Sunday, January 20, 2019

January 20, 2018: Explore God Chicago, part 3: Why is there pain, suffering and unfairness?

This week, in part three of the series Explore God Chicago, Pastor Hodge explains why there is pain, suffering, and unfairness. We look at why this occurs, and the good news at what God offers.

You can listen to Pastor Hodge's sermon here, by cutting and pasting this into your browser:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeExploreGodChicagoPart3

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

Sunday, January 13, 2019

January 13, 2019: Explore God Chicago, part 2: Where is God? Is there a God? Who is God?

This week, Pastor Hodge continues with the Explore God Chicago series with these three questions: Where is God? Is there a God? Who is God? Listen to hear these answers as to what history, nature, and ultimately the Bible tell us the answer.

We also had Amy Taylor do our Children's sermon this morning. There was no special music this week, but Devon and Karen were both playing, and that is always a treat! You can hear the
two service elements by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

https://archive.org/details/04PastorMichaelHodgeExploringGodChicagopart2

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

Sunday, January 6, 2019

January 6, 2019: Exploring God, part 1

This week begins our first in a series of seven sermons with Explore God Chicago. This answers seven of the hardest questions that many people have about God. This week, the sermon was “What is the Meaning of Life?”. How does your life have purpose? What are some of the bleak views on life? What are the greatest kings’ view of the purpose of life, and what is the real purpose of life? Listen and find out, by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeExploringGodpart1

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

Sunday, December 30, 2018

December 30, 2018: The coming of the Magi

This week, Pastor Hodge expounded on Matthew 2:1-12. In the Christmas story, we see the wise men come to Jerusalem and then go to Bethlehem. How does that affect us 2000 years later? Listen and find out!

We also had Clark do our special music, along with Roger Seldal; and Pastor Hodge also did our children’s sermon today. We hope you are blessed by all these service elements, which you can listen to by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

https://archive.org/details/ThecomingoftheMagi/ClarkSpecialmusic.mp3

(Don't worry, it will link to a page, not an MP3 file.)

And we pray you have a blessed 2019 in Christ Jesus!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

December 23, 2018: God's great gift of love

Due to technical difficulties, we missed the first minute of the sermon on the audio recording. Once that was resolved, Pastor Hodge talked about God’s intervention in the human history, and his love to us through his intervention what does that mean to us as we approach Christmas? Listen and find out!

We also had Molly Blobaum do special music, the Hodges lit our advent candle, and turn the volume up on the special music! You can hear all of these service elements here:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeGodsgreatgiftoflove

Merry Christmas from us at Grace Free Lutheran Church!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

December 16, 2018: The Hope that shines in darkness

This week, Pastor Hodge looks at the darkness that is within us, which gives us no hope...until a prophecy of light was given in the book of Isaiah. Here, we see Jesus prophesied as the Light. And in Him, we have hope. He’ll also look at the practicality of our hope and what it produces in our lives.

We also had the Hodges and Karen give us our special music today, and the Story’s lit our Advent candle. We hope you are blessed by both of these service elements.

You can hear all of them by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

https://archive.org/details/05PastorMichaelHodgeTheHopeThatShinesThroughDarkness

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

December 11, 2018: The Good News of Great Joy

This week, Pastor Hodge continued in his advent series on the good news of great joy. That, of course, is Jesus Christ. But is it the gift of true joy? And if it is, how does it help with what we’re dealing with right now, and in our lives? Listen and find out!

We also had Amy Taylor do our children’s sermon, and we had the lighting of the Advent candle. All of these can be found by cutting and pasting this link into your web browser:

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

And we pray you have a great week in Christ Jesus