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Sermon Underwear

Sermon Underwear

By First Lutheran Church
A podcast where we hear conversations, stories and questions behind the sermons preached at First Lutheran Church in Milford, IA.
Our title comes from the idea that a professor once shared with us: there are a lot of situations, conversations, and study that go into crafting a sermon on any given week. And a lot of that is never actually revealed or mentioned in the sermon. All of that… stuff… is called the ‘Sermon Underwear’. It’s there, just like the underwear you put on every day, but no one gets to see it. Every week, we will share some of the ‘underwear’ that goes into each sermon.
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Episode 47 - Joy - Faith.Hope.Love.Joy - SEASON FINALE
Fr. Tom Early joins us for the joyful conclusion of our four part series on Faith.Hope.Love.Joy and for the conclusion of this season of Sermon Underwear. Thanks to all our regular listeners! And to our irregular listeners, you are in good company with us.
September 01, 2020
Episode 47 - Love - Faith.Hope.Love.Joy series
Yay love! But what about Jesus difficult command to love your enemies? Fr. Tom Early of St. Alban's joins us to discuss this challenging topic in part three of our four part series on faith, hope, love, and joy.
August 25, 2020
Episode 45 - Hope - Faith.Hope.Love.Joy Pt. 2
What are you hopeful for? Guest Fr. Tom Early joins us again and gets the conversation going as we seek to know what the source of Christian hope is and how it shapes how we live here and now. This is part two of a four part series on Faith - Hope - Love - Joy.
August 18, 2020
Episode 44 - Faith - Faith.Hope.Love.Joy Series
This week we start a new 4 part series based on 1 Corinthians 13:13 as we focus on the subject, or perhaps the object of our faith. 
August 11, 2020
Episode 43 - Job Restored
This week we look at the final chapters of the book of Job and conclude our 5 part series. Guest Fr. Tom Early joins us.
August 04, 2020
Episode 42 - God Speaks to Job
What do you do when Nessy (a.k.a. the Lockness monster, a.k.a. chaos) finds you!? Join Pr. Perry, Pr. Brian, and Fr. Tom as they discuss God's response to Job about where to find God and what God does with all forms of chaos.
July 28, 2020
Episode 41 - Hope for Redemption
If Job can hope for redemption in his situation might we also? "For I know my redeemer lives!" Fr. Tom Early joins us as we continue our conversation with Job and his friends and await an answer from God.
July 21, 2020
Episode 40 - Conversations with Job and Friends
What you should say, or perhaps shouldn't say when a friend or loved one is suffering. Join us for conversation around Job's conversation with his friends. 
July 14, 2020
Episode 39 - Introduction to the book of Job
In this episode Pr. Perry and Pr. Brian give an introduction to the book of Job as we look at what role God plays in suffering and how that might shape our response to situations of suffering in our own lives and in the lives of others.
July 08, 2020
Episode 38 - 2 Corinthians 5 - Generosity
Fr. Tom Early and Pr. Brian Jack share stories of generosity and offer a couple practices of gratitude in this final episode on Paul's second letter to the Corinthians.
June 30, 2020
Episode 37 2 Corinthians 5
Paul lifts up the main things - pleasing God and being reconciled to our neighbors. Have we settled for less? Have we made others settle for less?
June 25, 2020
Episode 36 - 2 Corinthians 4 - Treasure in Clay Jars
God's favorite art medium seems to be broken things, especially humans! Join us for conversation around Paul's second letter to the Corinthians chapter 4. 
June 16, 2020
Episode 35 - Forgiveness and Reconciliation 2 Corinthians 2:1-11
This week we talk about Forgiveness. What does it mean? What is the hoped for outcome of it? How does it relate to reconciliation? This was our second session recorded live over zoom. If you'd like to join in on the recording and participate in the conversation that follows e-mail for an invite to our next session.
June 09, 2020
Episode 34 - 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 Consoled that we might console others
Fr. Tom Early of St. Alban's joins us as we discuss what our consolation in Christ is, how we have received it, and how we might share it with others. Here is the link to the cartoon based on author Brene Brown's comparison of empathy and sympathy 
June 02, 2020
Episode 33 Pentecost 2020
Fr. Tom of St. Alban's Episcopal church in Spirit Lake, IA joins us for conversation about the work of the Holy Spirit throughout history and today in you! Sermon Underwear will be recorded live over zoom next Monday, June 1st at 3pm CST. We would welcome you to join us and listen in and participate in a live Q&A at the end of the recording. Please email if you'd like to receive an invitation to join us via zoom.
May 27, 2020
SU032 1 Corinthians 15:1-26, 51-56 Resurrection Hope
What difference does the resurrection make for our life and relationship with God and others? Fr. Tom Early joins us again to explore how we tell our stories in light of the promise of resurrection.
May 19, 2020
SU031 1 Corinthians 13 Love is...
Is love really what you think it is? Find out in this episode as we look at this passage made famous by many a wedding service. 
May 12, 2020
Episode 30 Identity Crisis - 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Guest Fr. Tom Early joins us for conversation about brand identity and how it can get in the way of the good news about Jesus Christ. 
May 05, 2020
SU029 You Are God's Chosen
This week we look at how the church had its rocky start in Thesolonica but then found its firm foundation through God's work in Jesus Christ. Father Tom Early of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Spirit Lake joins the conversation. 
April 29, 2020
SU027 The Power of Prayer
Special guest Fr. Tom Early from St. Alban's Episcopal Church joins us as we continue hearing about the work of the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts.  How does prayer shape our understanding and expectations of healing?
April 21, 2020
SU027 - The Promise of The Holy Spirit
We move from The Gospel of Mark into a few weeks in the book of Acts exploring the early church and how the Holy Spirit was at work then and continues to be in our congregation and community today. This episode was recorded on Zoom. The quality is different than what we're used to. Bear with us as we continue to explore ways to keep providing this podcast while abiding social distancing. 
April 15, 2020
Ep. 26- Holy Week Preview
A look into our Holy Week services from Pastor Perry, Pastor Brian, and Jennifer Johnson
April 08, 2020
EP.25 Mark 11 Palm Sunday
Fr. Tom Early From St. Alban's Episcopal congregation in Spirit Lake joins us again for conversation around Palm Sunday, confusion, and parades!
March 31, 2020
Ep. 24- Hope in Hopeless Times
Special guest Father Tom Early joins us for conversation around the text of Mark 13 and these strange times of pandemic influence in the world.
March 24, 2020
Ep. 23-The Greatest Commandment
The Pastors discuss Mark 12:28-44
March 17, 2020
Ep. 22-Answers
The Pastors discuss Mark 12:1-12
March 12, 2020
Ep. 21- What Do You Want Me To Do For You?
The Pastors discuss Mark Chapter 10
March 02, 2020
Ep. 20- Impossible
The Pastors discuss Mark, Chapter 10
February 25, 2020
Ep. 19-Transfiguration
Discussion on Mark 8 and 9
February 17, 2020
Ep. 18- Broken Hearts
In this episode the pastors discuss Mark chapter 7.
February 12, 2020
Ep. 17- Rejection and Forgiveness
The Pastors discuss Mark 6
February 05, 2020
Ep. 16-Unchained
This episode is based on the reading of Mark 5:1-20
January 28, 2020
Ep. 15- Jesus Parables
Discussion on Mark 4
January 21, 2020
Ep. 14- Dinner for Sinners
Discussion on Mark 2
January 14, 2020
Ep. 13- The Beginning
This Episode includes the reading of the Scripture: Mark 1:1-20
January 02, 2020
Ep. 12-Lessons and Carols
Discussion on Dec. 28/29 special worship services.
December 19, 2019
Ep. 11- Christmas Special
Jennifer Johnson asks the Pastors some questions about Christmas.
December 19, 2019
Ep. 10- When You Grow Up
This episode includes the reading and discussion on the text: Luke 1:57-66
December 17, 2019
Ep. 09- Children's Christmas Program
In this episode, Reagan Colt joins us as a special guest.
December 11, 2019
Ep. 08- Advent Cantata Preview
Special guest, Jennifer Johnson, talks with Pastor Perry and Pastor Brian about the upcoming Advent Cantata.
December 03, 2019
Ep. 07- Hope in Exile
This podcast includes the reading of the text: Jeremiah 33:14-18 Mark 8:27-29
November 26, 2019
Ep. 06- Heirlooms of Faith
This podcast includes the reading of the following text: 2 Kings 22:1-10; 23:1-3 Luke 24:30-32
November 19, 2019
Ep. 05T- A Stump for Christmas
This podcast includes the reading of the text: Isaiah 5:1-7; 11:1-5 Mark 12:1-3
November 12, 2019
Ep. 05- A Stump for Christmas
Discussion on the text: Isaiah 5:1-7; 11:1-5 Mark 12:1-3
November 12, 2019
Ep. 04-Hosea
Discussion on text: Hosea 11:1-9 Mark 10:13-14
November 07, 2019
Ep. 04T- Hosea
This podcast includes the reading of the text: Hosea 11:1-9 Mark 10:13-14
November 05, 2019
Ep. 03- Elijah and God's Contest
Discussion on text: 1 Kings 19:17-39 Mark 9:2-4
October 28, 2019
Ep. 03T- Elijah and God's Contest
This episode includes the reading of the text: 1 Kings 18:17-39 Mark 9:2-4
October 28, 2019
Ep. 02- Servant Leaders
1 Kings 12:1-17, 25-29 Mark 10:42-45
October 22, 2019
Our debut episode with Pastor Perry and Pastor Brian. Scripture: 2 Samuel 5.1-5 - 6.1-5 . Psalm 150
October 17, 2019