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01/22/2019

Sermon on John 2:1-11 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor James Huebner. The glory of Christ strengthens believers. At the beginning of his ministry Jesus performed amazing miracles to validate his claim to be the Son of God. His followers saw his glory and believed in him. Here, Jesus performed a miracle at a wedding to strengthen his disciples' faith. We still see Jesus’ glory, not only in his power over nature, but especially in his power to forgive our sins and strengthen our faith.

01/22/2019

Pastor Huebner returns as special guest to visit the book of 1 Samuel for our Bible reading challenge. In the process, he remembers another challenge - how to land a free Big Mac when the sandwich was first introduced...and how fast can you say the books of the Bible? Don't let witchcraft, Dagon or hemorrhoids scare you away from reading 1 Samuel or listening to this podcast. That's just some of the divine humor God put into this book.

01/10/2019

Staff minister Drew Carter is back as a special guest both as he awaits his firstborn child and to discuss the family and faith issues that surface in this not-so-family-friendly book of the Bible, Judges. Listen in to catch the cyclical nature of this period in Bible history and how to learn from bad heroes.

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01/22/2019

Sermon on John 2:1-11 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor James Huebner. The glory of Christ strengthens believers. At the beginning of his ministry Jesus performed amazing miracles to validate his claim to be the Son of God. His followers saw his glory and believed in him. Here, Jesus performed a miracle at a wedding to strengthen his disciples' faith. We still see Jesus’ glory, not only in his power over nature, but especially in his power to forgive our sins and strengthen our faith.

01/22/2019

Pastor Huebner returns as special guest to visit the book of 1 Samuel for our Bible reading challenge. In the process, he remembers another challenge - how to land a free Big Mac when the sandwich was first introduced...and how fast can you say the books of the Bible? Don't let witchcraft, Dagon or hemorrhoids scare you away from reading 1 Samuel or listening to this podcast. That's just some of the divine humor God put into this book.

01/10/2019

Staff minister Drew Carter is back as a special guest both as he awaits his firstborn child and to discuss the family and faith issues that surface in this not-so-family-friendly book of the Bible, Judges. Listen in to catch the cyclical nature of this period in Bible history and how to learn from bad heroes.

01/09/2019

Sermon on Matthew 2:1-12 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Daniel Bondow. The star they saw in the East led the Magi to see and worship Jesus. Their experience emphasizes and reveals God's great work to bring all people to faith in his Son, the Savior of the world.

01/04/2019

Sermon on Hebrews 2:10-18 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Aaron Strong. Christ came to be our Substitute in life and in death. Hebrews 2 demonstrates that Jesus became a human being to atone for the sins of all people.

12/29/2018

Sermon on John 1:1-18 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Aaron Strong for Christmas Day, 2018. Included at the end of this podcast is a fantastic setting of Martin Luther's classic Christmas chorale, "From Heav'n Above" by Kevin Hildebrand.

12/28/2018

Sermon on Hebrews 10:5-10 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Daniel Bondow. To save the human race God's Son became a human being.

12/23/2018

Join Becky and Jessica as they talk with Pastor Schroeder from St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church about the practical parts of celebrating Christmas. To gift or not to gift? Does your gingerbread house need a cross? Did Pastor Schroeder invent a new holiday that already exists, but we just didn't know about it? A special thank you to Psallos for permission to use "Ex Paradiso" as well as the many moms that lent their voices. Merry Christmas to all!

12/19/2018

Deuteronomy may be a re-reading of sorts, but it's worth it. Find out why and more as Pastors Bondow and Huebner discuss the flow and feel of this last book of Moses. Bonus question: Are we really thinking about Lent just before Christmas?

12/14/2018

Why are there four Gospels that tell the story of the same Jesus? What sets the Gospel according to Luke apart from the others? Also, learn how to make a butterfly or clover map of Jesus' ministry travels and enjoy the warm burn of the good news inside you like the Emmaus disciples.

Background music: "Oh Bless the Lord, My Soul" played by Troy Hergert.

12/10/2018

Sermon on Malachi 3:1-7 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Jim Huebner. Prepare the way for the Lord! The Messenger exposed sin and cleared the way to God.

12/03/2018

Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 preached by Pastor Daniel Bondow. Paul prays out loud for the sake of the Thessalonians' love and faith that they may continue blameless until the day Jesus returns in glory.

11/28/2018

Pastor Bondow and Pastor Strong take up the book of Hebrews and enjoy the deep dive through Old Testament themes that all point to Jesus as faith's treasure. This written sermon of a book will challenge, confront, encourage and guide you to push through all trials by hanging on to the hope Jesus alone inspires.

11/26/2018

Sermon on Mark 13:26-37 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Aaron Strong. As we consider the coming of our Lord on the Last Day, we hear Jesus' call to keep watch and be ready for his return.

11/21/2018

Several contributors offer prayers, readings, music and thanksgiving in this special episode as we celebrate the manifold wonders of God in our lives.

11/19/2018

Sermon on Daniel 12:1-3 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. James Huebner. At the coming of the Lord, those made righteous by faith will rise to live forever.

11/16/2018

Consider the communication of God to us through the laws of Leviticus. Find out Pastor Huebner's plan for teaching this book to high-schoolers, and what makes him reach for tissues. It's great to be a Christian; it's great to belong to the Lord forever. Lord Jesus, you are our center.

11/12/2018

Sermon on Mark 12 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Daniel Bondow. Jesus warns us from a kind of self-fulfillment in life that perishes for eternity. He points out the generosity of a poor widow to highlight her inner joy of faith.

11/09/2018

Grace pastors flip around Exodus faster than fingers on a fiddle in this delightful exploration of God's great deliverance and grace to his people. 

11/05/2018

Sermon on Deuteronomy 6:1-9 preached by Pastor James Huebner. Moses encouraged the people to love the Lord with heart, soul, and strength.

10/31/2018

Pastor Bondow flies solo in this shorter episode to talk Galatians with an old friend on the most important topic of how we are saved.

Mentioned Resource: Pastor Bondow referred to a summary of Luther's commentary on Galatians which can be found here:

http://www.rjgrune.com/books/#galatians-preview

10/31/2018

This week Most Certainly True breaks from the usual format to bring you a Special Reformation Episode. Some might even say Extra Special. Guests Dr. Wade Johnston, WLC professor, and Rachel Jankovic, author, join the show for an investigative look at culture of yesterday and today, the Reformation, and  how God’s Word gives Christ back to us as often as you read it. Listen to find out how we discover our narrative completely outside of ourselves, how social media is the new printing press, and what President Josh Schermerhorn prays for when he thinks of the members at Grace. Grab a blanket and cozy up...this is a collect call you definitely want to take!

10/29/2018

Sermon on Psalm 46 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Aaron Strong. Confident of God's strength and might at work for us, we know we are never alone. Included is the choral version of the psalm from Sunday's worship service. Happy Reformation 501 this week!

10/22/2018

Sermon on 1 Corinthians 9 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Daniel Bondow. Though he deserved high respect, Paul was a servant to all.

10/18/2018

Our Bible Reading Challenge takes a break from the books to talk a little further about prayer, introduce and welcome a new staff member, Drew Carter, at Grace, and even sit back to relax to the soothing sounds of a new song.

10/15/2018

Sermon on Hebrews 4 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Jim Huebner. The Word of God always reveals the reality of sin.

10/10/2018

New guest Rev. Aaron Strong takes on Codex Sinaiticus pronunciation and discusses the Gospel of Mark.

10/08/2018

Sermon on Genesis 2:18-25 preached by Pastor Bondow. God introduces us to his design for relationships and marriage.

10/03/2018

Pastors Jim Huebner and Daniel Bondow talk all things Genesis and discuss the next Hebrew word to add to your vocabulary. Find out what would happen if God's first creation were cats and what great class you should take next fall. And, just how grossly sinful were the patriarchs of Israel? No worse than we are, which is why we give such thanks for the theme of God's grace in this book.

10/01/2018

Sermon on James 4 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Aaron Strong.