Weekly Message
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August 9, 2020 How much is it worth? How much is it worth? That's a questions Jesus has us ponder in today's parables from Matthew chapter 13. The kingdom of heaven-How much is it worth?
August 2, 2020 God is praying for you One of the many blessings you have as a child of God is knowing that the Holy Spirit helps you and prays for you.
July 26, 2020 It's monsoon season! Like rain and snow from heaven that water the parched desert, God's Word refreshes our hearts, revives our souls, and fills us with peace and joy.
July 19, 2020 Rest for the weary Jesus gives rest to all who are weary and burdened-those with repentant hearts, hearts burdened by sin and hearts that long for the kind of rest that only Jesus gives.
July 12, 2020 I’m dead to sin and alive to God "I'm dead to sin, I'm alive to God, I'm baptized into Christ"
 
July 5, 2020 Turn to the Lord Jeremiah had the unenviable task of speaking a message of judgment. He warned the people that God’s patience was nearing its end and destruction was at hand.
Jeremiah preached a message of repentance. He told people to turn from their sins. He told people to return to the Lord .
June 28, 2020 A heart for people To Jesus there are no unfamiliar faces or random people. Only real people with real needs.
June 21, 2020 God's plan of salvation Imagine a perfect world. There is one. It is coming soon. After our brief life is over, there is the eternity of joy with our Savior in heaven.
June 14, 2020 Take these words to heart
 
 
It's time for all of us to take all God's words to heart.
 
June 6, 2020 The mission hasn't changed
 
The Christian church of all ages has endured many things, and yet the mission Christ gave his church hasn’t changed!
May 31, 2020 Come, Holy Spirit! Comfort your people The Holy Spirit walks with us, encourages us, counsels us, comforts us. He lives in us and makes our bodies his temple. He is the deposit guaranteeing our salvation. He comforts us in all our needs, as he guides us on the path to eternal life.
May 24, 2020 Why witness? Jesus even prayed for his heavenly Father to forgive the men who were unjustly executing him. And forgiveness of sins is what Jesus wants preached in his name to this day and to the end of the world.
May 17, 2020 Beyond our imagination The human heart imagines all sorts of false gods. No god of our own imagination could ever save us from sin. But the true God, beyond our imagination, has saved us by his Son Jesus Christ. 
May 10, 2020 The Word of the Lord stands forever Through the centuries the Word of the Lord has stood firm in the face of change. It has stood firm in the face of opposition. It will stand firm, as a rock-solid foundation for our hope and comfort, until the end of time and for all eternity.
May 3, 2020 The risen Christ makes for confident
 Christians

 
God grant us to live, to serve, to speak, and to die with the confidence that he granted Stephen. That is the power and the love of the risen Christ in our life. The risen Christ makes for confident Christians. 
April 26, 2020 You are a miracle Soon after the resurrection of Jesus the number of the small group of his followers grew from the hundreds into the thousands. It happened by the miraculous working of the Holy Spirit. That miraculous working of the Holy Spirit continues to this day. You are a miracle.
April 19, 2020 Just as he said
 
The proclamation of Jesus’ resurrection is a proclamation of peace. He was nailed to the cross according to God’s will and for our sins. He was raised to life for our justification. 
April 12, 2020 Elevated thinking There's no need to be gripped with panic or fear in the face of a pandmic or any threat to life or limb. Let your spirit soar! Jesus is seated at the right hand of God, and you are victorious in him!
April 5, 2020 Things are not always as they seem Based on outward appearances, it seemed as though the road Jesus traveled into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday was the road to defeat. But things aren’t always as they seem. His path to the cross was the road to victory.
March 29, 2020 Jesus weeps his way to a win Jesus didn’t come so much to laugh with us as he came to cry with us, and to do something about all the weeping that comes with this earthly life. He is the Resurrection and the Life.
March 22, 2020  God is on our side As we experience many trials and suffer many things, we have the assurance that God is not working against us, but rather for us. Jesus suffered and so do we. Jesus came through victorious and in him, so do we. If God is for us, who can be against us? We are more than conquerors through him who loved us! 
March 15, 2020 Keep your lights on The Holy Spirit has enlightened you. When you were brought to faith in Jesus – and for most of us that was at our baptism – you became light.
March 8, 2020 Resting on God's promises When God promises it is as good as done. To know where you stand with God, and to enjoy confidence, peace, joy and strength in this life, rest on God's promises!
March 1, 2020 One man makes all the difference If the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!
February 23, 2020 Pay attention! “And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”    
February 16, 2020 But Jesus tells you Followers of Jesus need to guard what goes on in their heart and gauge what comes out of their mouths. 
 
February 9, 2020 Salt and light It’s not by our own inherent quality that Jesus calls us the salt of the earth. We are salt, because by his grace he rescued us from a perishing world and from perishing in our own sin. It’s by his grace that he forgives every sin, every time our life and speech hasn’t been seasoned with salt. It’s that grace that makes us what we are and emboldens us to be the salt of the earth.
 
February 2, 2020 The heart of wisdom
 

We celebrate every opportunity to connect with Jesus, hear his Word and learn from him. When the Lord gives us a heart of wisdom we not only grow smarter. We gain wisdom for eternity.

January 26, 2020 Live in harmony with one another
Living in harmony could be applied to our marriage, family, and work. But the writer Paul is applying this to congregational life.  It is God’s will that there be congregations and that His followers congregate. God wants the congregation to work well – He says, “Live in Harmony with One Another.”
January 19, 2020 What have you done for me lately? We want things now. We want things fast. We want modern and relevant. And Jesus delivers!
January 12, 2020 Christ came for all nations There’s no favoritism with God. Christ came for all nations. The good news is there is peace through Jesus. He is Lord of all. He paid the price of everyone’s sins.
January 05, 2020 He dwells among us Where Christ’s Word is preached and where his grace is poured out abundantly through baptism and communion, here he is among us. Of all the places he could live, he dwells in the heart of every believer. He dwells among us. Amen.
December 31, 2019 All you need I will surely give you Have no fear, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.
December 29, 2019 God promised. God delivered. At the perfect time in history, when the stage was perfectly set for the coming of the Messiah, God delivered on his promise and sent his Son.
December 25, 2019 The Word became flesh Today we explore a mystery that defies comprehension. How can God become a man? How can the infinite dwell within the finite? This is the beautiful truth of Christmas: "For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven."
December 24, 2019 Unto us a child is born
 
To us a child is born, to us a son is given. The child lying in the manger is more than just little baby. He is true God in human flesh, and he has been born for you!
 
December 22, 2019 It's in his DNA What would the DNA of the Son of God look like? Jesus is true God and true man in one person? We don't know what that looks like chromosomally, but we do know that nothing is impossible with God!
Advent 3
December 15, 2019
Rejoice!
 
Rejoice! You have every reason to do so.


Advent 2
December 8, 2019
What's your prespective? From Isaiah’s perspective, he saw a righteous branch springing up from Jesses Stump. From our perspective, we see Jesus, the fulfillment of this and every prophecy.
Advent 1
December 1, 2019
Let’s walk in the Lord’s light
 
During this season of Advent we consider the Word of God delivered by the prophet. He promises peace between God and his people.
Thanksgiving
November 28, 2019
A feast to remember Take a seat at the table! At Thanksgiving we sit down for an unforgettable feast for body and soul. (No video)
Christ the King
November 24, 2019
What King is this? As Christians we still call Jesus our Lord and our King. He was crowned with thorns at Calvary, and now he is crowned with honor and glory forever. He gained the victory over all the forces of hell, and he now rules the universe by his grace. He will return as victor and judge—to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom shall have no end. Today we celebrate Jesus' kingship, his perfect rule in our hearts and over all creation.  
Saints Triumphant
November 17, 2019
He’s the God of the living
 
When God calls himself their God—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob—God does not consider those men to be a thing of the past, as though those men are out of existence.  To God those men are not dead. They are alive. God received their souls at death. He will put their souls and bodies back together at the end of this age. “He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”
Last Judgment
November 10, 2019
Send me?! 
(video only)

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Area Reformation Service
November 3, 2019
We proclaim Christ's death
(video only)
In the Sacrament of Holy Communion Jesus has given us his Last Will and Testament, a clear testimony to everything he has done for us and a Sacrament that binds us together until he comes again.
Reformation
November 3, 2019
The Reformation is as relevant as ever
Martin Luther might not be as popular and well-known today as he was in the 1500s, but the truths he rediscovered in the Bible are as relevant to human beings as they ever have been.  
October 27, 2019 Help me be your disciple!
 
Jesus presents four important teachings
that he wants us to put into practice. One—Be careful; take sin seriously. Two—Take forgiveness seriously, too. Three—Serve your Lord with simple faith. Four—Acknowledge you are a worthless servant. Be humble.
October 20,2019 Welcome Home! “I’m But a Stranger Here, Heaven is my home.” 
October 13, 2019 I know a guy "God our Savior wants all to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”
October 06, 2019 The search is on The Savior is still seeking out sinners through the
preaching and teaching of his Word. Jesus sacrificed himself for sinners. Surely he wants them saved
through faith in him!
September 29, 2019 Don't resent. Do repent. It can be hard to receive a gentle word of correction coming from a concerned Christian. When that moment comes, don't resent the encouragement.
September 22, 2019 Some things never change In a changing world, we find great comfort in an unchanging Jesus.
September 15, 2019 Spare no sweat to get in! We are saved by God's grace through faith in Jesus. Holding onto that vital truth through every stage of life takes effort and sweat.
September 8, 2019 The Lord declares Being a neighbor means showing love to people when they need someone's help.
September 1, 2019 Look long We can easily become caught up in the matters of today, but faith enables us to look long, longing for a better country—a heavenly one.
 
August 25, 2019 Don't be a greedy fool Jesus warns against being greedy for riches and teaches being rich toward God.
August 18, 2019 Pray peskily When children pester their parents with trivial requests, it's a beautiful thing. It reveals confidence and trust.
August 11, 2019 Continue in the faith Continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel.
 August 4, 2019 Be a neighbor Being a good neighor means showing love to people when they need someone's help.
July 28, 2019  God wants people restored God wants people restored. And God wants you and me to restore them.
July 21, 2019 I'm free! Now what? God has set us free in Jesus. How do we use our freedom to honor God and serve others?
July 14, 2019 Coming of age in Christ We're not naughty children anymore. We've crossed the threshold into Christian maturity to live an abundant life of Christian freedom.
July 7, 2019 Sometimes you just have to say something The Apostle Paul had to correct the Apostle Peter when Peter gave the impression that a person is saved not only by grace but also by obedience to the Law.
June 30, 2019 Exactly what I need Jesus gives us lots of nice things: Comfort, joy, peace, and much more. But most important is his forgiveness and his salvation from eternal destruction.
June 23, 2019 Pure gospel Grace and peace are your from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ who gave himself for our sins and to rescue us from the present evil age according to the will of God our Father. That’s pure gospel!
June 16, 2019 You've got your guide God gives us his Spirit to be our guide through all of life. His guidance comes through the written words of God.  
June 9, 2019 The Spirit unites The same God who came down and confused the language at Babel came down on Pentecost and undid language barriers so that the gospel could be proclaimed.
 
 
 
June 2, 2019 Jesus is praying for you It’s comforting and encouraging to hear from a fellow Christian, “I’m praying for you.” How much more special and wonderful it is to know that Jesus himself is praying for you.
 
 
May 26, 2019 Do not let your heart be troubled  Jesus speaks words of comfort to troubled hearts.
 
 
May 19, 2019 You are who God says you are There's no greater blessing than being called a child of God.

 
 
May 12, 2019 Bleached in the blood of Jesus John glimpsed the throne room of God and saw a powerful picture of the perfection believers possess through Jesus Christ.
 
 
May 5. 2019 Sing to the Lamb There is a concert in heaven, an unending chorus of praise where countless souls sing praise to Jesus.  
April 28, 2019 Be a believer in your risen God The Lord Jesus seeks to remove our doubts and replace them with trust in the the fact that he lives again.
 
 
April 21, 2019 Not in vain (Festival) Because Christ lives our faith is not in vain.
 
April 21, 2019 Not in vain (Dawn) The Christian faith is based on events that happened. If they didn’t happen, there’s no point to Christianity. The pinnacle of our faith is the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, confirming his power over death and his identity as the Son of God.
 
April 14, 2019 The last mile Everything Jesus came to earth to do—his perfect obedience, his teaching, his healing—all climaxed in the events that happened this week in that last mile between the Mount of Olives and Mount Calvary.
 
April 7, 2019 Who am I? Everything belongs to God. We give to him only what has come from his hand.