Posts by Don Bennett

Posts by Don Bennett

First Sunday of Advent

Created, saved and gifted by god, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. First Sunday of AdventNovember 27, 2022 – 10:30 am Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction The new church year begins with a wake-up call: Christ is coming soon! In today’s readings both Paul and Jesus challenge us to wake from sleep,…

Christ the King Sunday

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Christ the King SundayNovember 20, 202210:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction Jeremiah’s promise of the execution of “justice and righteousness in the land” finds ironic fulfillment in the execution of Jesus of Nazareth, the…

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Twenty-Third Sunday after PentecostNovember 13, 202210:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction The end is near. There is no doubt about it. The warnings are dire. The tone of today’s texts is ominous. But the baptized know how to…

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Twenty-Second Sunday after PentecostNovember 6, 202210:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction We worship on the first day of the week because our Savior was raised on that day. Every Sunday is a little Easter. This Sunday feels…

Reformation Sunday

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Reformation SundayOctober 30, 202210:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction Rooted in the past and growing into the future, the church must always be reformed in order to live out the love of Christ in an ever-changing world. We…

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Twentieth Sunday after PentecostOctober 23, 202210:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction Genuine repentance and pretentious piety stand in stark contrast in the gospel and all around us. All creation stands in need of God’s…

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Nineteenth Sunday after PentecostOctober 16, 202210:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction Pray always. Do not lose heart. This is the encouragement of the Christ of the gospel today. Persistence in our every encounter with the…

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Eighteenth Sunday after PentecostOctober 9, 202210:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction It’s a miracle! Multiple miracles! The waters of holy baptism have healed us. The body and blood of Jesus in Holy Communion have made us…

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Seventeenth Sunday after PentecostOctober 2, 202210:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction A little faith goes a long way is our Lord’s point in the gospel. A mustard seed’s-worth has miraculous potential. The patience, tenacity,…

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Created, saved and gifted by God, we seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. Sixteenth Sunday after PentecostSeptember 24, 202210:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church901 East Stroop RoadKettering, OH 45429-4688(937) 298-0136 Introduction Consideration of and care for those in need (especially those “at our gate,” visible to us, of whom we are aware) is an essential component…