Sermon = Instruction/Covenant of the heart (Psalm 119 and Jeremiah 31)

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jeremiah_lamentingSermon = Instruction/Covenant of the Heart
Text = Psalm 119 and Jeremiah 31
Sunday = 5th Sunday in Lent (B)

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  • Jan Dismas Zelenka
  • *** Died 1745
  • Czech composer + musician of Baroque period
  • Knew Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Sometimes competed for same position
  • Bach had high opinion
  • Since World War 2 a movement to rediscover + publish + perform his compositions
  • Such as famous + difficult trio sonatas for oboes + bassoon
  • Listen + try to play one
  • Sonata = piece of music not sung but played
  • Very important during Baroque period
  • Usually short
  • Often 3 movements
  • Why talk about Jan Zelenka + sonatas on 5th Sunday of Lent?
  • This week felt led to two Bible readings
  • Share 2 sermonatas or homiletas
  • A sermon with two short movements
  • First movement
  • *** How does a young person – how do young people – keep their way pure?

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Live from Livingston – March 2018

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Live from Livingston – February 2018

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Sermon = The teaching of/is Jesus (Mark 1c)

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Jesus and unclean spirit India“Jesus and the Unclean Spirit”, Bhanu Dudhat (India)

Sermon = The teaching of/is Jesus
Text = Mark 1c
Sunday = 4th Sunday after Epiphany (B) or 4EpiphanyB


  • *** Who is one of your favorite techers?
  • Why?
  • Jesus and his disciples come to the town of Capernaum and on the next Sabbath Jesus goes to the synagogue and begins to teach
  • *** Gospel of Mark continues to unfold good news of Jesus Christ Son of God
  • Last week Jesus begins to preach
  • The right time is fulfilled
  • Kingdom of God is at hand
  • Repent and believe… trust… commit yourself and your life to this good news
  • What does that look like?
  • *** By the sea Jesus calls first disciples
  • Follow me and I will make you fishers of people
  • Do not know or understand
  • Somehow recognize compelling authority of person of Jesus
  • Immediately they leave behind and follow

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January 17 activities postponed

Because of the unusual cold (and snow and ice) Kids for Christ and Bible study on the Psalms are postponed to next Wednesday January 24.

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Live from Livingston – January 2018

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Sermon = What essentially is missing (Acts 19)

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baptism_copy__47500-1376701376-1000-1200_grandeSermon = What essentially is missing
Text = Acts 19
Sunday = Baptism of the Lord (B) or BaptismB


*** Introduction

    • Baptism of the Lord Sunday
    • Advent – our Lord and savior draws near
    • Christmas – Christ is born! Glorify him!
    • Epiphany – Coming of God as brilliant light
      • How God draws people of all nations + backgrounds
    • Now baptism – especially baptism of Jesus Christ
      • Not because he needs to
      • Important moment God reveals Godself as Trinity
      • And to provide example for us to follow
    • *** Baptism one of most important rituals of Christian church
    • Water -> pour or sprinkle or immerse
    • Words -> in name of Father Son and Holy Spirit
    • Represents new beginning
    • We become members of household of God
    • Seed of faith is planted
    • Parents… sponsors… family of believers nurture that seed
    • So we grow in love faith + knowledge of God
    • Many Christian groups…

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