Monthly Archives: August 2014

2014 McDaniel Reformation Conference

The Michael C.D. McDaniel Center for Theology Reformation Conference Ecclesia Plantanda Lecture Series October 30, 2014 Department of Lutheran Studies Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC Lecturers: The Rev. Dr. Joel Lehenbauer Dr. Jim Nestingen More info on page 11 here

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August 14, 2014

Romans 12:1-8 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed…” Human life, it was once assumed, had a given form. But now children are taught to resist being identified in any way that they themselves have not chosen. … Continue reading

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August 13, 2014

Joshua 3:1-13; Romans 11:25-36; Matthew 25:31-46 Sometimes one thinks, “I wish I had received the gift he got.” Either the gift received was not one desired or the thought goes along the line of, “I should have gotten that gift … Continue reading

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August 12, 2014

Matthew 25:14-30 In my first seven years as a pastor, I served a congregation that was located in a big city in the Midwest. Most public schools in the area had a very poor academic performance. As I asked several … Continue reading

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August 11, 2014

Joshua 2:1-14 She was waiting for me on the steps of the church when the doors opened to let the worshipers “go in peace and serve the Lord.” She was one of many prostitutes in the area. She rushed to … Continue reading

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Pentecost 9A Sermon Audio

August 10, 2014 – Ninth Sunday After Pentecost “The Triumphant Kingdom” Pr. Stéphane Kalonji, Reformation Lutheran Church, New Bern, NC “Living a Joyful Life Even in Times of Bitterness,” Pr. Dieter Punt, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman, NC

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August 10, 2014

Mark 1:21-27 “A New York columnist set out one time not long ago to prove that no one really listened to what anyone said at a cocktail party and, when he was invited to such a party, he always would … Continue reading

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August 9, 2014

Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Romans 10:14-21; Matthew 24:32-51 I remember Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church very well. I recall worship, and Sunday School, and Catechism (as we used to call Confirmation class), and yes, I remember potlucks. My parents took me to that … Continue reading

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August 8, 2014

Deuteronomy 31:7-13, 24-32:4; Romans 10:1-13; Matthew 24:15-31 The world is filled with people trying to work their way to heaven. Some follow the regulations of their particular religion; others create their own rules, vainly imagining that these acts will win … Continue reading

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The Missional Church – House Churches

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we seek to be faithful to the challenge to start 1,517 new congregations by 2017 we need training in how to go about that. The upcoming mission conference sponsored by the Carolinas Mission … Continue reading

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