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Sermonette: Jan. 27, 2020

This is from the devotional, “God is in the Manger” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor who was imprisoned and executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. In an...

 

Sermonette: Jan. 20, 2020

This is from the devotional, “God is in the Manger” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor who was imprisoned and executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. God...

 

Living on Purpose: The cost of personal change

When browsing in a bookstore, I’m sure certain titles grab your attention and you read the back cover because you want to know more about the...

 

Living on Purpose:Our Spiritual Evolution

People believe many different things about God and spirituality. Some are convinced that it is arrogant to assume that we can know God’s will or...

 

Sermonette: Jan. 13, 2020

This is from the devotional, “God is in the Manger” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor who was imprisoned and executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Theref...

 

Sermonette: Jan. 06, 2020

This is from the devotional, “God is in the Manger” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor who was imprisoned and executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler....

 

A new year with unlimited possibilities

Do you believe that God intervenes in the affairs of mankind or do you consider the philosophy where he stands back and calmly watches everything...

 

Sermonette: Dec. 30, 2019

Joseph, Mary and Jesus are making the long walk back from Egypt, intending to make their home in Bethlehem, but their plans change. In the fifth dream recorded in the first two chapters of Matthew an...

 

Living on Purpose: Responders are there when we need them

There was a time when like many others, I did not have a clue about the extensive training and dedication of our first responders. As a certified...

 

Sermonette: Dec. 23, 2019

The very first Christmas began with dreams and visions. In Luke’s gospel we read of the visions of Zechariah, Mary, shepherds, Simeon, and Anna. I have been considering the dreams of Joseph and the...

 

Sermonette: Dec. 16, 2019

I have been considering five dreams in Matthew this Advent season. The third dream is another one of Joseph’s dreams: “Now after [the magi] had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a d...

 

Sermonette: Dec. 9, 2019

This Advent season I have been exploring the many dreams and visions that surround and are part of the story of Jesus’ birth. While there are a number of visions in the nativity found in Luke, I...

 

Sermonette: Dec. 02, 2019

This Advent season I am struck by how many dreams and visions are part of the story leading up to Jesus’ birth. Take one of Joseph’s dreams for example: “An angel of the Lord appeared to him in...

 

Sermonette: Change is A'coming

Change is something I have never been very good at. When it comes to large changes, I tend to have a mini-crisis. Eventually, I will be okay, but each brand-new season almost always comes with a...

 

Sermonette: Trusting the Father

“Trusting the Father” by Rhianne Bowman One of the big things God taught me in college was how to trust him. I came to college and didn't know what my major was going to be or what I wanted to do...

 

Sermonette: Nov. 11. 2019

This past weekend, my staff and I went to Iowa for a conference. This was the second of three conference road trips we will be taking within the next few weeks. It is only the beginning of November,...

 

Living on Purpose: Releasing God's Power Through Obedience

Obedience includes the humble and sincere acceptance of the authority and will of God. It’s not only conforming, but also demonstrating our...

 

Sermonette: Brave Love

One of the biggest lessons I have learned in college and continue to learn, now that I am graduated, is learning to wait on and trust the Lord. I think in each season of life, God teaches us something...

 

Sermonette: Oct. 28, 2019

I need to exercise more. No doubt. I know this. Our town (and the internet!) has resources to help me carve out time for exercise. Exercise lengthens lives, and increases quality of life. It helps...

 

Sermonette: Oct. 21, 2019

The John Tesh radio show told me about an experiment done on competitive bicyclists. All the participants started by competing in a hot-weather bike ride. Then they were split in half, one group...

 

Sermonette: Oct. 14, 2019

Moses declares the Ten Commandments two different times in his lifetime: once on Mount Sinai, just after God freed the Israelites from slavery, and again 40 years later, at the end of Moses’ life,...

 

Living on Purpose: Encouragement for the soul

I was talking with a Christian brother the other day about how it seems that many people are living in sadness and discouragement when suddenly he...

 

Sermonette: Oct. 7, 2019

Genesis 2:15,18,19: The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper...

 

Sermonette: Sept. 30, 2019

by Rev. Doug Nemitz First Lutheran Church New Rockford   When I think about our New Testament reading for Sunday, Sept. 29 (1 Timothy 6:6-19), and the ever widening gap between the wealthiest...

 

Living on Purpose: The story of our life is being written

When it comes to finding our place in this world, let’s consider two categories. The first one I call, “floating down the river.” Picture a...

 

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