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August 2015

The Words Jesus Longs To Hear

“Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.  Amen.” (Colossians 2:6-7) Jean Abbott was a 33 year old mom of 2 from Minnesota.  Jean struggled to walk for over 30 years.  At a young age she was diagnosed and treated for a specific form of cerebral palsy.  She had gone to over a dozen doctors for treatment and had resigned herself...

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Don't Be Satisfied

A sermon based on John 6:24-35. I’m going to fast forward us to Thanksgiving, 2015. We peer into the homes of two separate families. The first family, sitting in their humble 2 bed room apartment. Their apartment isn’t quite big enough for their growing family of kids running around everywhere, but they make do.  They sit down to  a decent thanksgiving meal, a whole turkey and ice cream—more than last year. The father looks around and says, “I’m...

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Bread For Your Journey

A sermon by Pastor David Scharf at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville, WI.  Based on I Kings 19:3-8 “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.  Amen.” (Psalm 125:2)  In the name of our gentle whisper, Jesus, dear people of God. I know this is going to be tough to believe looking at me, but I love food.  (Why do you laugh?) J  And that’s a good thing because we need food to...

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God Remembers You

Sermon by Pastor Joel Heckendorf, based off of Genesis 8:1, 9:15-16.   Prior to the sermon, the “Flood” (Genesis 6-9) was recited by memory by professional storyteller, Daniel Dexter.  Wow, what a memory!  Truly a gift.  What if he forgot?  What would have happened if Daniel hit a wall at minute 9 of his recitation?  He probably would have been a bit embarrassed.  He could have walked over to the podium and found his spot and started up...

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Love, Even When It Breaks Your Heart

A sermon by Vicar Kurtis Wetzel at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville, WI (WELS); based on the story of saving baby Moses in the floating basket in Exodus 1:22 - 2:10.     Mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance.  Amen. “How could anybody raise kids in today’s world?  Our society is becoming more and more immoral and a lot of people are being sucked into it.  Why would anyone even want to bring a new life into this world?” ...

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