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Year A – Lent 6 – Our Greatest Needs – A Greater Type of King – Matthew 21

Matthew 21:1-11 - Look at how King Jesus humbly enters the royal city of Jerusalem. He comes in the name of the Lord to save us. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources…
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Year A – Lent 5 – Our Greatest Needs – Life for the Dead – 2 Kings 4

2 Kings 4:17-37 - God wants us to know that whoever believes in him will live, even though he dies. He enables the prophet Elisha to prove that to a grieving mother. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational…
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Year A – Lent 4 – Our Greatest Needs – Sight for the Blind – John 9

John 9:1-7,13-17,34-39 - Jesus miraculously enables a man who had been born blind to see the Christ both physically and spiritually. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation…
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Year A – Lent 3 – Our Greatest Needs – Water for the Thirsty – Romans 5

Romans 5:1-8 - We were like people dying of thirst who were powerless to help themselves. But God’s love has been poured out into our hearts like living water. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational…
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Year A – Lent 2 – Our Greatest Needs – A Gift for the World – John 3

John 3:1-17 - By sharing the gospel of God’s love for the world, Jesus gave the gift of faith to a Pharisee named Nicodemus. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources…
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Year A – Lent 1 – Our Greatest Needs – A Champion for the Defeated – Matthew 4

Matthew 4:1-11 - The champion of the demons and the champion of mankind do battle. Jesus Christ wins. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help…
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Year A – Transfiguration – The Glory of the Lord – 2 Peter 1

2 Peter 1:16-21 - St. Peter testifies to the reliability of the Christian faith. Peter was an eyewitness to the majesty and glory of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational…
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Year A – Epiphany 6 – The Savior’s Sermon – Live a Holy Life – Matthew 5

Matthew 5:21-37 - What a high bar Jesus sets! He calls us to be holy in our relationships with our brothers, our adversaries, our bodies, our spouse, and our God. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational…
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Year A – Epiphany 5 – The Savior’s Sermon – You Are… So Be – 1 Peter 2

1 Peter 2:9-12 - St. Peter encourages us to be what God has declared us to be: members of a royal priesthood, citizens of a holy nation. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation…
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Year A – Epiphany 4 – The Savior’s Sermon – Trust in God’s Strength – Matthew 5

Matthew 5:1-12 - In the Beatitudes Jesus shows us the outcome of a life that is lived trusting in God’s strength. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created…
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Year A – Epiphany 3 – Jesus Appears as the Light in the Darkness – Isaiah 8

Isaiah 8:19-9:4 - The prophet foretold that the people walking in darkness would see a great light. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches…
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Year A – Epiphany 2 – Jesus Appears as the Lamb of God – John 1

John 1:29-41 - As the last and greatest of the prophets, John the Baptist succinctly summarizes God’s plan of salvation by pointing to Jesus and calling him the Lamb of God. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS…
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Year A – Epiphany 1 – Jesus Appears as the Anointed One – Acts 10

Acts 10:34-38 - As Peter told others how God had anointed Jesus, through that good news the Holy Spirit was poured out upon Peter’s listeners. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The…
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Year A – Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – A Savior is Born

Luke 2:1-20 - This child’s birth changed man’s relationship with God. Sinful man is hostile to God. Because of what this child would do, a holy God is now at peace with man. Hebrews 1:1-9 - In the past God sent angels and prophets as messengers…
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Year A – Advent 4 – Come, Lord Jesus! – As Immanuel – Matthew 1

Matthew 1:18-25 - In faith, Joseph accepted that within the womb of his bride-to-be was Immanuel—the very Son of God, the promised Savior from sin. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services.…
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Year A – Advent 3 – Come, Lord Jesus! – As Messiah – Matthew 11

Matthew 11:2-11 - Jesus deals gently with those whose present circumstances lead them to doubt that he is the Messiah. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were…
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Year A – Advent 2 – Come, Lord Jesus! – As Judge – Isaiah 11

Isaiah 11:1-10 - From the family tree of Jesse, father of King David, another King would come to judge the world with righteousness and establish an everlasting kingdom. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational…
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Year A – Advent 1 – Come, Lord Jesus! – As King – Isaiah 2

Isaiah 2:1-5 - In the future, when our King comes again, he will transform this world. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow…
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Year C – Proper 25 – Faith Demonstrated Through Total Dependence – Luke 18

Luke 18:18-30 - What is impossible with man is possible with God. That is why we are totally dependent on him. Note: Although it is accidentally referred to as Proper 24 in the podcast, it is Proper 25. The Foundation Preacher Podcast…
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Year C – Proper 24 – Faith Demonstrated Through Persistent Prayer – 1 John 5

1 John 5:13-15 - When we ask God for something that is according to his will, we can be absolutely confident we will receive it. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources…
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Year C – Proper 23 – Faith That Overflows With Gratitude – Genesis 8

Genesis 8:15-22 - In faith, Noah expressed his gratitude for God’s undeserved generosity in preserving the lives of him and his family. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation…
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Year C – Proper 22 – Faith That Delights in Duty – 1 Chronicles 29

1 Chronicles 29:1-2,10-18 - In faith, King David knew everything we have is given to us from the LORD. Therefore, David found it a duty and delight to plan the construction of the LORD’s temple. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is…
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Year C – Proper 21 – What Seems to Help in Life Fails in Death; What Seems to Fail in Life Helps in Death – Luke 16

Luke 16:19-31 - Jesus tells us a parable about two men, one whose confidence was in his wealth, another whose confidence was in his God. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation…
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Year C – Proper 20 – Serve God With Money; You Can’t Serve God and Money – 1 Timothy 6

1 Timothy 6:6-10,17-19 - Saint Paul teaches in straightforward language that serving money will lead to spiritual destruction. But serving God with our money leads to a fulfilling life. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to…
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Year C – Proper 19 – The Found Are Left; The Lost Are Found – Luke 15

Luke 15:1-10 - Through two parables, Jesus rebukes those who consider themselves already found and not in need of repentance. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources…
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Year C – Proper 18 – Put Down What You Love; Pick Up What You Loathe – Luke 14

Luke 14:25-35 - Jesus teaches us that truly following him will come at a cost: the need to carry a cross, the need to give up everything. Count the cost. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services.…
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Year C – Proper 17 – The Humble Will Be Exalted; The Exalted Will Be Humbled – Proverbs 25

Proverbs 25:6-7a - Solomon provides common sense about humility and pride. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow the gospel message…
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Year C – Proper 16 – The First Will Be Last; The Last Will Be First – Luke 13

Luke 13:22-30 - Jesus teaches that the last will be first and the first will be last. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow the…
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Year C – Proper 15 – We Want Peace, But God’s Word Divides – Hebrews 12

Hebrews 12:1-13 - The Hebrews who converted to Christianity faced great opposition. They were often divided from their friends, separated from their livelihood. How would they persevere? By fixing their eyes on Jesus. The Foundation…
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Year C – Proper 14 – Focused Living Properly Values Heavenly Treasure – Hebrews 11

Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16 - The gift of faith allows us to see that treasure that is found in the city whose architect and builder is God. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation…
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Year C – Proper 13 – Focused Living Properly Values Earthly Wealth – Luke 12

Luke 12:13-21 - Greed’s folly is felt in life and will be exposed in death. Through a parable, Jesus gives us a strong warning against greed. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The…
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Year C – Proper 12 – Focused Prayer Claims What God Wants for Us, Not What We Want from Him – Genesis 18

Genesis 18:20-32 - Abraham prays on the basis of what he knows about the LORD: that the LORD is a just judge, that the LORD shows mercy, and that the LORD invites us to be bold in our prayers. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided…
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Year C – Proper 11 – Focused Worship Seeks Service from Jesus More than Service for Jesus – Luke 10

Luke 10:38-42 - One sister served Jesus, which was lovely. The other sister wanted to be served by Jesus, which is the one thing needed. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation…
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Year C – Proper 10 – Focused Love Finds a Neighbor Rather Than Avoiding One – Luke 10

Luke 10:25-37 - In a well-known parable, Jesus teaches us how one loves their neighbor. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow…
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Year C – Proper 9 – Christ Provides Ministers to Proclaim His Word – 1 Peter 5

1 Peter 5:1-4 - Ministers are to shepherd God’s flock exactly as Jesus, the Chief Shepherd, would himself. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to…
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Year C – Proper 8 – Through the Word, Christ Creates Committed Followers – Luke 9

Luke 9:51-62 - Jesus teaches that following him means leaving this world behind. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow the gospel…
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Year C – Proper 7 – Through the Word, the Lord Crushes Evil – Luke 8

Luke 8:26-39 - Using only his words, Jesus demonstrates his authority over the evil one. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow…
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Year C – Holy Trinity – Through the Word, the Triune God Blesses Us – Numbers 6

Numbers 6:22-27 - The LORD charges his priests to speak a threefold blessing upon the people. We close our services confident that our Triune God will give us the very things these words pronounce. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is…
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Year C – Pentecost – The Spirit Marches Victorious Through the Word – John 14

John 14:23-27 - Though his Word Jesus sends us the Holy Spirit and gives us peace. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow the…
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Year C – Easter 7 – Unity Marches Victorious in Diversity – John 17

John 17:20-26 - Jesus prays that all his followers might be one, just as he and the Father are one. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches…
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Year C – Ascension – Power From Heaven Marches Victorious to the Ends of the Earth – Acts 1

Acts 1:1-11 - Jesus ascends to rule over all things as his Church serves as his witnesses. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow…
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Year C – Easter 6 – Joy Marches Victorious Over Circumstance – Revelation 21

Revelation 21:21-27 - The great joy we have now will soon be made perfect and complete. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow…
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Year C – Easter 5 – Selfless Love Marches Victorious Over Self-Gratification – 1 Corinthians 13

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 - If anything is the defining mark of Christians, it is not the spiritiual gifts that they possess. It is the love at work as they put those gifts into practice. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you…
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Year C – Easter 4 – Fulfilled Works March Victorious Over Empty Words – John 10

John 10:22-30 - Both Jesus words and his works are identical to that of the Father, for he and the Father are one. Therefore, the protecting hand of the Good Shepherd is almighty. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by…
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Year C – Easter 3 – Sight Marches Victorious Over Blindness – Revelation 5

Revelation 5:11-14 - While in exile on the island of Patmos, St. John was given special sight, the ability to see the sacrifical Lamb who is worthy of our worship and praise. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS…
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Year C – Easter 2 – Witness Marches Victorious Over Restraint – John 20

John 20:19-31 - The Easter gospel is based on the written testimony of eyewitnesses of the risen Christ. As we read that testimony, the Spirit enables us who are not eyewitnesses to also believe. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided…
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Year C – Easter – Life Marches Victorious Over Death – 1 Corinthians 15

Corinthians 15:51-57 - Death has been swallowed up in victory. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow the gospel message heard…
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Year C – Holy Week – Good Friday – His Punishment, Our Peace – Isaiah 52

Isaiah 52:13-53:12 - Christ took the punishment that our sins deserved. We are now at peace with God. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches…
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Year C – Holy Week – Holy Thursday – His Food, Our Fill – Luke 22

Luke 22:7-20 - Jesus institutes the meal of the New Covenant. In this sacrament his body and blood are the food and drink that satisfy our every spiritual need. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational…
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Year C – Holy Week – Palm Sunday – His Humility, Our Hope – Philippians 2

Philppians 2:5-11 - Paul describes the humility of Jesus and encourages us to emulate it. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow…