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; Husband of Amy and father of Susan, Elizabeth, Martin, and Theodore.

Sermon for Trinity 10 – Luke 19:41-48

Jesus came with peace, forgiveness, and healing for the people of God. He did not come to destroy but to save. This was proclaimed by the angels at his birth, as they sang: “Glory to God in the highest, and … Continue reading

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Why We Care

I wrote the following for our church newsletter. Perhaps it may be helpful to others.  Why We Care I can imagine that there are many in the Church, and even outside of the Church, who wonder, “Why do you care?” … Continue reading

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I’m a Terrible Husband, and other Overgeneralizations

At the recommendation of a friend, I have been doing some reading on some common thinking errors and the effects of faulty thinking on one’s mood and behavior. For those who know anything about the world of psychology, this is … Continue reading

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When Sorrow Over Sin Is Lacking

There are three little words that I believe are sorely lacking in the Church today: “I am sorry.” I’m sorry. Please forgive me for __________. I think we have lost the fine art of taking responsibility for our actions, owning them, and … Continue reading

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Sermon for Invocabit – 1 Samuel 17:40-51; Matthew 4:1-11

Still needs a bit of editing and condensing, but here’s the raw material for Sunday. Beloved saints in Christ: David must have looked pretty puny next to Goliath. How silly he must have looked with his five smooth stones and … Continue reading

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Five things every congregation should know about their young, new pastor (and why they should be grateful to have him)

Five things you should know about your young, new pastor (And why you should be grateful to have him): He just spent the last four years sitting at the feet of learned theologians and receiving pastoral education. He is now … Continue reading

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Beware of Loving Human Peace Too Much

“Peace, therefore, as we now have it, is to be treated as something that ought to be both loved and contemned; otherwise, if it is loved immoderately, the soul of him who loves it may be caught in sin. Consequently, … Continue reading

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