This isn’t your typical ordination sermon. Pastor Petersen preaches the truth about growth in a congregation, evangelism, and the false expectations many times found in a congregation and a new pastor. This is comfort for the congregation and the pastor. “We preach Christ crucified, and though it is folly to the world to those who are called—both Jews and Greeks, and even to Americans—Christ and His cross are the power of God and the wisdom of God.”
Read it here.
God’s blessings to Pastor Burfiend as he begins preaching, teaching, and administering the sacraments at New Hope Lutheran Church in Ossian, IN. God’s blessings also to the people he has been called to serve; may they grow in their faith through his preaching and teaching.