Sermons by Heath Butler

Transfiguration

“This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Only one individual in history has ever received an approval like that from God. And he heard it twice. At Jesus’ Baptism he heard it, and again at his Transfiguration. This Sunday we celebrate the Transfiguration of Jesus. Inspiration, a choir from Wisconsin Lutheran High School, will be part of our celebration. Join us on Sunday at 9:30 am and find out why these words from God…

Thank God he isn’t fair!

Actually, humans do have a sense of fairness. That’s why it’s so challenging when we see how God hands out his blessings and grace. We hear of people who make a deathbed (like the thief on the cross), and Scripture tells us they have the same salvation as someone who has been a Christian their entire life. How is that fair? Join us to find out why what we really need to do is cherish these words: “Thank God he…

Who are you?

Who is it that we worship? It’s the question that Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do people say I am?” In finding the answer, we also find why we worship Jesus.

The Wheat and the Weeds

One of the most unpleasant tasks for any gardener is picking weeds.  If you want your plants or your garden to grow you’ve got to stay on top of the weeds.  Jesus often used pictures that would be familiar to his listeners to help them understand a deeper spiritual lesson.  That’s called a parable.  It was one of Jesus’ favorite teaching tools. Join us to find out what message Jesus’ parable of the weeds and the wheat has for us. …

Mother’s Day 2023

This weekend our thoughts naturally go to the women in our life – mom, grandma, wife – who have impacted us with their love. One of the best ways to express love isn’t only with words, although that is valuable. It is with actions. Jesus did not simply say he loved his heavenly Father. He expressed it by obeying his Father. Our God has placed the moms and grandmas and wives in our lives who are very good at expressing…

Hope

Sermon Text: I hope the weather improves and warms up. I hope my boss gives me a raise. I hope I won’t get sick. We can hope all we want, but there is uncertainty in those statements, isn’t there? This Sunday, Jesus talks to us about a hope that is completely different. His hope is certain and guaranteed. That’s because his hope has its source in his resurrection. The living Lord gives hope. Jesus gives you hope. We need it…