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By who’s authority

How do you feel when someone walks away from a conversation you’re having with them abruptly? The Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 sermon touches on how Jesus responds to the Chief Priests when they ask, “By what authority are you doing these things and who gave you the authority?” Jesus doesn’t answer directly, rather relays the parable of the two sons, one who refuses to work but later relented and did. The second son agreed to work but failed to keep his word. Listen to what Jesus trying to convey to the Chief Priests and how it applies to our lives…

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Exemplary

Has the pandemic’s rules, restrictions and safety precautions left you weary and fatigued? Jesus says, “Come to me all who are weak and heavy ladened. During Oct. 18, 2020’s sermon, Pastor Mark Rosenau talks about “model Christians” in Thessalonica. They loved others AND were obedient to God. Can it be true that love without obedience in God is not love at all?       

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Focus on peace

Has the COVID-19 pandemic has left you wrestling with high levels of anxiety and discontent? Has it left you feeling critical and unforgiving? God’s word provides help to deal with these feelings. In the Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 sermon, Pastor Mark Rosenau shares that through God’s guidance he provides inner peace that’s greater than another regardless of what’s going on in our world.    

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Twisted

During Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 the church is celebrating its first anniversary of a congregation and sharing God’s love in the community. Pastor Mark Rosenau’s message centers on twisting God’s word always leads to sin. He cites several examples that lead back to Adam and Eve. Despite taking what God says and twisting it to our advantage, God pours out his love and grace richly to all of us and forgives us of our sins.   

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A lesson on humility

People want what’s fair or what they deserve. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020’s sermon focuses on the parable of the vineyard owner in Matthew 20. Pastor Lonnie Jacobsen walks us through the chapter and Jesus’ response to Peter’s question of “What do I get in return for this?” Jesus responds by saying, “The first will be last will the last will be first.”

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Faith of a child

In today’s sermon the disciples asked Jesus to validate who among them was the greatest. Jesus responds by inviting a young child into the group. Jesus says, “Unless you believe as a child … ” During Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, Pastor Mark Rosenau challenges us to have faith and humility like a child in order to get into he kingdom of Heaven.       

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Corrected not rejected

Think to times when you’ve been bold and courageous and people recognize that. How does it make you feel? Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, Pr. Rosenau explores Peter’s emboldened words to Jesus in Matthew chapter 16 beginning with the 21st verse. Jesus responds with incredible strength and compassion, choosing to correct, not reject Peter. 

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Persistence faith

How persistent are you when it comes to your faith? Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020’s lesson focuses on a mother who’s persistence faith in Jesus healed her daughter. Prayer, persistence, faith are gifts generously given by God available to anyone who believes. 

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