Sermons by Pastor Raasch

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Resurrection Hope Lives through Love

Life Guide Life Guide – Leader’s Notes Resurrection Hope Lives through Love I. God’s unconditional love for us II. Our unconditional love for others 9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s […]

The Hands of Brutality

27 Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they […]

Christians, We have Reason to Rejoice!

Life Guide Christians, We have Reason to Rejoice! I. Rejoice in God’s gifts II. Rejoice in our sufferings   1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. […]

Comfort for Those in Misery

Life Guide Life Guide – Leader’s Notes A Lesson in Mission Management I. Jesus served the earthly needs of many II. Jesus solved the eternal needs of all 29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30 Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and […]

Nations Will Come to Your Light

Life Guide Life Guide – Leader’s Notes I. Foretold by the Prophet II. Fulfilled by the Magi III. Celebrated by Believers   1“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. 2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. 3 Nations will come […]

The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift I. A Testimony of God’s Love II. An Assurance of God’s Promises He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Tell me, if we were to go back exactly one year from today, […]

A Promise Too Good to Believe

I. What Zechariah Doubted II. God, in Mercy, Fulfilled Tell me, have you ever been in a situation where you saw or heard something that seemed too good to be true? You just couldn’t believe it? Maybe you stopped at a rummage sale and you found an item that was like brand new, still in […]

Give Thanks to the LORD!

I. In the midst of affliction II. For His compassions are new every morning 19 I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. 20 I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. 21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: 22 Because of the […]