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

Sunday, December 2, 2018

December 2, 2018: Peace enters the world

This week, as we begin Advent, Pastor Hodge looks at Christ as the peace that enters the world. We will be looking at Luke 2:13-14, and Ephesians 2:14-18. In the book of Luke, we see the proclamation of peace that enters the world, and we see how peace is identified in Jesus. What does that mean to us today, and in our communion service? Listen and find out!

We also had Connie Storey do our special music. We pray that you are blessed by both of these service elements. You can hear both of them by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

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

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

Sunday, November 25, 2018

September 23, 2018: Paul's letter to Ephesus

This week, Pastor Hodge looks at Ephesians 1:1-2. In this book, we will look at where this grace and peace that we have comes from. First, to identify authority, Paul identifies himself as an apostle. What does that mean? Then he reveals who he is writing to, and ends with two behavioral qualities of God. What does this mean for us today? Listen and find out!

Mike from the Gideons came out today to do a presentation an update on what they have been doing in the area, including some of the challenges and successes they have had. If you wish to donate to the Gideons work in providing Bibles for those who don’t have one, and in hotels, please contact Dave Osland. In the meantime, you can listen to his presentation in the link provided.

Diane Lizer also did our children’s sermon this morning on the theme of apples.

You can listen to all of these recordings by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

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

Please find Gideon material, our church bulletin, and sermon notes, attached. And we pray you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

November 25, 2018: We are brought near to God

This week, Pastor Michael Hodge expounds on the book of Ephesians chapter 2, verses 11 through 13. In the early church, there were those who struggled with circumcision, and no circumcision, along with the faith issue. Here, we are told the bad news, what people without faith were like. And we’re also told the good news, what people with faith are like. What is our challenge? Listen and find out!

We also had Amy Taylor do her children’s sermon on light. You can listen to both of these recordings, by cutting and pasting this link into your browser, here:

https://archive.org/details/05PastorMichaelHodgeWeareGodsworkmanship_201811

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

Sunday, November 18, 2018

November 18, 2018: We are God's workmanship

This week, Pastor Hodge expounded on Ephesians chapter 2 verse 10, where we are seem as God‘s workmanship. Our introductory verses were Ephesians 2:8-9, where we are saved by faith, not by works. What is the root word that workmanship comes from? How are we God’s workmanship? Where is God‘s work in us prepared before hand? What should we do now? Listen to his sermon find out!

We also had Diane Lizer do her children sermon. We pray that you are blessed by both of these service elements. And you can hear both of those recordings by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

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

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

Sunday, November 11, 2018

November 11, 2018: You cannot work your way back to God

This week, Pastor Hodge expounds on the book of Ephesians, 2:7-9. We are reminded how God gave us a great gift; and that we do not earn our salvation. Finally, we see that faith is not a contribution to the gift of salvation in any way.

What are some of the pitfalls of the above? Listen at the link below by cutting and pasting it into your browser; and we also had our children sermon this morning recorded for you:

https://archive.org/details/WorkingourwaybacktoGodcantbedone

And may you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

November 4, 2018: Co-seated with Jesus

This week, Pastor Hodge expounded on John 11:30-46, and John 11:25-26. We learn that we are co-resurrected with Jesus, and Co-seated with Jesus if we have repented of our sins, trust and obey him, and walk with him in the Spirit. Listen to his sermon here:

https://archive.org/details/01PastorMichaelHodgeCoseatedwithJesus

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

Sunday, October 28, 2018

October 28, 2018: Reformation Day, Semper Reformanda, and waiting on the Lord

This week, while Pastor Hodge was away, Jim Mistry did a sermon called “Reformation day, Semper Reformanda, and waiting on the Lord.” We hope you will be blessed by his sermon, as we are about to celebrate the 501st anniversary of the Reformation.

We also had Molly Blobaum do her sermon on pumpkins, and we had the kids do special music today. You can hear all of these service elements here:

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

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

Sunday, October 21, 2018

October 21, 2018: There are dead men walking in sin

This week, Pastor Hodge talked about dead man walking in soon, or, watch out for the zombies! In the book of Ephesians 2:1-5, There is bad news. There are lots of dead man walking. Dead in a number of ways! The good news, there are dead man who can really come alive. How? And what does that mean to us today? Listen to his sermon and find out! We also had Roger Seldal do our special music, and Diane Lizer did her children’s sermon on candy corn.

You can listen to all these service elements by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

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

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

Sunday, October 14, 2018

October 14, 2018: Christ above all

This week, Pastor Hodges sermon focused on Ephesians 1:15–25. Here we see Paul’s powerful prayer for the church, as he recognized the power of God working in the church at Ephesus. What does this mean for us today? Listen to his sermon and find out!

We also had Amy Taylor do the children’s sermon on the theme of “harvest”.

We pray that you will be blessed by both of these service elements, which you can listen to by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeChristaboveall

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

Sunday, October 7, 2018

October 7, 2018: The mystery of God's will revealed to us

This week, Pastor Hodge expounded on Ephesians 1:8-14. Starting in verse 8, there was the mystery of God’s will, but God revealed that mystery. That mystery has been solved and we shall live happily ever after. But what is that mystery, and what is God’s plan and will for our lives? Listen and find out, by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:



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

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

Sunday, September 30, 2018

September 30, 2018: The Father's great love and plan for us

This week, Pastor Hodge expounded on verses in the book of Ephesians, specifically Ephesians 1:3-8. We see in verse 3 that we bless as we have been blessed, if we are in Christ. God does have a plan for us, one to bring us to himself. And through Christ we have redemption. Listen how we can challenge ourselves with these verses, and what we can do to live them out.

We also had Pastor Hodge give the children sermon, and the Seldal‘s did our special music. We hope you were blessed by both of these service elements. You can hear them by cutting and pasting these into your browser:







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

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

Sunday, September 16, 2018

September 16, 2018: Our eternal destiny

This week, Pastor Hodge concludes his series in the book of Zephaniah as he looks at Judgment Day. There will be three judgments tied into one final judgment. How are we saved from the wrath of God? Not by works, but by faith. And on that day, those who believe will have our fortunes restored. But what about the others who do not believe? Listen and find out, by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:


https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeOureternaldestiny

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

Monday, September 10, 2018

September 9, 2018: Coming together for a common cause

This past Sunday was rally Sunday. What is a rally? And the Israelites have a great rally day, as seen in the book of Joshua 5:13 through 6:20. What can we rally around every day of the year? Listen and find out!

We also had Amy do our children’s sermon. We hope you are blessed by that.

You can hear these sermon elements here:

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

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

Sunday, September 2, 2018

September 2, 2018: God's love for the remnant

This week wraps up Pastor Hodges’ series in the book of Zephaniah. Our Scripture this week was Zephaniah 3:17-20. In these passages, we see the Lord is in the midst of his people, even when they were down and scattered. But he will deal with all people, and the remnant of the people of God will gather together. How does this apply to us today? Listen and find out!

You can hear his sermon here:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeGodslovefortheremnant

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

Sunday, August 26, 2018

August 26, 2018: The gathering and the benefits of the remnant

This week, Pastor Hodge continues in the book of Zephaniah with the sermon title of “The gathering and benefits of the remnant”. As you listen, please open your Bibles to the book of Zephaniah, 3:13-16.

There will be a gathering of the remnant on the last day. What would be the benefit that the remnant will experience? What is the response? And what will God reward? Listen and find out!

We also had special music with Micah Fagerstrom and friends, and we also had Molly Blobaum do the children’s sermon. We hope you are blessed by these.

You can listen to all of these service elements by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

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

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

Monday, August 20, 2018

August 19, 2018: From the rebellious to the redeemed

This week, Pastor Hodge continues in his series in the book of Zephaniah, specifically Zephaniah  3:8-12. The Israelites are told there is a judgment day coming, God will purify his people’s lips, and God’s people will worship him. But for those who do not wait on the Lord there will be wrath and anger. What is our challenge? Listen and find out!

We had Molly Blobaum do a very interesting children’s sermon Sunday morning. Both of these recordings are available here:

 https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeFromtherebellioustotheredeemed

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

Sunday, August 12, 2018

August 12, 2018: Warning Jerusalem and Judah of their fall, part 3

We’re sorry you couldn’t make it to our service this morning! Please join us Wednesday at 7 PM for our Bible study, and then our worship service at 9:30 AM on Sunday.

This week, Pastor Hodge continues part 3 in his series in Zephaniah.
As he looks at Zephaniah 3:1-7, we see what happened before Judah and Jerusalem fell.

They had become rebellious against God. They had become defiled, or evil. They had become tyrannical, against anything good. They did not draw near to God, nor did they want God. Therefore, their princes were like roaring lions, their judges like wolves, their prophets were reckless and treacherous, and their priests profaned the sanctuary and did violence to the law. Instead of repenting, they remained in their sin. Listen to how that is a challenge for us today.

We also had Amy Taylor do our children’s sermon. We hope you are blessed by that! You can also listen to Pastor Hodge’s sermon here:

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

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

Sunday, August 5, 2018

August 5, 2018: God's judgment on some of Judah's enemies, part 2

This week is part two of Pastor Hodges’ series in the book of Zephaniah where we look at God’s judgment on some of Judah’s greatest enemies. We look at the fall of the Cushites and the Assyrians. In both cases, they fell when they trusted in their own riches and sought to be gods of their own.

But there are lessons today to be had beyond just that. Listen to Pastor Hodges message to find out what they are.

We also had the children of the church do our special music for today; we hope you will be blessed by that.

You can hear both of those service elements here:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeGodsJudgmentpart2

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

Sunday, July 29, 2018

July 29, 2018: God's judgment on some of Judah's enemies, part 1

This week, Pastor Hodge continues in the book of Zephaniah with the destruction of three of Israel’s enemies. What does that mean for us today? Listen and find out! You can hear this, and Molly Blobaum's Children's sermon, here:

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

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

July 23-25, 2018: 2018 AFLC Illinois District Bible Camp Recordings

With the exception of the first evening session, all of the recordings are here:

https://archive.org/details/2018AFLCIllinoisDistrictBibleCamprecordings

We think you'll be blessed by these messages.Pastor  Patrick Lohse did the morning messages, and Pastor Jerrod Hylden did the evening sessions  On some of them, you may have to jump ahead as the CD recorder was kind of weird; that's noted in the title. Also, ignore the album titles. Silly Windows, Jimi Hendrix didn't give one of our sermons! Sigh. Anyway, enjoy!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

July 22, 2018: The wrath of God is not for us!

This week, Pastor Hodge continues in the book of Zephaniah. Here we see the prophecy that God will judge man, and those who hate the Lord and rebel against him will be destroyed. But for those who Have turned away from sinful, evil practices and behaviors and have trusted Christ as their Savior and Lord, and walk as the Lord did every day, we have assurance that we will be in heaven, and could be spared the wrath of that will face everyone else. Do you have that assurance? Do you want to have that assurance? Listen to his challenging and thoughtful sermon to find out how!

We also had Amy Taylor do our children’s sermon; our apologies that the microphone got bumped a little bit during the sermon. We hope you find this a blessing as well.

You can hear both of these service elements here:

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


Please find our church bulletin and sermon notes, attached. And we pray you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

July 15, 2018 special evening service: The Jores missionary report

On July 15, the Jore family came out to talk about what has been accomplished with their missionary work over the past year, including a near explusion from the country they were working in. You can listen to the recording here:

https://archive.org/details/01JoreMissionaryVisit71518

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

Sunday, July 15, 2018

July 15, 2018: When God speaks, we had better listen

This week, Pastor Hodge expounds on the book of Zephaniah, chapter 1, verses 7 through 12.
We start in verse 7 that we need to be silent before the Lord, that His day is near. A judgement is coming who have turned their backs on God, There will be great cries as the outcome occurs. But we can avoid judgement, and we cannot make God to be neutral or what we want to make of Him. So what are we to do? Listen to Pastor Hodge's sermon today and learn.

We also had Amy Taylor do the children's sermon. We pray that both will be a blessing to you.

You can hear them both by copying and pasting the following link:

https://archive.org/details/03PastorMichaelHodgelookingatZephaniah_201807

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

Sunday, July 8, 2018

July 8, 2018: Looking at Zephaniah

This week, Pastor Hodge looks at the prophets’ telescope of time. They knew Jesus was coming, but they were only given some details. They longed to look into the future to see what was going to happen. But they did know that judgment was coming, and they warned people at the time to not worship false gods. Is our loyalty to Jesus? Listen to his challenging sermon today.

You can hear his sermon, and Molly’s children’s sermon on serving, here:

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

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

Sunday, July 1, 2018

July 1, 2018: The power of the Ascension

This week, Pastor Hodge looks at the Ascension of Christ. After Jesus was resurrected and appeared to hundreds of people, he was then lifted up and seated at the right hand of God the Father, as seen in Mark 18:19-20.  Why was this event so powerful? Why is it so important, even though some people overlook it? Listen to his sermon today and find out!

You can hear his sermon here:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeThePoweroftheAscension

We pray you stay cool on these hot summer days, and we pray that you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

June 24, 2018: Wow, so many witnesses!

This week, Pastor Hodge expounds on several verses which show that there were many witnesses of Jesus being with the people after his resurrection. Not just his disciples, but literally hundreds of people who saw Him.

Then, Jesus gives the Great Commission. Hint: it’s not about politics, social justice, healing or anything else. The church needs to be about one thing, and it is the Great Commission. Yes, we are to serve the poor, but even that isn’t our primary marching order. Hear what the Great Commission is, and how everything else flows from it. Listen to his sermon and all of the service elements recorded at the following link:

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

We also had Dale Vesta and Karen do our special music today. We also had a children’s sermon, and Evaine’s report on the Voice of the Martyr’s conference. We pray you’ll be blessed by all of these service elements.

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

Sunday, June 17, 2018

June 17, 2018: Psalm 46

This week, Jim Mistry did his sermon on Psalm 46. However, while the sermon was excellent, he did mention some people in our congregation, and some afflictions they are dealing with. As a result, we have decided not to put the sermon on the Internet. If you are a church member, please see our production person for a CD of the recording.

We do pray, however, that you are coping with the heat, and Pastor Hodge, Lord willing, will be back here next week. And we pray you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

June 10, 2018: Waiting on the day of the Lord

This week, with Pastor Hodge on vacation, we had Christian Talley speak on “Waiting for the Lord“. We will be looking at Isaiah chapter 25. Open up your Bibles, and be blessed by his sermon today.

We also had Mark Fagerstrom deliver his children sermon on mirrors; we also had special music with the Seldals. We hope you are blessed by that as well.

You can listen to these service elements here:

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

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

Sunday, June 3, 2018

June 3, 2018: Here comes Jesus again

This week, Pastor Michael Hodge did a two-part sermon entitled "Here comes Jesus again". This is his third resurrection appearance with his disciples. Although they don't recognize him at first, Jesus reveals himself to them and takes care of an immediate issue. Listen to how we encounter Jesus through the Bible today.

We also had Amy Taylor do a flute solo of "I love you Lord". We pray you are blessed by these service elements.

You can hear these service elements by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

https://archive.org/details/02PastorMichaelHodgeherecomesJesusP1

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

Sunday, May 27, 2018

May 27, 2018: Confirmation and Following the Direct Route

This week, Pastor Hodge, in tandem with Confirmation this week, did his sermon on the theme of "Following the Direct Route". Here, Pastor Hodge teaches us that we need to train up a child in the way they should go, directing us to God's salvation as we repent of our sins, His love for us, and that our God is the only true God. This truth needs to be stood firm, even though it will rub up against our society. We also want you to know the truth of the Scriptures, and why they are true.

You can hear his sermon, along with Mark Fagerstrom's children's sermon, and the Confirmation service here:

https://archive.org/details/ConfirmationandFollowingthedirectroute

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

Sunday, May 20, 2018

May 20, 2018: The peril of obstinate, doubting Thomas

This week, Pastor Hodge expounds on John 20:19-25. The resurrected Jesus has just appeared to all of the disciples, except for Thomas. They rejoiced with Jesus, and Jesus commissions them and gives the disciples the Holy Spirit. But Thomas, who for some reason, was not there at the time, does not the believe the disciples when he returns when they tell him Jesus was there. 8 days later, though, Jesus returns again, and this time, what does Thomas do? And what does this mean for us? Listen and find out!

We also had Diane Lizer talk to the children about "taking Jesus with you on vacations".

We hope you are blessed by both recordings, which you can find here:

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

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

Sunday, May 13, 2018

May 13, 2018: A woman's integrity (Proverbs 31:10-31)

This Sunday is Mother's Day, and both our children's sermon and our pastor honored mothers today. But why? As we look at Proverbs 31:10-31, we see the importance of mothers, young and old. Listen to their sermons today for a Biblical view of motherhood, and why it is so important.

We also had special music today from the Seldals honoring their mother, and those present (see a theme here? :-) ). We hope you are blessed by these service elements.

You can listen to them by cutting and pasting this URL into your browser, here:

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

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

Sunday, May 6, 2018

May 6, 2018: The resurrected Jesus appears (part 4)

This week, we look at Luke 24:36-49, as we continue in the series of the resurrected Jesus. In these verses, Jesus appears to his disciples, except for Thomas. We read about the disciple's meeting behind closed doors, as Jesus appears to them. Jesus then asks for something to eat, and opens their minds to Scripture and gives them a basic Gospel message to preach. What does that mean for us today? Listen and find out!

You can hear the sermon here:

https://archive.org/details/02PastorMichaelHodgeTheResurrectedJesusPart4

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

Sunday, April 29, 2018

April 29, 2018: Two guys and a Redeemer (part 3)

This week, Pastor Michael Hodge preaches on Luke 24:13-34. Two of his disciples were conversing about the death of Jesus and all that had happened, when Jesus joins them, even though they don't recognize him. They told Jesus that they were expecting him to come back to life and save the Jews. But Jesus opens their hearts through the Scriptures, and they recognize him.

Now, Jesus isn't physically with us, but he is through the Holy Spirit, and there are times that God has moved in our lives as His will is done through us.

We also had Josiah Fagerstrom and friends do our special music, and tell us what it was like on their musical, missionary tour through Europe. And, we also had Molly Blobaum do her children's sermon on eyes. We hope you are blessed by these service elements.

You can hear these service elements here:

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

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

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!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

February 25, 2018: Deliver us from evil

This week, Pastor Hodge continues his series in the Lord's Prayer with the statement "deliver us from evil". What does this mean? What are the many faces of evil? And what is our challenge to this? Listen and find out. :-)

We also had Molly give us a challenge to us during the Lenten season for the kids and the adults. You can listen to these service elements here:

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

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

Sunday, February 18, 2018

February 18, 2018: Do not lead us into temptation

This week, Pastor Hodge continues his series on the Lord's Prayer with "Do not lead us into temptation". What is the origin of temptation to sin, does God do it, and if not, where? And how do we fight it? This is an excellent sermon we think you'll be blessed by.

We also had our men's quartet do our special music today, and Molly Blobaum talked about God's love and Valentine's day with our children (since we were snowed out last week).

You can hear all of these service elements here:

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

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

Sunday, February 11, 2018

February 11, 2018: We aren't perfect

And we had a technical issue that caused the recording to be destroyed by accident. We have taken steps so that this doesn't happen again. Even so, we pray you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

February 4, 2018: Give us this day our daily bread

This week, Pastor Hodge expounds upon Matthew 6:11. This verse raises some very interesting and great points about our Lord. First, asking for what we want. What do we want, and what do we need? We should be careful to understand both. And, what is it to ask for our daily bread? You may think it's for food, shelter, etc for today, but it is more than that, when you look at the Greek text! Listen to find out what it is, and how this should impact our prayers to our Lord.

We also had the Sunday School kids come up and do our special music. We hope you enjoy that blessing.

You can listen to these service elements here:

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

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

Sunday, January 28, 2018

January 28, 2018: To pray God's will

This week, Pastor Hodge continues in the Lord's Prayer, and talks about how to pray God's will on Earth as it is in heaven. How do we do that? First, Jesus taught us to pray for God's will to be done (Matthew 6:10). We also need to consider two concepts, and have a picture of God's will in heaven. What are the two concepts, and how is this done? Listen to his sermon and find out.

Also, we had Molly Blobaum do her children's sermon on "secrets", and Jim Mistry told us about his upcoming mission trip to Ethiopia, and how we can help.

You can hear all of these service elements here:

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

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

Sunday, January 21, 2018

January 21, 2018: Thy Kingdom come, or, something this way cometh

This week, Pastor Hodge continues through the Lord's Prayer, expounding on Matthew 6:10. What does it mean to have "Thy Kingdom come"? What is the Kingdom? How does it come to us, and how does that apply to us today? Listen and find out!

We also had Jim Mistry give an update on his missionary trip from last month, special music from the Seldals, and Diane Lizer did her children's sermon on "pencils".

You can hear all of these sermon elements here:

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

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

Sunday, January 14, 2018

January 14, 2018: Hallowed be Thy Name

This week, as the title proclaims, Pastor Hodge delves into several verses as we look at the meaning of the phrase "Hallowed be Thy Name". In this regard, how do we hallow God's name, and what does that really mean? Listen to his sermon and find out!

We also had Molly Blobaum have her children's sermon on Christmas Blues today. Why do some people have them, and what do we need to remember so that we don't have them?

You can listen to both of these recordings here:

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

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

Sunday, January 7, 2018

January 7, 2018: The Lord's Prayer - The Beginning

This week, Pastor Hodge begins his series on The Lord's Prayer. We begin with the dilemma of TWO Lord's Prayers. What is the dilemma, and are they even prayers? Listen and find out!

You can listen to his sermon here, by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

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

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