This is ... Most Certainly True!
Jesus appears in glory as the Son of God.
Shortly before he began his journey to Jerusalem to suffer and die, Jesus took three of his disciples to a high mountain and showed them the divine reality that existed within his humble appearance: the Suffering Servant is truly the Son of God. We see this same sight through the eyes of faith as we prepare to follow the Savior to the cross during Lent.
Lord God, before the suffering and death of your one and only Son, you revealed his glory on the holy mountain. Grant that we who bear his cross on earth may behold by faith the light of his heavenly glory and so be changed into his likeness; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
A gift is only worthwhile if it is used and used in the proper way. God’s Word is an enormous gift to mankind, yet it doesn’t come without God’s instructions on how to use it! In this latest episode, Pastors Huebner and Hackmann discuss the Proper Use of the Bible. Four rules of biblical interpretation are explored and put into practice. The discussion ends with the need for and purpose of creeds and confessions. This discussion on Grace Abounds chapter 4 rounds out the introductory chapters on the Word of God!
Live a holy life.
How does God want us to live? How do we deﬁne “obedience” from God’s point of view? Jesus has the answer.
Lord God, in mercy receive the prayers of your people. Grant them the wisdom to know the things that please you and the grace and power always to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Consider this a throwback Thursday as the original thinkers for this podcast, Jessica Tess and Becky Schermerhorn, join in to give an update on the Bible Reading Challenge, what we've learned, and find out the status update for all our coffee mugs. We've made it to the last page of the Bible Reading Challenge, so "don't stop now!" and "it's never too late to jump in!"
Start Music: "The B-I-B-L-E," performed by Elsie Bondow (age 3) and Kevin Becker (age 3+).
End Music: "Jesus Loves Me"
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.
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+).
Sermon on 2 Corinthians 11:21b-30 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Aaron Strong.
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.
Sermon on Luke 8:26-39 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Brian Hackmann.
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.
Enjoy listening, and we'd love for you to give a podcast review, offer feedback or start a discussion in our Facebook Bible Reading Challenge Group. Don't be a stranger!
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.
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.
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.