No matter what we do, we continue to fall short of our best in how we live our lives. The Lord gives us a mouth to sing his praise, and we use it for gossip, deceit or malice. He gives us health and fitness, and we are tempted to vanity. He gives us possessions to serve others, and instead we just want more. Regardless of our behaviors, Jesus continues to show us mercy – to give us a second chance, a third chance, and more. Listen as Pastor Schmitt talks about God’s mercy.

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Recorded at: Trinity-Freistadt Lutheran Church

Recording Engineer: Todd A. Boettcher, CPBE

Liturgist: Rev. Thomas Schmitt, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, WI

Choir Director: Trudy Schmalz

Guest Speaker: Rev. Thomas Schmitt, St. John’s Lutheran Church; Glendale, Wisconsin

Sermon Title: “The Merciful Lord” (Luke 16:1-13)