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What Has Jesus Resurrection Done Inside of Us? – Sermon – April 27 2014

April 27 2014 Church Bulletin Cover ImageWhat Has Jesus Resurrection Done Inside of Us? – Sermon – April 27 2014

Questions that will be answered in the Sermon:

How does Jesus Resurrection change us on the inside?  How does it make us different from what we were before?   What effect does it have on us?

What happens to our Eyes?  Our Ears? Our Mouth – are our lips resurrected?  Our Nose, how is it resurrected?  Our Hands?  Our Feet?  Do we have a new mind?  A New Heart? What are the differences between Believers and Unbelievers in regards to the difference in their bodies?

Listen for these questions and answers about for What Has Jesus Resurrection Done Inside of Us? , in the one-part Video or one-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures will be below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 96,  Isaiah 12: 1-6,  1 Peter 1: 3-9,  John 16: 16-24

Keywords:  See how the world stumbles – greed, pleasures, sexual promiscuity, substance abuse, dishonesty, blasphemy, not trusting, not knowing Jesus as the Way, the Truth, the Life – in the non-Believer their paths are ruin and misery.  Walk in the light of Christ,sermon-divider1

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Transformed Into The Image of Christ – Sermon – September 08 2013

Transformed Into The Image of Christ – Sermon – September 08 2013

Did you know God wants to change your way of thinking?  Do you feel today like you are being daily conformed by the world to think like the world, especially by constant bombardment of the entertainment industry?  Would you agree that most people’s minds today are instead filled with things like: unbelief, lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes,  the pride of life, mistrust, envy, greed, murder, fear, anxiety, worry, depression, darkness, and things like that?   If God created man’s mind good, clean, pure, true – where did all these evil thoughts come from?

Listen for these questions and answers about Transformed Into The Image of Christ – Sermon – September 08 2013, below in the 1-part Video ,  and the one-part MP3 Audio Sermon.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 143: 1-8,  Deuteronomy 5: 27-33,  Ephesians 4: 17-24, Mark 12: 28 – 34

Keywords: women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men , wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice, envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless, lesbian, homosexual acts, gay, transformation, conforming to the world and media, transfigured

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In the World But Not of the World – Sermon – August 23 2009

In the World But Not of the World – Sermon – August 23 2009

Listen for these questions and answers about “In the World But Not of the World”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Keywords: ELCA , Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Homosexuality and Scripture, Christ forgives all Sinners,  Homosexual Pastors, judging others, righteous judging, judging rightly

Central Lutheran Church ,Minneapolis. August of 2009, 1964_steeple of church - The first buildings on the downtown side of I94 are the Minneapolis Convention Center and Central Lutheran. The tornado severely damages the convention center roof, shreds the tents, breaks off the steeple of Central Lutheran, splits what’s left of the steeple in two...and then lifts.   The Tornado, the Lutherans, and Homosexuality, an article about God’s judgement pertaining to this topic.

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Slavery and Freedom – Sermon – June 27 2010

Slavery and Freedom – Sermon – June 27 2010

Why did God allow slavery in the Bible times and call for slaves to obey their masters?   Why did God command the masters to treat their slaves justly and fairly?  What does all this have to do with us and our identity in Christ? How was Slavery very different during Bible times when compared to slavery linked before and after the Civil War?  If slavery was evil, and tends toward evil, why did God tolerate it?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Slavery and Freedom”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 105: 16-27, 36-38, 43-45,  Jeremiah 34: 8-17, 21-22,  Romans 6: 17-23,  John 8: 31-38, 44

Keywords: pride and humility,  llllll Beloved, identity in Christ, the Church, pilgrims, travelers, citizens of a better country , royal priests, jars of clay, sons of light, sons of the day, who we are in Christ, dust , earth, powder, ashes, mortar, rubbish , ground, clay, royal priesthood, human slaves, slavery, Aristotle and Slavery, C.S. Lewis in “Equality”

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Who Are You In Christ – Sermon – July 11 2010

Who Are You In Christ ? – Sermon – July 11 2010

How do you see yourself in Christ? What is your sense of identity in Him?  If you look in the mirror, what words would you use to describe who you are?  Would you say good or evil, kind or cruel, stained or pure, saint or sinner?  How many Men and Woman need to hear this, once we are saved in Christ, yes sin is in us, but how many of us need to hear and know that we are now something totally new in our Identity in Christ?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Who Are You In Christ ?”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

No scripture verses this week 🙂

Keywords: pride and humility,  llllll Beloved, identity in Christ, the Church, pilgrims, travelers, citizens of a better country , royal priests, jars of clay, sons of light, sons of the day, who we are in Christ, dust , earth, powder, ashes, mortar, rubbish , ground, clay, royal priesthood, Don Quixote and Dulcinea, Man a la Mancha illustration,

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Are You A Child Of God – Sermon – July 18 2010

Are You A Child Of God ? – Sermon – July 18 2010

What does Jesus mean when he says, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven?  How and why does Jesus exalt children?  The Lord requires of us to do justice, love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God, is this your relationship with God?  Did you know that the Devil is an identity thief?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Are You A Child Of God ?”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 14,  Isaiah 56: 1-8,  Romans 8: 12-17, Matthew 18: 1-6, 10-14

Keywords: pride and humility,  llllll Beloved, identity in Christ, the Church, pilgrims, travelers, citizens of a better country , royal priests, jars of clay, sons of light, sons of the day, who we are in Christ, dust , earth, powder, ashes, mortar, rubbish , ground, clay, royal priesthood

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MP3 Player - Are You A Child Of God ? - Sermon - July 18 2010

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The Royal Priesthood – Sermon – July 25 2010

The Royal Priesthood – Sermon – July 25 2010

What does this mean, that in our new Identity in Christ we are a chosen race, a royal priesthood?  What does this mean that we are Priests, so that we don’t get the wrong notion?  Do you see how God has honored you?  Does mean that we have pride?  No, we are to be humble, so…  So is it fitting to look into the mirror and be down as to who you are, as if you’re a nobody, when God has made you a royal priest before Him?

Listen for these questions and answers about “The Royal Priesthood”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 110,  Isaiah 61: 5-11,  1 Peter 2:1-10,  Matthew 26: 59-68

Keywords: Beloved, identity in Christ, the Church, pilgrims, travelers, citizens of a better country , royal priests, jars of clay, sons of light, sons of the day, organized religion, institutionalized, who we are in Christ, dust , earth, powder, ashes, mortar, rubbish , ground, clay, royal priesthood

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MP3 Player - The Royal Priesthood - Sermon - July 25 2010

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Pilgrims and Strangers on Earth – Citizens of Heaven – Sermon – August 08 2010

Pilgrims and Strangers on Earth,  Citizens of Heaven – Sermon – August 08 2010

When we look at our new Identity in Christ, do you think of yourself as a Citizen of Heaven?  Many people, if not most think they are going to heaven but do they have faith in Christ, do they have a passport if you will, to get there?  Your whole life is a journey home, what does this mean for you?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Pilgrims and Strangers on Earth,  Citizens of Heaven”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 119: 9-24,  Jeremiah 29: 10-14,  Philippians 3: 17-21,  John 3: 25-36

Keywords: alien, stranger to the world, citizen of Heaven, Beloved, identity in Christ, the Church, pilgrims, travelers, citizens of a better country , royal priests, jars of clay, sons of light, sons of the day, organized religion, institutionalized, who we are in Christ, dust , earth, powder, ashes, morter, rubbish , ground, clay, Jesus said your are from below; I am from above. your are of this world: I am not of this world.,  Jonathan Edwards

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MP3 Player - Pilgrims and Strangers on Earth,  Citizens of Heaven - Sermon - August 08 2010

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Peter and The Wolf – Sermon – August 15 2010

Peter and The Wolf – Sermon – August 15 2010

What can we learn about ourselves and who we are in Christ, through taking a close look at the Apostle Simon Peter?   What does God teach us?  What does scripture tell us about Simon Peter?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Peter and The Wolf”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 42: 3-6a, 8-11,  1 Kings 19: 9-16,  Acts 4: 5-13,  Matthew 16: 13-23

Keywords: Peters names were the pillar, the Rock, Peter, Simon Peter,  God chooses ordinary people to serve him most of the time, Beloved, identity in Christ, the Church, pilgrims, travelers, citizens of a better country , royal priests, jars of clay, sons of light, sons of the day, organized religion, institutionalized, who we are in Christ, dust , earth, powder, ashes, morter, rubbish , ground, clay, Simon says wrong, Peter says right,

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To Know and Believe The Love of God – Sermon – August 22 2010

To Know and Believe The Love of God – Sermon – August 22 2010

We have it in our heads that we are loved by God, but do we have it in our hearts that He does?  Do you know that God loved you even before the world?  Or does that sound like a fairy tale or far-fetched to you?  What is God’s love like?  What is love?

Listen for these questions and answers about “To Know and Believe The Love of God”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 136: 1-9, 23-26,  Jeremiah 31: 13, 7-9,  Romans 5: 1-11,  John: 3: 13-21

Keywords: Beloved, identity in Christ, the Church, pilgrims, travelers, citizens of a better country , royal priests, jars of clay, sons of light, sons of the day, organized religion, institutionalized, who we are in Christ, dust , earth, powder, ashes, morter, rubbish , ground, clay, simon and garfunkel song I am a rock, the movie first knight Lancelot and King arthur conversation, Prodigal Son parable, money lender had two debtors parable,

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MP3 Player - To Know and Believe The Love of God - Sermon - August 22 2010

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