Sunday, June 30, 2013

June 30, 2013: The issue of homosexuality

One of the biggest issues that the church is facing today is homosexuality. What does God truly say about it? Should Christians today call it a sin, a perversion against what God ordained or should we be inclusive and wink at God and let it slide? These and many more questions demand answers, and Pastor Hodge answers these in part one of his sermon today.

We also received more letters for our 50th Anniversary from past pastors. These were read and included in our recordings today.

Then, we had Mark Fagerstrom give his children's sermon on a "for sale" sign...please listen to it! It's intriguing. Finally, our special music was recorded and we hope you enjoy it.

You can hear all these recordings here:

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

Sunday, June 23, 2013

June 23, 2013: Happy 50th anniversary, Grace Free Lutheran Church!

This week we are celebrating Grace Free Lutheran Church' 50th anniversary here in DeKalb, Illinois. From humble beginnings leaving our original church to forming a new one, and then moving into our current location, it's been quite an adventure, with God leading it all the way. Today, we've uploaded the entire service, from end to end, so that you can hear it. From the prelude, to the final notes of "God be with you", it's all here. Enjoy our anniversary celebration, and our 50 years serving the Lord Jesus Christ, with, we pray, many more years to come!

You can listen to it here:

And have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

June 16, 2013: Technical difficulties resolved (updated)

Hello everyone,
We found the issue with the CD: it wasn't bad after all...I forgot to finalize it. Whoops! I did so tonight, and all the recordings are there. However, as noted earlier, we had some interference issue that made the audio a little scratchy for Pastor Hodge's sermon. To listen to our Special Music, children's sermon and Pastor Hodge's main sermon on Father's day, click here:

We pray you have a great week in Christ Jesus!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

June 9, 2013: Christian brotherly love

As we continue through 1 Thessalonians, Pastor Michael Hodge
continues his series on how Christians should treat each other.
And as we looked at God's word this morning, we saw that Christians supported each other daily, in prayer, having affection for one another, and to support each other in any way that we can. Listen to his sermon as we learn how this can and should be done today, by clicking here:

And we hope you have a great week in Christ Jesus! Also, check out our new "Opportunities" page, to see what we're doing here at Grace in the Lord Jesus, and how you can become involved! Click on the "Opportunity" tab on our page to see what's happening.

Monday, June 3, 2013

June 2, 2013: Peace in prayer

In Pastor Hodge's sermon this week, we look at 1 Thessalonians chapter 5, verses 23 and 24. We learn about prayer, and how we know his peace and joy through prayer. Even though we struggle with sin and many pains as believers, we can have God's peace no matter how badly or how well things are going. What kinds of peace can we experience? Learn as you listen to his sermon.

And we also had Marilyn and Carmen do our special music, with Karen Hannan accompanying on piano.

You can listen to both to these service elements here:

We hope you have a great week in Christ Jesus!