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31 minutes | 2 days ago
Episode 31: Love, Hate, and the COVID Vaccine
Love, Hate, and the COVID vaccine. Pastor Ruddat walks us through the ethical dilemmas we are facing whether we take or don’t take the various COVID vaccines. 1 John 3:11-18 (EHV) 11 This is the message you have heard from the beginning: Love one another. 12 Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the Evil One and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own works were evil, while those of his brother were righteous. 13 Do not be surprised, brothers, if the world hates you. 14 We know that we have crossed over from death to life, because we love our brothers. The one who does not love remains in death. 15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him. 16 This is how we have come to know love: Jesus laid down his life for us. And we also should lay down our lives for our brothers. 17 Whoever has worldly wealth and sees his brother in need but closes his heart against him—how can God’s love remain in him? 18 Dear children, let us love not only with word or with our tongue, but also in action and truth. This was the insert in the bulletin Pastor referenced. Christian LIfe Resources statement on COVID vaccines If you have any questions or comments, contact Pastor.
18 minutes | 16 days ago
Episode 30: When God Tears Open the Heavens
When God Tears Open the Heavens… If God tears open the heavens without Jesus, there is only judgment. With Jesus there is salvation. If you have any questions or comments, contact Pastor.
19 minutes | 23 days ago
Episode 29: Thank God for Revealing the Secret of His Love
God’s secret of his love is revealed throughout history and today. If you have any questions or comments, contact Pastor.
19 minutes | a month ago
Episode 28: A New Year’s System, not a New Year’s Resolution
Pastor is not a fan of New Year’s resolutions, but he is a fan of self-improvement. A great example of a person whose life was greatly improved was the Apostle Peter, who teaches us a system to improve our lives. If you have any questions or comments, contact Pastor.
23 minutes | a month ago
Episode 27: We Still Celebrate Christmas
Christmas message from Luke 2. Music by Immanuel’s Bell Choir (“What Child is this?” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”) WE STILL CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS It actually happened It actually gives comfort If you have any questions or comments, contact Pastor.
19 minutes | a month ago
Episode 26: Joy in the Desert
Even Christians can have trouble finding joy during the Christmas season. Discover the joy God has for you as He gives you His gifts in Isaiah 35:1-10. If you have any questions or comments, contact Pastor.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 25: Our Advent Way to the Savior
A textual sermon from Isaiah 40:1-11 The way to the Savior is one of comfort The way to the Savior is prepared by God’s messengers The way to the Savior also leads to an everlasting inheritance. If you have any questions or comments, contact Pastor.
16 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 24: Always a Reason to Praise God (sermon from the deer hunter service)
A sermon from Psalm 65. Always a reason to Praise God. He redeems, He creates, He provides. Psalm 65 (EHV) Praise waits for you, O God, in Zion. To you vows will be fulfilled. 2 You who hear prayer, to you all mortals will come. 3 The record of my guilt overpowered me. You atone for our rebellious acts. 4 How blessed is the one you choose and bring near! He will dwell in your courtyards. We will be satisfied by the goodness of your house, by the holiness of your temple. 5 In righteousness you answer us with awesome deeds, O God who saves us. He is trusted by all the farthest ends of the earth and the sea. 6 He establishes the mountains by his power. He has wrapped himself with strength. 7 He stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the peoples. 8 Those living at the ends of the earth fear your signs. From sunrise to sunset you let them shout for joy. 9 You visit the earth and water it. You make it very rich. God’s stream is filled with water. You provide grain for them, just as you planned. 10 You drench the land’s furrows. You flatten its plowed ground. You soften it with showers. You bless its crops. 11 You crown the year with your goodness. The tracks made by your carts overflow with riches. 12 The pastures of the wilderness drip. The hills are wrapped with joy. 13 The meadows are clothed with flocks. The valleys are dressed with grain. They shout for joy. Yes! They sing. If you have any questions or comments, contact Pastor.
12 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 23: A Changed Outlook
A sermon from Philippians 4:8-9. When Thanksgiving is painful, when thanksgiving is just another beautiful tradition that 2020 has destroyed, discover a different outlook from the Apostle Paul. His words stand ready for those who are discouraged, disappointed, and just plain out of gas. If you have any questions or comments, contact Pastor.
19 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 22: Your Reality is What You Watch.
A sermon from Matthew 25:1-13. In a world of multiple realities, the Christian watches for Christ’s return. This is the reality that matters. If you have any questions or comments, contact Pastor.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 21: Read the Last Page
A sermon from Matthew 25:31-46. If you read the last page of the story of humanity, imagine how it will help you today with your current page of your human history. The last page of human history also has two narratives for the same turn of events. If you have any questions or comments, contact Pastor.
23 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 20: Christian Children Know a Loving Heavenly Father
A sermon from All Saints Day, about what it means that the saints in heaven and the saints on earth have a loving heavenly Father. If you have any questions, comment below or contact Pastor.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 19: A Mighty Fortress is Our God
“A Mighty Fortress is our God” known as the battle hymn of the Reformation. Martin Luther based this hymn on the words of Psalm 46:1-3. The Hymn and the psalm are rich in imagery and symbolism, calling to mind images of strength and security and solidness. These images give the believer a comforting picture of God. Discover the comfort and the history behind this popular hymn. If you have any questions, comment below or contact Pastor.
23 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 18: Citizens of Heaven, Press On!
As citizens of this country we hold ourselves to certain ideals, ideals such as are stated in the Declaration of Independence, that all human beings are created equal, with the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Throughout our history the citizens of this nation did not live up to those ideals, but we still held on to them. Each Christian citizen of this nation is shaped by another citizenship, our citizenship in the Kingdom of God, with its own set of ideals. Paul's words in Philippians 3:12-21 help us keep our citizenships in both of these kingdoms in balance. If you have any questions, comment below or contact Pastor.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 17: Repentance isn’t just about our past, it’s about our present and our future.
Special service of Word and prayer due to members of our church family, extended church family, and our community, who are dealing with Covid. Podcast includes the introduction to the service, a sermon from Matthew 21:28-32, and a prayers for: Our country All health care workers Those in our church family, extended church family, and community, who have COVID. (prayers requested or pastor sought permission for) Teachers in all our schools, and families. Family of Orval Gutzman. The funeral for Orval Gutzman was held this past Wednesday. If you have any questions, comment below or contact Pastor.
19 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 16: God’s Grace is Hiring
Sermon from Matthew 20:1-16 Is God fair? Do you struggle wondering if God is treating you fairly? We talk about God's grace and His fairness. If you have any questions, comment below or contact Pastor.
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 15: A License to Live for the Lord
Sermon from Romans 14:5-8. How can we exist as a group of believers if some of us vote differently than others? What does true diversity in a church look like? How does a Christian come to any conclusions about matters neither commanded or forbidden (adiaphora)? The Roman Christians were given these two principles to guide them in their issues of adiaphora. 1. Be fully convinced of your choice 2. Be fully accepting of a different choice by another Christian. Listen to discover how these principles applied to the Roman Christians and how we can apply the same principles when it comes to Christianity and politics. If you have any questions, comment below or contact Pastor.
20 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 14: A Christian Lives to Serve Our Government and Our Neighbor
Sermon from Romans 13:1-10. The election is 40 days away. Is our life over if the other side wins? Listen to Pastor Ruddat as he explains Paul's life-changing message on serving our government and our neighbor.
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 13: What Makes Your Worship a Transformational Experience?
Sermon from Romans 12:1-8. What makes your worship a transformational experience? We look at why God's mercy transforms our public and private worship lives.
26 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 12: How do you measure: God’s Wisdom? & God’s Justice?
A sermon from Romans 11:33-36. How do you measure: God's Wisdom? God's Justice?
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