Pastor Futrell Guest on Steadfast Throwdown

Our pastor was recently interviewed for a Lutheran program called "Steadfast Throwdown."  The subject of the program is the New Covenant as the Fulfillment of the Old.  Since we are not within listening range of the station that will air the interview, you can hear the interview at two different times on the internet: - On KNGN.org, Monday, April… [more]

Pastor Futrell Guest on Steadfast Throwdown Pastor Futrell Guest on Steadfast Throwdown

Tradition in Christ’s Church According to the Bible

This is our pastor's newsletter article for May, 2014. Today, many are practicing “Christian freedom” by living a way of life that is contrary to the Christian faith!  One way of doing that is by seeing faith as only something personal, not communal.  It’s both!  Just read the New Testament. It’s true: no one can believe for another. … [more]

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Christ is risen! John 20:1-18; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Christos anesti!  Christ is risen!  He is risen, indeed.  Alleluia! From St. John’s Gospel and the other gospel writers, Mary Magdalene, with some other women, went to the tomb early in the morning of the first day of the new week.  In the dim, gray light, they wondered how they would move the stone away from the entrance.  But when they arrived,… [more]

Christ is risen!  John 20:1-18; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Christ is risen!  John 20:1-18; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Good Friday Sermon: Isaiah 53:3-7

We live in a market-driven, entertainment-fixated world.  Shallow, entertaining sound-bites have replaced deep reflection.  And in such a world, Good Friday is not merely a misstep but a different dance altogether: God’s dance of death to give us life. Nothing is entertaining about the cross.  Drawing a smiley face on the cross does not change… [more]

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Maundy Thursday Sermon

Today, we rarely use the word “mercy” in our everyday speech.  But in the Church, it’s as common as the air we breathe.  We pray in the liturgy: “Lord, have mercy on us.”  When we do that, we echo the blind men who sought physical sight from Jesus in Matthew 9 and Luke 18.  For we also seek healing. But our blindness isn’t physical;… [more]

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