Sunday, July 29, 2012

July 29, 2012: Do what the Word says

This week, Sammy and Kelsey Weber, missionaries from Cameroon, came up to show us what God is doing through them and others there. While that part wasn't recorded (as it was part of a video and Powerpoint presentation), his sermon on doing what the Word says is linked below; we hope you find it a blessing, and as Sam says, that it would change you in some way.

Ruthie Taylor and Karan Hannan also did our special music this morning; we hope you enjoy it. And may you be blessed in Christ Jesus as you listen to these recordings, and may He work through you this week, and in the rest of your life.

Here is the link:

Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 22, 2012: Jonah, Part 3: Stubbornness

Pastor Hodge today continues to discuss the most stubborn prophet's behavior in part 3 of his series on Jonah. While we can be astonished that a prophet of God can be so pouty, are we any better in some or many cases?

And this morning, we also had special music with the Grace Notes and Connie Holliday on piano. Thanks to Connie for her help over the last few weeks!

You can listen to both recordings when is able to receive recordings again in the future. We'll  link to them here when they come back up and we are able to upload them.

And have a blessed week in Christ!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 19, 2012: Illinois District Bible Camp recordings are now available!

From the July 16-19, 2012 Bible Camp in Cedar Lake, IN, David Olson and pastor Dana Coyle preached sermons each morning and evening that will challenge you and your walk with God. The first one had audio issues that were taken care of a few minutes in; we apologize for that, but otherwise, enjoy, be blessed and be challenged by the teaching of Christ through these men.

To hear the sermons, click here:

Sunday, July 15, 2012

July 15: Jonah, part 2: Obedience to the Lord

All Jonah had to do to complete God's will and his mission for him as a prophet...was to speak 4 words in their native language. Think about it: The book of Jeremiah and other prophets had years of suffering and torment from those who wouldn't listen to them, or God. But Jonah? All he had to do was say one sentence...repent, for God's wrath is coming...and Jonah fled. That's it...and when he finally did, the people indeed repented. Why do we make life so hard for ourselves? Isn't that God's call for us as well? Repent, and believe the Good News that Jesus Christ came to die for our sins? In Pastor Hodge's sermon today, we are reminded that God tells us to do just that.

Also, we had special music...and Mark Fagerstrom tells us why God is like a turtle. Really? Well, in at least one way, for sure...listen to his sermon, and the other parts of our service above, right here:

May you have a most blessed week in Christ Jesus, serving our Lord today!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

July 8, 2012: Obedience to the Lord

We are called to obey God at all times. Jonah has been called by some as the worst prophet ever, because of his direct and flagrant disobedience against God. Instead of warning Ninevah of impending punishment for their sins, he ran to flee from the Lord. But, as Jonah found can run, but you can't hide. As Jonah ran, the Lord brought calamity onto him, and eventually, he gets swallowed up by a whale. It's then and there that Jonah realizes that we must obey the Lord; otherwise, serious consequences occur. As he repents, God gives him the strength and courage to do His will and complete the task he gave Jonah. But what about us? Learn about the lessons learned from Jonah, and how it applies to us today. Pastor Michael Hodge digs us into the first two chapters of Jonah, and what it means for us as believers: namely, actions have consequences.

We also had Mark Fagerstrom give his children's sermon enttitled, "The Weight Of Sin". You can listen to this short ssermon here as well.

You can listen to all of it here:

May God bless you as you listen to this teaching from God's holy Word.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July 1, 2012: The unity of the Church, part 2

In the second in his series, Pastor Michael Hodge preaches on the unity of the church. We hope you are blessed by his sermon.

Also, we had special music. In the recording, the special music starts, then the offering and hymn that follows is recorded, and then the sermon starts; obviously, you can skip the offering and hymn to follow. I was rather distracted as we had severe thunderstorms moving through during this time, and I wanted to make sure nothing too bad was going to happen, so I just kept the recording going. That said, I hope this blesses you! You can hear it here:

And may you be drawn closer to our Lord this week!