Sunday, September 30, 2012

September 30, 2012: Jude, part 8: Rescue those influenced by false teachers

As Pastor Hodge concludes his series on Jude on this cool but sunny Sunday, he reminds us that many people have been taught things that are completely wrong about God. And even someone who teaches something 95% correctly is still a false teacher in the eyes of God, as nothing less than 100% must do. As a result, cults and false religions occur. When we see this happen to our family and friends, and to others...God calls us not to be passive about it. While only Christ can save, God uses us as messengers and representatives when we lovingly show people their errors. Learn more about this in his sermon today.

Finally, Mark Fagerstrom did our children's sermon today. Find out how Post-It Notes(tm) are a little bit like the Bible. Sound interesting? Give it a listen!

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We hope you are blessed by these teachings today, and may you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

September 23, 2012 - Jude, part 7: Encouragement

As we continue on with the series from the book of Jude on this somewhat frosty morning, we are once again reminded just how devastating false teaching can be. But in the book of Jude, we are also encouraged: We have been given the Holy Spirit. If we are in the Spirit and are of God, then we can discern false teaching. Today, Pastor Michael Hodge tells us that despite the plethora of false teaching, it is to be expected...but we can detect it. And that should encourage us! If we remain in Christ, and read God's Word, he will not lead us astray. He will reveal to us what is false.
We hope you are blessed by this teaching today.

We also had Mark Fagerstrom deliver his children's sermon today about: chargers. We all need them, but what does this have to do with God? Listen to his sermon and find out!

Finally, we had special music. Just listen to it...nothing more to say except that. :-)

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And may you have a blessed week in Christ Jesus!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

September 16, 2012: Jude, part 6: False teachers: who?

David Koresh. Your best life now. Give and God will give you money right back. The false teachers and false teachings of our day have infiltrated the church in a huge way. In today's sermon, Pastor Hodge makes no bones about the destiny of false teachers, and their followers. Over 900 people died in the Jonestown Suicide, when Jim Jones had everyone commit suicide. False teachers and their teachings are extremely dangerous, and can and do lead people to Hell. What are some past and present falsse teachers, and how can we protect ourselves from them? In today's sermon, Pastor Hodge warns about these false teachings, and how to stay grounded in the truth.

We also had special music today. However, due to a glitch, I hit the record button a little early. Skip to about 6 minutes into that part of the recording to hear the service. And due to a CD recorder glitch, the last few minutes of the sermon were broken up into different tracks. If you click on the main one first, it will sequentially go through them, and you won't notice anything wrong.

We hope you find this sermon a blessing, and may you be blessed by Christ Jesus this week as you walk with him!

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

September 9, 2012: Jude, part 5: False teaching, continued

The book of Jude just utterly hammers home the issue of damnable heresy when one listens to false teaching. In this sermon, Pastor Hodge talks about the consequences we have when we listen and do not discern false teaching. And, we also learn of the consequences of those who do teach falsely. But the good news is that in Christ Jesus, we aren't left to fend for ourselves! We have God's holy Word and the Holy Spirit to flush that nonsense out. We hope you are blessed by his sermon this morning. Due to some weird actions by our CD recorder, it's split into three parts.

Finally, Mark Fagerstrom gave us our children's sermon: umbrellas. Again, be blessed by his sermon this morning.

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

Sunday, September 2, 2012

September 2, 2012: Jude, part 4: False teaching, continued

The dangers of false teaching are very difficult to underemphasize. This is true if we're teaching our kids simple addition: if we tell them 1 plus 1 equals 3, then the math foundation that is laid will be wrong.

In the spiritual realm, however, it is much worse: false teaching has eternal consequences. And false teachers pay an extreme price for their teaching. Thus, anyone who stands before you teaching the Word of God needs to do so with trembling, because teachers will be held to a higher standard.

We hope you listen and understand the consequences of false teaching, and learn how to discern it when you do hear there is a lot of it going on. May you be blessed by this teaching today.

We also hope you are blessed with Roger Seldal's special music...even with his cold, by the grace of God he got it done. :-)

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And, we hope you have a blessed week in Christ Jesus!