Mel Lawrenz

Mel Lawrenz serves as Teaching Pastor at Elmbrook Church and is the author of 19 books with InterVarsity Press, Zondervan, Baker, Jossey-Bass, and others.

What Have We Learned from 9/11?

[A sermon shared with Elmbrook Church the Sunday after 9/11/2001, based on what Psalm 25 says about treachery.] FACING TREACHERY A message given at Elmbrook Church, September 16, 2001Mel Lawrenz, Senior Pastor We have been through a harrowing week. It is good that we are here to worship today. Every evening since Tuesday hundreds of …

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Scripture in Practice

In this message Mel Lawrenz talks about the practicalities of making Scripture a normal pattern of the Christian life. NOTE: For one more day (until April 15, you can download a FREE copy of the books How to Understand the Bible and How to Study the Bible on Amazon. But only through April 15. SCRIPTURE …

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For the Easter Season

A Prayer for Lent, the Days Leading Up to Easter Lord,In the days leading up to Easter we want to contemplate and understand more fully the suffering death of the Lord Jesus whereby we are forgiven and his glorious resurrection whereby we are empowered to live.This great mission to heal a broken world was your …

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Peace from God

Mel Lawrenz is Teaching Pastor at Elmbrook Church. He just published A Better Year Ahead? Opening Our Eyes to Hope, looking ahead to 2021. ________________ These well known words from 1865 are engraved on the wall of the Lincoln Memorial. “With malice toward none, with charity for all… to do all which may achieve and cherish …

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Christmas Peace

Christmas is always a difficult day for a soldier on a battlefield far from home. How could it be that the Prince of Peace had come, and yet men still shot each other with rifles? On Christmas of 1914 something happened that nobody could have ever predicted. British and German troops were bogged down in …

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A Better Year Ahead?

[Chapter 1 of the new release A Better Year Ahead? Opening Our Eyes to Hope] Everyone I know agrees with this simple sentiment:  2020 was a difficult year. A shockingly difficult year. An unprecedented difficult year. And they all wonder: Is there reason to hope that the new year might be better?

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