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  • (Sermon) The House Jesus Wants to Bring Down

    Welcome to the Blessed by the Lord Podcast! Today's recording is from June 09, 2024. Special thanks to our Pastor Nathan Jansen of St. John Lutheran Church in Burns Tennessee who provided the sermon, and John Collins our Head of Stewardship who provided the music. If you’d like to know more about St. John Lutheran Church in Burns Tennessee, check us out on the web at blessedbythelord.org

  • (Sermon) The Workings of the Holy Spirit

    Welcome to the Blessed by the Lord Podcast! Today's recording is from May 19, 2024. Today's Reading is from: Special thanks to our Pastor Nathan Jansen of St. John Lutheran Church in Burns Tennessee who provided the sermon, and John Collins our Head of Stewardship who provided the music. If you’d like to know more about St. John Lutheran Church in Burns Tennessee, check us out on the web at blessedbythelord.org

  • (Sermon) The Joy of God Picking Us

    Welcome to the Blessed by the Lord Podcast! Today's recording is from May 12, 2024. Today's Reading is from: Acts 1: 12-26 12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away. 13 And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. 14 All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. 15 In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said, 16 “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17 For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.” 18 (Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong[d] he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For it is written in the Book of Psalms, “‘May his camp become desolate,
    and let there be no one to dwell in it’; and “‘Let another take his office.’ 21 So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.” 23 And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen 25 to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26 And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles. Special thanks to our Pastor Nathan Jansen of St. John Lutheran Church in Burns Tennessee who provided the sermon, and John Collins our Head of Stewardship who provided the music. If you’d like to know more about St. John Lutheran Church in Burns Tennessee, check us out on the web at blessedbythelord.org Thanks for listening!

  • (Sermon) It Happens by Chariots

    Welcome to the Blessed by the Lord Podcast! 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. 27 And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28 and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29 And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” 30 So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this: “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter and like a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he opens not his mouth. 33 In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth.” 34 And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. 36 And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” 38 And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. 39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea. This is a sermon from Sunday, April 28th, 2024. Special thanks to our Pastor Nathan Jansen of St. John Lutheran Church in Burns Tennessee who provided the sermon, and John Collins our Head of Stewardship who provided the music. If you’d like to know more about St. John Lutheran Church in Burns Tennessee, check us out on the web at blessedbythelord.org

  • (Sermon) Abiding In Christ's Love

    Welcome to the Blessed by the Lord Podcast! John 15: 9-17 9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants,[a] for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another. This is a sermon from Sunday, May 5th, 2024. Special thanks to our Pastor Nathan Jansen of St. John Lutheran Church in Burns Tennessee who provided the sermon, and John Collins our Head of Stewardship who provided the music. If you’d like to know more about St. John Lutheran Church in Burns Tennessee, check us out on the web at blessedbythelord.org