Dec 12, 2016
In this Advent sermon, Pastor Jack Ledbetter talks about John the Baptist's questioning of Jesus -- "Are you the one?" When we enter the season of Advent, we're encountering the real thing, today. We need to know, we want to know.
Dec 5, 2016
The shoot from the stump of Jesse, and the root of Jesse. Advent trees, Christmas trees. Have you ever realized how much tree imagery exists in the Bible, particularly in the Old and New Testament scripture about The Messiah? In this thoughtful sermon, Pastor Steve Herder of Ascension Lutheran Church in thousand...
Dec 5, 2016
Let's look back at the ancient Biblical wisdom about Advent, a time of quiet and waiting. There is much to be learned to guide us in this time of stress in the world, as this uplifting sermon by Rev. Dr. Timothy Delkeskamp of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks explains.
Nov 23, 2016
This sermon begins with Pastor Steve Herder of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, California, reading the morning's Gospel lesson -- followed by the strong, beautiful sermon by Rev. Rafael Malpica-Padilla, ELCA director of Global Mission. What do we do in Faith, Hope and Love, as named by Paul in 1st...
Nov 17, 2016
Jesus told us that when we show love to our neighbor, we are showing love to Him. In this sermon, Pastor Steve Herder of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, CA, talks about showing love to our neighbors near and far by helping those in need. At Ascension in November, this means our annual Gifts of Hope Fair.