Sunday, May 31, 2015

May 31, 2015: A trap is set

Today, Pastor Hodge and Jesus go into politics. Well, not go into politics, but talk about politics. Jesus had to deal with the Pharisees, who were very conservative synagogue leaders, and Herodians, who were very liberal. They both agreed on one thing, though: they wanted to kill Jesus, because Jesus posed a threat to all of them. How does Jesus respond to their threat, and how does this apply to the politics and problems we have in this country today? Plenty. You WILL be challenged by this sermon; listen with an open mind, and ask God to reveal to you the truth as you listen to this. Furthermore, read Mark 12:13-17 to understand the context of all of this.

Also, we had Mark Fagerstrom deliver our children's sermon, and we also had special music today as well. We hope you are blessed by both of these. You can listen to all of these service elements here:

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

Sunday, May 24, 2015

May 24, 2015:A parable of a vineyard, or resting in the authority of Jesus

Today, Pastor Michael Hodge continued in the book of Mark, specifically verses 1-12. Today, he preached upon interpreting parables correctly. How to do it, why cross-referencing Scripture is so important, and to look at things in their proper context.  Then, as an example, he takes apart the parable of the vineyard, as seen in these verses, as he then calls for an acceptance of God's authority. Listen to his sermon today.

We also had Molly Blobaum talk about Memorial Day in her children's sermon, and why it is so important, along with One whom we should remember every day.

You can listen to these service elements here:

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

Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 17, 2015: Questioning the authority of Jesus

This week, Pastor Michael Hodge did his sermon on questioning the authority of Jesus, and change. The Gospel never changes, and is never to be compromised, ever. But, how we deliver that message does change. A 100 years ago, even songs like "Amazing Grace" struggled to get into hymn books. Today, sharing the Gospel, or serving others, can take on different forms. And we must not rely upon one formula or method to show God's love to others. Furthermore, when we become like Pharisees and question Jesus' authority, we become unable to change ourselves. This week, Pastor Hodge challenges us to not question Jesus' authority, think of new ways of sharing the Gospel, and the love of God, to others.

We also had Roger Seldal do our special music, and Pastor Hodge also did our children's sermon today. We hope you are blessed by these elements in our service as well. You can hear these elements here:

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

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May 10, 2015: Christian love

Today, lots of people call things "love". I love a sports team. I love to do this or that. But what is true Christian love? One of our deacons, Gilbert Sebenste, illustrates that in his sermon today. You can hear his sermon, the children's sermon by Molly Blobaum, and the Sunday School kids singing our special music here:

And, we hope you have a great Mother's Day. Thanks to all the moms who serve us well!

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

Sunday, May 3, 2015

May 3, 2015: Faith that can move mountains

Today, Pastor Michael Hodge expounds on Mark chapter 11, verses 19-26. This is the section where Jesus talks about faith, and even small amounts of faith is powerful. In this sermon, Pastor Hodge talks about the object of faith, the natural expression of faith, and the effectiveness of faith, of which we desire highly. Understand more of what faith is all about by listening to his sermon today.

You can listen to his sermon here:

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