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The Church honors governing authorities.
Wisdom from God helps us to see the relationship between the Church and the government and the respect we owe to all who govern.
O Lord, our God, govern the nations on earth and direct the affairs of this world so that your Church may worship you in peace and joy; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
God gives us government as a gift and as his servant. Even when we can’t see it so clearly, God is working his plans and purposes for us and for all people through government. Church and state have different tools, different roles, and different goals. We would do well to keep these differences in mind. When we expect the government to accomplish what the Church has been called to do or vice versa, we will be left disappointed. Whether we have a government that is good, fair and equitable to us or not, we can rejoice that God is in control. Christ is King of both kingdoms and nothing can take from him his throne in either realm. Join us for a discussion on chapters 3-4 or Civil Government.
The Church is composed of those who believe the Gospel.
The Church is not made up of the good and the great, but only of those who
put their faith in Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
Almighty God, you invite us to trust in you for our salvation. Deal with us not in the severity of your judgment but by the greatness of your mercy; 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 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.