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Sermons by Rev. Michael Schuermann

Sermo Dei: Invocavit (Lent 1), A.D. 2017

Do you recognize the tempter’s voice? His doubt, his questions? Beloved, the Lord’s answer, the Word of His cross, stands secure, established, unmovable. “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends…” (John 15:13-14). That’s what Jesus says.

Sermo Dei: Epiphany 2, A.D. 2017

The first bridegroom, our father Adam, had his side opened, from which our mother Eve was fashioned. On the cross, Jesus the new Adam and heavenly bridegroom has His side opened, and out comes what? Streams of living water, mixed with blood. As Adam was opened for the formation of his wife, the new Adam is opened for the formation of His holy bride the Church. From His side came water, the element of Baptism, to give new birth; and blood, the content of the cup of the Lord’s Supper, to cleanse from sin.

Sermo Dei: Rorate coeli (Advent 4), A.D. 2016

So even as we pray this prayer, we know that the Lord has already answered it for us. By His power and might He has conquered death and the grave. He has helped us by dying for us. He has poured His Holy Spirit into our hearts so that we would believe that our sins are forgiven and therefore receive the promised eternal life. And He gave all that to you in the Font.

Sermo Dei: Pentecost, A.D. 2015

The Holy Spirit’s chief aim is to comfort us as He calls, gathers, enlightens, and makes holy. He wants to give you comfort in your sadness and pain, in your suffering, in your temptation, in your grief over sin. Yet this comfort isn’t empty words like “It’s OK” or “You’ll find someone else” or “God’s got something better in mind.” The Holy Spirit’s comfort is greater, fuller: it is the peace of Christ.

Sermo Dei: The Feast of the Resurrection, A.D. 2015

The surprise of Easter is that Jesus doesn’t have to make a big show of it. He just tells us how things are. But what those things are, that is amazing. The death and resurrection of Jesus, now your very own: given in plain words spoken to each other; given in plain words spoken while water is poured; given in plains words spoken over bread and wine that are then consumed by Christ’s Church.

Sermo Dei: Holy Thursday, A.D. 2015

Jesus certainly unites us one to another. But as I said at the beginning, He also unites us to Himself. Or perhaps it’s even better said that He unites Himself to us. For Jesus comes in His glorified and risen Body and Blood and feeds you Himself, by my unworthy hand. Jesus comes and gives you the complete forgiveness of your sin. Take, eat. Take, drink. The true Body and Blood of Jesus is here for forgiveness, for you.