September 2017

Responsible for Showing Love - September 24, 2017

Pastor Kyle Bitter

Sermon Text:  Romans 13:1-10

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Responsible for Showing Love  -  What are some benefits of being a “citizen”?  There’s probably a lot that comes to mind.  You get protection from enemies.  You have a stable society to live your life.  You are entitled to a certain measure of freedoms and rights.  The list goes on from there.  But have you ever thought of it from the other way?  What are your responsibilities as a citizen?  Any city or nation or organization has some measure of expectation of those who are members or citizens.  Maybe you think of paying taxes, participation in civic things like elections, or just general obedience to laws.  Most people probably expect that from their fellow citizens. 

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Gifts for Giving - September 17, 2017

Pastor Kent Reeder

Sermon Text:  Romans 12:1-8

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Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.

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The Perfect Time for Praise - September 10, 2017

Pastor Eric Schroeder

Sermon Text:  Romans 11:33-36

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When do you praise God?  Church time is a good time to praise God, right?  Especially a day like today.  Unity Sunday is a great time to praise God, as we celebrate how God has brought us all here together in one big worship service.  Many are the differences between us, but what we celebrate today is what unites us.  We are all connected as children of God who have some connection to the ministry that is carried out here at St. John’s Lutheran church and school.  So, we all woke up this morning, and the first thought that crossed our minds was an overwhelming eagerness to praise God today. . .Unless it wasn’t…

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It's All About Grace - September 3, 2017

Pastor Joel Leyrer

Sermon Text:  Romans 11:13-15, 28-32

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Dear Friends in Christ, Some parts of the Book of Romans that we have covered in our summer sermon series are abundantly clear.  Romans 3 with its concise message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and Romans 8 with its reassuring words that nothing separates us from God’s love are easy to understand. 

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