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May 2017

Things Above

Sermon on Sunday, May 28, 2017 with Pastor Joel Heckendorf based on Colossians 3:1-4. Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.  – Arnold Schwarzenegger You will have failures in your life, but it is what you do during those valleys that will determine the heights of your peaks.  – Rham Emanuel You should have big dreams, full dreams, not half dreams. You know, it's very simple. You can't put a large box in...

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Unexpected and Undeserved

Sermon based on Isaiah 43:1 by Pastor Nathan Moldenhauer   It’s not what they expected. It’s not what they deserved. – Mom and dad were going away for the weekend leaving their 17-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter at home. Before leaving, mom and dad sat down with their teenagers to set a few guidelines. Under no circumstances were they to have any friends over. That was made crystal clear. In fact, as dad spoke those words he looked his son in the eyes, and...

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Moving Us Toward Abundant Life

Based on 1 Timothy 6:17-19  “Command those who are rich.”  Allow me to introduce you to John & Jan.  Life through Facebook teaches us that they winter in Florida in a beautiful home on wheels.  They summer up north in their beautiful log cabin.  They travel to New York and Alaska, fish in Canada and hunt in Colorado.  When we read these first five words of our lesson, we might think, that’s who Timothy needs to talk to, “Command...

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He's Moving Me Toward Trust

Why is Psalm 23 so loved? So well-known and popular? Why does a soldier recite it as he runs into battle? Why does a mother softly speak those words over her crying infant? Why does a dying man ask his family to read Psalm 23 in his last moments? Why would a young person choose Psalm 23 as his confirmation passage? We can’t help but be drawn to the beautiful picture King David, a shepherd himself, paints. David wonderfully describes our Lord. He does it by leading us out to the Judean...

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