This is ... Most Certainly True!
Don't be afraid - both of the book of Revelation, but also because of its core message. Through terrifying sights and terrific sounds, incredible imagery and poetry in song, Revelation is a masterpiece of apocalyptic literature in which Jesus triumphantly shouts - "Hang in there, I've got this!" We discuss some helpful ways to outline and interpret this special book of Scripture that its purpose might not be lost on us and we be left in despair because of the threats of the world around us. Ultimately, we are not abandoned, but hear the reassuring promise of our Lord, "Yes, I am coming soon."
"10 for 10"
Today we begin a three-week stewardship emphasis to lead us toward giving ten percent of our income for ten weeks. The word stewardship is often regarded as a dirty word—a gimmick to get people to dig deeper and “give ’til it hurts.” Nothing could be further from the truth! Instead, stewardship is a precious word that sums up the Christian life. It encourages us to be who we truly are in Christ: Precious people who have been richly blessed by a Father who knows how to give good gifts to his children!
Sermon on Haggai 1:1-11 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Brian Hackmann.
O Lord, giver of life and source of all love, we know that all we have received comes from your gracious hand. Help us to always use your gifts wisely and teach us to share them generously. Send your Holy Spirit to work through us, that many more might come to know the saving riches of your Son. May our faithful stewardship bear witness to the love of your Son in our hearts, through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord. Amen.
Keep Christ Jesus as Life’s Highest Priority. The Christian life is all about setting priorities. Faith asks: what is most important in my walk with God? Faith answers: To make God and his message the highest priority of life.
Sermon on Luke 14:25-35, preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Brian Hackmann.
O merciful Lord, you did not spare your only Son but delivered him up for us all. Grant us courage and strength to take up the cross and follow him, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Sermon on Romans 9:30-10:4 preached by Pastor Bondow on September 2, 2018
Welcome to Grace Lutheran Church’s new podcast: Most Certainly True. This week Pastor Bondow, Becky Schermerhorn, and Jessica Tess chat about the upcoming Bible Reading Challenge starting October 1st. Learn all you need to know about how to join the fun, why the Apostle Paul would make a good mom, and what happens when Pastor is forced to choose his favorite book of the Bible.
Sermon on Mark 7 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Jim Huebner.
Sermon on Mark 9 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Daniel Bondow.
Sermon on James 3 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Jim Huebner.
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.
Sermon on James 4 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Aaron Strong.
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.
Sermon on Genesis 2:18-25 preached by Pastor Bondow. God introduces us to his design for relationships and marriage.