouble. Dad would find out what one of us did wrong. And, usually when we were...

Jesus sends His workers with authority

Lent 3 – Jesus is zealous to do his Father’s will

Sunday, March 7, 2021Watch the service Are tools evil? One of the challenges we face in our every day lives is that objects can be used for evil purposes. When I was a child in school, usually in the spring time, when the teacher was looking at the chalk board, the...

Easter 6 – Christ conquers Satan: whose side are you on?

Will I Be At The Banquet?

If getting into heaven were trying out for a team or auditioning for a play, how do you know that you’d make the cut?

Lent 4 – God so loved the world that he gave his son

How can I forgive?

Are there hurts and harms done to our souls that cannot heal?

God’s Kingdom Grows

Turn and Live

Each of us knows that there might be times when there has to be surgery on our bodies. But what does the Bible tell us about having surgery on our soul?

Christ Conquers Satan: Who’s Side are You on?

Say, “No”

Are there times when your biggest enemy is yourself?

Lent 4 – God so loved the world that he gave his son

The Lord Remembers

Who is our God? He is the God who remembers. He remembers to rescue us and to redeem us.

He Himself is Our Peace

He Himself is Our Peace

How do I know that I belong in church? How do I know that those on the outside of church belong here too?

What is Here for You?

What is Here for You?

What is Here for You? Sunday,August 9, 2020 Watch the service Video coming soon Begin to move ahead. Right after I graduated from the 8th grade I found myself without much to do. So, on a day when I was very bored I rode my bike down to school. That was the very place I […]

Lent 2 – Take up your cross and follow Jesus

Come and Buy at No Cost?

Come and Buy at No Cost? Sunday,August 2, 2020 Watch the service Video coming soon Read the sermon Come and Buy at No Cost? Guest Preacher Gregory Lyon Isaiah 55:1-5 He stepped into the marketplace a disheveled man. His tattered clothes told the story of man who had lost everything. His leathery skin spoke of […]

Don’t be discouraged by the world’s rejection

Ask for Wisdom

If you could ask God for anything, what would that be?

Don’t Leave Me Alone

Don’t Leave Me Alone

The real challenge is not being left alone. Instead the difficulty is what your left alone with.

Thanksgiving 2020

You have ears

What do we do when God’s word doesn’t seem to work?

Are you with us?

Are you with us?

Is God in control—especially when we think about what is going on in our world today? In our sermon today we see where we need to go to find assurances that God is with us and in control.

Advent 2 – Do not forget the Lord’s time

Lose Your Life

What do we expect from our family? What do we expect from our God? What happens when we get confused?

Oh Lord, You Lied

Oh Lord, You Lied

Does God promise fun and fulfillment and then give frustration and fear? Listen to Jeremiah’s pain-filled prayer. And Hear the Lord’s answer.

Holy Trinity – The Triune God has accomplished our salvation

The Triune God Cares

Who Am I? What is my identity?  How do I know that God cares for me?

God’s Kingdom Grows

Give Us Eternal Life

Give Us Eternal Life Sunday, May 24, 2020 Watch the service Listen to the sermon Give Us Eternal Life by Steve Bauer | Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gibbon, MN https://stevebauer.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/5-24-2020-Give-Us-Eternal-Life.mp3 Read the sermon It’s like driving through fog. There isn’t much fog here in our area of MN. There’s too much wind. But when I used […]

Revere Christ With Readiness

Revere Christ With Readiness

Revere Christ With Readiness Sunday, May 16, 2020 Watch the service Listen to the sermon Revere Christ with Readiness by Steve Bauer | Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gibbon, MN https://stevebauer.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/5-17-2020-Revere-Christ-with-Readiness.mp3 Read the sermon Easier said than done. Sunday after Sunday we say these words: “hallowed be thy name.” But, as soon as we say these words, […]

New Years Eve – How will you build?

You Need Antiproof

You Need Antiproof Watch the service Listen to the sermon You Need Antiproof by Steve Bauer | Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gibbon, MN https://stevebauer.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/5-10-2020-You-Need-Antiproof.mp3 Read the sermon Fear drives proof. Have you ever noticed that when people are afraid, that’s when they need proof. But what they regard as proof tells you a great deal about […]

The Shepherd has compassion on the sheep

You have a Good Shepherd

You have a Good Shepherd Watch the service Listen to the sermon You have a Good Shepherd by Steve Bauer | Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gibbon, MN https://stevebauer.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/5-3-2020-You-Have-a-Good-Shepherd.mp3 Read the sermon What will we get? I haven’t been in your shoes. But I can imagine. I can imagine what it might be like to have a […]

Easter 3 – The Risen Savior sends with us a message of repentance and forgiveness

The Resurrection Surprises Us

The Resurrection Surprises Us Watch the service Read the sermon Do you like surprises? A few nights ago I was out for a walk at night. And there were creepy, strange shapes moving around in the cemetery. I was a little shocked and scared—at least until I realized that they were deer. This morning, with […]

Easter Day – Festival of the Resurrection

The Resurrection Brings Peace

The Resurrection Brings Peace Watch the service Listen to the sermon The Resurrection Brings Peace by Steve Bauer | Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gibbon, MN https://stevebauer.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/4-19-20-The-Resurrection-Brings-Peace.mp3 Read the sermon What do you do on your day off? I realize this might not be the time to ask that sort of question, since for some of you, […]

Lent 4 – God so loved the world that he gave his son

The Resurrection is our Guide

The Resurrection is our Guide Watch the service Listen to the sermon The Resurrection is our Guide by Steve Bauer | Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gibbon, MN https://stevebauer.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/4-12-2020-Easter-The-Resurrection-is-Our-Guide.mp3 Read the sermon If only I had a guide. One of the parts of walking through this time of virus as we are in is that God’s gift […]

Palm Sunday – Your King Comes to Save You

Rejoice in your righteous King!

Rejoice in your righteous King! Watch the service Listen to the sermon Rejoice in your Righteous King by Steve Bauer | Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gibbon, MN https://stevebauer.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/4-5-2020-Rejoice-in-Your-Righteous-King.mp3 Read the sermon Copy and paste sermon here Pastor at Immanuel, Steve Bauer Recent Audio Sermons and Bible StudiesThe Resurrection is our Guide (Easter Sunday 4 12 2020) […]

Christmas 1 – Our eyes have seen your salvation

Life is Waiting

Life is Waiting Watch the service Listen to the sermon Life is Waiting by Steve Bauer | Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gibbon, MN https://stevebauer.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/3-29-2020-Life-is-Waiting.mp3 Read the sermon Life is all about waiting. This what our lives have turned into. We wait for word of when things might go back to normal. We wait, hoping and praying […]

Devotion – Ascension

Devotion – Pastor Muske’s Mid-week Lent

Every Lent, the congregations in our area swap pastors for the midweek services. This sermon from Pastor Muske in Fairfax would have been given on his Wednesday at Immanuel.

Lent 2 – Take up your cross and follow Jesus

Know where you stand

Know where you stand. You stand in Christ. Christ has set you free from sin. Christ has given you the Holy Spirit.