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July 2015

Dream Big

(A sermon by Pastor David Scharf based on the story of Joseph in Genesis chapters 37 through 50.)   “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.  Amen.”  (Romans 15:4)  We pray: Father, dear Father, teach and encourage us by your Word about Joseph today so that we will have hope.  Amen.    A dream is a wish your heart makes...

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What a Wonderful World

“Creation” -  Genesis 1 & 2;  Pastor John Qualmann God’s children don’t argue people into heaven. We don’t attack or belittle or debate for the sake of debating because the Holy Spirit doesn’t force his way into human hearts. Lawsuits don’t create faith in Christ. Jesus doesn’t blast into people’s lives with force or even perfectly logical arguments. While we give answers to anyone who asks us about the hope we have,...

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It Pays to Follow God

A sermon by Vicar Kurtis Wetzel at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville, WI, based on Ruth 1-4.   Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.  Amen. Today we’re looking at the story of Ruth.  Now, in order to understand this story and why God put it his Bible, we kind of need to take the entire story as a whole.  So we’re going to cover the whole book of Ruth today.  If you didn’t bring your Bible from home,...

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God Bless All Native Lands

“God bless our native land.  Firm may she ever stand through storm and night!  When the wild tempests rave, Ruler of wind and wave, Do thou our country save by thy great might.” That’s a nice prayer.  Let me ask a question, for which country was that prayer said?  Those exact words were penned by Massachusetts-native Charles Brooks in 1835.  So you could say that prayer is for USA.  But the words are a free translation of a German song...

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