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The Battle is On

Pastoral Intern Brent Raan teaches from 1 Peter 5:6-9. God cares for us so deeply that he calls us to cast all or our cares onto Himself. Press the play button above to listen to the message and read the sermon preview notes below.

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When we see the word humble we automatically think that we have to think less of ourselves. Being humble does not mean that we must humiliate ourselves. The Lord has given each one of us gifts and talents for His glory and to think less of what He has given us is actually thinking less of Him.

09/02/2014 - 14:03

The Reluctant Prophet and the Relentless God - Jonah 4

Pastor Wade Mobley concludes his teaching on the book of Jonah, admitting that he has related to the prophet in his recent anger with God. Click the play button above to listen to the message and view the sermon preview notes below.

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Have you ever been angry with God?

I don't mean the sanitized version of, "God, I don't understand, but alas, I know that You are good and right, so while I chafe a bit right now, I trust Your hand...." I mean legitimate, angry, ticked off at the Almighty mad.

08/25/2014 - 10:57

The Reluctant Prophet and the Relentless God (Jonah 3)

Pastoral Intern Brent Raan teaches on Jonah 3, looking at the incredible compassion of God. Press the play button above to listen to the message and see the sermon preview below.

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We have been walking through the book of Jonah and have seen God’s deliverance for Jonah by the
belly of the fish, a supernatural intervention in the life of Jonah, as God used this location for the
repentance of Jonah as well as a foretaste of Christ. Our text this morning, though, holds one of the
biggest miracles recorded throughout Scripture.

08/17/2014 - 10:28

The Reluctant Prophet and the Relentless God (Jonah 2)

Pastor Wade Mobley continues teaching through the book of Jonah, looking at the Reluctant Prophet and the Relentless God. Press the play button above to listen to the message and read the sermon preview notes below.

08/12/2014 - 16:03

August 3, 2014- The Reluctant Prophet and the Relentless God (Jonah 1)

The story of Jonah is considered by many to be a fictional account. Scripture seems to indicate otherwise. First, 2 Kings 14:25 tells us that Jonah was a real prophet during the reign of Israel's King Amaziah early in the 8th century BC. Second, Jesus Himself uses Jonah's "three days and three nights" in the belly of the fish as a sign of His impending work.

08/04/2014 - 12:54

July 27, 2014- Pressing Toward the Goal (Pastor Elden Nelson)- Philippians 3:12-17

Friend of Living Word and former President of the AFLC, Pastor Elden Nelson, joins us at Living Word on the day of our quarterly congregational meeting. 

08/04/2014 - 12:50

July 20, 2014- Guest Preacher Nick Schultz (Luke 5:1-11)

This morning a familiar face comes back to us at Living Word!
Nick Schultz and his family recently headed to Plymouth, MN to
attend the Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary
where Nick will study to become an AFLC pastor.
Nick will be sharing from Luke 5 and teaching on the calling of
Simon Peter, James and John to discipleship.
08/04/2014 - 12:47

XCamp with Daniel Spratek - Taste and See Podcast - Episode 3

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Pastor Wade Mobley interviews a fellow Bible-believing Christian, Daniel Spratek, from the Czech Republic in the third episode of the Taste and See podcast. 

07/22/2014 - 16:15

Only God Provides

Pastor Wade takes a look at 1 Kings 17 and how God miraculously provided for the prophet Elijah and the people around him. Press the play button above to listen to the message and view the sermon preview text from Wade below.

07/14/2014 - 09:01

Light and Salvation

Pastoral Intern Brent Raan brings the message from Psalm 27, looking at how David sought the Lord as his light and salvation. Press the play button above to listen to the message and view the sermon preview from Brent below.

07/14/2014 - 08:57

Apple Nailing and Tomato Tying

Pastor Wade shares from the book of Galatians, looking at the fruit of the Spirit and the acts of the flesh. Click the play button above to listen to the sermon and view the sermon preview notes below.

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This Sunday we examine a passage of Scripture that is very familiar. Surprisingly, I have never preached on it. It is one of those passages that everybody knows but often-times reads...

...incorrectly.

07/01/2014 - 13:43

Transitions - an Interview with Pastor Wade Mobley - Taste and See Podcast

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Pastor Wade shares a little more about the details of his transition to a new call as well as some of the things he's learning and experiencing during this time. Click the play button above to listen to the podcast.

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06/30/2014 - 13:52

To Live is Christ - Everything or Nothing - Philippians 4:10-20

Pastor Wade teaches on the end of the book of Philippians, focusing on verses 10-13. Press the play button above to listen and view the sermon preview notes below.

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Today marks the end of our journey through the book of Philippians. It is a fantastic little book, and the time we have spent learning about God through this letter has been both fruitful and timely. Lacking time for a full explanation, I will sum up:

06/22/2014 - 11:21

Pastor Julius Badigo, Clothing for South Sudan, and Why Taste and See

We are excited to share with you our very first episode of Taste and See - the Living Word Podcast. Spend just under ten minutes with us as we chat with Pastor Wade on the title and idea behind the podcast as well as hear from Pastor Julius Badigo, the recipient of the clothing that was donated in April and May for South Sudan. Click the play button above to listen to the podcast.

06/18/2014 - 16:41

To Live is Christ - A Look at the Book of Philippians: Pressing On

Pastor Wade Mobley teaches from the end of chapter three of the book of Philippians, focusing on Paul's call to press on to what lies ahead. Click the play button above to listen to the message and read the sermon preview notes below.

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“Press on.”

06/01/2014 - 00:00

To Live is Christ - A Look at the Book of Philippians: Counting All Things Loss

Pastor Wade continues to teach through the book of Philippians, looking at chapter 3 where Paul considers all things rubbish compared to knowing Christ. Click the play button above to listen and read the sermon intro notes below.

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I remember a quiz once given to me be a professor at Bible School. I was a fairly new believer at the time, and was eating up the Biblical instruction offered to me on a daily basis. God changed my life through it. The quiz was memorable, obviously, for it is still in my head 19 years later.

05/25/2014 - 00:00

To Live is Christ - A Look at the Book of Philippians: After the Resurrection, Part 2

Pastor Wade Mobley gives part two of "After the Resurrection," continuing to look at the 2nd chapter of the book of Philippians. He challenges on grumbling and disputing and how it's a bad idea to argue with God.

05/18/2014 - 10:40

Forgiveness

Abiding Savior Pastoral Intern Matthew Ballman brings a message on forgiveness as he teaches through Matthew 18.

05/11/2014 - 00:00

To Live is Christ - A Look at the Book of Philippians: After the Resurrection, Part 1

Pastor Wade teaches from Philippians 2 as we continue to work through the book of Philippians. He focuses on the thought that "joyous, beautiful work awaits those who are saved by the resurrection of Jesus Christ." You can listen to the message by clicking the play button above and read the sermon preview below.

05/04/2014 - 10:26

April 20, 2014- Christ Has Been Raised! (1 Corinthians 15:1-20)

Charles Darwin wrote in his Origin of Species that "if it could be shown that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have come about by numerous gradual changes then my theory would fail utterly." Darwin, of course, dismissed this possibility as an impossibility, and moved on.

04/29/2014 - 13:25

April 13, 2014- Every Knee Will Bow; Every Tongue Confess (Philippians 2:5-11)

The first Palm Sunday was scandalous. The event itself wasn't all that much. Annually, Jewish pilgrims came to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. This year was no different.

04/17/2014 - 18:13

To Live is Christ - A Look at the Book of Philippians: Single-Minded Christianity

Pastor Wade Mobley continues teaching through the book of Philippians, this time beginning chapter two, with a message entitled "Single-minded Christianity." Press the play button above to listen to the message and read the sermon preview notes below.

04/07/2014 - 11:06

To Live is Christ - A Look at the Book of Philippians: To Those who Live

Pastor Wade Mobley teaches from Philippians 1 in a message entitled "For Those Who Live." Press the play button above to listen to the message and read the sermon preview notes below.

03/30/2014 - 12:00

To Live is Christ - A Look at the Book of Philippians: To Live is Christ; To Die is Gain

Pastor Wade teaches on Philippians 1:18b-26 as we continue looking at the book of Philippians. He focuses on the theme verse for our series, "But to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." Press the play button above to listen to the message, and read the sermon preview notes below.

03/25/2014 - 10:13

To Live is Christ - A Look at the Book of Philippians: Adversity

Abiding Savior's Pastoral Intern Matthew Ballman shares teaching from Philppians 1 as we continue our "To Live is Christ" series. Matthew shares how Paul taught that through adversity the gospel of Christ can reach more people. He also teaches that adversity reveals our true character. Press the play button above to listen to the message.

03/18/2014 - 14:32

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