A Mighty Mountain (Micah 4:1-5)

Mighty Messages from Micah: Second Midweek Advent Sermon, December 12, 2018

Wait for the LORD’s coming might.

Walk in the name of the LORD.

May the Lord grant us hearts that are both patient to wait for the wondrous second coming and to walk in the name of the LORD in the meantime. Amen

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Peace Requires Preparation (Malachi 3:1-4)

First Sunday of Advent: He Comes Bearing Gifts, December 9, 2018

Only the one who is prepared can have peace on the Last Day.

This peace requires preparation that comes by listening to God’s messengers and that comes by purifying our hearts of whatever may distract us from this peace.

May the Lord lead us to prepare so that we may always know that we are at peace because our Savior has come bearing the gift of peace. Amen

Pastor Tim Patoka

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A Mighty Shepherd (Micah 2:12-13)

Mighty Messages from Micah: First Midweek Advent Sermon, December 5, 2018

Many things have changed in the course of two thousand, seven hundred years.

But God’s promises have not changed.

We have a might message.

We have a mighty Shepherd.

Follow him.

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Christ the King Sunday (John 18:33-37)

Fourth Sunday of End Times: Christ the King, November 25, 2018

When does a king seem the most like a king?

While we live in this world we will continually be tempted to see Jesus from a worldly viewpoint.

But his kingdom is not of this world: he suffered and died in lowliness for you and for me.

He will return in glory to take us to be with him, we will welcome him as our king, and he will welcome us into his heavenly kingdom.

Pastor Nathan Kassulke

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Saints Triumphant Sunday (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

Third Sunday of End Time - Saints Triumphant, November 18, 2018

God’s Saints are Triumphant

  • Over the end of death,

  • Together for all time.

Let that promise of your coming triumph lift your spirits of what the future may bring, for what is to come is far better than anything this world can offer.


Pastor Tim Patoka

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Our Reformation Hope (1 Peter 3:15)

Reformation Sunday 2018 - November 4, 2018, 4pm Area Service

Our Reformation Hope!

  • The hope we have

  • The hope we share

Pastor John Schmidt, Martin Luther College

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See What Jesus Does With Suffering (Mark 10: 46-52)

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost - October 28, 2018

See what Jesus does with suffering:

  • He controls it yet allows it into our lives.

  • He uses it to lead us to cry out to him.

  • He uses it to lead us to see him as he is.

  • He leads us to believe in him.

He leads us through suffering to eternal life without suffering.

To him be glory forever.

-Pastor Nathan Kassulke

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How Do I Inherit Eternal Life? (Mark 10:17-27)

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost - October 14, 2018

How do I inherit eternal life?

  • With man it is impossible.

  • But with God it is a guarantee

    Knowing that eternal life depends on God and not ourselves, we can now look at the rules and things in the this world and use them to God’s glory. May the Lord ground us in His guarantee so that we may never doubt our inheritance that is eternal life. Amen

Pastor Tim Patoka

Sally Littau
Marriage: Made By God (Genesis 2:18-24)

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost - October 7, 2018

What amazing joy and amazing beauty is there in God’s plan to marriage.

  • The devil has done his best to destroy marriage, just as he has from the beginning with Adam and Eve.

  • But God in his love continues to bless societies, families, and couples through this special gift of marriage.

Marriage is made by God; may we therefore honor and uphold it. Amen

Pastor Nathan Kassulke

Sally Littau
Rejoice In Sharing Christ (Philippians 1:12-18a)

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September , 2018

Because Jesus will always be our joy even when we struggle to keep our motives true in sharing Christ with others:

  • Christ is our joy in all circumstances.

  • Keep your motives worthy of rejoicing.

May the Lord grant us renewed hearts to treasure the joy that Christ always is and to keep our motives true to God so that we may rejoice in sharing Christ with all people. Amen

Pastor Tim Patoka

Sally Littau
Your Life Reveals Your Spiritual Condition (James 3:13-18)

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 16, 2018

As we apply the Word of God to our lives today:

  • If we are honest before our Lord —- and we remember that he is our Savior —- a review like this list from James can encourage us to live for him and be a blessing to the people around us.

    • Are we: envious, selfishly ambitious, sinful boasting, ungodly, unspiritual, evil.

    • Are we: humble, pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, merciful, fruits of faith, impartial, sincere, peace-making.

  • We have a Savior who was all these good things for us and did none of the sinful things.

May we go away from church today as God’s wise and righteous people, intent to live in a way that honors our Savior and serves others.. Amen

Pastor Ron Koehler

Sally Littau
Suffer as a Christian (1 Peter 4:12-19)

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost - Rejoice in your Suffering - September 16, 2018

Suffer as a Christian:

  • Rejoice in your sufferings

  • Remain committed to God

May the Lord help us be willing to endure whatever suffering will come our way and keep us committed to him so that we may one day rejoice in the glories of heaven. Amen

Pastor Timothy Patoka

Sally Littau
An Eternal House (2 Corinthians 5:1-10)

Build on the Rock - 2018 Summer Series - Week 15 - An Eternal House

We have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven:

  • Built for us by God
  • It is ours through Jesus our Savior

Pastor Nathan Kassulke

Sally Littau
A Spiritual House (1 Peter 2:4-10)

Build on the Rock - 2018 Summer Series - Week 14 - A Spiritual House

We have our life from the living Cornerstone, Jesus Christ.  From this important starting point, we are:

  • Built on the living stone (Jesus)
  • Adorned with Living Stones (those who call Jesus their Savior)

Pastor Tim Patoka

Sally Littau
A Special Temple (John 2:13-25)

Build on the Rock - 2018 Summer Series - Week 13 - A Special Temple

  • Jesus is God's Temple.
  • Jesus has all authority.

The special temple tat Jesus was referring to in these Bible passages was himself, the physical embodiment of God and his very Son.  He, and he alone, is the special temple of God.

So when he says something, we can believe it to be true no matter how impossible it may sound.

Pastor Tim Patoka

Sally Littau