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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

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

Pastor Wade begins preaching through the book of Philippians under the theme "To Live is Christ." He will be going through each chapter of the book, verse by verse, starting with a look at how thankful Paul was for the church at Philippi. Press the play button above to listen to the message and read Pastor Wade's sermon preview notes below.

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I don't know who came up with the idea for "Pastor Appreciation Month." I'm thankful for it, of course, but it comes with certain liabilities.

03/18/2014 - 14:01

Living Word Core Values: Education

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.

03/03/2014 - 10:40

Living Word Core Values: Worship

Pastor Wade teaches on Living Word's core value of worship, looking at Psalm 149:1-4. Press the play button above to listen to the message and find the sermon preview below.

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Eminent 20th century British author CS Lewis, a later-in-life convert to Christ, struggled with the apparent arrogance of a God who demanded praise from His creation:

02/25/2014 - 14:11

Living Word Core Values: Discipleship

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.

02/17/2014 - 10:50

Living Word Core Values: Evangelism

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.

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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.

02/09/2014 - 13:15

Living Word Core Values: Fellowship

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.

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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.

02/02/2014 - 13:15

Living Word Core Values: Congregation

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.

01/27/2014 - 09:45

Living Word Core Values: God's Word

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.

01/15/2014 - 10:25

Living Word Core Values: Equipping

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.

01/08/2014 - 10:38

December 29, 2013- Almost Epiphany (Matthew 2:1-12)

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.

12/29/2013 - 13:32

December 22, 2013- The Tree (1 Peter 2:21-25)

The Tree
1 Peter 2:21-25
Like Christ, we have been called by God to endure suffering while doing good.

12/26/2013 - 15:12

Giving - Part 2

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.

12/19/2013 - 11:23

Giving - Part 1

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.

12/10/2013 - 16:02

God's Abundant Provision

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.

12/10/2013 - 11:04

Family

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.

12/03/2013 - 12:31

"And be thankful" - Elevator Music and the Death of Thanksgiving

Pastor Wade teaches on the final portion of our "And be thankful" series, looking at Colossians 3:15-17 and calling the put on the new man, which takes...

  • Christ's Peace
  • A Thankful Heart
  • Christ's Word...in Thankful Song
  • Christ's Presence

You can listen to the message by clicking the play button above.

11/26/2013 - 12:34

"And be thankful" - Put On

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.

11/17/2013 - 20:00

What You Might Not Know About Living Word Trustees

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.

11/13/2013 - 11:17

"And be thankful" - Put Off

Pastor Wade teaches on Colossians 3:5-11, where Paul urges the Colossian church to "put off" those things that "are earthly within you." Listen to the message by hitting the play button above.

11/10/2013 - 13:00

A Deacon's Love for Christian Education

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.

11/07/2013 - 10:25
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