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Living Gratefully: A Christian Podcast

Living Gratefully: A Christian Podcast

By Dan Greg

My name is Dan, and I'm a Lutheran Pastor in Chicagoland. This podcast is a way for me to reach out to you and share God’s Word through Sermons, conversations, and my thoughts.
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We Preach Christ Crucified - 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
We Preach Christ Crucified - 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
What does Paul mean by “preaching Christ crucified”? Why does he bring up the cross as an obstacle to faith? How can God be weak or not wise?
22:39
January 29, 2023
The Light of the World Matthew 4:12-25
The Light of the World Matthew 4:12-25
How is Jesus a light? What does light do? Do we always want the light?
18:59
January 22, 2023
Down in the Dirty Water - John 1:29-42
Down in the Dirty Water - John 1:29-42
God will provide the Lamb for the sacrifice.
20:60
January 15, 2023
Jesus Comes All the Way Down - Matthew 3:13-17
Jesus Comes All the Way Down - Matthew 3:13-17
Why would Jesus, without sin, need to be baptized by John? Is John’s Baptism the same as mine?
20:40
January 08, 2023
An Easy Name to Pick - Luke 2:21
An Easy Name to Pick - Luke 2:21
What does Jesus’ circumcision and naming on his 8th day of human life mean for me?
25:25
January 01, 2023
Where’s Jesus? John 1 Christmas Day
Where’s Jesus? John 1 Christmas Day
Why isn’t the reading about my nativity set?
19:15
December 25, 2022
Baby Shepherd - Luke 2 Christmas Eve
Baby Shepherd - Luke 2 Christmas Eve
Why does God always pick shepherds?
11:43
December 25, 2022
No Touch Needed - John 20:24-31
No Touch Needed - John 20:24-31
Jesus gives eyes to see, no touch needed.
19:52
December 22, 2022
Man’s Plans, Interrupted - Matthew 1:18-25
Man’s Plans, Interrupted - Matthew 1:18-25
Can Jesus change my plans, even when I’m determined to have it my own way?
16:41
December 18, 2022
Jesus’ Answer - John 9 - Midweek 3
Jesus’ Answer - John 9 - Midweek 3
Why do bad things happen?
21:54
December 15, 2022
Blessed Reassurance - Matthew 11:2-15
Blessed Reassurance - Matthew 11:2-15
Does John the Baptizer have doubts or is he teaching or is he transferring disciples? Can heroes of the faith like him have doubts? Can you have doubts?
20:16
December 11, 2022
Advent Midweek: Come and See… Friends! John 1
Advent Midweek: Come and See… Friends! John 1
Last week we talked about inviting family to meet Jesus. But what about friends?
13:10
December 08, 2022
St Nicholas Day Homily - Hebrews 13:7-17
St Nicholas Day Homily - Hebrews 13:7-17
This was given to a group of pastors on St Nicholas Day.
10:13
December 06, 2022
Christ’s forgiveness is for you - John 3:1-11
Christ’s forgiveness is for you - John 3:1-11
Why wouldn’t John baptize the Sadducees and Pharisees?
20:46
December 04, 2022
Come and You Will See - John 1:35-42 Advent Midweek 1
Come and You Will See - John 1:35-42 Advent Midweek 1
Our first Advent Midweek focuses on how evangelism happens: people invite their loved ones to come meet Jesus.
14:19
December 01, 2022
When will He return? - Matthew 24:36-44
When will He return? - Matthew 24:36-44
Why don’t we know when Jesus’ will return, outside of “soon?”
20:48
November 27, 2022
Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom - Luke 23
Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom - Luke 23
An earnest simple prayer. Why do we call Jesus, King? What does it mean that he’s King?
19:36
November 20, 2022
I’m coming again soon! Luke 21
I’m coming again soon! Luke 21
Jesus will return soon. What do we do?
24:53
November 13, 2022
Who are these, robed in white? Revelation 7
Who are these, robed in white? Revelation 7
How can I be in the 144,000? How can I be among the heavenly host robed in white?
25:49
November 06, 2022
The Conservative Reformation and its Consequences - Romans 3:19-28
The Conservative Reformation and its Consequences - Romans 3:19-28
The Gospel is free!….. for you. Jesus gives you his grace by your faith in Him alone. It is the free gift of God.
25:41
October 30, 2022
Out of the Mouths of Babies: Luke 18:9-17
Out of the Mouths of Babies: Luke 18:9-17
Can infants have faith? The unborn? Children? Me? Check out Psalms 8, 22, 71, 131!
21:56
October 23, 2022
He Will Humble You: Genesis 32:22-30
He Will Humble You: Genesis 32:22-30
Wrestle with God, He’ll teach you a thing or two, bless you, and send you away a changed man.
24:34
October 16, 2022
Temple Run: Luke 17:11-19
Temple Run: Luke 17:11-19
Run to Jesus your Temple, your Sacrificial Lamb, your Great High Priest; for cleansing of your sins through the forgiveness of His precious blood!
22:39
October 09, 2022
Forgiveness is so Hard, yet so Needed- Luke 17:1-10
Forgiveness is so Hard, yet so Needed- Luke 17:1-10
How can I, a mere human, forgive? Do I even need to forgive people who keep hurting me?
22:33
October 02, 2022
Missing the Boat: Luke 16:19-31
Missing the Boat: Luke 16:19-31
When is it too late to have faith? Could I have been spending my whole life trusting in the wrong thing for salvation or assurance of that salvation?
17:58
September 25, 2022
Bank On God’s Mercy - Luke 16:1-15
Bank On God’s Mercy - Luke 16:1-15
This is often called the parable of the dishonest manager or unrighteousness manager. Why would Jesus tell us to be like him?
27:01
September 18, 2022
Lost and Found - Luke 15:1-10
Lost and Found - Luke 15:1-10
How does God and His angels react to a sinner repenting? How then ought we rejoice over our own and others’ repentance?
20:23
September 11, 2022
A Principled Life, Together - Luke 14:25-35
A Principled Life, Together - Luke 14:25-35
How does one build off a firm foundation? How can I live as a man or woman with principles? A very difficult and local message today.
37:15
September 04, 2022
Jesus Takes the Reigns - Luke 14:1-14
Jesus Takes the Reigns - Luke 14:1-14
Jesus teaches how to be a good guest and host after healing a man on the Sabbath.
22:30
August 28, 2022
Flayed - Feast of St Bartholomew
Flayed - Feast of St Bartholomew
How can I relate to the suffering of the apostle who died in the most horrific of them all?
12:51
August 24, 2022
Figure Your Own Stuff Out First - Luke 13 - Narrow Door
Figure Your Own Stuff Out First - Luke 13 - Narrow Door
Is this other person saved? What did it mean for this guy when he did this? Enough!
23:11
August 21, 2022
Fire, Water, Peace, Division - Luke 12:49-53
Fire, Water, Peace, Division - Luke 12:49-53
Why would Jesus say he comes to being division? Does the Truth create division and antagonism?
25:23
August 14, 2022
Trusting God’s Promise - Genesis 15 - Hebrews 11
Trusting God’s Promise - Genesis 15 - Hebrews 11
The only way to cease anxieties and fears of this world is to stop holding to the things of this world for security. Instead, we have hope in God’s promise of eternal life with Him by the death and resurrection of His Son.
24:31
August 07, 2022
Set your mind on the heavenly places - Colossians 3
Set your mind on the heavenly places - Colossians 3
Should I store up wealth on earth to trust in for my salvation? Is a man capable of retiring and doing nothing?
22:05
July 31, 2022
Just like Jesus - St James the Greater
Just like Jesus - St James the Greater
How can I live like Jesus? By dying like Jesus.
17:20
July 24, 2022
One Thing’s Needful - Luke 10:38-42
One Thing’s Needful - Luke 10:38-42
How can I invite Jesus into my home? How can I begin or strengthen my faith journey?
22:60
July 17, 2022
Who’s the Good Samaritan? Luke 10
Who’s the Good Samaritan? Luke 10
Jesus challenges us with a teaching allegory that can be read in two very different ways. Maybe it’s both!
23:42
July 10, 2022
Your Mother - Isaiah 66
Your Mother - Isaiah 66
Jesus loves His people through his mother, the Church, who cares for you and feeds you and consoles you,
25:45
July 03, 2022
Jesus’ Pilgrimage - Luke 9:51-62
Jesus’ Pilgrimage - Luke 9:51-62
The turning point of Luke’s Gospel, we set our eyes on the only way to glory… the cross.
26:10
June 27, 2022
Created to be Children of God - Luke 8:26-39
Created to be Children of God - Luke 8:26-39
God created our bodies and souls not to be possessed by demons but Christ’s Spirit. He gives us new life in baptism, claiming us to be heirs with Him.
31:21
June 19, 2022
I AM your Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier - Holy Trinity
I AM your Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier - Holy Trinity
What does it mean for Jesus to tell a crowd of Jews “I AM?” How can Hesus be “I AM?” Based on John 8.
17:51
June 12, 2022
Holy Spirit, Enter In - Pentecost
Holy Spirit, Enter In - Pentecost
Acts 2:1-21. Were the events of Babel a curse? How is it undone? Why can someone read the Bible in any language, even made up ones? How is the Holy Spirit present with us today?
25:28
June 05, 2022
The Ascension! Where’s Jesus?
The Ascension! Where’s Jesus?
“Through the mystery of the Ascension we, who seemed unworthy of God’s earth, are taken up into Heaven. . . . Our very nature, against which Cherubim guarded the gates of Paradise, is enthroned today high above all Cherubim.” -St John Chrysostom Happy Ascension (Observed)!
24:34
May 29, 2022
The Story of Salvation - Revelation 21 - Everything New
The Story of Salvation - Revelation 21 - Everything New
Will everything be new one day? Or do we have that in some way now?
25:42
May 15, 2022
The Christ Key - Psalm 23
The Christ Key - Psalm 23
For Good Shepherd Sunday, I look at whether Jesus is the Lamb or the Good Shepherd.
22:46
May 08, 2022
Winkel Sermon
Winkel Sermon
For pastors who could not come to Winkel today.
12:49
May 03, 2022
The Two Ways - John 21 - Revelation 7
The Two Ways - John 21 - Revelation 7
There’s two kinds of people, pessimists and optimists in the Lord. It affects how you teach your children, how you treat others.
25:04
May 01, 2022
Jesus Breathed on Them - John 20
Jesus Breathed on Them - John 20
The fiery second week of Easter, when Jesus invites us to look around in the pews and wonder with the disciples where the other followers have gone. Do they believe Jesus has risen?
28:30
April 24, 2022
He is Risen, You will Rise! - Easter - John 20:1-18
He is Risen, You will Rise! - Easter - John 20:1-18
Christ is risen from the dead. Because he lives, you who believe, though you die, will never die.
13:30
April 17, 2022
Your Suffering Makes You Unique - Tenebrae Good Friday - John 19
Your Suffering Makes You Unique - Tenebrae Good Friday - John 19
A more personal and emotional setting of my earlier sermon for my congregation.
13:25
April 16, 2022
The Fifth Word: “I Thirst” John 19:28-29
The Fifth Word: “I Thirst” John 19:28-29
Preached at Zion Bensenville for their Tre Ore service. May God bless your Good Friday as he joins your pain to his.
07:59
April 15, 2022
Christ for You - Luke 22:14-20 - Maundy Thursday
Christ for You - Luke 22:14-20 - Maundy Thursday
The Last Supper, The Cross, The Final Wedding Feast. They all happen at the same time here for you at this altar as often as we eat and drink it.
16:32
April 15, 2022
Palm/Passion/Confirmation Sunday -The Passion according to St Luke
Palm/Passion/Confirmation Sunday -The Passion according to St Luke
The crowds at confirmation/Palm Sunday always dwindle when it comes to Good Friday, whether it be 33 or 2022 AD.
22:22
April 10, 2022
Who do you say that I, the Son of Man, am? Matthew 16:18-32
Who do you say that I, the Son of Man, am? Matthew 16:18-32
Who do others say He is? Who do YOU say that He is?
14:28
April 07, 2022
Free Others from Hell - Matthew 18:15-32
Free Others from Hell - Matthew 18:15-32
Use those superpowers Jesus gave you
17:56
March 31, 2022
Jesus Says it All - The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Jesus Says it All - The Parable of the Prodigal Son
How can a pastor top Jesus’ parable? All he can do is comment and explain after the congregation has get the full force of the story. Each person in the pew identifies with some aspect of this parable.
21:40
March 27, 2022
The Sun the Son the Word - Psalm 19
The Sun the Son the Word - Psalm 19
Let’s walk through Psalm 19 together.
25:24
March 24, 2022
An Underrated Parable - Luke 13:1-9
An Underrated Parable - Luke 13:1-9
Jesus didn’t live to feed into your desire for commentary on the latest news cycle drama. He lives to forgive the sins of those who repent.
24:41
March 20, 2022
Each Christian Needs Their Shamrock - St Patrick’s Day
Each Christian Needs Their Shamrock - St Patrick’s Day
Each Christian needs to find their “shamrock,” or how to simply explain the faith to those in their life who don’t know Christ, just like Patrick did.
16:35
March 17, 2022
Zeal for Your House has Consumed Me Luke 13:31-35
Zeal for Your House has Consumed Me Luke 13:31-35
Why does Pastor care so much about where in the sanctuary the baptismal font is? Why don’t I care where the baptismal font is?
23:32
March 14, 2022
Lent - Jesus’ Table is for Sinners
Lent - Jesus’ Table is for Sinners
Luke 7:36-50; 1 John 1:5-2:6. Be honest before God, confess your sin and receive Jesus’ true forgiveness!
11:59
March 10, 2022
A Life of Gratitude - Deuteronomy 26, Luke 4:1-11
A Life of Gratitude - Deuteronomy 26, Luke 4:1-11
It’s important to reflect on those who came before us, their faith, and how God us acted toward us. How he daily provides for us and forgives our sins, to learn to be gracious.
27:39
March 06, 2022
Ash Wednesday- I’m a sinner too
Ash Wednesday- I’m a sinner too
Remember you are dust and to dust you will return
16:56
March 03, 2022
Suffering Leads to Glory - Luke 9:28-36 - The Transfiguration of our Lord
Suffering Leads to Glory - Luke 9:28-36 - The Transfiguration of our Lord
Todays feast day teaches us to celebrate and trust in Jesus Christ in the glimpses of His glory which he graciously gives us before suffering and struggle. Holding onto this vision of glory, we dive right in, knowing it leads to God’s glory.
25:14
February 27, 2022
Be Merciful - Luke 6:27-38
Be Merciful - Luke 6:27-38
How can we do what Jesus commands us?
27:49
February 20, 2022
The Two Ways
The Two Ways
Will you choose the way of the Lord? Or the way of man? Where do you put your trust?
28:01
February 13, 2022
Study: Peter, the rich young man, and leaving everything behind
Study: Peter, the rich young man, and leaving everything behind
Luke 5:1-11; Luke 18:18. Tied together, linked by the events of Peter and the Christian’s call to follow Jesus.
01:08:09
February 06, 2022
Depart From Me! For I am a Sinner Isaiah 6; Luke 5:1-11
Depart From Me! For I am a Sinner Isaiah 6; Luke 5:1-11
What ties together an Old Testament Prophet, St Paul, and Peter, and you? Do I deserve to be left behind or forgotten because of my sin? Is that what God does?
20:57
February 06, 2022
He Spoke as One with Authority - Luke 4:31-44
He Spoke as One with Authority - Luke 4:31-44
Doesn’t speaking with authority drive people away? If the demons speak of Jesus as the Son of God, why don’t I ever do that? Does knowing He’s the Son of God do me any good?
23:03
January 30, 2022
Hometown Hero - Luke 4:16-30
Hometown Hero - Luke 4:16-30
Why won’t the prophet he accepted in his hometown? Why couldn’t Jesus do a miracle for the boys? He sat and gave his sermon???
24:34
January 23, 2022
The Good Wine - John 2:1-11
The Good Wine - John 2:1-11
How does changing water into wine manifest Jesus’ glory, let alone mean he is Messiah?
21:38
January 16, 2022
A Police Line - Luke 3 - The Baptism of our Lord
A Police Line - Luke 3 - The Baptism of our Lord
Jesus becomes fully like us so we can become like him. But wait, then what happens to our old self?
18:55
January 09, 2022
God Goes Missing? Luke 2:28-40
God Goes Missing? Luke 2:28-40
How can the Son of God be lost by his parents? How can the son of Mary and Joseph talk to his parents that way?
20:27
January 02, 2022
St Stephen With a Rose - Acts 6/7 - Luke 2:22-40
St Stephen With a Rose - Acts 6/7 - Luke 2:22-40
It’s the first time St Stephen’s has fallen on a Sunday in a while! Why did he have the kind of faith to do what he did? Are there others like him?
15:32
December 26, 2021
Christmas Day: A Very High Concept Christmas
Christmas Day: A Very High Concept Christmas
Is Jesus with you on Christmas if you don’t read his Word or partake of the Sacrament?
13:56
December 25, 2021
Christmas Eve: Glory to God in the Highest
Christmas Eve: Glory to God in the Highest
Christmas Midnight
21:49
December 25, 2021
Bible Study: Mary Mother of God, Mother of us all
Bible Study: Mary Mother of God, Mother of us all
Let me know what you think. My software cut off the last 5 minutes or so for time restraints, so bear with me!
01:02:06
December 19, 2021
Make Yourself Lowly: Luke 1:39-56
Make Yourself Lowly: Luke 1:39-56
Bethlehem, Mary, Elizabeth. All lowly, not much. So why do we make ourselves so important? We’re supposed to be like them!
19:19
December 19, 2021
Advent: The Vineyard Owner’s Son - Matthew 21:33-46
Advent: The Vineyard Owner’s Son - Matthew 21:33-46
Overcome resentment and anger. God wants to give you his inheritance.
17:01
December 16, 2021
Are you the Coming One? Luke 7:18-35
Are you the Coming One? Luke 7:18-35
John has to make sure this is the Christ. How he gets there is the same way that you and I do, by hearing.
22:43
December 12, 2021
Advent - A Father’s Wedding Feast - Matthew 22:1-22
Advent - A Father’s Wedding Feast - Matthew 22:1-22
Dad pays for the wedding. Dad sets the rules. Dad throws out wedding crashers. What an awesome Dad!
19:57
December 09, 2021
Examine Yourselves - Luke 3:18-35
Examine Yourselves - Luke 3:18-35
How do we prepare the way of the Lord for his coming each day in our lives and for the Last Day?
24:45
December 05, 2021
Advent - Parable of the 10 Virgins - Matthew 25:1-13
Advent - Parable of the 10 Virgins - Matthew 25:1-13
Stay awake, and watch.
19:50
December 02, 2021
The Coming One - Luke 19:28-40
The Coming One - Luke 19:28-40
Jesus begins the Church year with his entrance into Jerusalem, prepared as a sacrifice. He is the one who came, who will come again, and who comes to you each day and in each divine service.
23:57
November 28, 2021
Christ the King - Revelation 1/Daniel 7/John 18
Christ the King - Revelation 1/Daniel 7/John 18
Is Jesus only King in our hearts? Or is he King of all things? Why does Pastor kneel all the time during service??
21:51
November 21, 2021
True Temple - Mark 13:1-13
True Temple - Mark 13:1-13
Why would Jesus say the temple and Jerusalem would be torn down? Why does he crush our dreams of gazing into the crystal ball for end times predictions?
22:45
November 14, 2021
And all the Company of Heaven - Revelation 7
And all the Company of Heaven - Revelation 7
With angels and archangels?? And ALL the company of Heaven?? What in the world???!
29:01
November 07, 2021
How the Word Sets Free - Reformation Day - John 8:31-36
How the Word Sets Free - Reformation Day - John 8:31-36
Does the Gospel, the Word, set us free to do, consume, take, and hurt whoever or whatever we want? By no means!
24:03
October 31, 2021
“Get up, He is calling you!” Mark 10:46-52
“Get up, He is calling you!” Mark 10:46-52
What does it feel like to be far away from home, blind, and begging? Can Jesus lead me home from even there?
21:52
October 24, 2021
More Money More Problems - Mark 10:23-31
More Money More Problems - Mark 10:23-31
The stuff and relationships that hold you back from fearing, loving, and trusting Jesus above all things, must be left behind. We gain a much larger family and a much large house in our Christian family. How do we begin this relationship? Baptism. The new Sabbath Rest. Jesus brought us there in our Baptism and returns us there whenever we remember it.
18:56
October 17, 2021
God and Leftovers - Amos 5:6-15
God and Leftovers - Amos 5:6-15
Surely the days of Amos the prophet are nothing like today…. Right?
20:23
October 10, 2021
Sermon: Freed From Slavery - Hebrews 2
Sermon: Freed From Slavery - Hebrews 2
Is Psalm 9 about us, Adam and Eve, or Jesus? As the taco commercial says, “why not both?” God granted humanity dominion over creation, but Jesus had to come down and do it right after the fall.
22:43
October 03, 2021
Sermon: Salted with Fire - Mark 9:38-50
Sermon: Salted with Fire - Mark 9:38-50
How does God preserve, refine, purify Christians?
20:60
September 26, 2021
Sermon: Human Greatness - Mark 9:30-37
Sermon: Human Greatness - Mark 9:30-37
In this reading, Jesus annihilates human understandings of power.
16:10
September 19, 2021
Sermon: Only You! James 3:1-12
Sermon: Only You! James 3:1-12
Only you can prevent forest fires. How great a forest is burned by a small fire. And that fire is the tongue.
16:38
September 12, 2021
Sermon: Under the Table - Mark 7:24-37
Sermon: Under the Table - Mark 7:24-37
We always like to think we’re the ones at the table, not the ones begging for scraps. Are Jesus’ gospel words always for us?
28:46
September 05, 2021
Sermon: Stand Firm, Guard Your Heart - Mark 7
Sermon: Stand Firm, Guard Your Heart - Mark 7
Above all else guard your heart! But didn’t Jesus say that things that come out of your heart are what defile the person?
19:55
August 29, 2021
Sermon: “Fall Into Your Place” Ephesians 5:22-33
Sermon: “Fall Into Your Place” Ephesians 5:22-33
You were created to do something and you are different from others who were also created to do another thing. Fall into your place in the body of Christ, the Bride of Christ.
36:45
August 22, 2021
Sermon: “Faith Like Mary, Not in Mary” Luke 1, the visitation of Mary
Sermon: “Faith Like Mary, Not in Mary” Luke 1, the visitation of Mary
Today we learn about the visitation of Mary. The entirety of salvation history and the language of the psalms and prophets were woven into Mary’s Magnificat, as all those things weave together as Christ’s human nature is woven together in the womb.
25:38
August 15, 2021
Sermon: “Called out of Isolation” - John 6:35-51
Sermon: “Called out of Isolation” - John 6:35-51
In this sermon we engage with Elijah and his story that may sound familiar to us: being driven into isolation and sinful desire because we feel all alone. Jesus, the Bread of Life, calls us out of that through faith in him and new life practiced in the Church community.
23:02
August 08, 2021
Sermon: - “Eat What Your Father Gave You!” - John 6:22-36
Sermon: - “Eat What Your Father Gave You!” - John 6:22-36
What if I don’t want what God gives me because it’s the same thing? What if I want something different, new, and exciting? Well, you and many others feel this way. Jesus calls you out of that toxic way of thinking. The ultimate “dopamine detox.”
24:42
August 01, 2021
Sermon: “Called to Suffer, Called to Serve.” - Mark 10:35-45, Acts 12
Sermon: “Called to Suffer, Called to Serve.” - Mark 10:35-45, Acts 12
What does it mean to be a servant of all? Are we called to drink of Christ’s cup and to be baptized with his baptism? Feast of St James.
24:07
July 25, 2021
Sermon: Feeding on God’s Word - Mark 6:30-44
Sermon: Feeding on God’s Word - Mark 6:30-44
Getting burnt out stinks, being stuck in a desolate place is worse. What does a Good Shepherd feed us? Where does He lead us?
24:06
July 18, 2021
Sermon: Live Not by Lies - Mark 6:14-29
Sermon: Live Not by Lies - Mark 6:14-29
Would I stand up for the Truth? Even if it was embarrassing in front of important people? If my beautiful wife ordered me to go against it?
22:11
July 15, 2021
Narrative Sermon: The Testimony of Saint Mark - Word and Promise, Reconciliation
Narrative Sermon: The Testimony of Saint Mark - Word and Promise, Reconciliation
I tried something I would usually only do for class: a narrative style sermon from the point of view of St. Mark in celebration of his Feast Day. With a resurgence of interest in “The Chosen,” with its second season debuting, I found desire in the hearts of the hearers to hear this genre of preaching. I think it came out edifying and an emotional insight into Mark’s heart. His struggles with reconciliation, the divinity and humanity of Christ, and his faith walk are points of his testimony. All in all, his message is one of forgiveness, and that the Kingdom is here, repent and believe in Jesus’ word and promise!
23:12
April 25, 2021
Sermon: The Virtue of Obedience - Mark 10:32-45
Sermon: The Virtue of Obedience - Mark 10:32-45
Sorry for this late Lent episode. I went on vacation xD. I pray that this message of Christ’s obedience is still beneficial to you! Hebrews, Melchizedek, Willy Wonka.
18:50
April 10, 2021
Sermon: Peace with God - Mark 8:27-38
Sermon: Peace with God - Mark 8:27-38
My first attempt at preaching a catechetical sermon on a martyr. I thought it would be cool to see through the life and death and life again of St Peter what it means to “share in the sufferings of Jesus Christ.”
19:43
March 01, 2021
Sermon: Manifesting His Glory? -John 2:1-11
Sermon: Manifesting His Glory? -John 2:1-11
How in the world does Jesus manifest His glory at the Wedding at Cana? Not even Moses saw the glory of the Lord! What about what He did at that wedding made his disciples believe in him as the Messiah who was promised of old?
18:49
January 20, 2021
Sermon: “Children of the Light” - 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Sermon: “Children of the Light” - 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
So sorry that I forgot to upload this, I thought I had! This is a sermon about walking as children of the light, as opposed to like those who walk as those who are of the night.
15:41
January 07, 2021
Sermon: “Jesus’ Feast” - Isaiah 25:6-9
Sermon: “Jesus’ Feast” - Isaiah 25:6-9
This sermon is about the wedding feast we are invited too which the Father has organized to glorify and honor His Son. It’s also about burnout in our vocations and lives.
18:30
October 11, 2020
Sermon: “Unexpected Invitation” — Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Sermon: “Unexpected Invitation” — Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
A sermon about who is gathered to YHWH God for salvation on his holy mountain.
17:48
August 16, 2020
Sermon: Small Enough to Serve You -Romans 10:5-17
Sermon: Small Enough to Serve You -Romans 10:5-17
This sermon is a sermon about the voices of others, ourselves, and God, as we go about living in the “small towns” of our hearts and minds.
18:05
August 13, 2020
Sermon: Nothing Can Separate Us - Romans 8:28-39
Sermon: Nothing Can Separate Us - Romans 8:28-39
This is the final sermon from my vicarage. Look forward to more as I have a lifelong ministry ahead of me! I may be preaching even more frequently, and will have more of an academic focus over the next year, so more topical podcasts. Peace!
19:02
July 27, 2020
Sermon: Slaves in God’s Mighty Fortress - Romans 6:12-23
Sermon: Slaves in God’s Mighty Fortress - Romans 6:12-23
This is a sermon for the season after Pentecost. It’s also a Father’s Day sermon (sort of). I was excited to dish this one out.
16:38
June 21, 2020
Sermon: Ascension - Acts 1:1-11
Sermon: Ascension - Acts 1:1-11
This sermon is for the feast day of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wait!
17:17
June 03, 2020
Clergy Brothers: A Doctrine of Creation
Clergy Brothers: A Doctrine of Creation
My brother and I talk about Creation, Shalom, Jesus. . . and Turtles!
39:47
May 01, 2020
Sermon: Resurrection Life - 1 Peter 1:3-9
Sermon: Resurrection Life - 1 Peter 1:3-9
This is part of a sermon series on Resurrection in the time of Easter. (Easter 2, specifically.) the resurrection gives you the hope and courage to live different now.
20:39
April 28, 2020
Homily: “A-Lister” - Matthew 26/Exodus 24
Homily: “A-Lister” - Matthew 26/Exodus 24
This is a Maundy Thursday homily/sermon which talks about who gets to come to the feast.
16:28
April 10, 2020
Homily: “Eat your cake and have it too” - Matthew 27:11-31
Homily: “Eat your cake and have it too” - Matthew 27:11-31
This is a homily for the 4th midweek of lent. It is about how we, as well as Pontius Pilate, have difficulty leaving the crowd in the right way.
17:10
March 25, 2020
Sermon: “I am the Man” - John 9
Sermon: “I am the Man” - John 9
This sermon is specially given on the 4th Sunday in lent to an exclusively online congregation, keeping with the government’s suggestion of groups remaining under 10.
22:45
March 22, 2020
Homily: Looking into the Cup: Matthew 26 - Jeremiah 25
Homily: Looking into the Cup: Matthew 26 - Jeremiah 25
This is a Lenten Homily on the cup of the Lord’s wrath and the man who drank it on our behalf, Jesus.
15:07
March 12, 2020
Sermon: Eyewitnesses of His Majesty - Matthew 17 - Transfiguration Sunday
Sermon: Eyewitnesses of His Majesty - Matthew 17 - Transfiguration Sunday
This is a sermon given by Vicar Daniel Greg on Transfiguration Sunday. It deals with the hope we might have in Christ’s transfiguration.
20:18
March 02, 2020
Clergy Brothers: Sermon Collaboration
Clergy Brothers: Sermon Collaboration
I have my brother on, a pastor, to talk with me about how we both take to writing sermons and collaborate on the task.
38:55
February 13, 2020
Sermon: And Gladly Hear It - 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Sermon: And Gladly Hear It - 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
This sermon is about the divisions that St Paul was facing in the Corinthian Church, spurred on by patterns of behavior we see in our own culture today.
24:06
February 10, 2020
Homily: Auld Lang Syne: Psalm 25
Homily: Auld Lang Syne: Psalm 25
This is a New Years Eve homily at a 7pm service.
14:02
January 08, 2020
Sermon: Heaven on Earth - Isaiah 35
Sermon: Heaven on Earth - Isaiah 35
This sermon is about Heaven on earth in worship. Stop escaping!
20:06
December 17, 2019
Homily: Sorrow Interrupted by Joy - Matthew 2
Homily: Sorrow Interrupted by Joy - Matthew 2
This is a midweek Advent homily for Advent season.
12:14
December 11, 2019
Sermon: The Green Wood New Deal - Luke 23:27-43
Sermon: The Green Wood New Deal - Luke 23:27-43
This is a sermon based on the Lectionary from the Last Sunday of the Church Year C. It handles Hope in the face of despair of the future and judgement which it entails.
22:57
November 24, 2019
Sermon Studio: Genesis 32:22-32: Terrifying Grace
Sermon Studio: Genesis 32:22-32: Terrifying Grace
This episode is about how I came to compose my sermon on the cosmic horror of the Bible. God’s terrifying grace through His Son is the oldest enemy of our sinful nature. Call in with your questions: https://anchor.fm/dan-greg/message   Support: https://www.patreon.com/danielgregseminarian   Disclaimer: What I share is not an official statement of the views or doctrine of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. 
39:46
November 12, 2019
Sermon: Cosmic Horror - Genesis 32:22-32
Sermon: Cosmic Horror - Genesis 32:22-32
This sermon is on the cosmic horror of God’s terrifying grace and forgiveness.
20:24
October 22, 2019
Sermon: Returning to the Manure Pile - Luke 14:25-35
Sermon: Returning to the Manure Pile - Luke 14:25-35
This is the sermon I gave on the Luke text.
22:32
September 08, 2019
Sermon Studio: Counting the Cost of Discipleship - Luke 14: 25-35
Sermon Studio: Counting the Cost of Discipleship - Luke 14: 25-35
In this episode, I give you a bit of my process for writing my sermon on Luke 14: 25-35.   Call in with your questions: https://anchor.fm/dan-greg/message  Support: https://www.patreon.com/danielgregseminarian  Disclaimer: I'm no king or master of doctrine or sermon writing.  What I  share is in no way an official statement of the views or doctrine of  the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.
37:47
September 05, 2019
Sermon: A Slice of the New Life - Luke 13:22-30
Sermon: A Slice of the New Life - Luke 13:22-30
This is the sermon that is the result of the sermon studio, given on August 25, 2019.
22:19
August 25, 2019
Sermon Studio: Exegeting Luke 13:22-30
Sermon Studio: Exegeting Luke 13:22-30
This podcast will serve as a guide to how I came about writing my first sermon on vicarage: when Jesus talks about the Narrow Door. Call in with your questions: https://anchor.fm/dan-greg/message Support: https://www.patreon.com/danielgregseminarian Disclaimer: I'm no king or master of doctrine or sermon writing.  What I share is in no way an official statement of the views or doctrine of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.
39:05
August 23, 2019