God’s Word Gives The Increase

Sunday July 16, 2023 Text: Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

Many of you are farmers and gardeners. How many of you plant your seeds the way this man does? If I were to ask some of you to come up and speak about how this man might be a better farmer, I’m sure there is a lot you could say. Not least of which would

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Blessed Is the Man Who Sleeps In Church

Sunday July 9, 2023 Text: Matthew 11:25-30 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 11:25-30

Earlier this week I had to make some pocket joints. I knew before I even started that I needed a new pocket hole jig and that I didn’t have the right type of screw. But Menard’s is 25 minutes away, and I thought I’ll just make it work with these screws I have rather than

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Christ Has Cut Us Off

Sunday July 2, 2023 Text: Matthew 10:34-42 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 10:34-42

Would you be able to cut off a limb if it was necessary to save your life? You hear stories occasionally, about hikers with an arm or leg stuck in a crevice or caught under a boulder. To save their own life, they cut the limb off. Similarly, a hundred years ago before modern medicine

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God Made The Thistle

Sunday June 25, 2023 Text: Genesis 1:9-13 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Genesis 1:9-13

On day three God created the nettle and it was good. It is not our place to judge what God has made. Yet because in our sinfulness we do often judge one another, God made the waters of baptism to cleanse our hearts.

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Saturday June 17, 2023 Text: Genesis 1:6-8 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Genesis 1:6-8

Is earth the center of the universe. For most of earth’s history men simply assumed that yes it was. Men following in the steps of Galileo insisted that no it wasn’t. Most astrophysicists today would probably say that the question is moot since there is not objective reference point, however considering the vastness of space

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Bara: A Word of Faith

Sunday June 4, 2023 Text: Genesis 1:1-4 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Genesis 1:1-4

Barashim bara elohym: In the beginning God created. With these word God introduces Himself to us. When we meet someone new, often, the first two things we want to know are their name and occupation. With these words God gives us His name and what He does. This is who our God is. He is

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A Concrete Gift

Sunday May 28, 2023 Text: John 7:37-39 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 7:37-39

How would you feel if your birthday present from your spouse was a note that said, “More love.” Some people might not feel like it would not be a very good present, unless it was backed by something more concrete. “I’m going to do the dishes more. I’m going to take you dancing every Friday

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So, You Think Your Done

Sunday May 21, 2023 Text: 1 peter 5:6-11 Speaker: Festival: Passages: 1 peter 5:6-11

Four years ago, this fall, Elijah started confirmation class. After two years we made it through the catechism. At the end of that second year, Elijah asked me, “Does that mean we are done?” The answer of course was “No.” Two years later and the answer is still, no. Your done meeting with me but

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Thursday May 18, 2023 Text: Luke 24:44-53 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Luke 24:44-53

Jesus’ ascension assures us that the same man who died for our sins now rules over all things for the good of His church. We can confidently leave all things in His hands knowing that He is in control.

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