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"A place in us" Sermon / John 8:31-37 / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Sunday October 28th 2018: Season Of Pentecost / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

"A place in us" Sermon / John 8:31-37 / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Sunday October 28th 2018: Season Of Pentecost / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

  SERMON OUTLINE Text: John 8:31-37Theme: “A place in us” ­­­­­­­­______________________                              _______________________ Intr – IReading the Chapter 8 of St. John as I prepared today’s sermon, I found interesting to notice something there that didn’t call my...


"We do not lose heart" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season of Pentecost / June 10th 2018 - / 2 Corinthians 4:5-5.1

"We do not lose heart" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season of Pentecost / June 10th 2018 - / 2 Corinthians 4:5-5.1

Text: 2 Corinthians 4:5-5.1Theme: “We do not lose heart”___________________________Intr – What keeps your life flowing? What keeps your heart going? What helps you to not lose it altogether – not to lose heart?          I ask you this today because anxiety, melancholy, and depression have...


Book Of The Month For June 2018:  Religion on Trial: Cross-Examining Religious Truth Claims (Second Edition)

Book Of The Month For June 2018: Religion on Trial: Cross-Examining Religious Truth Claims (Second Edition)

Religion on Trial: Cross-Examining Religious Truth Claims (Second Edition) By Craig Parton, Esq. 2018 / Paperback / 144 pages Overview: With ten thousand religions in the world today and two being added every day, how are we to know which, if any, is true? Religion on Trial takes a...


Book Of The Month For May 2018:  Echo: Unbroken Truth Worth Repeating, Again

Book Of The Month For May 2018: Echo: Unbroken Truth Worth Repeating, Again

Echo: Unbroken Truth Worth Repeating, Again By Rev. Johnathan Fisk 2018 / Paperback / 328 pages Overview: Christianity is not the ability to memorize or recite from books of Scripture or doctrine. It is not magic. It is not social club, counseling group, or self-help support group. It does...


"Hear, O my people, while I admonish/testify/warn you!" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Confirmation Sunday / June 3rd 2018 - / Psalm 81:1-10

"Hear, O my people, while I admonish/testify/warn you!" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Confirmation Sunday / June 3rd 2018 - / Psalm 81:1-10

    Text: Psalm 81:1-10Theme: “Hear, O my people, while I admonish/testify/warn you!” (v.8)___________________________Intr –  Psalm 81, on our lectionary for today, seems to guess our festivity, Confirmation Sunday, as the psalmist writes: “Sing aloud to God our strength; ishout for joy to...


He speaks / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season Of Lent / Maundy Thursday March 29th 2018 / Luke 22:70

He speaks / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season Of Lent / Maundy Thursday March 29th 2018 / Luke 22:70

    Text: Luke 22.70ffTheme: He speaks (Sanhedrin: “We’ve heard it from His Own Lips”) ___________________________Intr – Perhaps it has been around for a long time, but lately it became even more evident in our society. Many things that are said, written, published out there are not...


Book Of The Month For February 2018:  The Gates of Hell: Confessing Christ in a Hostile World

Book Of The Month For February 2018: The Gates of Hell: Confessing Christ in a Hostile World

Posted in Book of the Month / Persecution / Apologetics

Book Of The Month For February 2018: The Gates of Hell: Confessing Christ in a Hostile World  Essays, Articles, and Sermons by Various Confessional Lutheran Pastors  2018 / Paperback / 258 Pages The Church is no longer the darling of the culture. Those who have the courage to confess the...


 Sermon / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Season of Epiphany / Sunday February 4th 2018 - / 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 / "For the sake of the Gospel"

Sermon / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Season of Epiphany / Sunday February 4th 2018 - / 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 / "For the sake of the Gospel"

 Text: 1 Corinthians 9:16-23Theme: “For the sake of the Gospel”___________________________Intr – Why do you go to the football stadium? Why do you go to the hockey arena? Why do you sit down for hours at a baseball game? There may be lots of reasons for that. Fun, friendship, a couple of...


Book Of The Month For January 2018:  Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey: Recover the Joys of Piety

Book Of The Month For January 2018: Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey: Recover the Joys of Piety

Posted in Book of the Month / Prayer / Apologetics / righteousness / 2018

Book Of The Month For January 2018:  Thank, Praise, Serve and Obey: Recover the Joys of Piety by William Weedon 2017 / Paperback / 180 pages Piety has fallen on hard times. Some associate it with its evil twin, pietism, and reject piety based on the incorrect assumption that the two are one...


Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season of Pentecost Sunday June 25th 2017 - / Matthew 10:5; 21-33 / Have no fear

Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season of Pentecost Sunday June 25th 2017 - / Matthew 10:5; 21-33 / Have no fear

Text: Matthew 10:5ª; 21-33Theme: Have no fear___________________________Intr –   Religious people usually have a harder life than some pop idols and famous people.            As a person of faith, you need first to walk your talk before people would walk to hear you talk. At any sign of...


The Case for Christ (2017) Jon Gunn - Movie Review

The Case for Christ (2017) Jon Gunn - Movie Review

The Case for Christ (2017) Directed by: Jon Gunn Writers: Brian Bird (screenplay), Lee Strobel (book) Stars: Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Robert Forster, L. Scott Caldwell, Mike Pniewski, Tom Nowicki, Renell Gibbs, Haley Rosenwasser, Brett Rice, Faye Dunaway Run Time: 112min Rated: G (Canada)...


Book Of The Month For August 2016:  The Christian Life:  Cross or Glory?

Book Of The Month For August 2016: The Christian Life: Cross or Glory?

Posted in 2016 / Apologetics / Book of the Month

The Christian Life: Cross or Glory? By Steven A. Hein 2015/Paperback/196 pages Overview: This book offers a radically different perspective from that of many best-selling authors concerning how the Christian should measure and evaluate travel along God’s path of righteousness. It will...


Book Of The Month for June 2016: Has American Christianity Failed?

Book Of The Month for June 2016: Has American Christianity Failed?

Has American Christianity Failed? by Bryan Wolfmueller Overview Christianity in America has a distinct smell. The scent of questionable theological ideas floats through our churches. These ideas shape the way we read the Bible, worship, and interpret the world and our place in it. It...


Book Of The Month For May 2016: Being Lutheran

Book Of The Month For May 2016: Being Lutheran

Posted in 2016 / Apologetics / Book of the Month

Being Lutheran By A. Trevor Sutton 2016 / Paperback / 291 Pages/Adult - Mature Adult OverviewThrow out all those notions you might have about what it means to be Lutheran. When it comes down to it, being Lutheran is really very simple. It’s about following Jesus. We go where Jesus goes,...


God's Not Dead 2 (2016) Harold Cronk - Movie Review

God's Not Dead 2 (2016) Harold Cronk - Movie Review

God's Not Dead 2 (2016) Directed by: Harold Cronk Writers: Chuck Konzelman, Cary Solomon Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Hayley Orrantia, Jesse Metcalfe, Ernie Hudson, Benjamin A. Onyango, Robin Givens, Trisha LaFache, Paul Kwo, David A.R. White, Ray Wise, Pat Boone Run Time: 120min Rated: G...


Book Of The Month For September 2015:  Standing Firm:  A Christian Response To Hostility And Persecution

Book Of The Month For September 2015: Standing Firm: A Christian Response To Hostility And Persecution

Posted in Apologetics / Bible Study / Book of the Month

Standing Firm: A Christian Response to Hostility and Persecution By Jesse Yow 2015/Paperback/244 pages/Young Adult - Mature Adult Overview Christians encounter hostility and subtle persecution in the U.S. and face open persecution in other parts of the world. We are called to turn the...


Book Of The Month For May 2015:  LadyLike:  Living Biblically

Book Of The Month For May 2015: LadyLike: Living Biblically

Posted in 2015 / Apologetics / Book of the Month / Mother's Day

LadyLike: Living Biblically by Rebekah Curtis and Rose Adle 2015 / Paperback / 224 Pages Overview In a society where conversations about gender have too often become stale and predictable, LadyLike: Living Biblically reimagines what it means to be a Christian woman in our feminized...


Book Of The Month For April 2014: Making the Case for Christianity

Book Of The Month For April 2014: Making the Case for Christianity

Posted in 2014 / Apologetics / Book of the Month / issuesetc.org

Book Of The Month For April 2014: Making the Case for Christianity "Making the Case for Christianity: Responding to Modern Objections" by Maas, Korey; Francisco, Adam; Editors   Overview   Accessible to readers of all levels, Making the Case for Christianity introduces specific...