Sunday, May 12, 2019

May 12, 2019: Honoring our mothers, or the great value of our females

This week, we honored our mothers on this Mother's Day, and honored God first and foremost by exalting him, and showing how God tells us to love our mothers, wives and Christian women. We also see how mothers, fathers, and Christian adults are to be loving, and how they are to be honored. And, we must learn to honor them, and we see how in part in Ephesians 6:4.What is our challenge for this today? Listen and find out!

We also had Amy Taylor do our children's sermon, and Micah Fagerstrom did our special music. You can hear all of these things here:

https://archive.org/details/10PastorMichaelHodgeHonoringourmothersgreatvalueoffemales

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

Sunday, May 5, 2019

May 5, 2019: There is only one body

This week, Pastor Hodge expounds on the book of Ephesians, 4:4-6. His sermon title is "There is only one body, or, the oneness of the church."

In this rather well-known passage, we look at how we are one body with one Spirit, one hope, one faith, one baptism with one Lord, and there is only one God of all. Listen to how this applies to us today.

We also have the Seldals do special music. We pray that you are blessed by both of these service elements. You can hear both of these elements by cutting and pasting this link into your Web browser:

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

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

Sunday, April 28, 2019

April 28, 2019: The sufficiency and authority of Scripture

This week, while Pastor Hodge was away, Gilbert Sebenste preached on the sufficiency and the authority of Scripture. Too often in our churches today, the Bible has been demoted to either fables, or good suggestions. Let's look instead of what the Bible really says about itself, and from Whom and where it gets its authority from.

We also had Kaelynn Clark and Trey Burchell do our special music today, and Diane Lizer did our children's sermon today on trust. We hope you are blessed by these service elements.

You can hear them all here, by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

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

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

Sunday, April 21, 2019

April 21, 2019: Christ has risen!

The Easter message is timeless and important as it was over 2000 years ago. It is the linchpin of history, the linchpin to salvation, and why Christ, and Christ alone is the only way to God the Father. Why? Listen to Pastor Hodge's sermon, even if you've heard and know the Easter story.

Molly Blobaum's children sermon also was focused on the same Scriptures. We hope you are blessed by both, which you can listen to by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeHehasrisen

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

Sunday, April 14, 2019

April 14, 2019: The weeping triumph

This week, Pastor Hodge focused on two groups of Scripture passages. In his sermon titled "The weeping triumph", we look at Mark chapter 11:1-10, and Luke 19:41-44. It first begins with an ancient prophecy, which is fulfilled in Jesus. What is this prophecy, and why does Jesus weep over Jerusalem? And what does that mean to us today? Listen and find out!

On this Palm Sunday, we also had two songs of special music, and Molly Blobaum's children's sermon. We hope you are blessed by both of these service elements.

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

https://archive.org/details/10PastorMichaelHodgeTheWeepingTriumph

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

Sunday, April 7, 2019

April 7, 2019: The life worth of our calling

This week, Pastor Michael Hodge continues his series in the book of Ephesians, specifically 4:1-3. The sermon title "The Life Worthy of Our Calling", goes into detail into how we are urged a worthy life, and worthy of what? And how do we show that we are worthy? Listen and find out!

We also had the stories saying "Jesus loves me". We hope you will be blessed by these service elements.

You can listen to them by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeEphesians4

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

Sunday, March 31, 2019

March 31, 2019: Glorifying God who does things abundantly (Ephesians 3, part 2)

This week, Pastor Hodge continues with part two in his series on Ephesians 3. His sermon, "Glorifying God who does things abundantly", starts about the power of God. First, we will look at how God can do more than what we can ever imagine, and what two things we can never have enough of. Finally, God does not give us power so we can boast of our achievement. It is for God's glory alone. What does that mean for us today? Listen and find out!

We also had Molly Blobaum do our children's sermon. We hope you are 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/08PastorMichaelHodgeEphesians3part2

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

Sunday, March 24, 2019

March 24, 2019: A powerful prayer to experience the strength and fullness of God (Ephesians 3, part 1)

This week, Pastor Hodge looked at the book of Ephesians, specifically Ephesians 3:14-19. The emphasis in these verses is that the apostle Paul looked to the Father. How does he strengthen Paul and us today? Listen and find out by cutting and pasting this link into your we browser:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeApowerfulprayer

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

Sunday, March 17, 2019

March 17, 2019: The power to preach the revealed mystery of God

This week, Pastor Hodge took a look at Ephesians 3:8-13. His sermon titled “The power to preach the revealed mystery of God”, shows how Paul was called by God to reveal the mystery of God. How is that plan made known to us, and what is our challenge today? Listen and find out!

We also had Roger Seldal and Karen do our special music, and Amy Taylor did our children’s sermon. We pray you are blessed by both of these. And you can hear all three of these service elements by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeThePowertopreachthemysteryofGod

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

Sunday, March 10, 2019

March 10, 2019: To be misunderstood (or the Apostle Paul pleads his case)

This week, Pastor Hodge looks at Ephesians 3:1-6. Here, the Apostle Paul wants us to understand his calling, and a great mystery. What is our challenge to this? Listen and find out! We also had Amy Taylor do our children’s sermon.  You can hear both of these program elements by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

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

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

Sunday, March 3, 2019

March 3, 2019: Raiders of the lost temple (Or: no longer strangers and aliens to God)

This week, Pastor Hodges sermon was on “Raiders of the lost temple, or no longer strangers and aliens to God”. First the bad news: there are strangers and aliens to God and his family. In fact, all of us, by default, are. But the good news is that we do not have to be strangers! We can be fellow citizens with the saints in the household of God. When is our challenge? Listen and find out!

We also had special music today, and we hope you are blessed by it. Listen to both of these service elements here:

https://archive.org/details/08PastorMichaelHodgeRaidersofthelosttemple

Please see our church bulletin, attached. And we pray you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

February 24, 2019: Explore God Chicago, part 7: Can we personally know God?

This week, we wrap up the series in explore God Chicago with “can I personally know God?“. Listen to find out if or how we can!

We also had Molly Blobaum do our children’s sermon, and we commissioned Jim Mistry on his upcoming trip to Ethiopia. You can hear all of these service elements here:

https://archive.org/details/10PastorMichaelHodgeCanWePersonallyKnowGod

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

Sunday, February 17, 2019

February 17, 2019: Jim Mistry - Psalm 23:1-2

With Pastor Hodge out this week, we had Jim Mistry expound on Psalm 23:1-2. He had hoped to get to verse 3, but he ran out of time. Even in these verses, there is much to unpack, and Jim does that, revealing the sovereignty of God, and what He does for us in these two verses.

We also had Amy Taylor give our children’s sermon today. We hope you are blessed by that, and you can hear both of these service elements here:

https://archive.org/details/07JimMistryPsalm23

Please find our church bulletin, attached, detailing our time and dates for the congregational meeting, Ash Wednesday, and other things coming up. And we pray you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

February 10, 2019: Explore God Chicago, part 6: Is the Bible reliable?

This week, we continue with part six of the Explore God Chicago series with “Is the Bible Reliable?”. We look at the reliability of Scripture canonization. Can we trust it? What is the reliability of the Scriptural testimony? And what is the reliability of the historicity of Scripture? Listen and find out!

We also had Amy Taylor do our children sermon, and we had Roger Seldal do our special music. We hope you are blessed by all of these service elements, which you can listen to by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeExploreGodChicagopart6istheBiblereliable

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

Sunday, February 3, 2019

February 3, 2019: Explore God Chicago, part 5: Is Jesus *really* God?

This week in part five of our Explore God Chicago series, we answer the question Biblically and from the aspect of the historical church: is Jesus really God? How do we know this for absolute sure, or can we be sure at all? Listen and find out by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

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

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

Sunday, January 27, 2019

January 27, 2019: Explore God Chicago, part 4:Is Christianity too narrow?

This week, Pastor Hodge continues his series in Explore God Chicago.
In part four, he answers the question: is Christianity too narrow? Listen to find out!

We also had Molly Blobaum do our children’s sermon. We hope you are blessed by both of these service elements.

You can listen to both of them here:

https://archive.org/details/08PastorHodgeExploreGodChicagopart4IsChristianityTooNarrow

Please stay warm, and have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

January 20, 2018: Explore God Chicago, part 3: Why is there pain, suffering and unfairness?

This week, in part three of the series Explore God Chicago, Pastor Hodge explains why there is pain, suffering, and unfairness. We look at why this occurs, and the good news at what God offers.

You can listen to Pastor Hodge's sermon here, by cutting and pasting this into your browser:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeExploreGodChicagoPart3

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

Sunday, January 13, 2019

January 13, 2019: Explore God Chicago, part 2: Where is God? Is there a God? Who is God?

This week, Pastor Hodge continues with the Explore God Chicago series with these three questions: Where is God? Is there a God? Who is God? Listen to hear these answers as to what history, nature, and ultimately the Bible tell us the answer.

We also had Amy Taylor do our Children's sermon this morning. There was no special music this week, but Devon and Karen were both playing, and that is always a treat! You can hear the
two service elements by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

https://archive.org/details/04PastorMichaelHodgeExploringGodChicagopart2

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

Sunday, January 6, 2019

January 6, 2019: Exploring God, part 1

This week begins our first in a series of seven sermons with Explore God Chicago. This answers seven of the hardest questions that many people have about God. This week, the sermon was “What is the Meaning of Life?”. How does your life have purpose? What are some of the bleak views on life? What are the greatest kings’ view of the purpose of life, and what is the real purpose of life? Listen and find out, by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

https://archive.org/details/PastorMichaelHodgeExploringGodpart1

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