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Sunday Sermon - The True Vine

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on May 2nd, 2021

The True Vine
Fifth Sunday of Easter, 05/02/2021 

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First Reading:  Acts 8 : 26 - 40
Second: 1 John 4 : 1 - 11  
Gospel: John 15 : 1 - 8 (https://tinyurl.com/5tanfpsh

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Gospel Reading of John 15 : 1 - 8 (NRSV)
THE TRUE VINE
15 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love

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THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, 
hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. 
Amen.




Sunday Sermon - Jesus the Good Shepherd

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on April 25th, 2021

Jesus the Good Shepherd
Fourth Sunday of Easter, 04/25/2021 
Guest Preacher: Seminarian Brandy Schneck 

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First Reading:  Psalm 23 
Second: 1 John 3 : 16 - 24  
Gospel: Mark 8 : 27 - 38 (https://tinyurl.com/2cdu7udp

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Gospel Reading of Mark 8 : 27 - 38 (NRSV)
PETER'S DECLARATION ABOUT JESUS
27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29 He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.”[a] 30 And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.
JESUS FORETELLS HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION
31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”
34 He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel,[b] will save it. 36 For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? 37 Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 38 Those who are ashamed of me and of my words[c] in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love

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THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, 
hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. 
Amen.




Sunday Sermon - Jesus Appears to His Disciples

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on April 18th, 2021

Jesus Appears to His Disciples
Third Sunday of Easter, 04/18/2021 

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First Reading: Acts 3:12 –19 
Second: 1 John 3 : 1 - 7  
Gospel: Luke 24 : 36b - 48 (https://tinyurl.com/4brfmz8d)

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Gospel Reading of Luke 24 : 36b - 48 (NRSV)
JESUS APPEARS TO HIS DISCIPLES
36 While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37 They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate in their presence.
44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46 and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things.

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love

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THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, 
hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. 
Amen.




Sunday Service - Jesus Appears to the Disciples

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on April 11th, 2021

Jesus Appears to the Disciples 
Second Sunday of Easter, 04/11/2021
Guest Pastor: Rev. Kathleen Panning 

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First Reading: Acts 4 : 32 - 35 
Second: 1 John 1 : 1 - 2 : 2 
Gospel: John 20 : 19 - 31 (https://tinyurl.com/44dz7dz)

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Gospel Reading of John 20 : 19 - 31 (NRSV)
JESUS APPEARS TO THE DISCIPLES 
19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
JESUS AND THOMAS 
24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”
26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”
THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK 
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love

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THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, 
hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. 
Amen.




Easter Sermon - Christ the Lord is Risen

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on April 4th, 2021

The Resurrection of Our Lord (Christ the Lord is Risen)
Easter Sunday, 04/04/2021 

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First Reading: Acts 10 : 34 - 43 
Second: 1 Corinthians 15 : 1 - 11 
Gospel: Mark 16 : 1 - 8 (https://tinyurl.com/apx948y8)

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Gospel Reading of Mark 16 : 1 - 8 (NRSV)
THE RESURRENTION OF JESUS 
16 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” 4 When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.” 8 So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. 

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love

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THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, 
hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. 
Amen.




Sunday Sermon - Palm Sunday

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on March 28th, 2021

Jesus Cleanses the Temple
Palm Sunday, 03/28/2021 

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Processional Gospel: Matthew 21 : 1 - 11 
First Reading:  Isaiah 50 : 4 - 9a 
Second: Philippians 2 : 5 - 11 
Gospel: Matthew 21 : 12 - 17 (https://tinyurl.com/7bwzvpa3)

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Gospel Reading of Matthew 21 : 12 - 17 (NRSV)
JESUS CLEANSES THE TEMPLE
12 Then Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who were selling and buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. 13 He said to them, “It is written,
‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’;
    but you are making it a den of robbers.”
14 The blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he cured them. 15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the amazing things that he did, and heard the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became angry 16 and said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read,
‘Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babies
    you have prepared praise for yourself’?”
17 He left them, went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love




Sunday Sermon - Some Greeks Wish To See Jesus

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on March 23rd, 2021

Some Greeks Wish To See Jesus. Jesus Speaks about His Death.
Fifth Fourth Sunday in Lent, 03/14/2021 

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First Reading: Jeremiah 31 : 31 - 34 
Second: Hebrews 5 : 5 - 10 
Gospel: John 12 : 20 - 33 (https://tinyurl.com/pxarc9je)

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Gospel Reading of John 12 : 20 - 33 (NRSV)
SOME GREEKS WISH TO SEE JESUS
20 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.
JESUS SPEAKS ABOUT HIS DEATH
27 “Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love




Pisgah Sunday Sermon - Nicodemus Visits Jesus

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on March 14th, 2021

Nicodemus Visits Jesus 
Fourth Sunday in Lent, 03/14/2021 

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First Reading: Numbers 21 : 4 - 9 
Second: Ephesians 2 : 1 - 10 
Gospel: John 3 : 14 - 21 (https://tinyurl.com/v8ccn7nk) 

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Gospel Reading of John 3 : 14 - 21 (NRSV)
14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. 20 For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. 21 But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.”

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love




Sunday Sermon - Jesus Cleanses the Temple

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on March 7th, 2021

Jesus Cleanses the Temple 
Third Sunday in Lent, 03/07/2021 

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First Reading: Exodus 20 : 1 - 17 
Second: 1 Corinthians 1 : 18 - 25 
Gospel: John 2 : 13 - 22 (https://tinyurl.com/9mwhnd2r

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Gospel Reading of John 2 : 13 - 22 (NRSV)
JESUS CLEANSES THE TEMPLE 
13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15 Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” 17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18 The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” 19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking of the temple of his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love




Sunday Service - Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on February 28th, 2021

Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection 
Second Sunday in Lent, 02/28/2021 

Online Links: https://linktr.ee/PisgahLutheran 
Online Donations: https://www.PisgahGives.com 

First Reading: Genesis 17 : 1 - 7, 15 - 16 
Second: Romans 4 : 13 - 25 
Gospel: Mark 8 : 31 - 38  (https://tinyurl.com/9mwhnd2r) 

Different ways to give: 
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Gospel Reading of Mark 8 : 31 - 38 (NRSV)
JESUS FORETELLS HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION 
31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”

34 He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. 36 For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? 37 Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 38 Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love





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