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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.
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.
Different Gospel writer, but same gospel message. Listen in for discussion of a new Bible, some audio Bibles and the Gospel of John. This Gospel has a unique perspective of the life of Jesus (different from the "Synoptic Gospels" of Matthew, Mark, and Luke). He offers his readers (Jews and Gentiles = you!) many memorable statements and unique stories that showcase Christ's saving love and work in the face of opposition and rejection. John helps us know that his words are God's words and are "written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name" (see John 20).
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 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.
New guest Rev. Aaron Strong takes on Codex Sinaiticus pronunciation and discusses the Gospel of Mark.
Sermon on Hebrews 4 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Jim Huebner. The Word of God always reveals the reality of sin.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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!
Sermon on Deuteronomy 6:1-9 preached by Pastor James Huebner. Moses encouraged the people to love the Lord with heart, soul, and strength.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Several contributors offer prayers, readings, music and thanksgiving in this special episode as we celebrate the manifold wonders of God in our lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.