Are We Open To Transformation?

Sunday, October 1, 2017 After Pentecost Proper 21 Year A New Testament Philippians 2:1–13 Gospel Matthew 21:23–32 Click here for the audio only version.   Make sure you read or listen to Last Weeks sermon, to tie this to this one. Keep in mind, the text below was a guide for the sermon.  There is much … [Read more…]

Love, Sisters and Brothers: in Sins and Blessings

Sunday, September 10, 2017 | After Pentecost Proper 18 Year A New Testament Romans 13:8–14 (NRSV) Gospel Matthew 18:15–20 (NRSV) Click here for an audio only version. The text version is below the video.     Romans 13:8 (NRSV) It sums it all up, 8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the … [Read more…]

911 Remembered, 2017

September 11th, each year is a difficult time.  Although I personally did not have someone die during these events, I like so many others, was affected deeply, and still am.  I can tell you my exact location and my exact response initially upon hearing the devastating news.  The people that were killed that day and … [Read more…]

TV Appearance First Lutheran on Siouxland New KMEG14 Fox44

I had a fantastic opportunity to appear on KMEG14-Fox44 to speak about our new contemporary service. J.R., the contemporary band leader, made arrangements for this interview.  So thankful that this could be done. Below the video, is what was posted to the website of the news station. SIOUXLAND NEWS — The First Lutheran Church of South … [Read more…]

Spiritual Gifts: Your Calling and God’s Vision and Your Vision, Coming Together

Adapted from the, “Discovering God’s Vision For Your Life, You and Your Spiritual Gifts.” By Kenneth C. Haugk. Part 4 of 4. Unfortunately, there is no audio or video associated with this sermon.   Module 7 Your Calling  The Ministry of Every Christian Vocation The root of the English word vocation is the Latin vocare, … [Read more…]

Spiritual Gifts: Spiritual Gifts In The Spotlight and Love Personified

Adapted from the, “Discovering God’s Vision For Your Life, You and Your Spiritual Gifts.” By Kenneth C. Haugk. Part 3 of 4. Galatians 5:22-23a (TNIV) 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 (CEV) 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 (TNIV) 1 Corinthians 12:31 (NRSV) 1 Corinthians 14:1 (NRSV) 1 Corinthians 14:39 (CEV) 1 Corinthians 12:28 (CEV) Ephesians 4:11 (CEV) 1 Corinthians 13:1-7, … [Read more…]

Spiritual Gifts: What Makes Me Unique and Unwrapping Your Gifts Package

Adapted from the, “Discovering God’s Vision For Your Life, You and Your Spiritual Gifts.” By Kenneth C. Haugk. Part 2 of 4. 1 Corinthians 12:11 (NCV) Ephesians 4:7 (ESV) 1 Peter 4:10 (NCV) Romans 12:4-6a (MESSAGE) 1 Corinthians 12:1, 12, 14, 18-20 (TNIV) Ephesians 4:16 (NRSV) 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (NRSV) 1 Corinthians 12:7 (NRSV) 1 … [Read more…]

Spiritual Gifts: What Does God Want Me to Do with My Life? & Who Am I?

Adapted from the, “Discovering God’s Vision For Your Life, You and Your Spiritual Gifts.” By Kenneth C. Haugk. Part 1 of 4. Ephesians 4:11a (NRSV) Ephesians 4:12-13 (NRSV) Matthew 5:13a (NRSV) Matthew 5:14a (NRSV) Matthew 7:7-11 (NRSV) Romans 12:6a (NRSV) 1 Peter 4:10 (NRSV)   Click here for the audio only version.   Module 1, … [Read more…]