Sunday, August 12, 2018

August 12, 2018: Warning Jerusalem and Judah of their fall, part 3

We’re sorry you couldn’t make it to our service this morning! Please join us Wednesday at 7 PM for our Bible study, and then our worship service at 9:30 AM on Sunday.

This week, Pastor Hodge continues part 3 in his series in Zephaniah.
As he looks at Zephaniah 3:1-7, we see what happened before Judah and Jerusalem fell.

They had become rebellious against God. They had become defiled, or evil. They had become tyrannical, against anything good. They did not draw near to God, nor did they want God. Therefore, their princes were like roaring lions, their judges like wolves, their prophets were reckless and treacherous, and their priests profaned the sanctuary and did violence to the law. Instead of repenting, they remained in their sin. Listen to how that is a challenge for us today.

We also had Amy Taylor do our children’s sermon. We hope you are blessed by that! You can also listen to Pastor Hodge’s sermon here:

https://archive.org/details/04PastorMichaelHodgeJerusalemandJudahoftheirfall

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

Sunday, August 5, 2018

August 5, 2018: God's judgment on some of Judah's enemies, part 2

This week is part two of Pastor Hodges’ series in the book of Zephaniah where we look at God’s judgment on some of Judah’s greatest enemies. We look at the fall of the Cushites and the Assyrians. In both cases, they fell when they trusted in their own riches and sought to be gods of their own.

But there are lessons today to be had beyond just that. Listen to Pastor Hodges message to find out what they are.

We also had the children of the church do our special music for today; we hope you will be blessed by that.

You can hear both of those service elements here:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeGodsJudgmentpart2

And we pray that you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

July 29, 2018: God's judgment on some of Judah's enemies, part 1

This week, Pastor Hodge continues in the book of Zephaniah with the destruction of three of Israel’s enemies. What does that mean for us today? Listen and find out! You can hear this, and Molly Blobaum's Children's sermon, here:

https://archive.org/details/06PastorMichaelHodgeGodsjudgmentonsomeofJudahsenemies

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

July 23-25, 2018: 2018 AFLC Illinois District Bible Camp Recordings

With the exception of the first evening session, all of the recordings are here:

https://archive.org/details/2018AFLCIllinoisDistrictBibleCamprecordings

We think you'll be blessed by these messages.Pastor  Patrick Lohse did the morning messages, and Pastor Jerrod Hylden did the evening sessions  On some of them, you may have to jump ahead as the CD recorder was kind of weird; that's noted in the title. Also, ignore the album titles. Silly Windows, Jimi Hendrix didn't give one of our sermons! Sigh. Anyway, enjoy!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

July 22, 2018: The wrath of God is not for us!

This week, Pastor Hodge continues in the book of Zephaniah. Here we see the prophecy that God will judge man, and those who hate the Lord and rebel against him will be destroyed. But for those who Have turned away from sinful, evil practices and behaviors and have trusted Christ as their Savior and Lord, and walk as the Lord did every day, we have assurance that we will be in heaven, and could be spared the wrath of that will face everyone else. Do you have that assurance? Do you want to have that assurance? Listen to his challenging and thoughtful sermon to find out how!

We also had Amy Taylor do our children’s sermon; our apologies that the microphone got bumped a little bit during the sermon. We hope you find this a blessing as well.

You can hear both of these service elements here:

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


Please find our church bulletin and sermon notes, attached. And we pray you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

July 15, 2018 special evening service: The Jores missionary report

On July 15, the Jore family came out to talk about what has been accomplished with their missionary work over the past year, including a near explusion from the country they were working in. You can listen to the recording here:

https://archive.org/details/01JoreMissionaryVisit71518

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

Sunday, July 15, 2018

July 15, 2018: When God speaks, we had better listen

This week, Pastor Hodge expounds on the book of Zephaniah, chapter 1, verses 7 through 12.
We start in verse 7 that we need to be silent before the Lord, that His day is near. A judgement is coming who have turned their backs on God, There will be great cries as the outcome occurs. But we can avoid judgement, and we cannot make God to be neutral or what we want to make of Him. So what are we to do? Listen to Pastor Hodge's sermon today and learn.

We also had Amy Taylor do the children's sermon. We pray that both will be a blessing to you.

You can hear them both by copying and pasting the following link:

https://archive.org/details/03PastorMichaelHodgelookingatZephaniah_201807

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