Pastor Wade gives part one of a two-part series on giving, taking a look at 2 Corinthians 9:6-15. This week we look at the giver (with a small 'g') and next week look at the Giver of all good things. Press the play button above to listen now.
Pastor Wade recently sat down with Austin Hoekman, Living Word treasurer, to hear the story of how God's provision was evident last December. Click the play button above to listen to Austin share how God richly provided for our congregation.
Pastor Wade shares from the end of Colossians 3 on issues of authority. He takes a look at husbands & wives, parents & children, and employer & employee relationships. Click the play button above to listen to the message.
Pastor Wade teaches on Colossians 3:12-14, where Paul tells the Colossians church to "clothe themselves" with Christ in several very specific ways. Listen to the message by clicking the play button above.
Pastor Wade sits down with Tom Weiner, current chair of the Living Word trustee team, to talk about how the trustees work, what they do, and the behind the scenes work that they diligently perform that many people might not know about. Click the play button above to listen to the interview now.
Pastor Wade takes a moment to interview Rae Kurth, current Deacon of Christian Education at Living Word. Wade talks to Rae about his love for Christian education, Rae's Sunday School class, and the importance of learning a Christian worldview in today's culture. Click the play button above to listen now.
Pastor Wade begins our new sermon series on Colossians 3, looking at verses 1-4. He also talks about persecution of Christians as we observed the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Listen to the message by clicking the play button above and follow along with the slide presentation below.
Dan Warner, current Youth Ministry Team leader at Living Word, shares with me how his experience with Campus Crusade (now Cru) stretched him to a place where it's easier and more enjoyable for him to share the Gospel with those he knows and doesn't know.
Listen as David Olson, our guest speaker from Abiding Savior, shares on Luke 5. In this text we see accounts of a leper, a cripple, and how their ultimate need was not healing for their physical bodies, but healing of their hearts because of sin.
This will be the last message in our series on 1 John. God gave us John's little letter to help us with one persistent human wrestling: "How can I know that I am right with God/saved/going to heaven?" God tells us how in this passage.
The only message (I think) I have ever preached at a wedding is 1 John 4:7-12. It's perfect- exactly what the newly married couple needs to hear, and a solid text for those listening. Love isn't a gooey feeling, but a choice. God teaches us about love in Christ's sacrificial death, all at a time when there was nothing lovely about us. This is love- the sacrificial choice to prefer another, even- or especially- when they don't deserve it.
Living Word was blessed to hear from Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church's Pastoral Intern, Matthew Ballman, as he shared with us wonderful teaching on 1 John 1:5 - 2:2. Matthew urged us to have a proper view of sin as well as a proper view of God's grace, focusing on several "not this, but that" couplets from the passage. Click the play button above to listen.
Pastor Wade starts a short series on the book of 1 John, written for the specific purpose that those who read it would realize the authority of the eyewitness writing and believe in Jesus Christ as God and Savior.
Wade also mentioned several resources during the message, including the New Testament "chain of command," two detailed cases for the Resurrection, and the case for Jesus of Nazareth. You can find these resources attached at the bottom of this post.
Pastor Wade teaches from Malachi 4, explaining the concept of "The Day of the Lord" and how it will bring deliverance for some and judgement for others. Click the play button above to listen to the message and follow along with the presentation below.
Pastor Wade shares from Hosea 1 how God will have "Mercy on 'No Mercy'" and will say to "'Not my People', 'You are my People'". Click the play button above to listen to the message and follow along with the slide presentation below.
Pastor Wade shares teaching from Habakkuk 2. He teaches on how those who are just, by faith, shall live and takes a look at God's justice and why we view right things as right and wrong things as wrong. Press the button above to listen to the message and follow along with the presentation below.
Pastor Wade takes a look at the last chapter of the book of Jonah, highlighting how God calls both missionaries and mission fields to repentance. (Thank you to Lifechurch.tv's Open resource for the use of the Jonah title and background slide) Hit the play button above to listen to the message and follow along using the slide presentation below.
Pastor Wade takes a look at James 2:1-13 and the challenge of partiality in our culture. We are called not to show partiality based on any type of status, and thankfully, God showed no partiality in saving us through Jesus at the Cross. Listen to the message from Sunday using the play button above and follow along with the sermon slides using the Slideshare presentation below.
Pastor Wade Mobley takes a look at Hebrews 6:1-12. Sometimes seen as controversial, Wade looks at the text and shows us that in it we are secure in Christ and lost without Him. Listen to the message from Sunday using the play button above and follow along with the sermon slides using the Slideshare presentation below.
The prophet Ezekiel wrote some words that are difficult to understand.
Most of what Ezekiel wrote was given to Him in vision form, which makes translation to written form awkward. What we read is a visual picture that helps our mind's eye see the object lessons God gave to Ezekiel to call His people to repentance.