Sunday, September 25, 2016

September 25, 2016: The value of our Kinsman-Redeemer

This week, Pastor Michael Hodge concludes his series in the book of Ruth. And here, we tie Naomi and Ruth and their need for a Kinsman-Redeemer. If the line of Jesus will continue, Boaz must be the Kinsman Redeemer. But, the one first in line declines the offer, and Boaz accepts. Over 2,000 years later, what does that mean for us, and how is Jesus our Kinsman-Redeemer? Listen to the sermon today to find out!

We also had Molly Blobaum's children sermon. What is true richness? And the kids were asked: what would YOU do if you were rich? Some of their answers were interesting, and some were quite funny. Listen to her sermon today on what true riches are!

You can hear them both here:

https://archive.org/details/Kinsman-RedeemerInChrist

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

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September 18, 2016: The important marriage of Boaz aand Ruth, or: let's make a deal!

This week, Pastor Michael Hodge concludes his series on the book of Ruth. This week, Boaz needs to take care of a big problem now: Naomi's deceased husband's property is up for sale. The Kinsman-Reedemer gets first rights to buy it, then Boaz. But if Boaz doesn't buy it, Boaz cannot marry Ruth. What happens after that, and why this is important to us today is found in the rest of his sermon...listen to it and find out!

We also had our 4 confirmation students receive their Bibles, and Molly Blobaum did our children's sermon today. Finally, the Seldals did our special music this morning. All of these service elements can be found here:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgetheimportantmarriageofBoazandRuth

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

Sunday, September 11, 2016

September 11, 2016: Ruth catches her man

This week, Pastor Michael Hodge expounds on Ruth 3:6-18. In these passages, Ruth does what Naomi commands her, and then she begins her proposal: she uncovers Boaz's feet and lies down. Boaz wakes up to this, and realizes what is happening. What it means for us today is quite interesting! Listen to Pastor Hodge's sermon today.

Also, today was our "Rally Sunday", our first day of our Sunday School for the kids and adults after our summer off. Here, Molly talks about the new things we'll see this year, and how God provides for each of us.

You can hear both service elements by clicking here:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeRuthCatchesHerMan

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

Sunday, September 4, 2016

September 4, 2016: Naomi finds a man for Ruth

This week, Pastor Hodge continues in his series in the book of Ruth, specifically in Ruth 3:1-5. Here, Naomi takes on the role of a parent seeking to prearrange a marriage, as was common in those times. She thinks Naomi is a good prospect, and has a plan to make it happen. What does that mean for us thousands of years later? Listen to find out right here:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeNaomifindsamanforRuth

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

Sunday, August 28, 2016

August 28, 2016: Recognizing the presence of God

This week, Pastor Michael Hodge continues his series in the book of Ruth on recognizing the presence of God. After Naomi has gleaned the field and done a great job, Boaz shows hospitality and kindness to Ruth. He also instructs his workers, essentially, to leave her alone. Jesus has done the same for us! Listen how as Pastor Hodge expounds on Ruth 2:14-23.

We also had special music today with the Fagerstroms and friends, and Molly Blobaum did her sermon on friends. Finally, we also had the Gideons to come and present to us how giving to them brings Bibles to hotels, those on the street, and those who realize what this world offers is nothing...and then see Jesus offers eternal life.

You can listen to all of these service elements here:

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

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

Monday, August 22, 2016

August 21, 2016: Boaz finds a jewel in his field

This week, Pastor Hodge continues his series in the book of Ruth. This week, as she gets permission to, and gleans the fields...she finds favor with Boaz as he returns to his field. He treats her well, and she wonders why. His response should be ours: a woman of integrity and character got her the same. Listen to Pastor Hodge's sermon on this section of Ruth.

We also had Connie do our special music, and Molly did her children's sermon on crayons, as students go back to school this week.


You can find the link to these service elements here:

https://archive.org/details/03PastorMichaelHodgeBoazfindsajewelinthefield_201608

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

Sunday, August 14, 2016

August 14, 2016: There's no place like home

Today, Pastor Michael Hodge continued in his series in book of Ruth. He expounded on Ruth 1:15-22. Naomi has experienced terrible tragedies, and here we see daughter in law Ruth wants to support and be with Naomi. Naomi encourages Ruth to leave, but Ruth makes an oath to be with her and support her.

Both arrive back in Bethlehem, but Naomi tells her family and friends there what has happened, and that the Lord is against her. But is that true? And is everything bad that happen to us God's fault?? Listen to Pastor Hodge's sermon today to find out.

We also had Dale Vesta sing our special music today, by request. We hope you enjoy it! You can hear both service elements here:

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

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