Sermons by Pastor Daniel Kempin

Am I Watching Where I’m Going?

This week at SJL, Pastor Kempin asks us to examine ourselves and determine, “Am I watching where I’m going?” Jesus said, “Follow me.”  We’re not there yet.  We still need to follow him.  He wants our whole life, our attention, our focus, and our hearts.  Do we spend as much time looking for Him as…

Are We Asked to Fish in an Empty Lake?

Pastor Kempin asks us, what Fruit does God desire more than anything from us?  People.  He wants people.  He wants all of us to bring more people to the knowledge and understanding of Christ’s love.  He wants EVERYONE to know and share the love, hope, and forgiveness of Christ.  The Lord will not send you…

The Art of Abundance

We are so blessed!  How do we personally share this abundance with others?  We have an abundance of talents and knowledge, time, and treasure.  How are we going to share it?  Do we have an attitude of generosity? Listen for the “Parable of the Three Turtles” in this message.  It’s funny and insightful. Thanks for…

What is our Heritage?

This week at SJL we learned a little about our heritage as we explored the history of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS).  Interestingly, ours was once one of the fastest growing and most progressively marketed theologies in the United States as an average of one new congregation was formed each week during the first…