Author Archives: Rev. Paul L. Beisel

About Rev. Paul L. Beisel

Graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN in 2001 (M Div.) and 2004 (S.T.M.); LC-MS Pastor and Adjunct Instructor for John Wood Community College; Ph.D student at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Husband of Amy and father of Susan, Elizabeth, Martin, and Theodore.

Palm Sunday Sermon 2019

Many events are life-changing for the ones involved, but not all events are world changing. Many of us remember the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. That was certainly a moment in history that far reaching consequences. President Franklin … Continue reading

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What Keeps People In Church/Christ

By today’s standards, I should not be a Christian today, much less a pastor. The Church in which I grew up had no active youth programs. The pastor who confirmed me was old and not very hip. He would stand … Continue reading

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Oculi (Lent 3) – Luke 11:14-28

When Jesus cast out demons, when he raised the dead, when he performed signs and miracles, he was carrying out His Father’s will. Like Moses in the Old Testament reading, he was doing these things by the “finger of God,” … Continue reading

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Wednesday of Reminscere – The Sinful Woman receives mercy from Jesus

Beloved saints in Christ Jesus: What does repentance look like? This is the question that we are considering during this Lenten season. And we are doing so from the perspective of several Biblical figures that repented of their sins and … Continue reading

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Wednesday of Invocabit – “I have sinned against the Lord” (King David Repents)

What does repentance look like? This is the question that we are going to be addressing throughout this Lententide, and hopefully coming to a better understanding of the nature and fruits of repentance. I would not be exploring this topic … Continue reading

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Reverence for Divine Things

This is the second time in recent years I have watched the Lombardi trophy being caressed, fondled, and kissed by the winning team. As I watched this, I thought, “Why is this kind of adoration acceptable to many American Christians, … Continue reading

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Sermon for Epiphany 4 – Matt. 8:23-27

Epiphany answers the question: Who is Jesus? Who is the Son born to Mary? Let’s see what we have learned so far: Epiphany Day showed us that Jesus is a king, and not just any king, but one who is … Continue reading

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