Monthly Archives: October 2015

October 22, 2015

1 Corinth 12:1-11; Matt 9:18-26 The leader of the synagogue knew that if Jesus would but touch his daughter she would live. But, his friends and the community had no just trust in Jesus’ ability to heal the sick or … Continue reading

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2015 Reformation Conference

There only three days left to register for the Reformation Conference. Please register today. The Michael C.D. McDaniel Center for Theology Reformation Conference Ecclesia Plantanda Lecture Series October 29, 2014 Department of Lutheran Studies Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC Lecturers: … Continue reading

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October 21, 2015

Matthew 9:9-17 Once, I met a man named Greg. Greg was homeless. He was one whom society overlooked or avoided. Still, Greg was a member of our community, a person created by God, a sinner in need of redemption. Who … Continue reading

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October 20, 2015

Matthew 9:1-8 He could not walk; he could not approach Jesus on his own. Friends brought him into Jesus’ presence. They carried him. They did this in order that he may be healed, restored, brought back to fullness. The paralytic … Continue reading

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October 19, 2015

Matthew 8:28-34 The claim to be demon-possessed is not one that people in our western society often make. If you have had a chance to go on mission trips in foreign lands, you may have come across people who said … Continue reading

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October 18, 2015

Luke 7:11-17 One thing is certain, when Jesus shows up lives and situations change. Here we see a great miracle take place as a man is raised from the dead. As a follower of Christ, I’m astounded and flabbergasted by this … Continue reading

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Pentecost 21B Sermon Audio

October 18, 2015 – The Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost Click the link below for sermon audio. “Be Careful What You Ask For,” Pr. Dieter Punt, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman, NC “Blessed Rest,” Pr. Mark Ryman, Saint John’s Lutheran Church, … Continue reading

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October 17, 2015

Matthew 8:18-27 It is never easy following Jesus, especially when he calls us to leave behind the comforts of home and go where he leads. A scribe who heard Jesus’ teaching answered the Lord’s call saying he would go anywhere. … Continue reading

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October 16, 2015

1 Corinthians 9:16-27 Well, it is that time again. In many North American congregations, autumn is a time of planning for the coming year. Like squirrels scurrying to gather acorns, budgets are being prepared, congregational meetings are being set, and … Continue reading

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October 15, 2015

2 Kings 18:28-37 Persecution and temptation come in many forms. In 1 Kings, Judah is facing the Assyrian army and is being forced to choose; submit to the Assyrian king or trust in God. They chose to trust God and … Continue reading

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