Check Your Spiritual Oil!

Come ye thankful people come

The Sermon: Matthew 25: 1-13 1“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.  6“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’  7“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’  9” ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for Read More …

Why a Christian Should Not Stop Praying

Berea Lutheran Church

The Sermon: Luke 18: 1-8 1Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 2He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. 3And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’ 4“For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care about men, 5yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually wear me out with her coming!’ ” 6And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and Read More …

The Kingdom of God – Created to Grow!

Matthew 13: 31-32 The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.

The Sermon: Matthew 13: 31-32 “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds,  yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.” The Kingdom of God – Created to Grow! 1.How Does It Grow? 2.Who Makes It Grow? Listen to the sermon:   Mission Festival Service Sunday, September 25, 2016 (9:00 a.m.) Song by Choir – “Arise, O God, and Shine” (Director: Cathy Augustin ; Accompanist: Susi Rehm) 1 Arise, O God, and shine in all Thy saving might, and prosper each design to spread Thy glorious light: let healing streams of mercy flow, that all the earth Thy truth may know, Read More …

The “Talented” Christian

His Master replied, "Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord."

The Sermon: Matthew 25 : 23 His Master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.” The “Talented” Christian God Has Appointed You Manager Of His Earthly Blessings God Has Blessed You According To His Will God Desires Our Faithful Service With His Gifts Listen to the sermon:     Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Sunday, September 18, 2016 (9:00 a.m.) Song by Choir – “Christians All, Come Sing His Praises” (Director: Cathy Augustin ; Accompanist: Steph Mueller) Opening Hymn – “Come, Thou Bright and Morning Star” The Invocation And Confessional Prayer The Responsive Reading Of Psalm 100 Hymn – “Fruitful Trees, the Spirit’s Sowing” The Scripture Reading – Matthew 25: 14-30 The Apostles Creed (Inside Back Cover Read More …

Time for Your Spiritual Cardiogram

Only-begotten, Word of God eternal, Lord of creation, merciful and mighty: Hear us, Your servants, as our tuneful voices Rise in Your presence.

The sermon: Matthew 13:18-23 18 “Hear then the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. 20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. 22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 23 As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears Read More …