We don’t love God in order that God will love us; God loves us, in order that we might be able to love others.
Forgiveness of sins, reconciliation with God, and a share of His Spirit are God’s gifts to everyone!
God intimately knows us by name and as a Good Shepherd does; He claims us as His own and leads His flock.
Congratulations to this year's Confirmands! And may we take this day to remember to always trust in our God, with a child like faith.
The resurrection can, and should, make a difference for you. In who you are and in how you help shape the world.
He Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed, Alleluia!
Jesus deserved exaltation and He got it! What do you say, are you ready to give it up for Jesus!
God calls us to love Him with our whole heart. If we are not committed with our heart, then we will bail out when things get rough.
Our entire life as a believer has only one purpose: to follow Jesus, wherever He leads.
First Sunday of Lent!"Jesus just doesn’t speak words from a distance to us who are facing pressure."
Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.
Jesus went to the mountain to be transfigured; and came down to be our Savior. Today, He calls to us to have a relationship with Him again!
Listen as Pastor Koy shares his message "Four Simple Points."1.) Purpose2.) Persuasion 3.) Personal 4.) Pray
You always have the freedom to choose. The question is, how will you handle this freedom?
As children of God we have been loved, forgiven and welcomed, so we should reflect the Father’s love and in turn be loving and forgiving.
Our hope is that we will grow to see more as we open ourselves to new opportunities for ministry in the name of the one who calls us.
This Sunday, we are glad to welcome Pastor Norm Koy to our Living Word family and celebrate the baptism of our Lord!
Happy New Year!May the wisdom that God granted to Solomon point us in the direction of Jesus, and kingdom that is to come.
Advent is the season of preparation, for that which is promised to come. As believers we know: He came once, and He shall come again.
God's gifts are all around us, and they do indeed keep on giving. As 2020 draws to a close, we reflect on the gifts that God gives us.
As we prepare for Christmas, we focus on the Gospel of Mark. And We turn towards Jesus, so that we may live with the gift of eternal life.
As the church calendar come to a close and we prepare for Advent; we take this opportunity to appreciate what Christ has done for us.
Despite the church year coming to an end, we know that He who matters most will indeed soon return. The question is: Are we ready?
Baptism is the entrance into a relationship with our Lord. Hearing the Word and receiving the Sacraments are a gifts from God. So Be Here!
At My Lowest: God Is My HopeAt My Darkest: God Is My LightAt My Weakest: God Is My StrengthAt My Saddest: God Is My Comforter
Today is a day to pause and to honor all those who have gone before us.
Listen as Pastor Sam preaches on the importance of this day. "The Lord of hosts is our refuge; for He resides with us."
Despite all opposition and even in spite of ourselves, God's plan will always succeed; and for this truth, thanks be to God.
We as a church family are blessed to be able to come together and be seated at the table to share in the faith provided by our Lord.
We as a church are called to stand together to speak, to act, and to protect the lives of those who cannot do so themselves.
By seeing the world through the lens of Christ, we are enabled to put our trust in God.
What does it mean to be a member in the body of Christ; and how do we all get along as a faith driven family?
Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
We believers journey with Christ with our own crosses; but we must never forget the biggest of crosses that was carried by Christ Jesus.
Jesus always gives the keys of the kingdom of heaven to His disciples; leaving the gates of heaven open to all who believe in Christ.
It is through the grace of God that we know we will always be His chosen ones. Our lord picked us, and His grace is for all people.
Knowing the of identity of Jesus is knowing that He is the one who comes into our lives and joins us; leaving us all filled with awe.
Jesus was, and always is, capable of doing astounding and miraculous things.
The waters of Scripture and Faith help to bring life and nourishment into our lives everyday.
If we live without knowing Jesus, we are left living without peace
Jeremiah proclaimed to believers the REAL good news, not misleading dreams. WE are called to speak up and speak out; to stand firm in faith.
Happy Father's Day!Today we listen as Pastor Sam Watters shares his message, "The Father's Day."
Today we listen as Pastor Sam Watters shares his message, "New and Ordinary."(Romans 5:6–15)
On this, Holy Trinity Sunday, we listen as Pastor Sam Watters shares his message, "In the beginning; the Trinity."
On this, Pentecost Sunday, we listen as Pastor Sam Watters shares his devotional message, "Gathering In Power."
On this, the final Sunday of the Easter season, we listen as Pastor Sam Watters shares his devotional message, "What Is The Point? (2.0)."
Christ's footsteps have been laid before all of us; We need only to believe, and more importantly; follow.
From the most epic of wonders to the most mundane of things in the every day; God is found. God's presence is with His people.
Christ is our resurrected savior, our shining beacon of hope, and He is the good shepherd who leads His flock to the promised land.
The Lord of hosts seeks out all believers, He reveals Himself to us through the Scriptures, and invites us to walk with Him.
"And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:7)
Happy Easter Sunday! It's not just a hope or assurance, it is a fact: He is Risen; He is Risen Indeed, Hallelujah!
At the cross, God’s plan to redeem the world came to full fruition. Yes, it truly is a Good Friday.
Listen as Deacon Eric Moore encourages us to come together as a family in Christ and also reminds us to fear not; for God is in control.
We celebrate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem!
Listen as Pastor Sam Watters shares how our heavenly Father breathes life into our lives every single day.
Listen as Pastor Sam Watters reassures all those in our Living Word community and across our nation and around the world.
Today we ask ourselves: how do we compare to Christ? Christ’s perfect work for us, love for us, and blessings for us are beyond comparison!
The Sun of righteousness to the world is brought to us by the Son of righteousness Himself.
We ask ourselves, "who am I?" Meanwhile, how profound is it when our God asks us, "Who Am I?"
Happy All Saints' Day! Listen as Pastor Sam asks and helps us answer: How do we identify a Holy Christian Church?
The Reformation gave us nothing new, just a rediscovery of teachings so often missed: The teaching of the Word and the hands of action.
How do we as believers resist temptation and how do we remain strong in the faith? It is by the Word of God, found in the Good Book.
The Holy Spirit helps ignite and also rekindle a fire within us. A fire that helps guide us and also help us become good soldiers of Christ.
Timothy encouraged all of us to guard the Good Deposit that has been entrusted to us; as a witness to God's Grace.
Life. What is it and why should we fight to preserve it? Listen as Pastor Sam shares the Bible's truth about the significance of life.
Pastor Sam explains how Jesus is our shepherd and how every single day He is leading us closer and closer to whom we ought to seek most.
"Love and affection from the house of correction." Paul shares how as Christ's followers, we're to forgive all as He himself has forgiven us
God's will is rich with direction and we as believers are lead on coarse, to His true north.
Our Lord "Gave Himself once, for All, as the Atoning Sacrifice for our Sins."
In order to battle, you must first be fully armored. And our Lord has given us that armor; dressing us for more than success.
The Father's love for us is ever present; even when we turn our backs on Him.
As we grow in our walk with Jesus, we find that He is both the gift and the gift giver.
Jesus steps into our lives, so we may tread the rough waters and claim victory over the storms.
Real rest is found in Jesus, but joyous rest comes when serving with Jesus. Press Play, Not Pause.
It may not always be easy, but our proclamation of faith is what changes us. For this, is "Love In Action."
Jesus invites us to be renewed, and to be made strong when we feel most weak
Every week we should gather knowing it possible to touch Jesus, to stand in His presence, and know that through Him, we can receive grace.
God plants the seeds so that we as believers may grow. From something insignificant, something of significance can grow. We Are His Seeds.
On a bittersweet day at Living Word Church, Pastor Randy leaves us with a simple reminder: "Little children, love one another."
Your life will be full of change: Are you embracing it or instead bracing for it?
Holy Trinity Sunday! For by Grace, you have been saved through Faith and this is the Gift from God.
How can we move from the chair of confusion, to compromise, and ultimately to commitment: Remember, Repent, and Redo.
Jesus' Love for us is not based upon our performance, but rather in spite of our performance.
We must draw closer to God - For the fruit we bear is an extension of God Himself.
Let us not love in word or talk but in deeds and in truth. For faith without works is dead.
To be convinced in our hearts that we have forgiveness of sins and peace with God by grace alone is the hardest thing.
Christ Is Risen, Alleluia!
The Lenten season is an opportunity to reconnect with our faith and savior. Join Us on this journey!
Where it seems like there is no way, Jesus makes a way; For He is THE WAY!
Humility is the key in our Christian walk; while pride is what kills
As followers of Jesus, What Should We Know?
As long as there is life, there is hope.
You didn't find Jesus, but rather He found you. He knows you, sought you, and came to you.
Remembering our Baptism, through the Baptism of Jesus.
Happy New Year!
Preparation, Anticipation, and Hope
Mankind is either blinded by the light and love of Jesus Christ, or blinded by the darkness of the world.
When words are many, sin is not far; so those who are able to control their speech are wise.
“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”
You shall love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
In an ever changing and challenging world, believers must look back and ask themselves: Did God really say that?
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
In the aftermath of such a tragedy, we often find ourselves asking: Where was God?
The Apostle Paul says we should all be slaves to righteousness. What does this mean?
We continue with James 3:1-13; Taming the Tongue (and fingertips).
Are you stuck in your own pool of Bethesda?
If Pastor Sam could just have one chapter of the Bible, it would be Romans 8!
The fringe is controlling the debate in this country.
You need to build relationships to know when and where you can help.
We still have our sin nature until the second coming.
Obsessing about what people think of you is idolatry.
We are going to follow something; as humans it is our nature.
Everyone has a picture of what a Father should be.
Jesus' understated promise; I am with you always to the end of the age.
The Holy Spirit works through people and His word!
The gospel is not a self help novel!
God speaks to us in his word!
If we put ourselves first we experience peace last.
The Lords Prayer. How can you include everything you need in a short prayer?
Life doesn't end at the grave!
What a powerful Sunday that must have been!
God is calling us to become fishers of men; not keepers of the aquarium.
The Apostle's Creed is a symbol-a reminder of our gift of baptism.
Nothing matters except faith expressed in LOVE.
What are some of the enemies of faith?
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father
What was that gift you were given?
We are called to be ambassadors for heaven!
By Grace we are saved!
We celebrate being Christian through the Reformation!
Unintentional sin still hurts.
It's time to do a heart audit!
Don't have faith in you're prayers; have faith in Jesus
Their is no "I" in Jesus, but their is an "I" in sin.
Some of the ways to choke out faith are worries and wealth.
Work is a gift from God, it give a sense of accomplishment.
We are pretty comfortable with the Lord's Prayer; but these words were first spoken by Jesus, the son of God! What do they mean?
What is wrong with Martha's works? Listen as Pastor Sam explains.
It is really easy to get hopeless in today's society! We need and have a Savior.
The lost are not our enemies; but we may be theirs.
We are called to be the light in a very dark world.
What would a father do for his daughter?
If you are reading God's word, where can you go wrong?
If the Lord dealt with us according to our deeds, we would all "shake & bake".
If we look at God only as the father, we miss out on the mercy
What does the Holy Spirit mean in your life?
As a mother looks out for her children, so Jesus looks for the heart of the broken hearted.
Our evolution as Christians is to evolve in faith and our relationship with Christ.
Pruning, Jesus says, comes about by the Word.
The world can not give you hope. Only God can give you hope.
Why do we pray for unity?
Doubting Thomas didn't add a thing to the resurrection.
Resurrection is a display of the Lord's power, but it is a greater display of his Love!
Why does Palm Sunday deserve our attention?
This Lenten Season we look at the Hands of our Savior!
We are all living in the vineyard, and the landlord is ever so patient and forgiving.
From Daring Faith to Daring Prayers. What can God do if we pray these Daring Prayers?
We have a choice how we want to live our lives; in fear or in faith. Listen to the Daring Faith Sermons beginning 1/17/16.
We can be ashamed of things we did or failed to do but we can never be ashamed of Christ.
Pastor Randy's prayer is that when we see red we can't help to think about what Jesus did. He bled for us.
There is a lot of things to bear in life that are impossible without Christ. Can we trust Him?
Today's sermon is a little different as members of Living Word share Scripture that have meaning to them or their families.
Pastor Randy's sermon in response to an evening of worship and song! Emmanuel, God is with us!
Everyone listening is given this gift, your name is on the tag.
Over the next 3 weeks Pastor Randy is going to go over the wonderful gift exchange Christ gave us.
For Unto Us-He is coming but he expects complete honesty when you converse with him. Only then can he guide you.
Listen as Pastor Randy confesses "Hi, I'm Randy and I'm a recovery people pleaser."
Our Bible is not made up of "stories". It is a narrative of God's word to the people.
The only thing that can get us out of the "Pawn Shop" of sin is the blood of Jesus!
Listen as Pastor Randy shares 5 things the Bible says to do to handle the losses in life.
Today we celebrate the reformation. Martin Luther followed God and we as Christians need to do a spot check. Are we really following?
God sent his son and that is the only way to salvation. We are not good enough to earn salvation on our own.
God never provides temptation. Listen to Pastor Randy as he explains where temptation comes from.
What's Pastor Randy talking about New Year's for? It's September! Listen and learn.
Pastor Randy is debunking the Christian cliche's in this series starting July 5.
We have been joined with God!
We may get more than WE can handle. Whatever we are facing will not be more that HE can handle.
Listen as Vicar Sam explains how the prophet Jeremiah was blessed by God's plan for him.
One mans trash is God's treasure. See how God makes things that look worthless into something of value.
Jesus + Nothing = EverythingBrilliance - Love = Nothing
The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity and is often misunderstood. Listen today for understanding!
Anybody can claim to be God. How do you prove it? By raising from the dead!
Hosanna! When God Visit Us!
The Gospel keeps going. "I will build my church and the gates of hell cannot prevail against it."
Satan's plan for you life is to take all of us out on a stretcher. God's plan for us is his Son that he gave for us!
Did you know "excruciating" comes for the word crucifixion? Christ was crucified for us out of his ultimate love for us!
When God speaks things happen. Listen as Vicar Watters describes how we got here and what God teaches Adam, Eve and us.
The spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness and He comes through the wilderness ready for ministry.
Once we encounter Christ we can never be the same again!
1 Kings 3:4-15 is commonly described as Solomon's prayer for wisdom. Vicar Sam Watters demonstrates how we can have a heart like Solomon.
Jesus, the gift that keeps giving.
He enters into our mess. Our Lord loves you, he receives you and he accepts you.
Never forget the reason for the season. God is with us.
Mary responds as we should respond when God "messes" with our plans.
Pastor Randy unpacks the mission of the new Living Word vision statement: Gather. Grow. Give. Go.
Pastor Randy discusses the history of the Reformation of the Church.
VIcar Watters challenges us to consider our true identity in Christ.
Experiencing Transformation Through Jesus
Inspired by the movie "God's Not Dead," we are asking questions such as: Is God there? Does He care? Is there a total separation of church?