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10 movies that ... deal with Blasphemy - 2nd Commandment

10 movies that ... deal with Blasphemy - 2nd Commandment

Reformation Rush Hour So you like movies? Here's a list of 10 movies that deal with the right and wrong use of God's Name. Listen to Pastors Ted Giese and Craig Donofrio talk about their picks on the Reformation Rush Hour program on KFUOam radio. Also these 2 lists of 5 movies are not...


10 Movies That ... Deal With Ir\Reverence - 3th Commandment (Remember the Sabbath Day)

10 Movies That ... Deal With Ir\Reverence - 3th Commandment (Remember the Sabbath Day)

Reformation Rush Hour So you like movies? Here's a list of 10 movies that deal with preaching, preachers, church, relics, holidays and remembering the Sabbath day. Listen to Pastors Ted Giese and Craig Donofrio talk about their picks on the Reformation Rush Hour program on KFUOam radio. Also...


10 Movies That ... Deal With Honour & Authority - 4th Commandment (Honour Your Father and Mother)

10 Movies That ... Deal With Honour & Authority - 4th Commandment (Honour Your Father and Mother)

Reformation Rush Hour So you like movies? Here's a list of 10 movies that deal with honour and authority, with parents and children. Listen to Pastors Ted Giese and Craig Donofrio talk about their picks on the Reformation Rush Hour program on KFUOam radio. Also these 2 lists of 5 movies are...


Funeral Sermon For Rena Galenzoski / Friday January 30th 2015

Funeral Sermon For Rena Galenzoski / Friday January 30th 2015

Funeral Sermon for Rena Galenzoski / January 30th 2015 / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went...


American Sniper (2014) by Clint Eastwood - Movie Review

American Sniper (2014) by Clint Eastwood - Movie Review

American Sniper (2014) Directed by: Clint Eastwood Written by: Jason Hall (screenplay), Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, James Defelice (book) Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Ben Reed, Luke Grimes Run Time: 132min Rated:14A (Canada), Rated R (MPAA) for strong and disturbing war violence,...


Into The Woods (2014) by Rob Marshal - Movie Review

Into The Woods (2014) by Rob Marshal - Movie Review

Into the Woods (2014) Directed by: Rob Marshall Written by: James Lapine (screenplay & musical) Stars: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Mackenzie Mauzy, Chris Pine, Lilla Crawford, Tammy Blanchard and Lucy Punch Run Time: 125min...


10 Movies That ... Deal With Murder - 5th Commandment

10 Movies That ... Deal With Murder - 5th Commandment

Reformation Rush Hour So you like movies? Here's a list of 10 movies that deal with murder. Listen to Pastors Ted Giese and Craig Donofrio talk about their picks on the Reformation Rush Hour program on KFUOam radio. Also these 2 lists of 5 movies are not necessarily always going to...


10 Movies That ... Deal With In\Fidelity - 6th Commandment

10 Movies That ... Deal With In\Fidelity - 6th Commandment

Reformation Rush Hour So you like movies? Here's a list of 10 movies that deal with in\fidelity. Listen to Pastors Ted Giese and Craig Donofrio talk about their picks on the Reformation Rush Hour program on KFUOam radio. Also these 2 lists of 5 movies are not necessarily always going to...


Sermon / October 26th, 2014 / By Grace Alone / Romans 3:20-22 / Pastor Terry Defoe

Sermon / October 26th, 2014 / By Grace Alone / Romans 3:20-22 / Pastor Terry Defoe

20 … no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin. 21But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known… 22This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ… (N.I.V)  On October...


10 Movies That  ... Deal With Lying - 8th Commandment

10 Movies That ... Deal With Lying - 8th Commandment

Reformation Rush Hour So you like movies? Here's a list of 10 movies that deal with lying and telling the truth. Listen to Pastors Ted Giese and Craig Donofrio talk about their picks on the Reformation Rush Hour program on KFUOam radio. Also these 2 lists of 5 movies are not necessarily...


Seeking the Good of Your Littlest Neighbour (1 Corinthians 10:23-24) - Family & Movies

Seeking the Good of Your Littlest Neighbour (1 Corinthians 10:23-24) - Family & Movies

Listen here for audio of radio interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org where Christianity meets culture. “All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. Let no...


10 Movies That ... Deal With Coveting - 10th Commandment

10 Movies That ... Deal With Coveting - 10th Commandment

Reformation Rush Hour So you like movies? Here's a list of 10 movies that deal with Coveting. Listen to Pastors Ted Giese and Craig Donofrio talk about their picks on the Reformation Rush Hour program on KFUOam radio. Also these 2 lists of 5 movies are not movie recommendations, generally...


Sermon for Sixth Sunday after Pentecost/ Matthew 13:24-30. 36-43/ Vicar James Preus/ Mount Olive Lutheran

Sermon for Sixth Sunday after Pentecost/ Matthew 13:24-30. 36-43/ Vicar James Preus/ Mount Olive Lutheran

24 He put another parable before them, saying, w“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds3 among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds...


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Directed by Matt Reeves - Movie Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Directed by Matt Reeves - Movie Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Directed by: Matt Reeves Writer: Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver Stars: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Nick Thurston, Judy Greer, Kirk Acevedo, Karin Konoval  Run Time: 130 Min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA)...


Sermon July 6, 2014/ Matthew 11:25-30/ Jesus Gives Spiritual Rest to the Spiritually Burdened/ Vicar James Preus

Sermon July 6, 2014/ Matthew 11:25-30/ Jesus Gives Spiritual Rest to the Spiritually Burdened/ Vicar James Preus

25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.[g] 27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father,...


Transformers 4 Age of Extinction (2014) Directed by Michael Bay - Movie Review

Transformers 4 Age of Extinction (2014) Directed by Michael Bay - Movie Review

Transformers 4 Age of Extinction (2014) Directed by:  Michael Bay Writer: Ehren Kruger Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver, Peter Cullen, Mark Ryan, Ken Watanabe Run Time: 165 Min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for intense sequences...


Sermon June 15/ Acts 2:14a, 22-36 and Matthew 28:19/ The Triune God Saves Us!

Sermon June 15/ Acts 2:14a, 22-36 and Matthew 28:19/ The Triune God Saves Us!

Acts 2:32-33 32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. Matthew 28:19 Go...


Called by the Gospel: A Pentecost Day Sermon - John 7:37-39 / Pastor Ted Giese

Called by the Gospel: A Pentecost Day Sermon - John 7:37-39 / Pastor Ted Giese

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Day of Pentecost / Sunday June 8th 2014 / John 7:37-39   On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of...


That Frustrating Jesus - Psalm 33 Sermon From June 2014 Prayer Service

That Frustrating Jesus - Psalm 33 Sermon From June 2014 Prayer Service

That Frustrating Jesus - Psalm 33 / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Wed June 4th 2014             Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous!                    Praise befits the upright.           Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre;                    make melody...


Sermon May 18/ John 14:1-14/ Jesus is the Way and the Truth and the Life/ Vicar James Preus

Sermon May 18/ John 14:1-14/ Jesus is the Way and the Truth and the Life/ Vicar James Preus

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am...