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  • Birthdays Are Special (Pentecost)

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on May 18, 2018
     | 1,377 views

    Pentecost is the birthday of the church...some may think Christmas should be, others think that Good Friday maybe a good day...(some thoughts from Rev. Ken Klaas) A brief intro to Pentecost and the work of the Holy Spirit

    In Jesus Holy Name May 20, 2018 Text: Acts 1:8 Pentecost “Birthdays Are Special” This past weekend while Colleen and I were at the California Nevada Hawaii District convention we had a special dinner with our son’s family. It was our ...read more

  • Something To Sing About

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on May 6, 2018
     | 1,461 views

    Paul and Silas are imprisoned because of their witness. Facing dire circumstances they break out in song and amazing things happen.

    Acts 16:16-34 “Something to Sing About” INTRODUCTION Power comes in many shapes and forms. There is the raw horrendous power of an atomic explosion. In contrast to such power is the group power of civil disobedience, which we witnessed in Gandhi’s fight for India’s independence, and Martin ...read more

  • May The Circle Be Unbroken

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on May 6, 2018
     | 1,478 views

    Paul is imprisoned, yet he is thankful. He doesn’t glory in his circumstances, but he does celebrate the relationship that he has with the Christians in Philippi and their partnership in the gospel with him. We too can celebrate this partnership.

    Philippians 1:1-18a. “May the Circle be Unbroken” INTRODUCTION The focus of our attention changes this week from the Book of Acts to Paul’s letter to the Philippians. With that change of focus comes a change of topics. In the Book of Acts we were focused on the work of the Holy Spirit in ...read more

  • "To Be A Friend Of God”

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on May 3, 2018
     | 2,558 views

    The sermon seeks to understand the words of Jesus who calls us "His friends". There is a difference between being an acquaintance of Jesus and being His Friend. some thoughts from "Cigna Insurance on loneliness in our culture, & "seasons of refreshing.

    In Jesus Holy Name May 6, 2018 Text: John 15:12-14 Easter VI “To Be A Friend of God” Begin with a prayer this week. (read the text) One of the most popular TV shows from 1994 to 2004 was called “Friends”. It was about 3 ...read more

  • "God Promised A Shepherd....himself"

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Apr 24, 2018
     | 384 views

    On Easter Evening Jesus "opened the minds" of the disciples to see that He was fulfilling the O.T. prophecies. Ezekiel 34 is one of those passages.... Jesus is telling the Pharisees that He is the Lord. Some thoughts are from a sermon by John Piper

    In Jesus Holy Name April 21, 2018 Text: John 10:11 Easter IV “God Promised A Shepherd…… Himself” Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! The Good news of Easter is not that Jesus lived and died but that “Jesus Died and Lives” and He will return ...read more

  • "Hope And Joy....resurrection Reality"

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Apr 24, 2018
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     | 1,795 views

    This is a funeral sermon. God is not the author of death but that Satan is. Many families will ask "Why"... I try to answer that question.... noting that at death the body is separated from the soul and Jesus has overcome. I add the story of the "fork"

    In Jesus Holy Name Text: John 14:1-3 “Hope and Joy – Resurrection Reality” As a congregation we just celebrated one of the two most important events in Christianity. Easter. The day Jesus rose from death and the grave. ______ loved Jesus. He was at his ...read more

  • The Answer Is No!

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Apr 17, 2018
     | 378 views

    Jesus is too much a threat to Rome, to the Jewish religious authorities, and to the crowds. They all reject his words of life and his invitation to walk in God’s kingdom.

    INTRODUCTION In the movie, “The Lion King” there is the classic plot of good versus evil. There is also a sub-plot of Simba learning what it is to be king. He has to answer the question, “Why will he be king?” Is it to have people do his will? Or, is being a king to serve people. A similar ...read more

  • Deceptive Looks

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Apr 17, 2018
     | 1,005 views

    Jesus enters Jerusalem as the Messiah—King of the Jews. Kings hate other kings coming onto their turf. The king is crucified—a messenger of love and a victim of hate. In the process, what looks good turns out bad and what appears to be bad becomes good.

    INTRODUCTION There is a Chinese story of a farmer who used an old horse to till his fields. One day, the horse escaped into the hills and when the farmer's neighbors sympathized with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer replied, "Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?" A week later, the horse ...read more

  • Living Because Of God's Love

    Contributed by Richard Schwedes on Mar 8, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,317 views

    A sermon in the person of Niccodemus, that discusses God's focus is His love for all people and how this changes how Niccodemus sees himself and God, and how Niccodemus relates to others

  • From Words To Actions

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Mar 13, 2018
     | 2,053 views

    It is one thing for Jesus to say that he loves his disciples, but he puts these words into action when he washes their feet. At the same time, Jesus demonstrates to us that love needs to go beyond words and is seen in service.

    INTRODUCTION Love is in the air—or at least the airwaves. A majority of songs on the stations that I listen to are songs about love. I suspect that the same can be said about the songs and stations to which you listen. Love is a BIG force in our lives, yet as one song suggests, “There’s just too ...read more

  • What's The Truth

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Mar 13, 2018
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,022 views

    Jesus receives the title, “King of the Jews,” but he declares that his kingdom is not of this world and it is a kingdom of truth.. If it is not of this world, then where is it? And, where can we find the truth? Is God’s kingdom confined to heaven, or does

  • Arise, Shine: Radiate

    Contributed by Jonathan Meyer on Mar 5, 2018
     | 1,579 views

    "Arise, Shine" was our Epiphany 2018 Series. This was the final installment (Transfiguration Sunday). In short, as Christ radiantly revealed His glory to the disciples, we radiate the light, the life, and the love of Jesus to all the world.

    The whole week had been one big mountaintop experience for us all. It was July, 2008, and there were about 30 of us—both high school youth and adults from Redeemer and Immanuel Lutheran Churches from my hometown of Seymour, Indiana. We had been on a servant event trip all week at Lutheran ...read more

  • God's Kingdom Comes

    Contributed by Jonathan Meyer on Mar 5, 2018
     | 1,337 views

    A look at the 2nd Petition of the Lord's Prayer. This is part of our Sunday Lenten Sermon Series: The Lord's Prayer & Passion. (Note: series title is from CPH, but we hardly use any of the the sermon material they offer) Readings from 3rd Sunday in Lent.

    I want you to think back—back to your childhood. And there was a game that I am certain you’ve all played. And, even if you didn't play as a child, you probably played with your kids or grandkids. Hide and seek! You remember that game, right? When you’re the one who’s “IT,” you cover your ...read more

  • Arise, Shine: Out Of The Darkness

    Contributed by Jonathan Meyer on Mar 5, 2018
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     | 2,523 views

    "Arise, Shine" was our Epiphany 2018 Series. This was the second installment. In short, God calls us out of our darkness, no matter where we've been.

  • Walking In The Light

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Feb 12, 2018
     | 505 views

    Jesus is the Light of the World. He brings light and sight into the life of a man born blind and in a similar manner brings light into our lives and enables us to see life through the eyes of faith.

    INTRODUCTION Today is Transfiguration Sunday. It is the Sunday between Epiphany, when Jesus reveals himself to us and Lent, which is a penitential time of preparation before Easter. Usually the text for the day leads up the mountain where Jesus is transfigured before his disciples and his ...read more