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The Righteous Live by Faith

Pastor Eric Schroeder - The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost - Sunday, August 7, 2022

Text: Habakkuk 3:16-19

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I heard and my heart pounded, my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones, and my legs trembled. Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity to come on the nation invading us.



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Nahum's Message is True to His Name

Pastor Joel Leyrer - The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost - Sunday, July 31, 2022

Text: Nahum 1:12-15

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Dear Friends in Christ, We’ve now reached the halfway point in our summer sermon series on the minor prophets. Six down, and including today, six to go. One of the things we’ve learned thus far is just how little personal information we’re given about these men of God.



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Micah: Justice and Might

Pastor Eric Schroeder - The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost - Sunday, July 24, 2022

Text: Micah 3:8-4:5

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“Justice” is a word that seems to mean different things to different people in a variety of situations. Every so often you might hear of someone who is “calling out for justice” and we need to hear more to know what they mean. It might be a claim that a business hasn’t treated a customer fairly. It might be an instance where a crime has clearly been committed, but no one at all has been arrested yet. These days, we hear about “social justice,” and the whole idea is based on the judgment that entire groups of people are being oppressed, and it’s time to make some big sweeping changes and do something about it.



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Jonah: A Story of God's Compassion

Pastor Joel Leyrer - The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost - Sunday, July 17, 2022

Text: Jonah 1:17-2:10

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Dear Friends in Christ, If you were to play a word association game and say the name “Jonah,” most people – even those who know (or care) little about the Bible – would instantly reply with the word “whale” (in Hebrew, “big fish”). That one event pretty much sums up the working knowledge many have of this book.



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Rivalry and Redemption

Pastor Eric Schroeder - The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost - Sunday, July 10, 2022

Text: Obadiah 8-21

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We don’t have to think too hard to come up with an example of a historic rivalry. Maybe where you grew up, if you played sports at all, you always had those one or two games every season that meant just a little bit more than the rest. Why? Because they were against your rival, that school or that team you faced that for some reason—whether you knew the history or not—you just didn’t like to lose to, so they were the games you really wanted to win. And now, whether you watch sports at all, you can’t help but notice that certain games seem to mean more if they are played against a division rival. Think the Packers and the Bears, or the Badgers and the Gophers, whose football teams play every year in a rivalry game and the winner gets to hold on to the trophy, called Paul Bunyan’s Axe, until they meet again. Historic rivalries…



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What Israel Forgot, We Must Not

Pastor Joel Leyrer - The Fourth Sunday After Pentecost - Sunday, July 3, 2022

Text: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15

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Dear Friends in Christ, As we continue our summer sermon series on the Old Testament minor prophets, today we have the privilege of acquainting (or reacquainting) ourselves with the prophet Amos.



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Locusts, Repentance, and the Day of the LORD

Pastor Eric Schroeder - The Third Sunday After Pentecost - Sunday, June 26, 2022

Text: Joel 2:12-18

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Wisconsin isn’t such a bad place to live. Maybe you’ve had one of those conversations before where you’ve discussed the pros and cons of living in various places. Florida is a nice place to visit if you can manage the humidity, but then you’d have to deal with the occasional hurricane (alligators could be a pro or a con, depending on who is judging). Arizona sounds nice in the winter but can get so hot that you don’t want to be outside during the day during the summer months. California might have some beautiful scenery, but they also have wildfires, earthquakes, and smog. Alaska has long days all summer long, but almost total darkness in the winter. What about Wisconsin? Sure, there might be cold and snow in the winter, and maybe some tornados or flooding every now and then, but generally speaking, the natural disasters here are rare and not too widespread.



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Return to the Faithful One

Pastor Eric Schroeder - The Second Sunday After Pentecost - Sunday, June 19, 2022

Text: Hosea 6:1-6

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“Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence. Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”  “What can I do with you, Ephraim? What can I do with you, Judah? Your love is like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears. Therefore I cut you in pieces with my prophets, I killed you with the words of my mouth— then my judgments go forth like the sun. For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.



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God in Three Persons: Blessed Trinity!

Pastor Joel Leyrer - Trinity Sunday - Sunday, June 12, 2022

Text: John 16:12-15

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Dear Friends in Christ, When someone says, “I believe in God,” they are, on the surface, making a statement of personal faith. At the same time, they are also making a statement open to a lot of interpretation.



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Pentecost: Holy spirit Appreciation Day

Pastor Joel Leyrer - Pentecost - Sunday, June 5, 2022

Text: John 14:23-27

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Dear Friends in Christ, We know that certain occupations and events are deemed worthy of their own designated appreciation days. But did you know there is an appreciation day for just about anything?



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