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November 2015

Battle For The Heart

Sermon based on 2 Chronicles 16:9.   You’re the commander-in-chief going into battle.  You have assembled 580,000 brave soldiers, equipped with great offensive and defensive artillery.  Do you feel secure?  Depends. I haven’t told you about your opponent.  As big as you are, your enemy is twice as big.  A million strong.  Not only are they equipped with artillery, they have massive tanks at their disposal.  Now how do you feel? ...

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Remember the Giver

Thanksgiving Day on November 25, 2015 Sermon by Vicar Julius Buelow on Thanksgiving Day at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville, WI; based on Luke 17:1-11. Janice Kaplan, author of “The Gratitude Diaries,” had a problem. She wasn’t grateful for anything, and it was ruining her life.  So Janice made a promise on New Year’s Eve, 2013, to spend a whole year being grateful and looking on the bright side no matter what happens. A year later, she was so...

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A King That's Out Of This World

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise! Amen.” (Revelation 5:12)   This is the King’s Chapel located in the heart of Boston:   This is the King’s Chapel burial ground, formerly the public cemetery (right), located right next to the chapel. Do you notice anything strange about the cemetery?   The grave stones are all squished together! Here’s what...

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They Will Wake

A sermon at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville, WI, by Pastor Joel Heckendorf.  Daniel 12: 1-3  "At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some...

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The Odds Are Forever in Your Favor

“What are the odds?”  That’s a new game that I recently learned from school kids.  I think of it as the modern version of “Truth or Dare,” but maybe not quite as daring.  This is how you play.  Ask volunteer.  Jim, what are the odds you walk over to the piano and play, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” during the offering?  One in how many (the max being 120)?  “One in 120.”  Ok, now on the count of...

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You Must Be On Your Guard!

A Reformation Day sermon at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville, WI by Pastor John Qualmann; based on Mark 13:5-13.  Frenchman Frederic Bourdin is known as the “Chameleon.”  At age 23 he convinced a Texas family that he was their 16-year old son, who had been missing for three years.  Despite the fact that he had different eye color than the missing boy, he pulled it off for five months.  In fact, he made a career of it, posing as an imposter of...

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