This week, Pastor Kim dives into Gen. 2, the second creation story in the Bible. Her sermon is entitled, "Being Human." This fall at St. John's, we are utilizing Brian McLaren's book, "We Make the Road by Walking," as our lectionary and jumping-off point for weekly sermons and messages. We encourage you to buy the book from your favorite bookseller and utilize it with us. Blessings!
Pastor Andy kicks off a new season using the book, "We Make the Road by Walking," by Brian McLaren, as our lectionary for the year. Get the book here in any format you'd like (https://smile.amazon.com/Make-Road-Walking-Reorientation-Activation/dp/1455514012/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=we+make+the+road+by+walking+brian+mclaren&qid=1631224180&s=books&sr=1-2). Today's message is entitled, "Awe and Wonder." It is based on the first creation story in Genesis 1:1 - 2:3. Join us to worship and praise the alive, good God of all creation!
A new chapter in Altar Echo has arrived, as Pastor Kim Kyllo joins the podcast. Welcome, Pastor Kim! Enjoy listening this week as Pastor Kim brings a powerful message of gospel to all of us. For all of you, let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good works and give glory to our Father in heaven.
Pastor Andy brings you the final sermon in the Embracing Revelation: Not Letting the Empire Strike Back" series, this time focused on Rev. 21:1-6 and Rev. 22:1-5. Read both full chapters, though, as you will be drawn into the most beautiful, inspiring promises of the Bible.
Also, Pastor Andy and Pastor Kim have begun a weekly "text study" podcast called "Altar Echo Text Study" that will air on Tuesdays each week. This is a 10-minute conversation, like pastors do each week, as they start to flesh out what good and new Word of truth they are hearing from God to us. Find it here and give it a follow, as well, so you can even prepare earlier in the week for the message that comes on Sundays. Find it here: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fifpa-10b942d?utm_campaign=w_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=w_share
This week, Pastor Andy welcomes Pastor Kim Kyllo, new Associate Pastor at St. John's church in Lakeville, MN, for her first sermon on Altar Echo. She talks about Jesus' amazing words to His disciples about eating his flesh, drinking his blood, and abiding in him in John 6. Listen, enjoy, and grow in your faith in Christ our Savior!
Pastor Andy picks up our Revelation series in Revelation 13, the imagery of beasts bearing down on people and life itself. This chapter also includes the famous allusion to a person signified by the number 666, who First Century people knew was Emperor Nero. This is not image of the end of the world, but of the beasts and manifestations of evil and sin we deal with and battle against on a constant basis. Today, especially, the title for this sermon series is most appropos: Embracing Revelation: Not Letting the Empire Strike Back. Be blessed in your listening and in your faith again today.
Pastor Andy takes a pause in the Revelation series as St. John's Lutheran Church in Lakeville welcomes new Associate Pastor Kim Kyllo. Pastor Andy centers his message today around I Corinthians 2 and John 3. Peace to you as you hear the Gospel and deepen your faith in our loving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Pastor Andy digs further into Revelation this week, this time in Chapter 6:1-8 and Chapter 7:9-17. This is the famous Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse scene, as well as the famous "These are they who have come out of the great ordeal" scene. Blessings to you as you abide in God's Word and worship God faithfully as a disciple of Christ, your Savior.
Pastor Andy takes us to part 2 of 5 of Revelation: Not Letting the Empire Strike Back. This week's sermon is an experiential moment of Rev 5, the praise of the Lamb who was slain for our sins. Come with joy and faith to this powerful promise of God that grace through Christ will always be given to us...and should be the cause of great praise from us together toward God!