Living Faith Lutheran Church
Sunday, March 24, 2019
God's Work. Our Hands.

Pastor Sandra's Sermons

The Rev. Sandra Cox Shaw - Living Faith Lutheran's pastor since 2005 - is renowned for her sermons. They're full of fresh insights into Scripture & Biblical history ... words of inspiration & encouragement ... and practical guidance for everyday life. Pastor Sandra graduated with honors in homiletics (preaching) from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa., where she earned a Master's Degree in Divinity.

Click on the Stream MP3 links below to hear recent Living Faith sermons - from Pastor Sandra and guest preachers. You can also save any sermon to your PC or mobile device. Just go to the player that pops up when you click any of the links below ... scroll down in the player window and right-click on the Download audio option  ... then choose "Save Target as" and download the MP3. (Most files are between 3 & 5 MB.) Of course, Pastor Sandra's sermons are best experienced live - so please join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and worship with us!  





It's a Good Friday Kind of World, But...
Our God of Mercy, Miracles & New Beginnings Is Moving Rocks -
and Urging Us to Share the Good News of Easter with All Who Suffer
  March 31, 2013 (Easter Sunday)    Duration: 10:44

    Stream MP3      Scriptural Reference: Luke 24:1-12 

An Amazing & Costly Gift
Lazarus, Mary & Martha Thank Jesus for His Brave and
Boundless Generosity; How Will We Show Our Gratitude?
  March 17, 2013 (Fifth Sunday in Lent)    Duration: 11:49

    Stream MP3     Scriptural Reference: John 12:1-8 & John 11:45-57

A Compassionate, Peacemaking Father
God Is Merciful & Welcoming - and We Are Called to Shun
Righteous Resentment and Celebrate When Prodigals Return
Preaching: Deacon Pete Fotheringham, Minister of Word and Service
  March 10, 2013 (Fourth Sunday in Lent)    Duration: 10:10

    Stream MP3     Scriptural Reference: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 & Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32  

Of Fig Trees & Spirtual Manure
Our Loving, Forgiving God Is Like a Patient Gardener -
Eager to Give Us Another Season to Bear Good Fruit
Preaching: Deacon Pete Fotheringham, Minister of Word and Service
  March 3, 2013 (Third Sunday in Lent)    Duration: 8:58

    Stream MP3     Scriptural Reference: Luke 13:1-9 

No Need for a 'Plan B'
God Always Keeps His Promises, and God's Timing Is
Always Perfect ... Even When It Leaves Us Confused
  February 24, 2013 (Second Sunday in Lent)     Duration: 10:25

    Stream MP3     Scriptural Reference: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18

The Wilderness as Classroom
In Times of Loneliness, Scarcity, Temptation & Disorientation,
It's Important to Remember Who We Are ... and Whose We Are
  February 17, 2013 (First Sunday in Lent)    Duration: 14:38

    Stream MP3     Scriptural Reference:   Luke 4:1-13

Our Lenten Call of Transformation
What It Means to Die unto Ourselves ... Set Aside Our Egos
& Agendas ... and Follow the Fast That God Chooses for Us
  February 13, 2013 (Ash Wednesday)    Duration: 10:55

    Stream MP3     Scriptural Reference: Isaiah 58:1-12

Off the Mountaintop & Into Ministry
Listen to Jesus, Take Risks & Never Lose Heart
When Carrying Out God's Often Challenging Work
  February 10, 2013 (Transfiguration of Our Lord)    Duration: 12:27

    Stream MP3      Scriptural Reference: Luke 9:28-36

Love, Law & Les Miserables
What the Musical - and 1st Corinthians - can teach us about
growing as Christians & disagreeing without being disagreeable
  February 3, 2013  (Fourth Sunday after Epiphany)    Duration: 13:05

    Stream MP3     Scriptural Reference: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Inaugural Address at Nazareth
Jesus' Surprising Agenda ... and Our Call to
Spread the Good News & Avoid 'Pretty Lies'
  January 27, 2013  (Third Sunday after Epiphany)      Duration: 9:44

    Stream MP3       Scriptural Reference:  Luke 4:14-21

That First, Reluctant Miracle
What Cana Show Us about Jesus' Mission and God's Abundance
  January 20, 2013  (Second Sunday after Epiphany)      Duration: 12:34

    Stream MP3      Scriptural Reference: John 2:1-11

John & Jesus at the Jordan
The Commitments - and Dangers - That Come with Baptism
  January 13, 2013  (Baptism of Our Lord)     Duration: 12:26

    Stream MP3     Scriptural Reference: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

An Epiphany Journey
What the Magi Can Teach Us about Faith &
Science, Giving Generously and Joyful Worship
  January 6, 2013  (Epiphany of Our Lord)    Duration: 13:38
    Stream MP3    Scriptural Reference: Matthew 2:1-12
The Joyous Surprise of Christmas
God's Light Pierces Our Darkness ... a Baby Changes
Everything ... and through Jesus, All Things Are Possible
  December 24, 2012  (Nativity of Our Lord)     Duration: 5:03

    Stream MP3    Scriptural Reference: John 1:1-5, 14

Mary's Magnificent Song
The Holy Spirit is Strong and Upside Down - and We
Are Called to Join the Celebration & Shake up the World
  December 23, 2012  (Fourth Sunday of Advent)    Duration: 11:24

    Stream MP3    Scriptural Reference: Luke 1:39-55

 'What Then Should We Do?'
John the Baptist Leads Us out of the Spiritual Wilderness ...
on a Challenging Path of Compassion & Justice
  December 16, 2012  (Third Sunday of Advent)    Duration: 8:37

    Stream MP3    Scriptural Reference: Luke 3:7-18

Bishop Graham on Our 60-Year Anniversary
'This Is Where God Has Promised to Be at Work'
Guest Preacher:  The Rev. Richard H. Graham, Bishop of the Metropolitan
Washington, DC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
  December 9, 2012  (Second Sunday of Advent)    Duration: 8:51

   Stream MP3    Scriptural Reference: Luke 3:1-6

An Advent of Waiting, Hope & Promises
Christ is Coming, and God Is Always With Us
  December 2, 2012  (First Sunday of Advent)    Duration: 11:17

    Stream MP3    Scriptural Reference: Jeremiah 33:14-16 & Luke 21:25-36