Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 27, 2012: Memorial Day/The Prayers of Jesus, part two

Although it is a day early, we honored the men and women who fought for our freedoms, including the great freedom to worship and praise our Lord and Savior, Jesus bring glory to God the Father through Him. Mark Fagerstrom did just that in his children's sermon, and reminded us that, most importantly, we need to remember Jesus, and tell our families and friends about our immense need for a Savior.

Then, Pastor Hodge gave his 2nd sermon in a series of The Prayers of Jesus. You will this sermon, as well as the one from Pastor Michael Hodge, right here:

May you have a blessed week in Christ...and thanks to those who have served our country well on the battlefield.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

May 20, 2012: Jesus' prayers

In our very warm but mostly sunny Sunday morning service today, we had a wonderful service glorifying Christ. First, Mark Fagerstrom gave his children's sermon. Using a bag of chalk, he describes how chalk, as written on the ground, washes away after a rain---but when Jesus washes away sin, it is permanent.

Normally, I don't record the hymns we sing. But, Karen Hannan's music teacher some 35 years ago joined Karen on the piano for "Oh, How I love Jesus". It's not the greatest mix in the world since I wasn't expecting it, but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless.

Then, our youth choir came up to sing some songs, and then finally, Pastor Michael Hodge delivered his sermon on Jesus prayers, and who he prayed for.

Here is a link to the service elements that were recorded:

We hope you enjoy all of it, and have a blessed week in Christ!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

May 13, 2012: Happy Mother's Day!

Today, Grace Free Lutheran Church honored the mothers who bore the name well, those who have served and continue to serve in that honorable position.

First, Roger Seldal sang "Precious Memories", and then Pastor Michael Hodge expounded on the Biblical role of mothers on this Mother's Day.

You can hear both the song and the sermon here:

And have a blessed week in the Lord!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

May 6, 2012: Following Jesus

When the Bible talks about following Jesus, what exactly does it mean?
What is required of us? Are there sacrifices to be made in our lives, or can we rest easy once we know that we are saved?

Pastor Jim Rasmussen from the AFLC Evangelism Ministry was our guest speaker this morning, and he told us in depth about the cost of following Jesus, and what it requires of us.

We also had the Gideons speak to us today. You may most recognize them as the people who put Bibles in many hotels, but they are much more than that! Listen to their talk at the link provided.

On this mild but stormy Sunday (yes, that is thunder you hear from time to time in the audio!), be blessed as you hear these talks today.

And thank you to Jeffrey Taylor on audio and Micah Fagerstrom on video for allowing me (Gilbert) to enjoy the service from ground level this morning.

You can listen to the sermon and presentation here:

And may you have a blessed week in Christ!