Sermons by “Pastor Aune”

I Forgive You

Dear friends in Christ, grace and peace. Amen. Part of what frustrates me about the whole topic of forgiveness is that any conversation about it can quickly descend into a bunch of clichés.I know that clichés have truth in them but I also know they don’t always capture the depth or the implications of what you happen to be dealing with in the moment.

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Kingdom Stories

Dear friends in Christ, grace and peace. Amen

The Kingdom of heaven is like………..

How would you finish that sentence?

How would you finish that sentence today in the context of your own joys and struggles as you, along with all of us here today, try and figure out what God is up to in our lives and in our world.

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Two Men and the Magi

Dear friends in Christ, grace and peace. Amen

We are three weeks into the gospel of Matthew and Joseph, husband of Mary keeps showing up.

Two weeks ago, on December 23rd Pastor Torgerson preached about the birth of Jesus told from the perspective of Joseph. Pastor Torgerson spoke about Joseph as a righteous man and how by doing the right thing, Joseph expressed righteousness in a new way.

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When Love Leads

Dear friends in Christ, grace and peace. Amen

God’s action in this world can be difficult to see. There are other forces at work in and around us that command our attention and they have a lot of power over us. They create fear, mistrust and they feed that part of our heart and soul that wants to tell us that this world is out of control and we are powerless to do anything about it.

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A Prayer, a Promise and Praise

Dear friends in Christ, grace and peace. Amen

At what point in your life have you prayed these words or some other version of these words?

O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
    and you will not listen?
Or cry to you “Violence!”
    and you will not save?

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Tell us what to do

Dear friends in Christ, grace and peace. Amen

With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high?

What is your answer to this question?

What is it you think you should bring before the Lord as an offering?

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Time to Act

Dear friends in Christ, grace and peace. Amen

Solomon loved the Lord.

These are arguably the four most important words in today’s reading as we gather on Reformation Sunday and the last Sunday of our 4 week stewardship emphasis when we put our faith into action by turning in our giving plans for 2019.

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Live, Give and Act

Dear friends in Christ, grace and peace. Amen

Is freedom without any boundaries really freedom?

If you desire to have direction and purpose in your life don’t you need some help and guidance as to how to do that?

And have you figured out how it is you want to live, give and act as someone who has been called into a faith relationship with God through Jesus Christ?

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Taken Down, Raised Up

Grace and peace from God the father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Allow me to refresh your memories about the story of Joseph.

He was the favorite son of Jacob.

He is sometimes called the dreamer because Joseph had dreams that his brothers would bow down to him. Just for the record, his brothers didn’t like that about Joseph.

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Intentional Renewal

Dear friends in Christ, grace and peace. Amen. The root word for intentional is intention. Webster’s dictionary defines intention this way; a determination to act in a certain way or what one intends to do or bring about.[1] As you examine your own life, what kinds of things are you intentional about? In the context of your family, your work, your personal habits around health and wellness and yes, your spiritual life.

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