Monthly Archives: September 2015

September 22, 2015

Philippians 1:12-30 “Oh no, this is terrible! Paul is in prison. What will happen to his mission to proclaim the Gospel to all the world?” This was the worry of many Christians who knew Paul, but Paul assured them they … Continue reading

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September 21, 2015

1 Kings 13:1-10; Philippians 1:1-11; Mark 15:40-47 A prophet went to King Jeroboam and would only say and do what the Lord commanded. The word of God through this man of God was not at all pleasing to the king. … Continue reading

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Pentecost 17B Sermon Audio

September 20, 2015 – The Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost Click the link below for sermon audio. “Thinking and Believing,” Pr. Robert Q Beard, 200th Anniversary Sunday, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman, NC “When Jesus Looks at Me…” Pr. Stéphane Kalonji, Reformation Lutheran Church, … Continue reading

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September 20, 2015

1 Kings 12:21-31 Trusting idols or trusting God Jeroboam was in trouble, his kingdom was struggling, and people were travelling away from Shechem to Jerusalem to worship God. In this time of struggle Jeroboam decided to trust the advice of … Continue reading

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September 19, 2015

1 Kings 12:1-20 The adage goes, “Youth is wasted on the wrong People.” As they say with age comes wisdom, or it should. Unfortunately for Rehoboam he failed to listen to the sage advice of his wiser and older councilors. … Continue reading

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September 18, 2015

1 Kings 11:26-43, James 4:13-5:6, Mark 15:22-32 Our God is a loving God, but as I often told my children, “Yes, I love you, but don’t push it.” Love without discipline is not love. If you love your child, you … Continue reading

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September 17, 2015

1 Kings 11:1-13. Opportunities to sin lurk all around, and increasingly these opportunities are stepping out of the shadows and into our everyday lives. Images of greed, lust, and sexual immorality bombard our senses. We flip on the television, open … Continue reading

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September 16, 2015

Mark 15:1-20 Man’s judicial system has always been far from flawless. Sometimes the innocent are jailed and the guilty go free. The chief priests falsely charged Jesus with blasphemy. Ultimately, Jesus was turned over to Pilate, who found no guilt … Continue reading

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September 15, 2015

Mark 14:66-72 Yes, Peter denied his Lord three times. But that is not the end of the story. In John 21 Jesus asks Peter if he loved Him. Three times Peter says: “Yes!” Then Jesus commissions Peter to “Feed my … Continue reading

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September 14, 2015

2 Chronicles 6:32-7:7; James 2:1-13; Mark 14:53-65 In our Old Testament reading, God is implored to show mercy, even to foreigners and those who sin against him. In the New Testament reading, it is we who are taught to be … Continue reading

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