Sermons by “Pastor Aune”

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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Words Matter

I’m wondering how many of you had a parent say to you at some point in your growing up years; if you can’t say something nice about someone else, don’t say anything at all.

I heard that a lot growing up and I suspect many of you did as well.

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Dead or Alive?

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? 17 So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.

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The Windows of Heaven

Dear friends in Christ, grace and peace. Amen

For some people, money and religion is a sensitive topic as well as one that creates a lot of negative feelings. Some of that is well earned. We’ve all heard stories of people being financially manipulated and taken advantage of in the name of religion.

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Conviction, Confession and Consolation

Conviction of sin is language that may be unfamiliar to many of you because it is language that we don’t use a lot anymore. Do you understand what it means to be convicted of your sin?

Think of it this way. When a prosecuting attorney gets a conviction in a criminal case, the truth about the criminal activity comes out and the guilty party is convicted and judgment is then pronounced.

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The First Day of the Week

A number of years ago a friend of mine was on a sabbatical in England and together with his wife attended a worship service at one of the historic Anglican churches in England.

He shared with me that the setting, the music, the liturgy, every aspect of the service was profoundly beautiful and meaningful and he was surprised and a bit saddened that there was almost no one there beside himself and his wife.

After the service he sought out the Rector, the priest, thanked him for the meaningful worship experience and commented that it was too bad there were so few people in attendance.

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