Sermon Series “Cloud of Witnesses” 8-3 to 9-29-2019

Jul 29, 2019 by     Comments Off    Posted under: News & Events, What's Happening

CLOUD OF WITNESSESS SERMON SERIES

“Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith…” Hebrews 12:1-2a

We’ll examine the lives of 9 men and women from the 20 centuries following Jesus’ earthly ministry. We remember these saints, however, not to honor them for their own sake, but as examples of those who lived their lives in Jesus their Savior. Christ’s saving work has been made manifest in their lives to His glory. May we be encouraged by this cloud of witnesses! Also, during this sermon series, anyone who turns in at least 7 out of 9 comleted sermon outlines will receive a copy of the book Celebrating the Saints from Concordia Publishing House.

 

August 3/4                    Augustine (and Monica), Theologian,4th Century

August 10/11                 Emperor Constantine (and Helena), Christian Ruler   4th Century

August 17/18                 Lucia, Martyr, 4th Century

August 24/25                 Boniface, Missionary to the Germans, 7th Century

August 31/Sept 1           Katharina von Bora Luther, Wife of Martin Luther,16th Century

September 7/8              Paul Gerhardt, Musician & Hymn, Writer, 16th Century

September 14/15           Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Durer, Artists 16th Century

September 21/22           C. F. W. Walther, Theologian, 19th Century

September 28/29           Martyrs of Libya, 21st Century