Sermons Bible Studies Book Reviews References


Date (Speaker) Verses & Theme
May 26th 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) Acts 14:8-18
"Turn from Worthless Things to the Living God!"
Who reveals himself in works of power
Who reveals himself in acts of love
May 19th 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) Acts 13:44-52
"The Gospel Always Brings Joy!"
To the repentant sinner
To those who suffer conflict
To those who need comfort
May 12th 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) Acts 13:15-16, 26-33
"God has Words of Encouragement!"
Found in Jesus' death and resurrection
Found in his faithful promises
May 5th 2019 (Pastor Steven Degner) John 21:1-14
"Breakfast with the Risen Savior"
April 28th 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) Acts 5:29-32
"Jesus' Resurrection Gives Us Boldness!"
To proclaim the Gospel
To face persecution
To remain faithful
April 21st 2019 (Easter) (Pastor James Proeber) Lessons & Readings
Prologue - What are We Hoping to Find?               Luke 24:26-27
Only the King of Glory Could Free Us!                   Palm Sunday
     Jesus Came to Secure Our Freedom               Matthew 21:1-11
Only the Savior's Blood Could Cleanse Us?            Maundy Thursday
     Jesus Came to Secure Our Forgiveness          Matthew 26:26-38
Only Jesus' Death Could Rescue Us?                      Good Friday
     Jesus Came to Secure Life from Death           Matthew 27:45-54
Only a Living Savior Could Overcome the Enemy Easter Sunday
     Jesus Arose to Proclaim His Victory               Matthew 28:1-10
April 19th 2019 (Good Friday) (Pastor James Proeber) Isaiah 53:1-10
"What Was God Thinking?"
When he crushed his Son in death
When he released us from justice
April 18th 2019 (Maundy Thursday) (Pastor James Proeber) 3 Lessons
               Take and eat! Take and Drink!
1. This is for you!
1 Corinthians. 11:23-25
               Take and eat! Take and Drink!
2. In remembrance of me!
1 Corinthians 11:25b-26
               Take and eat! Take and Drink!
3. In a worthy manner!
1 Corinthians 11:27-29
April 14th 2019 (Palm Sunday) (Pastor James Proeber) Zechariah 9:9-10
"See the King That Comes!"
Righteous and with salvation
Gentle and full of compassion
April 10th 2019 (Lent) (Pastor James Proeber) Mark 15:33-39
Thanks be to God for His Indescribable Gift - Jesus Christ!
"Who Endured the Curse of God"
Rightly deserved by sinners
Innocently carried by God's Son
April 7th 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) Isaiah 43:16-21
"I Am Doing Something Completely New!"
Forget the former things
Rejoice in my acts of love
April 3rd 2019 (Lent) (Pastor James Proeber) Luke 23:32-41
Thanks be to God for His Indescribable Gift - Jesus Christ!
"Who Endured the Torment of the Cross"
A sentence falsely rendered
A sentence innocently endured
March 31st 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) Isaiah 12:1-6
"God has Good News!"
He is my strength and salvation
He has done amazing things
March 27th 2019 (Lent) (Pastor James Proeber) Mark 15:6-19
Thanks be to God for His Indescribable Gift - Jesus Christ!
"Who Endured the Scorn of Men"
Scorned by those who rejected him
Scorned by those he came to save
Scorned to reconcile us to God
March 24th 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) Exodus 3:11-15
"Remember the Lord, Your God!"
Who he is
What he has done
For ever and ever
March 20th 2019 (Lent) (Pastor James Proeber) Matthew 26:57-67
Thanks be to God for His Indescribable Gift - Jesus Christ!
"Who Endured the Accusation of Enemies"
Enemies who promoted lies
Enemies who resisted the truth
March 17th 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) Jeremiah 26:8-15
"Do What You Will Do!"
The Lord's Will can never be stopped
The Lord's Word can never be silenced
March 13th 2019 (Lent) (Pastor James Proeber) Luke 22:47-54
Thanks be to God for His Indescribable Gift - Jesus Christ!
"Who Endured the Bonds of Sins"
Which Jesus willingly accepted
Which Jesus obediently shattered
March 10th 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) Deuteronomy 26:5-10
"Remember the Lord!"
What he has done
What he will do
What he deserves
March 6th 2019 (Lent) (Pastor James Proeber) Matthew 26:36-45
Thanks be to God for His Indescribable Gift - Jesus Christ!
"Who Endured the Darkest Depths of Woe"
Accepting the Burden of his Father's Will
Accepting the Burden of our Rescue
March 3rd 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) Exodus 34:29-35
"What's Behind the Veil?"
The fading glory of Moses
The unsurpassed glory of Jesus
February 24th 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) Genesis 45:3-8, 15
"God Sent Me Here!"
To bring good from evil
To accomplish deliverance
February 17th 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) Jeremiah 17:5-8
"Cursed or Blessed"
One is what we deserve
One is what we receive
February 10th 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) Isaiah 6:1-8
"Standing in the Presence of the Lord"
We see his glory
We see our shame
We see his love
February 3rd 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) Jeremiah 1:4-10
"Prepared to Serve!"
God appoints his servants
God protects his servants
God empowers his servants

January 27th 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) Isaiah 61:1-3
"God Wants Good News to be Proclaimed"
Help for the afflicted
Freedom for the captives
Favor for the persecuted
Comfort for those who mourn
Beauty instead of ashes

January 20th 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) Isaiah 62:1-5
"The Lord Refuses to be Silent!"
In his call to repent
In his promise to restore
In his proclamation of righteousness
January 13th 2019 (Pastor James Proeber) 1 Samuel 16:10-13
"Anoint Him! This is the One!"
God directed Samuel to anoint David
God directed John to baptize Jesus
January 6th 2019 (Epiphany) (Pastor James Proeber) Matthew 2:1-12
"Where Can We Find Jesus?"
He is found in the Scriptures
He is found through faith
December 30th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Luke 2:21
"There is No Other Name!"
Given by God
Given by Joseph
Given to Jesus
Given for our rescue
December 25th 2018 (Christmas) (Pastor James Proeber) Luke 2:13-14
"The Lord Blesses People with Peace!"
Peace announced by the angels
Peace established by the birth of Jesus
Peace extended to all people through faith
December 24th 2018 (Christmas Eve) (Pastor James Proeber) 3 Devotions
1. The Prophet's Voice of the Past

Isaiah 42:1-9 "Listen to the Prophet's Precious Promise!"
2. The Angel's Voice of the Present
Matthew 1:18-24 "Listen to the Lord's Holy Messenger!"
3. The Believer's Voice of Every Generation
Luke 2:25-35 "Listen So You Have No Doubt!"
December 23rd 2018 (Advent) (Pastor James Proeber) Micah 5:2-5
                         The Mighty Message of Micah --
"The Eternal Ruler Comes From Bethlehem"
To fulfill God's precious promise
To serve as a faithful Shepherd
To provide peace and security
December 19th 2018 (Advent) (Pastor James Proeber) Galatians 4:4-7
"A Child is Given"
To complete God's faithful promise
To redeem those under the law
To bestow the full rights of sonship
December 16th 2018 (Advent) (Pastor James Proeber) Micah 4:6-8, 10
                         The Mighty Message of Micah --
"The Lord has a Plan"
To renew the weary
To restore his rule
To redeem his people
December 9th 2018 (Advent) (Pastor James Proeber) Micah 4:1-5
                         The Mighty Message of Micah --
"Come to the Mountain of God"
Where the Lord establishes his temple
Where the Lord invites people to dwell
Where the Lord promises abundant blessing
December 5th 2018 (Advent) (Pastor James Proeber) Isaiah 9:7
"A Child is Promised"
Who would proclaim God's power
Who would proclaim God's righteousness
December 2nd 2018 (Advent) (Pastor James Proeber) Micah 2:12-13
                         The Mighty Message of Micah --
"God Promises Deliverance"
I will gather those who wander
I will surround you with my love
I will provide you with a Savior
November 25th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) 6 Devotions
1. Jesus is Born with a Royal Heritage

Micah 5:2-5 "The King's Lineage Cannot be Questioned"
2. Jesus is Set Apart for Royal Service
Isaiah 55:1-4 "The King Serves in Love"
3. Jesus Proclaims a Royal Declaration
Isaiah 62:11-12 "The King has Good News"
4. Jesus Reveals His Royal Power
Revelation 1:4b-8 "The King Reigns from Eternity to Eternity"
5. Jesus Deserves our Thanksgiving and Praise
Isaiah 63:7-9 "The King's Kindness Fills Me with Praise"
6. Jesus Preserves us with his Blessing
Isaiah 66:12-14 "The King's Peace is my Life"
November 22nd 2018 (Thanksgiving) (Pastor James Proeber) Psalm 95
"Give Thanks to the Lord our God!"
Rejoice in his undeserved love
Rejoice in his gracious call
November 18th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Hebrews 10:11-18
"Perfection at Last!"
Lesson 1: We are purified by our Great High Priest (Heb. 10:11-14
Lesson 2: We are sanctified for eternal life (Heb. 10:15-18)
November 11th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Hebrews 9:24-28
"We Die, Then Comes Judgment!"
How will I stand on that day?
How will I prepare myself for that day?
November 4th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Hebrews 7:23-28
"Jesus is Better than the Best High Priest! "
He has a permanent priesthood
He is able to save those who trust in him
He always pleads on behalf of those he loves
He is perfect and offers perfection
October 28th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Revelation 14:6-7
"God Gives Us an Angel We can Trust!"
A messenger who carries the Gospel
A messenger who proclaims God's glory
October 21st 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Hebrews 4:9-16
"Jesus Serves Us in Love!"
Providing rest in times of weariness
Providing truth in times of uncertainty
Providing strength in times of weakness
October 14th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Hebrews 3:1-6
"Jesus Deserves Out Glory!"
As the Apostle and the High Priest
As the builder of God's House
As the source of our confidence
October 7th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Hebrews 2:9-11
"We Look to Jesus!"
For his gift of rescue
For his gift of new life
September 30th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) James 4:7-12
"Humble Yourselves in the Sight of the Lord!"
Submit to his will
Purify your hearts
Resist the urge to judge
September 23rd 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) James 3:13-18
"Be Wise in the Way of the Lord"
Which forsakes worldly wisdom
Which pursues spiritual wisdom
September 16th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) James 2:1-5;8-10;14-18
"Favoritism and Faith in the Lord"
Favoritism impedes good works
Faith undertakes good works
September 9th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) James 1:26-27
"Is There a Difference between Spiritual and Religious?"
The world offers its answer
The Lord offers his answer
September 2nd 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Ephesians 6:10-20
"Be Strong in the Lord!"
Equipped with his armor
Readied by prayer
Steadied by his love
August 26th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Ephesians 5:21-31
"Submission is Not Subjugation"
In every earthly relationship
In every heavenly relationship
August 19th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Ephesians 5:15-20
"More than Good Advice!"
Be careful how you walk
Understand the will of the Lord
Be filled with the Spirit
Give thanks for Everything

August 12th 2018 (Pastor Steven Degner) Ephesians 4:29-5:2
"A Healthy Tongue for Jesus"
It's hard to have a healthy tongue
It's possible to have a healthy tongue through Jesus

August 5th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Ephesians 4:17-24
"Watch Where You Are Walking!"
Stay off the path of the Gentiles
Remain on the path of righteousness

July 29th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16
"Rejoice, You are the Body of Christ!"
Joined together in love
Equipped for service and praise
July 22nd 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Ephesians 2:13-22
"Built to Endure"
Because we are united in Christ
Because we are united with Christ's Church
July 15th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) Ephesians 1:3-12
"From Eternity to Eternity"
We have a source of confidence
We have a source of motivation
July 8th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
"Have You Received the Gift of the Spirit?"
The Spirit who offers God's grace to serve
The Spirit who offers God's grace to endure
July 1st 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) 2 Corinthians 8:1-13

June 24th 2018 (Pastor James Proeber) 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

June 17th 2018 (Pastor Steven Degner) Mark 4:26-34


Bible Studies with Devotions Book Reviews
"Who is the Greatest?"
based on Matthew 20:17-28

You Ask About Relationships, by Tim Pauls
(Concordia Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd

"Just Desserts"
based on Luke 13:1-9

You Ask About Life, by Tim Pauls
(Concordia Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd

"The Truth About Temptations"
based on Luke 4:1-13

You Ask About Faith, by Tim Pauls
(Concordia Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd

"Predictions, Promises and Prophecy" based on Luke 3:1-6

Why Are You A Lutheran?
This We Believe (Questions & Answers), by Richard L. Gurgel
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd

"Everywhere a Sign"
based on Luke 21:25-36

No Cross, no Christian
Theology of the Cross (Reflections on His Cross and Ours)
by Daniel M. Deutschlander
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd

"A Sacrifice - Once and for All"
based on Hebrews 10:11-18

Sharing Your Faith
Prepared to Answer – Telling the Greatest Story Ever Told
by Mark A. Paustian
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd

"Going to the Extreme"
based on Malachi 4:1,2

Sharing Your Faith - Part2
Prepared to Answer – Telling the Greatest Story Ever Told by Mark A. Paustian
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd

"More than Living Together"
based on Genesis 2:18-24

An Audience With The King
Prayer: An Audience With The King, by Joel Petermann
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd

"How do you measure greatness?"
based on Mark 9:30-37

John Adams
John Adams, by David McCullough
(Simon and Schuster Paperbacks) Reviewed by Alan Todd


Feminism, by Nathan R. Pope
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd


Their Faith, Our Faith
Connecting Sinai to Calvary (A Guide to the Old Testament)
by John C. Jeske
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd


Christ – He Is My Lord
Christ (He Is My Lord), by Harlyn J. Kuschel
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd


Called to Testify
Called to Testify – The First Christian Witnesses
by Kenneth Kremer
(Northwestern Publishing House) Reviewed by Alan Todd


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