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February 2017

Touched by Jesus

Sermon by Pastor Joel Heckendorf at Immanuel Lutheran Church on February 26, 2017 based on Matthew 17:6-7. If I wouldn’t have shared the account at the beginning of the service and simply asked, “Tell me, in your own words, what Transfiguration Sunday is, what would you have said?”  I have a feeling I would have received many blank stares.  Even if you knew the story, how would you have told it? I venture to say that the visual details would float to the...

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Chosen to Live a New Life

Does it really matter what you do when you walk out of here today? Does it really matter what you say in the car on the way home and how you say it? Does it really matter what you do on your computer or your phone tonight?  Does it really matter how hard you work this week at work or school?  Does it really matter what you do when you go out next Friday night and Saturday night? For three chapters in his letter to the Ephesians the Apostle Paul explained and expounded on...

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Chosen to be United

Sermon by Pastor Nathan Moldenhauer on February 12, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville, WI; based on Ephesians 4.  “Don’t lose sight of the forest for the trees.” Are you familiar with that old adage? A forest is full of thousands of beautiful trees and every tree is unique. But, as you focus on one tree to admire its beauty, you may get so caught up with one tree you forget about the thousands of trees and how they form the forest. “Don’t lose...

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Chosen to Serve with the Gospel

Sermon by Pastor Nathan Moldenhauer at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville, WI on February 5, 2017, based on Ephesians 3:2-12.  When you hear the phrase the gift of God’s grace given me, what comes to mind? Or what do you assume the Apostle Paul is talking about? Well, the Bible defines “grace” as “undeserved love.” Love that isn’t earned or deserved, but love that is shown 100% unconditionally. That’s grace! God’s undeserved love...

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