Far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Galatians 6:14

Sermons by Michael Rasmussen, Licensed Eucharistic Minister, Diaconate Postulant

2022-02-27 Transformed in Glory

This past Sunday, February 27th, was Transfiguration Sunday. We were challenged by Michel Rasmussen to see the transfiguration, the glory of Christ, as we move from the season of Epiphany in the Christian calendar to the season of Lent. This is the transition point in the life of Christ as the road before him leads to our salvation through the cross and…

2022-02-13 A Tale of Two Hearts

Michael Rasmussen preached on “A Tale of Two Hearts” from Jeremiah 17:5-10. In this sermon, he contrasted the cursed man and the blessed man and how the heart determines the man. But the challenge is that our hearts are deceitful and sick. We need Christ to transform and renew our hearts. The Cursed Man is the one who trusts in himself or…

2022-02-06 Fishers Of Men (Women)

Michael Rasmussen challenged us last Sunday to be disciples of Christ as we looked at Christ calling his first disciples in Luke 5:1-11 to be fishers of men (and women). We learned that . . . Disciples are ordinary hard-working people. Christ did not call disciples from the synagogue leaders/rulers, he called the people down in the trenches. Christ bonded and connected…

2022-01-23 The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength

Today, Michael Rasmussen brought us God’s Word from Nehemiah 8:1-12. In this text, God’s people respond to the Law of Moses after having rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem. Michael encouraged us to remember that the reading of God’s Word is a holy and sacred practice and that the Joy of the Lord is our strength even in the midst of adversity. There…

2022-01-09 The Baptism of Christ, 1st Sunday of Epiphany

What a ‘kick-off’ to Holy Cross in the Third Ward! Our first Sunday in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward brought 26 people together to worship in our ancient/modern faith context!  Michael Rasmussen preached on The Baptism of Christ and what baptism signifies in the life of the Christian as part of the Church.

2021-12-19 The Gospel and the Love of God

Here is Michael Rasmussen‘s sermon on The Gospel and the Love of God as we focus on the fourth week of Advent. This week’s Advent focus is Love. We are encouraged to share the Gospel in word and deed and reminded our actions and behavior are critical in proclaiming the Gospel and not just our words. Rev Yehoshua Odidi administered Holy Communion.