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  • The Fishy Rescue Series

    Contributed by Michael Collins on Nov 28, 2020

    This devotion is about how God rescued Jonah by sending a great fish to swallow him. This is the 19th of 31 devotions from a series called 'The Church Called Jonah.' In these devotions, which are based on the book of Jonah a comparison is made between Jonah and The Church-at-large.

    # 19 – The Fishy Rescue Jonah 1:16 – “Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.” Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah We just saw how the sailors made a tough, never-before-done decision – to more

  • "the Church Is . . . "

    Contributed by Larry Vollink on Nov 14, 2020

    There are many names for the church and many of them begin with the letter "F" Besides being the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, the Temple of God, is also - - -

    THE CHURCH IS . . . SUMNER Christian Church August 2, 2020 Romans 16:1-27; Matthew 16:16-18; Ephesians 6:12 Introduction. The Greatest Plan; Purpose; more

  • "do You Love The Church?" Series

    Contributed by Larry Vollink on Nov 14, 2020

    To love our Lord Jesus Christ with all of our heart, then we must love His Church just as much!

    Introduction: Evangelist Tony Evans, describes the Church as an Embassy. It is a designated place in a foreign country, where Americans can go when the foreign country is under attack and can be safe within the desiganeted area called an Embassy. The Church is taken out of this world and put into more

  • I Will Build My Church

    Contributed by John Gaston on Nov 4, 2020
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    We can become discouraged by current conditions, but we're on the winning side with the Kingdom of Jesus. It has grown from 12 men to 2.3 billion and will only gain more dominance. You can't lose because you're on the winning team!

    I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH Matt. 16:17 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. A woman locked her keys in her car. She looked around and found an old rusty coat hanger and was tried to get into her car but couldn’t. Finally, she bowed her head and asked God to send some help. Within five minutes a dirty, greasy, more

  • Unusual And Unstoppable Prayer

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Oct 22, 2020
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    Keep on asking God to keep His Word, counting on Him to work in unusual and unstoppable ways.

    Mark Ashton, in his book, A Voice in the Wilderness, talks about a small boy who was writing a letter to God. Christmas was approaching and he wanted to ask God for certain Christmas presents he badly wanted. He began his letter with these words: “I've been good for six months now.” But then more

  • "Online Versus In-Person Service”

    Contributed by Benjamin Utomo on Oct 12, 2020

    After more than six months, our congregation enjoys the convenience of online services, would that create a new habit that will continue even after the pandemic ends? Can on-line replace in-person Sunday service?

    “Online Versus In-Person Service” Opening: A 2019 survey published by Erin Duffin on Jan 17, 2020, showed 23 percent of Americans attend a church or synagogue every week, 10% almost every week, and 12% at least once a month. So, 45% more

  • The Church - God’s Essential Plan For Us

    Contributed by Thomas Andrufski on Sep 19, 2020

    What is the Church? Why is it so important to attend? Can God use me if I just stay home?

    Matthew 16:15-20 (KJV) He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my more

  • How Love Liberates And Changes The World

    Contributed by Rian Adams on Sep 14, 2020

    Jesus asked the disciples, "who do people say I am?" - Is he the one who liberates us from egocentrism in order to love God and the world?

    “How love liberates and transforms the world.” Proper 16 Year A Intro: Have you ever fantasized about what the world would be like without social media? Imagine a world where you actually have to wonder what people are thinking and eating… a world where… people gossip about you behind your back more

  • Who Is He, And What Is He To You? Series

    Contributed by Delwyn Campbell on Sep 7, 2020

    One weakness of Lectionary preaching is actually not a weakness of the lectionary, but of the preaching: When we forget that the passage for today is not an isolated piece of text...

    Who is He, and What is He to You? Rev. Delwyn Campbell / General / Joining Christ on His Mission / Matthew 16:13–20 My Favorite Illustrations A Child’s Only Knowledge of Jesus A Child’s Only Knowledge of Jesus In Vacation Bible School, A teacher asked a little boy who had little church more

  • Can A Born-Again Christian "Bind And Rebuke” The Devil?

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Aug 25, 2020
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    A look at what the Bible says about effective spiritual warfare

    The terms "binding" and "rebuking" have risen to the forefront in spiritual warfare and deliverance ministry teaching. The words are most often used to teach that the devil can be "bound" or that angels can be "loosed." This study today is about what the more

  • The Stuff You're Made Of

    Contributed by Mary Erickson on Aug 23, 2020

    "Look to the rock from which you were hewn." Our faith as Christians is built on the awareness that Jesus is the Son of the living God.

    August 23, 2020 Hope Lutheran Church Pastor Mary Erickson Isaiah 51:1-6; Matthew 16:13-20 The Stuff You’re Made Of Friends, may grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and Christ Jesus our Lord. UW-Stout in Menomonie has plans to renovate their student center. The focal more

  • "an Opinion Poll... What's The Buzz?

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Aug 22, 2020

    Jesus reminds the disciples at Caesarea Philippi that the "Gates of Hell" will not prevail against the church and the confession of faith.

    In Jesus Holy Name August 23, 2020 Text: Matthew 16:15-16 Pentecost XII – Redeemer “An Opinion Poll…What’s the Buzz?” When Jesus and His disciples arrived at Caesarea Philippi He asked them a critical question about His identity, purpose and mission. It was an opinion poll. more

  • Si Jesus Ang Aking Pandemic Identity

    Contributed by John Singarayar on Aug 21, 2020
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    Gusto kong simulan ang aking pagmuni-muni sa isang katanungan: ano ang aking pandemikong pagkakakilanlan bilang isang Kristiyano?

    Si Jesus ang aking Pandemic Identity Isaias 22:19-23, Roma 11:33-36, Mateo 16:13-20. Pagninilay Mahal na mga kapatid, Gusto kong simulan ang aking pagmuni-muni sa isang katanungan: ano ang aking pandemikong pagkakakilanlan bilang isang Kristiyano? Sa digital na mundo, Lahat ay nagnanais more

  • The Church Explained In Eight Words

    Contributed by Patrick Usifo on Aug 21, 2020
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    The church is the place where the Holy God meets with sinners washed in the Blood of Jesus. It is the fellowship of a perfect God with a perfect nature with a people imperfect with a dual nature.

    The pandemic crisis has drawn the curtain on many things the world and the church have taken for granted for a long time. Not to say that may look like denying the truth. Afterall no saying the coronavirus has affected the church may be a misnomer. Because the most important thing the church needs more

  • Unity Of The Church - Sermon For Proper 16 - Year A

    Contributed by Ian Bullock on Aug 19, 2020
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    An challenging exploration of what it means to be the church here and now. This is a re-work of a much older sermon of mine, which feels as relevant now as it did years ago. The analogy was used from another source, although I cannot now remember where that source is.

    In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Throughout the Gospels we see Jesus involved in situations where a number of profound questions are asked. Questions such as Pilate asking what is truth, or what is power, and today our Gospel leaves us with another when he asks his more