This is ... Most Certainly True!
History-lovers, look no further: it's time to read the book of Daniel. God certainly equipped his people with foresight through the specific prophecies given to Daniel. The point is clear - hard days are ahead, but the Lord's eternal kingdom endures and an eternal inheritance is ours through his Anointed One. After some chit-chat, we're ready to soak in the bold comfort of God's presence in our world for his purpose of saving us all. We'll cover some context and the outline for this great book with the goal of growing in our Savior's love and the peace he alone gives in the midst of spiritual danger and turmoil.
Start Music: "The B-I-B-L-E," performed by Elsie B. (age 3) and Kevin B. (age 3+).
End Music: "Jesus Loves Me"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.