Sunday, February 26, 2012

February 26, 2012: Fruits of the Spirit: patience

As Pastor Hodge continues his series on the Fruits of the Spirit, on this windy and chilly but otherwise sunny Sunday morning, we learn today about patience. Don't we all want patience...right now? When we're stuck on a runway for hours waiting to take off, or wanting things to get done quicker? In this sermon, Pastor Hodge reveals that indeed, patience is a fruit of the Spirit, and tells us the Biblical example of how we can and must have more of it in our lives, because the Father, and his Son, were and are incredibly patient with us.

We also had Mark Fagerstrom give his children's sermon on the glasses he wears. Listen to understand the Biblical concept behind it. And finally, Mark, Pastor Hodge, Shawn, Roger, and Karen have special music for us...a quartet of singing.
I hope you are blessed by all of this today. Listen to all of these recordings here:

Monday, February 20, 2012

February 19th, 2012: Fruits of the Spirit: peace and joy

This fine Sunday morning, Pastor Hodge talked about peace and joy, as a fruit of the spirit. He also talks about what peace and joy are NOT: they aren't, true peace and joy comes straight from God himself, through the Holy Spirit, who brings us peace and joy no matter how badly the world is falling apart.
We apologize for starting the audio a few moments into the sermon, but I'm sure you will be encouraged nonetheless! Here it is:

Sunday, February 12, 2012

February 12, 2012: The Fruit of the Spirit

On this sunny, cold and blustery Sunday, Pastor Michael Hodge gave his sermon on the fruit of the Spirit. If Christ is within us, how can we tell? Pastor Hodge talks about what you should expect to see when we are living in the Spirit, even under evil circumstances or times.
Mark Fagerstrom gave us the children's sermon water. If you don't drink any fluids within 72 hours, you will likely die. So what happens when we don't read God's Word? Listen to his sermon and find out.

Finally, our special music had Roger Seldal and all the Grace Free Lutheran youth singing in a big choir today. We hope you are blessed by the music! You can find this and more, right here:

May you love and serve our Lord and be blessed by him always!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

February 5, 2012: The consequences of sin, part 3: Alcohol

Christians frequently can misunderstand Scripture. Some believe that alcohol cannot be taken by Christians, and yet, the Scriptures tell us that we can...but in moderation, as in many things. Today, Pastor Hodge talks about the consequences of sin in our lives as it relates to drunkenness. Sure, you may have heard quite a bit of this before, but this gets personal. I pray this sermon comforts or encourages you, if you or someone you know struggles with alcohol intake, or dependency on it.

We also had special music on this mostly cloudy but seasonably mild day today..."As The Deer". We hope you enjoy it!

The link to both the sermon and special music can be found below: