Sermons Bible Studies Book Reviews References


Date (Speaker) Verses & Theme
December 9th 2018 (Advent) (Pastor James Proeber) Micah 4:1-5
The Mighty Message of Micah -- "Come to the Mountain of God"
Where the Lord establishes his temple
Where the Lord invites people to dwell
Where the Lord promises abundant blessing
December 5th 2018 (Advent) (Pastor James Proeber) Isaiah 9:7
"A Child is Promised"
Who would proclaim God's power
Who would proclaim God's righteousness
December 2nd 2018 (Advent) (Pastor James Proeber) Micah 2:12-13
The Mighty Message of Micah -- "God Promises Deliverance"
I will gather those who wander
I will surround you with my love
I will provide you with a Savior
November 25th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) --- 6 Devotions
1. Jesus is Born with a Royal Heritage

Micah 5:2-5 "The King's Lineage Cannot be Questioned"
2. Jesus is Set Apart for Royal Service
Isaiah 55:1-4 "The King Serves in Love"
3. Jesus Proclaims a Royal Declaration
Isaiah 62:11-12 "The King has Good News"
4. Jesus Reveals His Royal Power
Revelation 1:4b-8 "The King Reigns from Eternity to Eternity"
5. Jesus Deserves our Thanksgiving and Praise
Isaiah 63:7-9 "The King's Kindness Fills Me with Praise"
6. Jesus Preserves us with his Blessing
Isaiah 66:12-14 "The King's Peace is my Life"
November 22nd 2018 (Thanksgiving) (Pastor James Proeber) Psalm 95
"Give Thanks to the Lord our God!"
Rejoice in his undeserved love
Rejoice in his gracious call
November 18th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Hebrews 10:11-18
"Perfection at Last!"
Lesson 1: We are purified by our Great High Priest (Heb. 10:11-14
Lesson 2: We are sanctified for eternal life (Heb. 10:15-18)
November 11th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Hebrews 9:24-28
"We Die, Then Comes Judgment!"
How will I stand on that day?
How will I prepare myself for that day?
November 4th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Hebrews 7:23-28
"Jesus is Better than the Best High Priest! "
He has a permanent priesthood
He is able to save those who trust in him
He always pleads on behalf of those he loves
He is perfect and offers perfection
October 28th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Revelation 14:6-7
"God Gives Us an Angel We can Trust!"
A messenger who carries the Gospel
A messenger who proclaims God's glory
October 21st 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Hebrews 4:9-16
"Jesus Serves Us in Love!"
Providing rest in times of weariness
Providing truth in times of uncertainty
Providing strength in times of weakness
October 14th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Hebrews 3:1-6
"Jesus Deserves Out Glory!"
As the Apostle and the High Priest
As the builder of God's House
As the source of our confidence
October 7th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Hebrews 2:9-11
"We Look to Jesus!"
For his gift of rescue
For his gift of new life
September 30th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) James 4:7-12
"Humble Yourselves in the Sight of the Lord!"
Submit to his will
Purify your hearts
Resist the urge to judge
September 23rd 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) James 3:13-18
"Be Wise in the Way of the Lord"
Which forsakes worldly wisdom
Which pursues spiritual wisdom
September 16th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) James 2:1-5;8-10;14-18
"Favoritism and Faith in the Lord"
Favoritism impedes good works
Faith undertakes good works
September 9th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) James 1:26-27
"Is There a Difference between Spiritual and Religious?"
The world offers its answer
The Lord offers his answer
September 2nd 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Ephesians 6:10-20
"Be Strong in the Lord!"
Equipped with his armor
Readied by prayer
Steadied by his love
August 26th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Ephesians 5:21-31
"Submission is Not Subjugation"
In every earthly relationship
In every heavenly relationship
August 19th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Ephesians 5:15-20
"More than Good Advice!"
Be careful how you walk
Understand the will of the Lord
Be filled with the Spirit
Give thanks for Everything

August 12th 2018 (Pastor Steven Degner) Ephesians 4:29-5:2
"A Healthy Tongue for Jesus"
It's hard to have a healthy tongue
It's possible to have a healthy tongue through Jesus

August 5th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Ephesians 4:17-24
"Watch Where You Are Walking!"
Stay off the path of the Gentiles
Remain on the path of righteousness

July 29th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16
"Rejoice, You are the Body of Christ!"
Joined together in love
Equipped for service and praise
July 22nd 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Ephesians 2:13-22
"Built to Endure"
Because we are united in Christ
Because we are united with Christ's Church
July 15th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Ephesians 1:3-12
"From Eternity to Eternity"
We have a source of confidence
We have a source of motivation
July 8th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
"Have You Received the Gift of the Spirit?"
The Spirit who offers God's grace to serve
The Spirit who offers God's grace to endure
July 1st 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) 2 Corinthians 8:1-13

June 24th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

June 17th 2018 (Pastor Steven Degner) Mark 4:26-34


Bible Studies with Devotions Book Reviews
"Who is the Greatest?"
based on Matthew 20:17-28

You Ask About Relationships, by Tim Pauls
(Concordia Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd

"Just Desserts"
based on Luke 13:1-9

You Ask About Life, by Tim Pauls
(Concordia Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd

"The Truth About Temptations"
based on Luke 4:1-13

You Ask About Faith, by Tim Pauls
(Concordia Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd

"Predictions, Promises and Prophecy" based on Luke 3:1-6

Why Are You A Lutheran?
This We Believe (Questions & Answers), by Richard L. Gurgel
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd

"Everywhere a Sign"
based on Luke 21:25-36

No Cross, no Christian
Theology of the Cross (Reflections on His Cross and Ours)
by Daniel M. Deutschlander
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd

"A Sacrifice - Once and for All"
based on Hebrews 10:11-18

Sharing Your Faith
Prepared to Answer – Telling the Greatest Story Ever Told
by Mark A. Paustian
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd

"Going to the Extreme"
based on Malachi 4:1,2

Sharing Your Faith - Part2
Prepared to Answer – Telling the Greatest Story Ever Told by Mark A. Paustian
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd

"More than Living Together"
based on Genesis 2:18-24

An Audience With The King
Prayer: An Audience With The King, by Joel Petermann
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd

"How do you measure greatness?"
based on Mark 9:30-37

John Adams
John Adams, by David McCullough
(Simon and Schuster Paperbacks) Reviewed by Alan Todd


Feminism, by Nathan R. Pope
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd


Their Faith, Our Faith
Connecting Sinai to Calvary (A Guide to the Old Testament)
by John C. Jeske
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd


Christ – He Is My Lord
Christ (He Is My Lord), by Harlyn J. Kuschel
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd


Called to Testify
Called to Testify – The First Christian Witnesses
by Kenneth Kremer
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd


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