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  • Ryan Ferwerda

    Contributing sermons since Mar 9, 2019
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About Ryan
  • Education: Master's of Divinity from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
  • Experience: Pastoral Intern (1 year) Youth Director (1 year) Solo Pastor of Rural 2 Point Parish (4.5 years)
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  • Do Not Dwell On The Past; Look To The Future

    Contributed on Apr 25, 2019
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    When we focus too much on what happened in the past it becomes hard for us to see what God is doing in the present and is leading us in the future.

    When I was in the parish, preaching every Sunday, there was usually one of my parishioners that would always come up to me after service and express how that day’s particular sermon seemed like I was speaking directly to them; that the sermon on that given day was addressing something specific ...read more

  • The Strength Of Weakness

    Contributed on Apr 25, 2019
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    It is not until we are at our weakest that God shows us His strength of Salvation.

    If I am remembering correctly from a sermon I heard a few weeks ago[i] there is a story about a Chinese teacher who takes his students on an outing to a river/lake side as a time of respite after a grueling period of instruction. Out of all the students and the teacher, only two of them know how ...read more

  • Extravagant Love

    Contributed on Apr 5, 2019
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    There are some stories that are so wonderful they leave us feeling blessed just by hearing them. The story of God's extravagant love is one such story.

    There are certain stories that at the moment you read them or hear them they have the ability to really tug on the strings of the heart. They are so moving, so beautiful that you can’t help but feel blessed just by the mere fact of having heard or read them. This is exactly the way I felt when I ...read more

  • Nobody Is Better Than Anybody

    Contributed on Mar 28, 2019
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    When we are faced with someone who thinks they are better than we are we try to rise above this through the reassurance that we would never treat anyone else the way they treat us. But with that kind of attitude, are we really any better?

    At one point in our lives, I am sure that we have all have come across someone that has an “I am better than everyone else, especially you” mentality. I myself have encountered this kind of attitude at multiple points throughout my life. I have experience it in the food service industry in which I ...read more

  • Major Life Decisions

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2019
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    We all face major life decisions, and making those decisions are never easy. So how do we go about making them?

    2nd Week of Lent Genesis 15:1-18 It seems that the older I get the more life decisions I am faced with making. When I was younger my life decisions included what was I going to be when I grew up? Or, what college would I attend in order to pursue my chosen career path. At that time those decisions ...read more