Monday, August 31, 2009

How to Honor God's Word!

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Gospel: Mark:1-8,14-15,21-23
Hymn: "Oh, that the Lord Would Guide My Ways"
Pastor Mike Aus
Podcast from Living Word Lutheran Church(ELCA); Katy, TX
1. Where does the sense of knowing right from wrong come from?
2. What does "Natural Law" mean?
3. How is it possible to be "saint" & "sinner" at the same time?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

God Calls Us Into Community

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Gospel: Mark 2: 1-2
Hymn: "Blest Be the Tie That Binds"
Pastor Emmanuel Jackson
Podcast from Living Word Lutheran Church(ELCA), Katy, TX

1. What is God's "Master Plan"?
2. Mighty things happen in community.
3. How do our lives benefit from living in community with other

Monday, August 17, 2009

God Has A Plan!

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Gospel: John 6: 51-58
Hymn: "Be Not Afraid"
Pastor Mike Aus
Podcast from Living Word Lutheran CHurch(ELCA); KAty, TX
Date: 8/16/09
1. In 300 B.C. Alexander The Great spread the Greek language into all the
countries he conquered.
2. In 100 B.C. The Roman Empire brought infrastructure into the area and
cleared out the pirates.
3. In 5 B.C. Jesus was born in Jeruselem which was the crossroads of human
history. It was the right time and the right place for Christianity!
4. "Nothing happened by chance!"God planned for the time & place to send His son.
5. God turns bad things into blessings. "Fear Not" God is still in control!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Grace is the Wild Card!!

Tenth Sunday afer Pentecost
Gospel: John 6: 35,41-51
Sermon Referances from "Martin Luther's Basic Writings"
Edited by Timothy Lull; selected sections are:
"What to Look For and Expect from the Gospels."
"Preface to the New Testiment."
Hymn: "Just As I Am, without One Plea"
Pastor Mike Aus
Podcast from Living Word Lutheran Church(ELCA); Katy, TX
Date: 8/9/09
1. All you need to know about Christianity:
a. "Faith is accepting the gift."
b. "Grace is the whole deal."
c. "It's ALL grace or you would have to work very hard your whole life."
4. Abraham, Moses and David all point to Jesus.
5. You should perceive the gospels through which Jesus comes to you or you are
brought to Him! Good Samaritan: You are the man in the ditch! You are the
the paralyzed man; You are the prodigal son!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Keeping the Fizz Coming!!!

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Gospel:John 6: 24-35
Hymn: "Work, For the Night is Coming"
Pastor Paul Schairer
Podcast from Livnig WOrd Lutheran Church(ELCA); Katy, TX
Date: 8/2/09
1. What role do you believe is the highest calling of the Church?
2. What is "phileopletistic psychosis"?
3. What effect does this psychosis have on a Congretation?
4. "Where Is Jesus" when conflicts occur?