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"...there is no quality in my heart at all, call it either faith or charity;
but instead of these I set Christ Himself before me,
and I say, “There is my righteousness.”
--Martin Luther


Pastor Rolf Preus

I am retiring on August 9 and moving to the north woods of northeastern Minnesota.  My son, Rev. James Preus who is the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottumwa, Iowa has graciously consented to continue the Christ for Us broadcasts.  He will also be posting his sermons on this website.  Preachers come and go, but the word of our God is eternal!  Pr. Rolf Preus

 

Final Sermon Preached by Pr. Rolf Preus

 

Sunday Service and Bible Class

Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottumwa, IA worships every Saturday at 6:00 PM and Sunday at 9:00 AM. Bible Study starts Sundays at 10:30 AM.

 

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Website last updated on October 25, 2020

You can read or listen to "Our Most Pressing Need" based on Matthew 9:1-8, preached on October 18, to be aired October 26.

 

You can read or listen to "The Law and the Prophets Depend on Jesus" based on Matthew 22:34-46, preached on October 11, to be aired October 18.

 

You can read or listen to "Humility before God Is Confidence in His Salvation" based on Luke 14:1-11, preached on October 4, to be aired October 11.

 

You can read or listen to "Jesus' Word Conquers Sin and Death" based on Luke 7:11-17, to be aired on October 4.

 

You can read or listen to "Walk by the Spirit" based on Galatians 5:25-6:10, to be aired on September 27.

 

You can read or listen to "The Evidence of Saving Faith" based on Luke 17:11-19, preached September 13, to be aired on September 20.

 

You may read or listen to "God Reveals Himself to Us in Mercy" based on Luke 10:21-27, preached September 6, to be aired on September 13.

 

You may read or listen to "The Letter Kills, but the Spirit Gives Life" based on 2 Corinthians 3:4-11, preached August 30, to be aired September 6.

 

You may read or listen to "God Exalts the Humble" based on Luke 18:9-14, preached August 23, to be aired on August 30.

 

You may read or listen to "God Dwells with His Church" based on Luke 19:41-48, preached in August 16, to be aired on August 23.

 

You may read or listen to "God is Faithful," based on 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, preached on August 9, to be aired on August 16. (Preached by Pastor James Preus)

 

You may read or listen to "False Prophets," based on Matthew 7:15, preached on August 2, to be aired on August 9.

 

You may read or listen to "Life or Death," based on Romans 6:23, preached on July 26, to be aired on August 2.

 

You may read or listen to "Righteousness and Reconciliation," based on Matthew 5:20-26, preached on July 19, aired on July 26.

 

We follow the historic lectionary at our parish. The sermon is preached one Sunday and then recorded to be broadcast on the following Sunday. 

How to Live as a Christian in a Pagan World, a presentation by Pastor Preus to Lutheran young people in Ft. Collins on January 3, 2020

 

Justification and Mission August 7, 2019

Lutheran Preaching August 9, 2019.

 

Preaching Antinomianism May 9, 2019

 

Objective Justification: Four Lectures

 

Do the Lutheran Confessions Speak to the World Today? (pdf) 4/18/18

Do the Lutheran Confessions Speak to the World Today? (footnotes not formatted)

 

The Pastor's Role in Catechizing the Faithful in his Congregation 1/15/18

 

Marriage and the Family, 8/29/17 Audio

Concordia Catechetical Academy has published: Christ for Us, Catechism Sermons of Rolf D. Preus. You may order here.

At my mother's funeral a choir composed of eight of her grandchildren sang this hymn.

Justification 2/17/17

Fatherhood 2/4/17

Can and Ought a Christian be Certain of his Salvation? By U. V. Koren

Due Process According to God's Word and in the Church Today

You may read or listen to: The Pastor: CEO or Shepherd.

Forgive Us Our Trespasses by Rev. Rolf D. Preus

The Doctrine of Church and Ministry Today in the LCMS, the WELS, and the ELS by Rev. David R. Preus

Justification and the Sacrament by Rev. Rolf D. Preus

Bishops: Who Needs Them? by Rev. Rolf D. Preus

"What God Joins Together: Speaking the Truth in a World of Falsehood." You may listen to it here.

Pr. Rolf Preus

 

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Christ For Us
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8:45 AM
KXPO 1340 AM 
Grafton, ND

9:05 AM
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10:30 AM
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Ada, MN

 

1:00 PM

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