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  • This Is A Test Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 25, 2019
     | 1,794 views

    We need to test what we are taught and what we hear, based upon God’s revealed objective truth.

    This Is A Test (I John 4:1-6) 1. A teacher sent home a letter to all the parents after the first day of the new school year. It read, “If you promise not to believe all that your child says goes on at school, I will promise not to believe all that your child says goes on at home.” 2. When it ...read more

  • What Are We Saved From? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 14, 2016
    based on 9 ratings
     | 17,776 views

    What exactly does God save us from and how can that effect how I share my faith with others?

  • Selective Memory Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 6,713 views

    We use selective memory either to remember only pleasant things (denial) or only negative things (pessimism). God’s memory is an occasion of grace, for which we can be grateful.

    The longer we live, the more there is to remember. And yet the more we remember, the more we forget as well. Isn’t that ironic? The longer we live, the more there is to remember. And yet the more we remember, the more we forget as well. That could be due to several things. That could be ...read more

  • Secrets Of True Peace

    Contributed by Ernest Canell on Mar 4, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,123 views

    So the question to ask this morning is what does peace do? Or what does it look like and How do we get it.

    Secrets of True Peace John 14:27 One Guy says, “My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today I have finished 2 bags of chips and a chocolate cake,. I feel better already. If you ask any one a question of what they would like most in their life ...read more

  • Joy Series

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Jan 10, 2016
     | 5,396 views

    God created us as emotional beings, yet even our emotions should come into captivity to Christ. This message on joy is the first in a series on human emotions.

    Back in the summer, Disney’s Pixar Studios hit yet another home run with the film Inside Out. The film enters the mind of eleven-year-old Riley, and personifies five dominant emotions: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. The five characters in Riley’s head, led by Joy, man a control ...read more

  • The Seven, Part 12 Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Jan 9, 2014
     | 1,048 views

    Lessons From the 7 Churches as We Start the Fall Season

    The Seven, part 12 Lessons From the 7 Churches as We Start the Fall Season Revelation 1-3 August 18, 2014 Today I want to look at some lessons that we have looked at over the last several weeks and use them to challenge us as we come into the fall season and ramp up our ministries. Every ...read more

  • God Is In Control

    Contributed by Danny Nance on Mar 21, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,900 views

    A correction of a much misquoted verse: our hope is built on God, not fatalism.

    GOD IS IN CONTROL ROMANS 8:28 A man’s wife dies, leaving him with three little children to care for. Although he is nor bitter, he is lonely and confused. Perhaps some of his friends try to comfort him by saying, "You know, it all works out for the best." Try as he might, he cannot bring ...read more

  • Wisdom: What We Can Expect Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 31, 2016
     | 1,592 views

    Forewarned is forearmed. Wisdom not only guides us in our choices, it helps us anticipate what we may expect to see.

    Wisdom: What We Can Expect (Proverbs 24:7-12) 1. A lot of times folks get very superstitious about finding God’s will. And, more often than not, they want God’s will to be their will, and somehow make it so. 2. By the time Bobby arrived, the football game had already started. ...read more

  • The Upside Of Feeling Down Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 19, 2018
     | 3,813 views

    In some ways, when we are down, we are more teachable; down times can deepen us.

    The Upside of Feeling Down (Ecclesiastes 7:1-22) 1. At a party: 'Are you a psychologist?' 'Why do you ask it?' 'Oh yes, you are a psychologist.' 2. Most of us struggle with depression now and then. For many, time, prayer, and talking to friends helps. 3. But for some people, the depression ...read more

  • Are You A Serious Christian

    Contributed by Sam Peters on Feb 27, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,378 views

    This message is an encouragement to rejoice. Too often we walk around like pall bearers at a funeral instead of like children of the King.

    Are You a Serious Christian? Ps 32 1 Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. 2 Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit. 3 When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. 4 For ...read more

  • Disappointment With Jesus Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 1, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,020 views

    Does following Jesus Christ faithfully mean we do not doubt Him, that we rarely feel the sting of disappointment?

    Disappointment With Jesus (Luke 7:1-35) Intro 1. I have often been disappointed in the Christian life and ministry. 2. New believer: faith could move mountains, family would be saved 3. I’d live a nearly perfect life filled with joy and spiritual victories¡K 4. Ministry: I’d put the ...read more

  • I Shall Not Want

    Contributed by Mary Erickson on May 4, 2020
     | 515 views

    The abundant life we have in Jesus calms our anxieties and allows us to live in freedom and generosity

    May 3, 2020 Hope Lutheran Church Rev. Mary Erickson Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23; John 10:1-10 I Shall Not Want Friends, may grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and Christ Jesus our Lord. “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Life. And abundant life, no ...read more

  • Down In The Valley

    Contributed by Danny Nance on Mar 21, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,909 views

    Sermon on the need to be among the hurting in order to be able to minister God’s love.

    Down in the Valley Mark 9:9, 14-29 On a morning news show this week, I heard one of the most incredible acts of either bravery or lunacy. A mountain climber (forgive me, I did not write down his name) went up Mt. Everest, and was the first person ever to ski down the entire mountain in a single ...read more

  • The Gift Of His Peace Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 30, 2012
    based on 65 ratings
     | 41,661 views

    Jesus said He offered a different peace than the world did. But what kind of peace does the world offer us and how is what Jesus gives better than that?

    OPEN: How many of you have ever heard of a singer named Travis Tritt? Now he’s a famous Country singer, but before he made it big, Tritt spent years playing in small out-of-the-way bars and taverns. He said that (as you might expect) these were dangerous places. His fans were mostly drunks ...read more

  • Grab Life! Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Sep 23, 2010
     | 3,492 views

    If we want to grab a hold of the life that is truly life, then we must grab tomorrow by living for eternity; guard our love for God today; and give away as much as we can.

    The movie, Braveheart, tells the story of William Wallace, a common man, who led Scotland to freedom from the tyranny of English rule in the late 13th Century. At the end of the movie, Wallace has been betrayed to the English and sits in prison awaiting execution. The Princess of Wales, who ...read more