Pastor Wade brings the last of Living Word's core values, education, as he teaches from Deuteronomy 6:4-15. The aim of Christian education is knowing God through God's Word and in God's world. Press the play button above to listen to the message and view the sermon preview and slides below.
Pastor Wade teaches on Living Word's core value of discipleship, focusing on the cost of discipleship: what it cost God, what it will cost believers, and what it may cost believers. Listen to the sermon by clicking the play button above, read the sermon preview below and following along with the slide presentation below as well.
Pastor Wade brings a message on Living Word's core value of evangelism, teaching from John 4:7-26. You can listen to the message by clicking the play button above and view the sermon preview and sermon slides below.
As I continue preaching through the core values of our congregation we come now to evangelism: presenting the cross of Christ as God's exclusive means of salvation.
Pastor Wade brings a message on Living Word's core value of "fellowship," teaching that Christian fellowship includes the forgiveness of sins. Click the play button above to listen to the message and view Wade's introduction, slides and the "Let Go" video below.
As days for gathering go, this is a big one. Some have even suggested that "Super Bowl Sunday" is the holy day for secular America. Uff da.
Pastor Wade teaches on the congregation, one of Living Word's nine core values. To listen to the message, click the play button above. Read Pastor Wade's introduction and follow along with the sermon slides below.
Core Values: Congregaion (1 Peter 2:1-10)
This is the most wonderful time of the year for me. It is by far the busiest, but always the most wonderful. There are a number of reasons, but today you are here for part of it: the week in January that begins with our annual meeting and ends with our annual leadership retreat.
Pastor Wade teaches on God's Word, one of the core values at Living Word. He spends time looking at the benefit, authority, and accuracy of God's Word, looking mainly at Psalm 18:30-32 as well as some topical teaching. Click the play button above to listen to the message. Read an introductory thoughts from Pastor Wade and view the sermon slides below.
Pastor Wade begins a nine-part series on the core values of Living Word Free Lutheran Church, beginning with the core value of equipping the saints. Press the play button above to listen to the message.
Epiphany means "appearing" or "manifestation." Epiphany is a feast or celebration observed by Christians around January 6 each year. The Western Church (those historically influenced by Rome) celebrates the visiting of Jesus by the Magi, while the Eastern Orthodox church (non-Roman, beginning with the "Great Schism" in 1054) celebrates the baptism of Jesus Christ. The "Twelve Days of Christmas" refers to the time between Christmas and Epiphany.
Pastor Wade gives the second part of his message on giving, taking a look at 2 Corinthians 2:6-15. This week we take a look at the Giver of all good things, the one who provides more than we could ever ask or imagine. Click the play button above to listen to the message.
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.