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.
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!
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.
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!
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? 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.