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October 2015

God Gives You Your Happy Thought

Sermon based on 2 Chronicles 26:16-23, by Vicar Julius Buelow at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville, WI on October 25, 2015. I brought something to share with you today—I hope that’s all right. It’s my diary. Let me read you an entry from 1998, “Dear Diary, I’m gonna be so happy when I’m ten years old like my brother—I’ll finally get to go to bed at 9:00!”. How about this one from September 2007, “I’m gonna be so...

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Thank God for a Clean Salvation and a Messy Church

A sermon based on II Kings 5:14-27, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville, WI by Pastor David Scharf. “Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.” “I do have a family, so it’s going to be a little harder this year.  But I’m going to push through it.”   What do you think the context of that statement is?  It’s a quote by Josh Smith, a forward for the Los Angelos Clippers, commenting on...

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Jesus Loves the Little Children: Learn From Them

So did you figure it out?  What is it about the children being brought to Jesus that prompted him to say, “The kingdom of God belongs to such as these”?  Or what prompts Jesus to speak in an attention getting way, “Here ye, here ye… Anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”  Why does he want us to be like them?  I get what he wants us to learn about the people bringing the children.  That was...

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Jesus Loves the Little Children; Don't Cause Them to Stumble

A sermon by Pastor Joel Heckendorf, based on Mark 9:42, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville, WI.  How many of you are big brothers? How many of you have little sisters? I’m the youngest in my family, so I don’t know this from personal experience. But it’s my understanding that big brothers are rather protective of their little sisters. They pick on them, but they’re also protective. Being homecoming season, I wonder how many big brothers were or will be...

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