Monday, May 26, 2014

May 25, 2014: The unpardonable sin (and did I do it?)

Whenever the topic of "what is the unpardonable sin?" comes up as a believer reads Mark 3:28-29, the first thing that people might ask is, "Have I done it? Is my faith fraudulent because I actually did this?". And the short answer to that question is this: If you are serious about an answer to that question, then you haven't done it. As we look at these verses today, I'm going to be honest: I haven't heard a clearer explanation of what it is...and what it isn't...than this. Sit back, listen, and know why Jesus warned the Pharisees so harshly of their blasphemy. As it turns out, it is much more than that, and many people are currently guilty of this sin. Find out what this is all about in Pastor Hodge's sermon here.

Also, we had Karen Hannan do our special music today, which was of a patriotic theme, in honor of our fallen veterans as we remember them on Veteran's Day.

You can hear these here:

We apologize for the large number of tracks; our audio equipment was having glitches this morning. Listen to them in sequence, and you'll be fine.

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

Sunday, May 18, 2014

May 18, 2014: Strong accusations

As we begin Mark Chapter 3, verse 22, the strongest accusations against Jesus and who he is are brought forth by the Pharisees. It's bad enough they don't believe He is the Son of God, but they blaspheme him almost unimaginably badly. So much so, as we'll see next week, Jesus tells them about the unpardonable sin. We, too, can expect to be falsely accused in our Christian walk as well. Learn why in our sermon today.

Also, Molly Blobaum had our children's sermon; we hope you enjoy it as well. You can hear these portions of the service here:

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

Sunday, May 11, 2014

May 11: Mothers and marriage

Today, we celebrated Mother's day. But it's a tough go for mothers day. Feminism has told women that God is out to enslave women legally; that God should be destroyed, and that men are a lot of the problem. This is all easily refuted by Scripture, and as you listen to this sermon, consider how it has destroyed and ruined families and lives. Today, we honor moms, and who know the Godly value upon them, and the great importance they have in their families. Listen to the real importance of mothers...and Pastor Hodge's sermon today.

We also had Roger Seldal and Karen Hannan do our special music honoring mothers, and Molly Blobaum's children's sermon was on Mother's day as well, and how we can honor mothers not only today...but every day.

You can listen to all of this here:

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

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 4, 2014: Worth the risk

In our lives, we all take risks. Some of us try to avoid them at all costs. Some take more risks than they should. But, as with all true risks, there is a reward for those who take them, and see them through. By taking risks in the stock market, some have gotten wealthy. And by asking a girl out on a date, sometimes hearts are broken...and sometimes relationships that last forever are born.

As we look at the book of Mark today, Jesus tells us in no uncertain terms that faith comes with inherent risk. Of being harassed, mocked...all the way up to and including the loss of one's life, or health, or freedom. But unlike many risks, there is a sure reward to those who remain faithful to eternity in peace with Christ. Have you been willing to take that risk? Join Pastor Hodge today as he expounds on the book of Mark this morning.

We also had Pastor Hodge and Amy sing a medley this morning, including Great Is Thy Faithfulness. We hope you enjoy it, and you can hear both by clicking here:

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