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Sep 28, 2015

Pastor Paul Gravrock of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, California plumbs the riches of the Biblical story of Joseph, and how God saw him through life -- from the peaks to the pits to breathtaking success. God turned a bad thing into a good thing, using Joseph's brothers' treachery in selling him into...


Sep 21, 2015

Blessed to be a Blessing -- what does that mean? Where do those words come from? In this second week of Ascension's journey through The Story Bible study, Pastor Steve Herder preaches on this theme, a favorite passage from Genesis and the Biblical account of Abraham and Sarah. "As God is calling Abraham and Sarah, God...


Sep 14, 2015

Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, California, has begun a 31-week Bible reading journey by way of The Storyabridged chronological version of the Bible. In this first week, the Reverend Dr. Paul Gravrock takes up the story of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. Looking at the familiar narrative, Pastor Paul...


Sep 8, 2015

Pastor Steve Herder of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, California, takes his sermon theme from James 2:1-17, a controversial chapter that includes the famous admonition that faith without works is dead. Do we do good works in order to gain salvation? No, stresses Pastor Steve. The great gift of salvation for...