Monday, August 22, 2016

August 21, 2016: Boaz finds a jewel in his field

This week, Pastor Hodge continues his series in the book of Ruth. This week, as she gets permission to, and gleans the fields...she finds favor with Boaz as he returns to his field. He treats her well, and she wonders why. His response should be ours: a woman of integrity and character got her the same. Listen to Pastor Hodge's sermon on this section of Ruth.

We also had Connie do our special music, and Molly did her children's sermon on crayons, as students go back to school this week.


You can find the link to these service elements here:

https://archive.org/details/03PastorMichaelHodgeBoazfindsajewelinthefield_201608

And we hope you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

August 14, 2016: There's no place like home

Today, Pastor Michael Hodge continued in his series in book of Ruth. He expounded on Ruth 1:15-22. Naomi has experienced terrible tragedies, and here we see daughter in law Ruth wants to support and be with Naomi. Naomi encourages Ruth to leave, but Ruth makes an oath to be with her and support her.

Both arrive back in Bethlehem, but Naomi tells her family and friends there what has happened, and that the Lord is against her. But is that true? And is everything bad that happen to us God's fault?? Listen to Pastor Hodge's sermon today to find out.

We also had Dale Vesta sing our special music today, by request. We hope you enjoy it! You can hear both service elements here:

https://archive.org/details/02PastorMichaelHodgeTheresnoplacelikehome

And we hope you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

August 7, 2016: Naomi's trauma

This week, Pastor Hodge begins a short series on the book of Ruth. Ruth is story of tragedy, honesty, but ultimately, hope. Naomi's husband dies, and then her two sons die. She feels that God is against her. But what is the truth in this situation, and what is our challenge when very hard times hit? Listen to Pastor Hodge's sermon today to find out.

We also had our Vacation Bible School (VBS) students come up to sing a few of their songs. We hope you are blessed by it.

You can hear all of these service elements here:

https://archive.org/details/02PastorMichaelHodgeNaomistrauma

And we hope you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

July 24, 2016: Radical redemption

This week, Mark Olson of the AFLC talks about radical redemption. Listen to how God works in people who become radically redeemed by God. Listen to see how, and how God saves us from our sin!

We also had special music, and a sermon about tire pumps by Mark Fagerstrom. Just listen. :-)

You can listen here:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMarkOlson

And we hope you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

July 31, 2016: Faith in times of trouble

This week, our guest speaker was Dr. James Missler, speaking about faith in times of trouble. Drawing from the Old Testament, we see how, even in seemingly impossible odds to overcome adversity, God does so for his people. By faith we are rewarded by giving strength and hope to others, and sometimes also blessings to us as well.

We also had Molly give our children's sermon on bread, and the Seldals gave us our special music today. We hope you are blessed by all of it, and you can hear these service elements here:

https://archive.org/details/DrJamesMisslerFaithintimesoftrouble

And we hope you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Friday, July 29, 2016

July 29, 2016: 2016 AFLC Illinois District Bible camp recordings are now online

The sermons/recordings from this year's Bible camp are now online! To listen to them, click here:

https://archive.org/details/2016AFLCIllinoisDistrictBiblecamp

Monday, July 18, 2016

July 17, 2016: Tought questions: Why is life so unfair?

Have you ever been mistreated, or things didn't go your way, or bad things keep happening to you? One of the big questions people ask about God is that if he is such a loving God, why would he allow life to be so unfair? Why IS life so unfair? Listen to his sermon for his thought-provoking answer.

He also did our children's sermon on thunderstorms. Find out what that's all about by listening to that sermon as well!

You can listen to both of these sermons here:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgewhyislifesounfair

And we hope you have a great week in Christ Jesus!