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February 2018

A Proper Perspective - February 25, 2018

Pastor Joel Leyrer

Text: Romans 5:1-11

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Dear Friends in Christ, it is always helpful to remember that those people in the Bible whom we rightfully consider heroes of faith and great spiritual icons, were at the same time human beings just like us. As such, they were subjected to the same ups and downs that we go through.



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God Is For Us - February 18, 2018

Pastor Kyle Bitter

Text: Romans 8:31-39

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I have some friends who can’t stand being left out of the fun – whatever it might be. Any time there’s a group doing just about anything – these guys are there. It doesn’t matter if it’s planned in advance or a text message five minutes before, if it’s humanly possible to be there, he’s in – even if others might look at his schedule and wonder why he puts himself through such great pains to be there. But, he can’t stand being left out. Maybe you know someone like that. Maybe you are like that. It’s common enough that society has jokingly popularized the acronym FOMO – fear of missing out – for use in teasing people with that personality trait.



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A Lenten Reality Check - February 14, 2018

Pastor Joel Leyrer

Text: Acts 5:1-11

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Dear Friends in Christ, because it so clearly teaches that we are saved by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone, Martin Luther had a special place in his heart for Paul’s letter to the Galatians. In fact, he once referred to it as his “Katie,” the name of his wife. Meaning, he loved it so much he felt like he was married to it.



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A Glorious Exit - February 11, 2018

Pastor Eric Schroeder

Text: 2 Kings 2:1-12a

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If we were paying attention to all of our Scripture readings today, I would imagine that we all had moments that grabbed our attention. It’s not just the Scripture readings though. It’s also in the hymns, and the order of service, and the prayers, so naturally it works its way into the sermon, too. One idea in particular…one concept permeates our gathering on Transfiguration weekend, from beginning to end, and it is entirely by design. We can sum it all up in one word: glory.



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Faith Relieves Frustration - February 4, 2018

Pastor Kyle Bitter

Job 7:1-7

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Faith Relieves Frustration: The bible figure Job is fairly well known for the remarkable suffering he endured throughout his life, but perhaps less well known are the events that were going on behind the scenes in the spiritual world – events that allow us to see Job’s predicament in an entirely different light. This man named Job was blessed with incredible wealth, a huge family, abundant material possessions, from an earthly perspective, everything a person could want. As God looked down from heaven on his creation, he pointed to Job as a man who demonstrated godliness and faith in a sinful world – a man whose faith serves as a demonstration of God’s victory over the devil and the forces of evil. A sinful man, like any other, who puts his trust in God. One day, Satan decided to challenge God on that claim by pointing out that Job has it pretty good from an earthly perspective. It’s easy to have faith when you receive blessing after blessing, Satan says, but surely Job’s faith will falter if those blessings are removed! And so, God allows Satan to test this accusation by taking away Job’s material wealth and family in a series of tragedies. But it was to no avail – Job’s words were “the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised!” (Job 1:21 – NIV84). Satan further insisted that things would change if Job’s own health were in peril, so God allowed him to take that away too, but Job’s attitude remains the same.



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