Have a most blessed Advent.
Here is the sermon preached at Trinity Lutheran Church of Layton, Utah on Sunday, November 9, 2008 for the 26th SUNDAY after PENTECOST. The audio file is in MP3 format and with the final verse of the Hymn of the Day, "The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us." The sermon begins at the :45 mark.
"One Word of God is all and all are one, one doctrine is all doctrines and all are one, so that when one is lost all are eventually lost, because they all belong together and are held together by a common bond." – Dr. Martin Luther
"Nevertheless we consider it our duty to criticize, refute, oppose, contend against, and reprove whatever error becomes manifest in the teaching of those who wish to be our brethren, whether this error pertains to a fundamental or a non-fundamental teaching of the Word of God……" -– C. F. W. Walther
"Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." –- George Washington
"Politics and morality are inseparable. And as morality’’s foundation is religion, religion and politics are necessarily related. We need religion as a guide. We need it because we are imperfect, and our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they’’re sinners can bring to democracy the tolerance it requires in order to survive." —— Ronald Reagan
"Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born." -- Ronald Reagan