An Altar By A Tent (Genesis 12:1-9)

Build on the Rock - 2018 Summer Series - Week 3 - Abram's Altar to the Lord

  • Abram was in a tent because of an impressive promise from The Lord
  • The altar was by his tent because of a wonderful promise from The Lord.

No matter what we call our home, whether it be a tent or a house, all Christians benefit from the Lord's promise and that leads us to "build our altar," to realign our priorities so that our focus may be on and come from our promised home in heaven. Amen.

Pastor Timothy Patoka

Sally Littau
Lessons From A Halted Building Project (Genesis 11:1-9)

Build on the Rock - 2018 Summer Series - Week 2 - The Tower of Babel

Defiance against God won't be tolerated

The Lord is a God of justice and mercy.

Leave those half-built, humanistic projects behind and move on to live the life that God seeks from his people.  Follow his direction and build a life that honors him.  Amen

Pastor Ron Koehler

Sally Littau
Build on the Rock (Matthew 7:24-29)

Build on the Rock - 2018 Summer Series - Week 1

Jesus explains that a wise builder builds his house on a rock because physical buildings need good foundations.

Our entire lives are a building project so let us, with God's help, build on the rock of Jesus our Savior who provides a firm and lasting foundation.

Pastor Nathan Kassulke

Sally Littau
The Holy Spirit Teaches Jesus' Peace (John 14:25-27)

The Day of Pentecost - The Coming of the Holy Spirit

  • The Holy Spirit helps us by teaching us about Jesus
  • His teaching unlocks Jesus' eternal peace.

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people, and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Pastor Timothy Patoka

Sally Littau
Love Each Other (John 15:9-17)

Sixth Sunday of Easter - Love each other as I have loved you.

Jesus said:

  • As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.
  • My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

Pastor Timothy Patoka

Sally Littau
Remain in Jesus (John 15:1-8)

Fifth Sunday of Easter - Jesus is the true vine - Abide in Him

  • Jesus explains that fruits of faith are produced because we are connected to him and because he gives his life-giving love to us.
  • Our fruits of faith demonstrate our love to others, not to our glory, but to God's glory.

Pastor Nathan Kassulke

Sally Littau
Easter Festival Service - Jesus Christ is Our Eternal High Priest

Hebrews: 7:23-27

  • Jesus is alive! He is not in the tomb.  He has risen just as he said.
  • We have in the risen Jesus a high priest who truly meets our needs, who saved us from our sins and now lives to help us, to intercede for us.
  • And his help, his accomplishment, his priesthood, mean our salvation will never end.  It is eternal.

Pastor Nathan Kassulke

Sally Littau
Tenebrae Service - Good Friday

God Most Holy, look with mercy on this your family for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, be given over into the hands of the wicked, and suffer death upon the cross.  Keep us always faithful to him, our only Savior, who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen

  • The Tabernacle and the High Priest Foreshadow Jesus Christ
  • The Great Day of Atonement Foreshadows the Cross
  • The Blood of Our Great High Priest Cleanses Us
  • Our Great High Priest Is Tried and Tortured
  • Our Great High Priest Is Crucified
  • Our Great High Priest Dies
  • Our Great High Priest Is Buried

Exodus 26, 28; Leviticus 16; Hebrews 9; Mark 15

Pastor Nathan Kassulke

Sally Littau
Jesus Our Great High Priest Is the Mediator of the New Covenant

Have confidence that Jesus, our Great High Priest, is the mediator of a covenant that is better, stronger, and smarter than the old covenant.

Dearest Jesus, we thank you for the gift of your body and blood, given and shed for the salvation of our souls.  Thank you for strengthening us with your Word and Sacrament. Amen.

Pastor Ron Koehler

Sally Littau
Jesus' Death Glorifies God (John 12:20-33)

I have glorified it and I will glorify it again (John 12:28)

Jesus' willing death glorifies the Son of God.

Jesus' guilty death glorifies God's name.

Jesus' death shares God's glory with his children

Pastor Timothy Patoka

Sally Littau