Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017: Beware of the control of riches

This week, Pastor Hodge expounded on James 5:1-6, in his continuing series in that book. This week, he talks about the challenges and responsibilities of riches, and also the misuse that causes great judgment. In all of this, what are the Biblical view of riches? Listen to his sermon and find out!

Carmen Osland explained the changes with the Operation Christmas Child and their Shoebox gifts this year. We also had Diane do our children's sermon on candy corn, and special music with Connie Storey. We hope you are blessed by all of these service elements. You can hear them here:

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

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

Sunday, October 8, 2017

October 8, 2017: Do not speak against other Christians

This week, Pastor Hodge continued in his book of James with these difficult but familiar passages. We are not to speak against each other, harshly criticize or condemn. What are we to do? We can let God speak through His Word. But what else must we do? Listen to his sermon and find out!

We also had Molly Blobaum do her children's sermon this week on apples, and we also had the Seldals do our special music. We hope you are blessed by all of these elements.

You can hear all of them here:

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

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

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 1, 2017: Seeking God's will

This week, Pastor Michael Hodge continued in the book of James, specifically in James 4:13-17. First, we must beware of the fallacy of relying on our own plans; instead, we must make plans with God. But how do we know God's will and plan? Listen to his sermon and find out!

We also had Jim Mistry get commissioned by our Deacons as he heads to Ethiopia on a mission trip to teach pastors the Word of God. We provide audio for that as well.

You can listen to these service elements here:

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

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

Sunday, September 24, 2017

September 24, 2017: Choose this day whom you will serve

This week, Pastor Hodge continues into the book of James, specifically James 4:1-4. Postor Hodge references how this week many people in our society, and some in the church, seek nothing but pleasure in their lives. The evil we choose, though, is clearly seen in James 4:1-4. What is the source of our quarrels and conflicts? What sinful pleasures are produced by lust and envy? And what, most importantly, consider this to be?

Pastor Hodge then talks about the work God chooses us to do, and the good we need to choose. Listen to his sermon today to hear the details.

We also had Molly Blobaum do our children's sermon today, and on "building blocks", and how we can build each other up, or tear each other down.

You can find these recordings here:

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

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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

September 17. 2017: Raising a banner

This week was Rally Sunday, and Pastor Hodge's sermon was about to Whom we rally for and to Whom we raise our banner: the one of Jesus Christ, Him Crucified, and Risen on the third day for our sins, for those who believe. Listen how we can do that in his sermon.

We also had Mike from the Gideons speak on what they do. Yes, they put Bibles in hotels, but they are so much more than that. Learn about this history, and what God is doing through them today.

We also had the kids do their song from the day before, "Big Steps, Little Feet" and "Hippopotamus". We hope you enjoy these recordings.

You can hear these recordings here:

https://archive.org/details/Raisingabanner

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

Sunday, September 10, 2017

September 10, 2017: The good news of the wisdom from above

This week, Pastor Hodge continues his series in the book of James; this week, he expounds on James 3:13-18. This week, he looks at the wisdom of God, versus our wisdom. First, we must be on a quest for true wisdom: that which only comes from God. Those that do are exemplified by Godly behavior and deeds of gentleness. Earthly wisdom, on the other hand, from people, frequently contains nothing but bad advice and "wisdom". Ultimately, it produces disorder and evil.

Spiritual wisdom, wisdom from God, on the other hand, is pure, gentle, full of mercy, even to those we strongly disagree with, and much more. Listen to his sermon today on how we can get this wisdom, and how to apply it in our lives.

We also had the Seldals do our special music, and Diane Lizer talked about blocks. We pray these are a blessing to you as well.

You can hear these service elements here:

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

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

Sunday, September 3, 2017

September 3, 2017: The challenge of the tongue

This week, Pastor Hodge expounded on James 3:1-12. First, it issues a challenge to Bible teachers, and then issues a personal challenge to each of us. But first, some bad news: we can tame the wildest of animals, but we cannot tame our own tongues (James 3:5-6). But, we can by the power of God! And Pastor Hodge teaches us that God calls us to be consistent in the ways of God. You can listen to his sermon here:

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

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