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11/24/2019

Trust That the Lord Is Bringing Final Deliverance

This universe will one day end. What is our attitude toward the coming of The End? Knowing that we will be face to face with God and our eternal destiny, what attitude fills our hearts—fear? dread? anxiety? How about faith! Our worship today focuses on trust that he builds in our hearts as we look to his final deliverance.

Sermon on Revelation 22:6-13 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Daniel Bondow.

Prayer:

Almighty God and Savior, you have set the final day and hour when we shall be delivered from this world of sin and death. Keep us ever watchful for the coming of your Son that we may sit with him and all your holy ones at the marriage feast in heaven; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

11/17/2019

Brace Yourself for the Dreadful Days of the End of Time 

Jesus warns us that the days that precede the end of time will not be easy for believers. Our faith in Christ readies us for these difficult days and gives us confident joy as we look forward to our Savior’s return.

Sermon on Luke 21:5-19 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Aaron Strong.

Prayer:

Lord God Almighty, so rule and govern our hearts and minds by your Holy Spirit that we may always look forward to the end of this present evil age and to the day of your righteous judgment. Keep us steadfast in true and living faith and present us at last holy and blameless before you; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen.

11/10/2019

Look Forward to the Best Which is Yet to Come

Faith cares little about the details of life in heaven with God but simply looks forward to the day when all believers will be with the Lord forever.

Sermon on Isaiah 65:17-25 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Brian Hackmann.

Prayer:

Living God, your almighty power is made known chiefly in showing mercy and pity. Grant
us the fullness of your grace to lay hold of your promises and live forever in your presence; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

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.

09/27/2018

In this, somewhat of a renegade, episode, find out what happens when a pastor and two moms try to podcast after a full day of work and kids. Listen to hear who gives Pastor permission to “click and print” old sermons in order to take a vacation, how common it is to drive around with a Bible on top of your car, and what happens when Becky tries to save a deteriorating conversation by discussing a movie she doesn’t even remember. Will we ever find out what EHV even means? A train wreck of thoughts that end up at Christ, the best place to be.

09/24/2018

Sermon on James 3 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Jim Huebner.