First Lutheran Church Minot
”Increase our Faith!”

”Increase our Faith!”

October 3, 2022

In Luke 17:5-10, Jesus explains to his disciples that the question of faith is not "how much" but "how then"--how then are we to live as people of (any size of) faith?
Pastor Brandy Gerjets preaching on October 2, 2022

Focus and Wildflowers- Pastor Ellery’s Sermon September 25, 2022

Focus and Wildflowers- Pastor Ellery’s Sermon September 25, 2022

September 26, 2022

Check out Pastor Ellery's sermon from Sunday, September 25, 2022 where we talk about the challenges of having wealth and following Jesus. We read 1 Timothy 6:6-19 and Luke 16:19-31 and talk about Jesus' love freeing us to live generously and hold our stuff lightly for the sake of the Gospel.

Another Hard Parable from Jesus- Wandering in the Word September 25, 2022

Another Hard Parable from Jesus- Wandering in the Word September 25, 2022

September 22, 2022

In Today's Wandering in the Word, Pastor Brandy, Melissa, and Pastor Ellery discuss another challenging parable of Jesus from Luke 16:19-31 that deals with the difficulty of trusting God over wealth. They also read 1 Timothy 6:6-19 and talk about taking hold of life that really is life. Check it out!

God & Wealth — sermon 9.18.22

God & Wealth — sermon 9.18.22

September 19, 2022

Jesus tells a confusing parable with a strange conclusion in Luke 16. But the verse that is uncomfortably clear is the warning that we cannot serve both God and wealth. Pastor Brandy Gerjets preaches at First Lutheran Church in Minot on September 18th, 2022.

Can God’s Mind be Changed? September 11, 2022 Wandering in the Word

Can God’s Mind be Changed? September 11, 2022 Wandering in the Word

September 8, 2022
Today there are two familiar parables from Jesus about lost things- sheep 🐑and a coin🥇- that are found, and the great celebrations 🎉that then take place from Luke 15:1-10. There is also a reading from Exodus 32:7-14 where we hear about God changing God's mind about destroying Israel for their lack of trust. What does this have to do with our lives today? Join Pastor Brandy, Melissa and Pastor Ellery as they talk about lost things and God's mind being changed in this weeks Wandering in the Word!
 
PS. The battery on the camera died at the very end of recording, but don't worry, some smooth editing makes it almost unnoticeable! 🤣
 
Does Jesus really want us to hate our family? September 4, 2022 Wandering in the Word

Does Jesus really want us to hate our family? September 4, 2022 Wandering in the Word

August 31, 2022

Does Jesus really want us to hate our family and give all of our stuff away? How do we live with this tension of giving up everything to follow Jesus while also being a faithful steward of everything God has entrusted to us? Join Pastor Brandy, Melissa, and Pastor Ellery for Wandering in the Word as they discuss these things, and much more, while contemplating Luke 14:25-33 and Deuteronomy 30:15-20!

Angels in Disguise? Wandering in the Word August 28, 2022

Angels in Disguise? Wandering in the Word August 28, 2022

August 24, 2022

In this episode of Wandering in the Word for August 28, 2022, Pastor Ellery has questions about Jesus’ parable about banquet seating etiquette and the crew wonders if angels visiting in disguise is like God sending a secret shopper. Oh, and a fly may have been injured during the recording of this episode! You don’t want to miss this conversation about Luke 14:1, 7-14 and Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16!

Working Hard? Or Hardly Working? August 21, 2022 Wandering in the Word

Working Hard? Or Hardly Working? August 21, 2022 Wandering in the Word

August 19, 2022

Working hard? Or hardly working? On Wandering in the Word for August 21, 2022, Pastor Brandy, Melissa, and Pastor Ellery discuss the tension of Sabbath and how it can be hard to know how or when to rest. They discuss Jesus healing a woman who had been bent over for 18 years on the sabbath (Luke 13:10-17), along with Isaiah 58:9-14.

Division & Peace

Division & Peace

August 15, 2022

In Luke 12:49-56, an emotional Jesus spells out the hard reality that division is inevitable on our way to true and divine peace. 
Pastor Brandy Gerjets preaching.

What is the right amount of stuff? Wandering in the Word July 31, 2022

What is the right amount of stuff? Wandering in the Word July 31, 2022

July 26, 2022
🎙Let's talk about having too much stuff, the idolatry of greed, and how we live in the tension of trust and safety on Wandering in the Word with Pastor Brandy and Pastor Ellery for July 31, 2022. The Scripture readings are Colossians 3:1-11 and Luke 12:13-21.
 
PS- This podcast was recorded outside so you may hear the occasional bird singing, background traffic noise, and even a loud dump truck cruising by towards the end!
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