Sunday, April 22, 2018

April 22, 2018: The dynamics of friends and enemies (Post-resurrection apppearances of Jesus, Part 2)

This week, Pastor Hodge continues his series tht went through Easter and looks at the dynamics of friends and enemies of Jesus post-resurrection. For instance, we see Mary Magdalene sees the resurrected Jesus, but Jesus' disciples don't believe her. The group of women see Jesus, believe and worship him, and calms them. But then there is a the Great Lie from Jesus' enemies. How do they try to cover up the resurrection? How to the chief priests do it? And what important lesson can we take away from it? Listen and find out!

We also had Mark Fagerstrom give his children's sermon using a...banana? Yes, just listen to how he gets to the point of what the Word of God teaches. No, it's nothing crazy, just listen to it. :-) And, we had Dale Vesta and Karen Hannan do our special music for today.

You can listen to all of these service elements here:

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

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

Sunday, April 15, 2018

April 15, 2018: Jesus' post-resurrection appearances, part 1

This week, we had an unusual service. For the first time in many years, we had no electricity for the first 2/3rds of the service due to a power outage. Exelon got our portion of the power grid back up just before the sermon started, so we were able to record that (but nothing else). This changed our worship service to an acoustic one. No organ...piano and guitar and our voices sufficiently helped us to sing praises to God and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Sunday school was interesting as well! Thanks to the hard working linesmen at Exelon for getting us back up and running 7 hours earlier than expected, in very challenging weather conditions, with snow and light freezing rain falling!

This week, Pastor Hodge expounded on John 20:11-18. Unbelievers think that Christian women are treated as second class citizens. Of course, God crushes that utter nonsense as women were the first to see the risen Christ, and their encounter with angels, and Jesus. God gave men and women equally important roles, just as He does today.

We had intended to record the Children's sermon and special music, but the power didn't come back on until afterwards.

You can hear the sermon here:

https://archive.org/details/PastorHodgeThedesiretoseeJesusmoreclearlypostresurrection

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

Sunday, April 8, 2018

April 8, 2018:Jesus cries out and dies, yet he starts something new

This week, Pastor Michael Hodge looks at Matthew 27:50-53. A lot of pastors do not tackle these verses because of their complexity. But this week Pastor Hodge does that, talking about why there were outer and inner curtains to the temple. Did Jesus descend into Hell, and what about the story of the rich man and Lazarus? And what is the original Scripture and early church view on Hell? Who will be raised from the dead? And what does that all mean to us? Listen and find out!

We also welcomed our new members today, with special music as well. We hope you are blessed by these service elements. You can here them by cutting and pasting this link into your browser, here:

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

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

Sunday, March 25, 2018

March 25, 2018: The Triumph into Jerusalem

On Palm Sunday, Pastor Hodge expounded on Matthew 21:1-11, and the triumphant trek into Jerusalem. On this day, prophecy was fulfilled from Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 21:2-9. But the crowd and the Jewish leaders had different and incorrect thoughts: the crowd that had gathered thought he was a political leader; and the Jewish and Roman leaders feared he would usurp their authority. But who is Jesus? And why did he die for who he was? Listen and find out!

We also had Molly Blobaum do our children's sermon, Dale Vesta and Karen Hannan did our special music, and Jim Mistry talked about his trip to Ethiopia, training pastors in the Gospel. We hope you are blessed by these service elements.

You can hear them all here by cutting and pasting these into your browser:

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

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

Sunday, March 18, 2018

March 18, 2017: An interesting group of people come together

This week, Pastor Hodge's sermon is "An interesting group of people come together". Someone is coming! First Jesus, then Martha, then Mary, then the crowd, and then Lazarus. And then here we come. What can we learn from Martha? Do some of us identify more with Mary? How do we fit into the crowd? How do we identify with Lazarus? And what do we do with Jesus? Listen and find out! This is all coming from John 11:17-46.
We also had Molly Blobaum give our children's sermon. We had a few audio difficulties at the beginning, but Molly was able to fix it, so be patient! You can hear these service elements here:

https://archive.org/details/03PastorMichaelHodgeAnInterestinggroupofpeople
And we pray you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

March 11, 2018: The crux of the Lord's Prayer

This week, Pastor Michael Hodge concluded his series on the Lord's Prayer. We recap what we learned of the Lord's Prayer, and how important prayer is. We hope you are blessed by his sermon today.

We also had Grant Storey baptized this morning, and the recording of it is here. Friends and family, click on the MP3 files to download them to your computer as you so desire. We had the Seldal's do their special music for Grant, and we also had Diane give our children's sermon today on "value".

You can hear all of these recordings here:


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

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

Sunday, March 4, 2018

March 4, 2018: Thine is the kingdom

This week, pastor Michael Hodge continues his series on the Lord's Prayer with "Thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory". His Kingdom is one where see and experience his love directly. There is no more grief, where his "Shekinah" glory shines. We also see it in his power, and in his glory. Listen to Pastor Hodge's sermon as he unpacks Matthew 6:13.

We also had the Seldals do our special music today as well. You can hear these sermon elements by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

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

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