Monthly Archives: November 2014

Advent 1B Sermon Audio

November 30, 2014 – First Sunday in Advent Click the links below for sermon audio. “Be On Guard,” Pr. Stéphane Kalonji, Reformation Lutheran Church, New Bern, NC “The Peace of Christ,” Pr. Dieter Punt, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman, NC “Can You Imagine?” … Continue reading

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November 30, 2014

2 Peter 3:1-10 Those who mock the Church are deliberately ignorant. “They deliberately ignore,” declares Second Peter, that the Word of God brought the universe into being. Deliberately! This is a strong charge. Reason points to the Creator. They work … Continue reading

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November 29, 2014

Luke 12:32-48 “You must also be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” Luke 12:40 Jesus is coming again and this time he is not coming as a baby. The … Continue reading

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November 28, 2014

Luke 12:13-31 The gospel contains several warnings against placing our security in self-sufficiency. Such a security leads to eternal death for it prevents one from relying on Jesus Christ and on his gifts of the forgiveness of sins and eternal … Continue reading

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November 27, 2014

Nahum 1:15-2:12; Revelation 12:7-17; Luke 11:53-12:12 Hiroo Onoda, was a Japanese officer who refused to believe that World War II was ended. After Japan’s surrender, he continued to fight for 29 years in the jungles of the Philippines. While battles … Continue reading

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November 26, 2014

Luke 11:37-52 In our reading, Jesus delivers what are called “Woes to the Pharisees and Lawyers.” He warns them about their dishonesty and the way they neglected what God wanted them to do. Jesus was not easy on the “preachers.” Long … Continue reading

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Advent Ball

Hey everyone, It’s that time again when we like to invite our mission district youth, their pastors and youth leaders to gather for our annual Advent Ball. Each year we have enjoyed celebrating the Advent of our Lord’s coming by … Continue reading

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November 25, 2015

Jonah 3:1-4:11; Revelation 11:14-19; Luke 11:27-36 A Christian church in Damascus eventually became a mosque and stayed so for over a millennium. On the door of what was considered one of the holiest of Islamic sanctuaries, these words remained engraved: … Continue reading

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2014 Reformation Conference

The Department of Lutheran Studies at Gordon Conwell Theological School in Charlotte, NC, hosted the 2014 McDaniel Center for Theology Reformation Conference Lecture Series, Ecclesia Plantanda. This was the second of an annual event hosted by the department on October 30, 2014. Audio of … Continue reading

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November 24, 2014

Jonah 1:17-2:10 Jonah was in dire straits in the belly of that big fish. In an attempt to disobey God and run away, Jonah ended up as fish-food. Realizing the seriousness of his plight, Jonah does the only thing he … Continue reading

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