Monday, December 5, 2016

December 3, 2016: The Word became flesh

This week, Pastor Hodge continued in John 1:14 and his message is on "The Word became flesh". When this happened, Jesus made his dwelling with us, and is the source of law and order (Colossians 1:16). We see God's splendor in Jesus, and is full of grace and truth. Listen to his message here on one of the most important parts of who Jesus is.

We had Dale do our special music this morning, and the Storeys lit the Advent candle of God's Word this morning. We hope you are blessed by these recordings, which you can hear by clicking on this link:

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

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

Sunday, November 27, 2016

November 27, 2016: God with us

This week, Pastor Hodge begins his series as we approach Christmas on Emmanuel: God With Us. He asks the question: is God really with us now? He explains how God has intervened in human history, and how he is with us today. Listen to his sermon today to find out how!

We also had Molly Blobaum do her children's sermon. And, special music: Wow. Just. Wow. Leslie, Roger and Karen nailed this out of the park. Listen and be blessed.

You can find all these service elements here:

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

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

Sunday, November 20, 2016

November 20, 2016: Do not commit adultery

This week, Pastor Michael Hodge continues his series in the Ten Commandments by dealing with Exodus 20:14, which says simply: you shall not commit adultery. Pastor Hodge talks about how widespread it is, but how it is still wrong: fornication and forsaking of our first love results. Why is marriage sacred? And what does the affect of adultery have on the sacred? And what is Jesus greater challenge on this? How can we deal with it appropriately? Listen to his sermon today to find out, by clicking here:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodge10Commandmentsadultery

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

Sunday, November 13, 2016

November 13, 2016: You shall not murder

This week, Pastor Hodge looks at and expounds on Exodus 20:13, and Matthew 5:21-22. You would think that with three verses, there's not a lot to unpack. Murder is easy to define, right? But when you look at Scripture, there are several Hebrew words that describe killing, and that are used in these and related verses. Pastor Hodge also unpacks those, and you might be surprised at what God considers murder, based on the original texts!

We also had Pastor Hodge do the Children's sermon, and Dale Vesta did our special music. You can listen to his sermon and all of these sermon elements here:

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

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


Sunday, November 6, 2016

November 6, 2016: Honor your father and mother (or, the responsibility of parents and children)

This week, Pastor Hodge focuses on Exodus 20:12 and Ephesians 6:1-4, complementary Scriptures that show both the parents role, and a child's role in a Christian household. What is the parents responsibility to their children? And, just as importantly, what is the children's responsibility to their parents? While Christians aren't perfect in conduct or behavior even once saved, this is nonetheless what God demands us to do, which will make it well for our souls, relationships filled with love, and has implications for generations down the road.
Listen to his sermon here:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgehonoryourfatherandmother

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

Sunday, October 30, 2016

October 30, 2016: A day to remember: the Sabbath

This week, Pastor Michael Hodge continues in his series in the Ten Commandments. First, we need to understand it in how it was a Jewish and a Christian celebration. Then, we need to understand Jesus' understanding of the Sabbath, and how it should help us, as the Sabbath was meant for us, after all. Listen to Pastor Michael Hodge's sermon to learn about the importance of having the Sabbath in our lives today.

We also had Mark Fagerstrom do his sermon today on pumpkins, and seeds. Listen to how this is illustrative of God's Seed.

You can hear both of these sermon elements here:

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

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

Sunday, October 23, 2016

October 23, 2016: Do not use the Lord's name in vain

This week, Pastor Hodge continued in the Ten Commandments, focusing on Exodus 20:7. What's in a name, and more specifically, what's in God's name? If we truly knew the Lord, we would not want to misuse His name. What ways do we use God's name in vain, and what are the consequences when we do? And what is our challenge on this? Listen to Pastor Hodge's sermon and find out!

We also had Molly Blobaum do our children's sermon, and our men's quartet sang for us as well. We hope you enjoy and are blessed by all of these service elements, which can be found here:

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

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