September 26, 2019
Pray in the morning and in the evening
- Take a deep breath and prepare yourself to speak to God.
- Make the sign of the cross saying, “In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit”
- Recite the Creed:I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth
And in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary
he suffered un Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell.
On the third day he rose again and ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting, Amen.
- Recite the Lord’s Prayer:Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us, this day, our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the Kingdom, power, and the glory for ever and ever. Amen
- Pray as you have time for yourself, your family, coworkers, community, or anyone else who has need.
September 26, 2019
Pastor Erik discusses how to pray and provides a simple way to pray in the morning and evening.
September 23, 2019
Pastor Erik continues our new sermon series, Conversations with Jesus, by explore the question "Why do people suffer?"
Text: 2 Corinthians 4:7-18
7 But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. 11 For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.
13 But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—“I believed, and so I spoke”—we also believe, and so we speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. 15 Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
16 So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. 17 For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, 18 because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.
September 19, 2019
Pastor Erik sits down with his wife, Sara, to discuss how they approach family devotions and faith formation in their family.
September 16, 2019
Pastor Ben begins the new sermon series, Conversations with Jesus, by teaching on the question Jesus received from the rich young man, "What must I do to be saved?"
Text: Matthew 19:16-26
16 Then someone came to him and said, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” 17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.” 18 He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; 19 Honor your father and mother; also, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 20 The young man said to him, “I have kept all these; what do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this word, he went away grieving, for he had many possessions.
23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astounded and said, “Then who can be saved?” 26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible.”
September 12, 2019
Pastor Erik talks with Pastor Jason and Abigail Palmer of Emporia Kansas about Family Devotions.
September 10, 2019
Pastor Ben finishes our series, Infinite God / Finite Man with a sermon "On the Ways of the World."
Text: 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
9 Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites, 10 thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers—none of these will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And this is what some of you used to be. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
September 5, 2019
Pastor Erik sits down with Glenn and Wendy Lorenz, missionaries to Costa Rica and parents of four children, to discuss family devotions and raising Christians.
September 3, 2019
Pastor Ben continues our sermon series Infinite God / Finite Man with a sermon on the Sacrament of Baptism.
Text: 1 Peter 3:18-22
18 For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, 20 who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. 21 And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you—not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.