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  1. Womb cradle life2011/06/06

    On June 5, Pastor Tom Kadel preached this sermon at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA. It is based upon three texts: Acts 1:6-14; 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11; and John 17:1-11. The sermon explores the role of imagination in living the Christian life.
  2. Church Music Sunday Service2011/05/09

    On May 8, Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA celebrated its annual Church Music Sunday. This is a recording of the complete service. It features music by a young persons' string ensemble, the Gospel Lights children's choir, the Senior Choir, organ and piano selections.
  3. Disillusioned2011/05/02

    What difference does Easter make? The wrong expectations can lead to a rubble of disillusionment. In this sermon, based upon John 20: 19-31, Pastor Tom Kadel suggests that proper expectations lead to gratitude. This sermon was preached at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA on May 1, 2011.
  4. A Really Long Sermon2011/05/02

    It's hard to preach on Easter -- unless you realize that a great sermon has been preached for 2,000 years. Pastor Tom Kadel preached this sermon on Easter morning at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA on April 24, 2011. It is based on Matthew 28:1-10.
  5. No "I" in This Prayer!2010/07/26

    This sermon was preached at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA on July 25 by Pastor Tom Kadel. It is based upon Luke 11:1-13 and examines the prayer Jesus taught us to pray. We call it the Lord's Prayer.
  6. The Manual and the Wrench2010/07/19

    Listening to God and doing mission are both essential parts of the calling of Christians. This sermon, preached by Pastor Tom Kadel on July 18, 2101 at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, Pa, examines the story of Mary and Martha from Luke 10:38-42.
  7. The New Normal2010/07/12

    This sermon, preached on July 11, 2010 is based upon Jesus' story we call The Good Samaritan. It was preached by Pastor Tom Kadel at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA and is based upon Luke 10:25-37.
  8. "Hey, Doc, I Get It."2010/06/21

    Is evil real? Pastor Tom Kadel takes on this question in his sermon preached on June 20, 2010 at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA. His sermon is based upon Luke 8:26-39 where Jesus casts out a "legion" of demons from a man.
  9. Go in Peace? Where?2010/06/14

    When Jesus says to the sinful woman who had bathed his feet with her tears, "Go in Peace." Where does she go? As theologian Fred Craddock says, "The story screams the need for a church, not just any church but one that says,
    ‘You are welcome here.’" The sermon, preached by Pastor Tom Kadel at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA on June 13, is based upon Luke 7:36-8:3.
  10. Gushing2010/06/07

    In the wake of the 47 day old BP oil spill, Pastor Tom Kadel suggested that this spill is a "huge and unmistakable metaphor for sin." The sermon is based upon Paul's words in the 7th Chapter of Romans (7:15-25). This sermon was preached at Christ Lutheran Church on June 6, 2010.
  11. A Cup of Day in a World of Night2010/06/01

    This sermon was preached by Pastor Tom Kadel on the Festival of the Holy Trinity on May 30 at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA. It focuses on the work of the Third Person of the Holy Trinity -- the Holy Spirit. The sermon is based upon John 16:12-15.
  12. The Involuntary Response2010/05/24

    Seminarian Brett Wilson preached this sermon at Christ Lutheran Church on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2010. This was her final Sunday with this congregation and is now off to do her internship (the third of the four years of seminary education). The sermon is based upon the texts appointed for the day: Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17 and John 14:8-27.
  13. The Wonder of One2010/05/17

    This sermon was preached by Pastor Tom Kadel at Christ Lutheran Church In Kulpsville, Pa. on May 16, 2010. It is based upon John 17:20-26 and explores the power of the oneness that Jesus prays for in this High Priestly Prayer.
  14. Church Music Sunday2010/05/12

    May 9 was celebrated as Church Music Sunday at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA. Hear the great choral anthems of the Senior Choir and the joyful songs of our small children's choir, The Gospelights!
  15. Whispered Glory2010/05/03

    In John 13 Jesus says farewell to his disciples and speaks of glory. Then he gives a new commandment, "Love one another." In this sermon preached at Christ Lutheran Church on May 2, 2010, Pastor Kadel explores the connection between glory and love.
  16. Being a Sheep 1012010/04/26

    On Good Shepherd Sunday (April 25), Pastor Kadel examined Jesus' words about us being his sheep in John 10:22-30. He preached this sermon in the character of Professor Baaaaxtor, the instructor for the course. The congregation were his class of sheep.
  17. Redemption and Feeding2010/04/21

    On the Third Sunday of Easter (April 18, 2010) Pastor Tom Kadel preached this sermon at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA. It is based upon John 21:1-19 in which the resurrected Jesus appears to seven of his disciples and asks Peter, "Do you love me?" The sermon explores the connection between redemption and mission.
  18. Overheard Grace2010/04/21

    Seminarian Brett Wilson preached this sermon on April 11, 2010 at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA. Her sermon is based upon the appearance of the resurrected Jesus to the disciples and focuses on his appearance to Thomas (John 20:19-31).
  19. After the Alleluias2010/04/05

    This Easter Day sermon was preached by Pastor Tom Kadel at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA. The sermon asks what do we do after Easter's alleluias have finished.
  20. What is Truth?2010/04/05

    This Good Friday sermon was preached by Pastor Tom Kadel of Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA. In it we explore the last words of Jesus from the cross (according to John) and relate them to the "ball of snakes" that was the domination system in which Jesus lived. Perhaps we live in one, too!
  21. Bend Me, Shape Me2010/04/05

    This Maundy Thursday sermon was preached by Pastor Tom Kadel at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA. It features a look at the four actions of Jesus as he shared that last supper with his disciples and applies those actions to what God continues to do.
  22. It's Hidden Under2010/03/29

    On Palm/Passion Sunday Pastor Kadel explored the power of this day in this sermon. Martin Luther had written that "What is good for us is hidden under its opposite."
  23. Prodigal Love2010/03/25

    Love of neighbor begins with experiencing the prodigal (extravagant) love of Christ in our lives. Pastor Tom Kadel preached this sermon on March 21 at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA.
  24. The Pridogal Tom2010/03/25

    Preached at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA on March 13, Tom Kadel explores the Parable of the Prodigal Son and identifies with the wayward son who is welcomed back so lavishly by the loving father.
  25. What Are Your Hands Telling You?2010/03/25

    On the Second Sunday in Lent, February 28, 2010, Tom Kadel preached this sermon at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA. In it we explore the ELCA tag line "God's Work. Our Hands."
  26. Who Is This Jesus?2010/03/25

    This sermon was preached by seminarian Brett Wilson on the First Sunday in Lent, February 21, 2010. In the account of Jesus' temptation in the wilderness we get a unique look at who Jesus truly is.
  27. The Life of the Repentant2010/03/25

    This Ash Wednesday Sermon was preached on February 17 by Pastor Tom Kadel at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA. This sermon introduces the Lenten series titled "The Sermon on the Mount: Hearing It Again for the First Time." In this sermon we consider the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5, 6 & 7) as Jesus description of what life looks like for those who heed the call to repent.
  28. God Qualifies the Called2010/02/08

    Most of the figures in the Bible are persons who are clearly not qualified for the ministries and tasks that God assigns to them. In this sermon we consider seven of them and the implications for our own calling.
  29. Re-Gifting the Spirit2010/01/11

    In Luke's gospel, it is the miraculous power of the Holy Spirit that takes center stage at the baptism of Jesus. In this sermon, we become aware that this same miraculous power stands behind the miracles the church still works.
  30. God's Resolution2010/01/06

    In the Prologue to John's Gospel (John 1:1-18) God's resolve to love us is very clear.
  31. How Odd of God2009/12/07

    God makes the oddest choices about who will play key roles is salvation history. Look at John the Baptist. Or, for that matter look at us! This sermon was preached at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA on Confirmation Sunday, December 6, 2009 by Pastor Tom Kadel.
  32. Redemption2009/12/01

    Jesus' words about his Second Coming are not frightening to his people. "Look up. Raise your heads," he says "because your redemption draws near." This sermon is based upon Luke 21:25-36 and was preached on the First Sunday of Advent by Pastor Tom Kadel at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA.
  33. "What Have You Done?"2009/11/23

    On Christ the King Sunday (November 22) Pilate confronts Jesus with the question, "What have you done?" Preacher Brett Wilson looks back over the last church year and asks the same question. This sermon is based upon John 18:33-38.
  34. When Temples Crumble2009/11/16

    The Temple in Jerusalem was a symbol of security to the Jews, yet Jesus says it will crumble. Do the temples in our lives provide false security? This sermon was preached at Christ Lutheran Church on November 15, 2009 by Pastor Tom Kadel. It is based upon Mark 13:1-8.
  35. What I've Learned About Stewardship2009/11/09

    Based upon Mark 12:38-44, this sermon focuses on the meaning of stewardship and why Jesus talked so much about money. The sermon was preached on Stewardship Sunday (November 8) at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA by Pastor Tom Kadel.
  36. Mountains out of Mole Hills2009/11/02

    This sermon was preached on All Saints' Day (Nov. 1, 2009)at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA. by Pastor Tom Kadel. It is based upon Isaiah 25:6-9 and explores how God works with God's saints to bring the holy will to life.
  37. Reformation's Book2009/10/26

    Preached on Reformation Sunday, October 25, 2009, this sermon explores the centrality of the Holy Bible in the Reformation and in our lives today.
  38. A Reversal for the Children2009/10/19

    This sermon was preached on October 18, 2009 as Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA observed the Children's Sabbath. The sermon is based upon Mark 10:35-45 and asks if we have done enough for America's children.
  39. The Tighter the Grip, The Looser the Grasp2009/10/19

    In Mark 10:17-31, Jesus asks of a rich man the one thing he will not give. Is there anything in your life that stands between you and Jesus?
  40. A Field of Grace2009/10/19

    In Mark 10:2-16 Jesus teaches about marriage. Is there any good news here for someone who has divorced?
  41. A Salty Life2009/10/19

    In Mark 9:38-50, Jesus warns that salt that has lost its saltiness is of no use. A life that has lost its saltiness is just as useless.
  42. Anyone Want a Kitten?2009/09/21

    In Mark's gospel this text (Mark 9:30-37) signals a point in which Jesus begins his journey to Jerusalem where he is to suffer and die. One the way he begins to teach his disciples what kind of Messiah he is and what kind of followers he seeks. They don't get it. I wonder if we get it any better today.
  43. Welcome Back2009/09/14

    This sermon was preached by Pastor Tom Kadel at Christ Lutheran Church on September 13. It was the congregation's Welcome Back Sunday, an annual event which marks the beginning of fall programming. It is based on Luke 15:11-24.
  44. Border Busting Jesus2009/09/08

    When Jesus went into Gentile territory, he meets a Syrophoenician woman and in the process busts down several borders. Jesus' people need to do the same even today. This sermon was preached on September 6 at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA. It is based on Mark 7:24-37.
  45. A Lesson from a Lug Nut2009/08/31

    On August 30, Christ Lutheran Church had special healing services. This sermon addresses what God offers to us. The text is Psalm 121.
  46. Belling the Cat2009/08/24

    Based on John 6:56-69, Pastor Tom Kadel's sermon explores why Jesus' popularity begins to wane during the course of this chapter. Is it because Jesus is "Belling the Cat?" What happens when do that.
  47. Gnaw on Jesus2009/08/17


    Based on John 6:51-58, this sermon was preached on August 16 at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA by Pastor Tom Kadel.  Jesus says "eat my flesh" and that sounds pretty cannibalistic until you realize that the Greek word translated "eat" holds the key to understanding what Jesus means.
  48. Here's Your Sign2009/07/27

    Pastor Tom Kadel's July 26 sermon based upon the gospel text for the day -- John 6:1-21.
  49. Wool and Staff2009/07/20

    Are you a sheep or a shepherd? Actually, you are both and both are necessary to be the person God created you to be.
    This is Pastor Kadel's sermon preached on Jly 19 based upon Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.
  50. A Question for God2009/07/13

    Sermon based on Mark 6:14-29 that was preached at Christ Lutheran Church on July 12, 2009. It is the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. Mark tells in some detail of the beheading of John the Baptist. Why would he include this awful story?
  51. God's Work, Our Hands2009/07/06

    The sermon preached on July 6, 2009 on the Gospel text Mark 6:1-13 at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA by Pastor Tom Kadel.
  52. Work a Miracle!2009/06/29

    Sermon preached on June 28 at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville, PA based upon the appointed gospel Mark 5:21-43.
  53. On Not Being a Duh-ciple2009/06/22

    Sermons for June 21 -- Pentecost 3. It is based on Mark 4:35-41.
  54. Everything Must Change 12007/10/16

    Part 1 of a 3 part conversation about Brian McLaren's book titled Everything Must Change.
  55. Everything Must Change 22007/10/16

    Part two of a three part conversation about Brian McLaren's book titled Everything Must Change.
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