Day of Mission Sermon -  "What Is Your Purpose as the Church?" (August 1, 2021)

As the Church, we have a purpose in this world, a purpose given to us by God Himself which He sends us out to fulfill with all seriousness and zeal. Our purpose is to proclaim to all nations the saving Gospel of Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit, whom Christ has sent. In this sermon, we explore the account of Jesus' ascension from the Gospel of Luke, in which Jesus unpacks this blessed mission for us.

 

Sermon preached by Pastor Aaron Vergin at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in West Bloomfield, MI. Preached on a special Day of Mission (Observed on August 1, 2021). Based on the Gospel Reading appointed for the day (Luke 24:44-53).

2021 VBS Movie - Rainforest Explorers

What a great year it was for VBS at St. Mark's! Enjoy the video of our week together! May the blessings of Christ be with you all!

Trinity 6 Sermon -  "The Good Life and the Gift of Christ" (July 11, 2021)

In the end, we're all looking for the good life, a life of happiness, a life of contentment, a life of fulfillment. But where do we find this "good life?" Unfortunately, if left to ourselves, we always end up looking in all the wrong places. However, in this sermon, we explore the account of God's giving of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, where He proclaims to us the good life, and teaches us where it is truly found.

 

Sermon preached by Pastor Aaron Vergin at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in West Bloomfield, MI. Preached on the Sixth Sunday after Trinity (July 11, 2021). Based on the Old Testament Reading appointed for the day (Exodus 20:1-17).

Trinity 5 Sermon -  "Let Down Your Nets for a Catch" (July 4, 2021)

We Christians have a joyous message to proclaim. In this world of death, we proclaim eternal life in Christ! And our mission in this world is to do exactly that: to proclaim this Gospel for the life of the world. In this sermon, we explore the account of Jesus calling his first disciples, in which this mission is illustrated beautifully.

 

Sermon preached by Pastor Aaron Vergin at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in West Bloomfield, MI. Preached on the Fifth Sunday after Trinity (July 4, 2021). Based on the Gospel Reading appointed for the day (Luke 5:1-11).

Trinity 4 Sermon -  "When Others Sin Against Us" (June 27, 2021)

As we walk through this fallen world, we walk as sinners among sinners. This means not only that we will sin against others, but also that from time to time others will sin against us. So our daily question is: how does God want us to respond when other people do us wrong? In this sermon, we explore a passage from the book of Romans in which Paul, drawing upon the Truth of Christ, gives us the answer.

 

Sermon preached by Pastor Aaron Vergin at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in West Bloomfield, MI. Preached on the Fourth Sunday after Trinity (June 27, 2021). Based on the Epistle Reading appointed for the day (Romans 12:14-21).

Trinity 3 Sermon -  "The Prodigal Son: Lessons for Our Life in Christ" (June 20, 2021)

The Parable of the Prodigal Son is a very well-known parable of Jesus, telling the story of how a son wanders away from home, and then how he is received back both by his father and by his brother. In fact, this parable forms the heart of all that Jesus has to teach. In this sermon, we will explore this parable, drawing out three important lessons for our life in Christ.

 

Sermon preached by Pastor Aaron Vergin at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in West Bloomfield, MI. Preached on the Third Sunday after Trinity (June 20, 2021). Based on the Gospel Reading appointed for the day (Luke 15:11-32).

Trinity 2 Sermon -  "Come to the Feast of God!" (June 13, 2021)

Through the sacrifice of Christ, God has prepared a great feast for us - a heavenly feast, unlike any other. Today, He invites us all to this feast, which He gives to us in His Word and Sacraments. But will we come? In this sermon, we explore one of Jesus' parables, in which He warns us about what it means to reject His feast, and we remember what a blessing His feast truly is.

 

Sermon preached by Pastor Aaron Vergin at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in West Bloomfield, MI. Preached on the Second Sunday after Trinity (June 13, 2021). Based on the Gospel reading appointed for the day (Luke 14:15-24).

Trinity 1 Sermon -  "We Love Because He First Loved Us" (June 6, 2021)

There are many false ideas about what it means to be a Christian. To some it's just a matter of going to church every once and a while, or putting a little money into the offering plate. To others it's a get-out-of-jail-free card, that allows us to live as we want without consequence. And to still others it's only a social or cultural thing, something we do simply because we've always done it. But what does it really mean to be a Christian? In this sermon, we explore a passage from the book of John, in which God gives us the answer.

 

Sermon preached by Pastor Aaron Vergin at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in West Bloomfield, MI. Preached on the First Sunday after Trinity (June 6, 2021). Based on the Epistle Reading appointed for the day (1 John 4:16-21).

Pentecost Sermon -  "Peace and Power: God Dwells with Us" (May 23, 2021)

On the day of Pentecost, the Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—came to dwell personally with His Church, through His Spirit. But what is the significance of this? What blessing does this bring to us? In this sermon, we explore a portion of Christ's words to His disciples on the night of His betrayal, in which He unpacks this reality for us.

 

Sermon preached by Pastor Aaron Vergin at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in West Bloomfield, MI. Preached on Pentecost Sunday (May 23, 2021). Based on the Gospel Reading appointed for the day (John 14:23-31).

Easter 7 Sermon -  "Joy under the Cross" (May 16, 2021)

As the Church of Christ, we should expect suffering. We should expect persecution. We should expect to bear the cross. Just as our Lord Jesus suffered for the sake of the Truth, so also will we. But how should we Christians respond when such suffering comes? In this sermon, we explore a portion of Peter's first epistle, in which he gives us the answer—an answer which is both comforting and surprising.

 

Sermon preached by Pastor Aaron Vergin at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in West Bloomfield, MI. Preached on the Seventh Sunday of Easter (May 16, 2021). Based on the Epistle Reading appointed for the day (1 Peter 4:7-14).

Easter 6 Sermon -  "The Gift of Prayer" (May 9, 2021)

We often treat prayer in a very casual manner. We don't prioritize it. We don't set aside time. We often find ourselves simply going through the motions. However, the truth is that there's nothing greater that we can do for ourselves of for others than to pray. In this sermon, we explore some of Jesus' words from the book of John, in which He proclaims the truth about prayer, calling us to treat it as a most blessed gift.

 

Sermon preached by Pastor Aaron Vergin at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in West Bloomfield, MI. Preached on the Sixth Sunday of Easter (May 9, 2021). Based on the Gospel Reading appointed for the day (John 16:23-33).

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