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June 2016

You Fit in God's Plans

Sermon at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville, WI by Vicar Julius Buelow, based on Luke 9:51-62.   Andrew Nixon and Julie Stroyne were in the middle of their fairy tale day. They had just gotten married and were all smiles as they walked out arm-in-arm in a sharp tux and a beautiful wedding dress. The photographer was ready for pictures and the wedding hall was ready for the reception. But then they heard someone yell, “Does anyone know CPR?” And just like...

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God's Goodness Prepares You to Suffer

Sermon based on Genesis 39:6b-12, 16-23 Are you ready to suffer? I know some of you are—I’ve been talking to a lot of runners here lately J You run and run, even though it causes you pain, usually because you enjoy all the good things associated with it, like running through Lambeau field or hearing all the people around you cheering. But let me be more specific: Are you ready to suffer for Jesus? Because just like running, being a follower of Jesus does involve some pain....

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That Is What You Were

Sermon by Vicar Julius Buelow at Immanuel Lutehran Church in Greenville, WI, based on 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.     The Christian rock band Everyday Sunday has sold hundreds of thousands of records since they formed in 1997. They’ve toured all around the US and have had four songs hit #1 on the Christian Radio charts in the last 6 years. And on May 28, their lead singer and founding member, Trey Pearson, came out as gay. In his words: “I never wanted to be gay. I...

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The Overgiver Defeats the Undertaker

Sermon by Pastor Joel Heckendorf based on Luke 7:11-17. Last weekend we were with some friends and we got on the topic of whether you are a “giver” or a “taker.”  Ever hear that phrase?  That every relationship has a giver and a taker.  It’s not just husbands and wives.  Friends, teammates, co-workers – you name it, there is always some give and some take.   Life revolves around the concept of give and take.  You go...

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