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08/20/2019

Opposition to Christ Can Come Our Way. No one enjoys opposition to what they believe. No one usually looks forward to receiving flack. But the reality is that opposition to what we believe and know to be true from Holy Scripture will come. How do we handle that? God’s word and promise shift our attitude from fear of opposition to the recognition that we are blessed when we face opposition because through it our trust in the Lord Jesus is deepened.

Sermon on Hebrews 12:1-13 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Brian Hackmann. 

Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift of grace that we come into your presence and offer true and faithful service. Grant that our worship on earth may always be pleasing to you, and in the life to come give us the fulfillment of what you have promised; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

08/12/2019

Hold on to the promises of God. Life is full of surprises, some good and some bad. We place our lives in the hands of the man who stilled the waters, Jesus our Lord, knowing that he always has out eternal interest in mind.

Sermon on Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor James Huebner. 

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve. Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

08/05/2019

Earthly wealth is passing. Where to find true happiness? Would you agree that many look for happiness in the material things of this world? Have you been down that road? The readings for our worship today remind us that everything of this world, including our money, is passing away. Seek the one treasure that will endure, and find it in Jesus who gives us the treasure of eternal life that can never perish, spoil, or fade.

Sermon on Colossians 3:1-11 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Daniel Bondow. 

O Lord, grant us wisdom to recognize the treasures you have stored up for us in heaven that we may never despair but always rejoice and be thankful for the riches of your grace; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

07/09/2019

Jesus promises to provide for his witnesses. When he calls his people to share the good news of forgiveness, he doesn’t send them out alone. He provides all they need as his children and witnesses.

Sermon on 1 Peter 5:1-4 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Jim Huebner. 

Almighty God, You have built your church on the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. Continue to send your messengers to preserve your people in true peace, that, by the preaching of your Word, your Church may be kept free from all harm and danger; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

07/05/2019

Pastor Brian Hackmann reminds us of his great cookie challenge as he tries to get to know names and faces at Grace. Our book this week is James, which gives us a refreshing call to repent and stay humble in our walk with the Lord. The historical context and setting greatly assist us in how we interpret the words of this letter and remind us how important a message this book is for both new and mature Christians today.

Special start and end music, "The B-I-B-L-E," performed by Elsie Bondow (age 3) and Kevin Becker (age 3+).

07/01/2019

Jesus has called us to be his witnesses in the world. By faith we accept his commission and make it our highest priority. In this section from 2 Corinthians 11, the apostle Paul talks about giving up everything to share the power of the gospel with others.

Sermon on 2 Corinthians 11:21b-30 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Aaron Strong. 

06/30/2019

Pastor Aaron Strong joins in as we talk about Jeremiah, the book and the prophet. This book is the longest of the Old Testament, which allows us to take a deep dive with Jeremiah into his life as God's servant. We see what the ministry of the Word meant over the course of many years, several Judean kings and tons of adversity. Jeremiah, the sinner-saint, is on full display that God's enduring love and strength would be revealed to us and fashioned also in us.

06/23/2019

To Testify to the Power of God: Faith is always active, never passive. When we view God’s power and
love through the eyes of faith, we are compelled to share the story. 

Sermon on Luke 8:26-39 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Brian Hackmann. 

06/21/2019

The special guest has a special ministry anniversary approaching this summer, and what a better way to prime the pump than with a ministry-encouraging letter like 2 Corinthians. Don't regard servants of the Word by what you see, understand the many contrasts at play that emphasize gospel glory in jars of clay, hand-written letters from God's representatives, and love that comes from and is compelled by Christ. This list goes on as we work to stand firm in Christ and bear the rich fruits of his grace in our lives.

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06/16/2019

The true God, the Lord, reveals himself to the world as the Triune God: One God in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Although we cannot fathom or understand this truth, we believe
what God tells us and praise the God who created us, redeemed us, and calls us to be his own through faith. Our triune God gives us peace.

Sermon on Numbers 6:22-27 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Daniel Bondow. 

06/09/2019

On the Day of Pentecost Jesus authorized and empowered his followers to proclaim the good news to all the world. In a different way from that first Pentecost and with different miracles, the Holy Spirit still moves the Church to carry out its mission on earth. In John 14, Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit to teach us all things.

Sermon on John 14:23-27 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor James Huebner. 

06/04/2019

This Grace is For You - a series that highlights the work and workers of Grace Lutheran Church, both past and present.

Listen in to learn more about our new pastor, Pastor Brian Hackmann, the 12th in our 170-year Grace history! We cover a wide range of topics from Alaska to Grace Center pillars and why he wanted to be a pastor.

 

06/02/2019

“People will come from east and west and north and south and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.” This is Jesus’ promise. In it we find joy and purpose. Jesus died and rose to forgive the sins of everyone, and all those across ages and miles who believe in him are united with God and with all other believers on earth and in heaven. In John 17, Jesus prays for the unity of his people.

Sermon on John 17:20-26 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Brian Hackmann.