Sermons by Pastor Vern Lintvedt

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Jesus teaches true forgiveness

How do we practice true forgiveness? Do we keep score and pat ourselves on the back once we have forgiven seven times? Or is there more? Forgiveness requires generosity and sometimes brings change. It is a long term event, a marathon. May we also be generous and forgiving to others in our daily walk, wherever…

Following Jesus

As the disciples followed Jesus they faced many challenges. As we follow in His footsteps Today, as we try to pick up our cross and follow Him, we face challenges of our own. Take heart! As we walk in The Way, He brings comfort to us and to those around us.

imagine the unimaginable

When Jesus was teaching and healing the 5,000, they needed to eat. And Jesus fed the entire crowd from the five fish and two loaves. Unimaginable? Not for Him! How can we today help to make this happen? We need only follow His example. Lord, embolden us to minister to those in need wherever and…

peace? no! but a sword!

When Jesus told his followers there would be conflict when they shared the Good News, there was a message for us as his followers today. Jesus warns us that the world will use the sword against His followers. We may have to go against the world and perhaps our very family as we follow His…

that we may be one!

When Jesus said His last final goodbye, John 17 captured this prayer, a prayer for who and what mattered most to Him:      “May God’s people be one!” Today, we sometimes pull back and exist in isolation. May we strive to be one, to overlook our differences, and tear down those barriers. Lord, help us…