A Glory That Still Shines

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The .mp3 audio file for Pastor Jerry McNamara’s December 14 message, “A Glory That Still Shines” is now available.

This sermon is part five of our series “Glory & Peace (Advent 2014)” and was offered during our Sunday worship service at Fishers Of Men Lutheran, one of the growing churches of Sugar Land.

12/14 SUMMARY: God’s glory shines on us. God doesn’t “leave us in the dark” of our sins or fears. He loves us enough to send Jesus to be born, to die and rise for us; and also still lights the way for us today. Our response? Walk daily in the light of God’s Glory!

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GOING DEEPER (Extra Questions & Scriptures)

[Note: you might find a look at today’s live outline or the worship folder can be helpful to review the teaching points from “A Glory That Still Shines” and to answer the following questions: If you were going to “walk in the light” with Jesus–instead of just visiting Him once a week–what do you think would change first?

Intro Question

Read Luke 2:8-10.  Try to place yourself in this scene.  How do you think you would react to the appearance of the angel?  To the news He shared?  Read a few extra verses to see what the shepherds did next?  Could you see yourself doing the same thing?

Read John 3:19-20   Can you relate to the fear of your “deeds being exposed” from these verses?  Share a time when you felt the freedom of not having to hide anymore because God’s grace has changed a bad habit?

Read 1 John 1:5-7   This verse talks about what changes as we walk with Jesus “in the light.”  What two things happen as we walk closer to Jesus according to these verses?  Who is someone you know that you can be praying for–that they might walk more in the light and have closer fellowship with you or others?

Closing Call To Action Question: If you were going to “walk in the light” with Jesus–instead of just visiting Him once a week–what do you think would change first?

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Fishers Of Men Lutheran Church Sugar Land shares these audio sermon files through our website and our Fishers Sugar Land Church iTunes podcast in grateful response to our Savior Jesus who shares His all, and with the hope that they encourage those who listen.

Worship with us any Sunday at 830am (traditional Lutheran, liturgical), 11am (blended praise style).  Learn more about our worship services at our FOM Worship page.

Our Feet On The Path Of Peace

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The .mp3 audio file for Pastor Jerry McNamara’s December 07 message, “Our Feet On The Path Of Peace” is now available.

This sermon is part three of our series “Glory & Peace (Advent 2014)” and was offered during our Sunday worship service at Fishers Of Men Lutheran, one of the growing churches of Sugar Land.

12/7 SUMMARY: John the Baptist was sent to help people see and be on the path of peace. John prepared the way for the “Price Of Peace” Jesus to come at Christmas, and we can help in the same way. You become what you seek! What if you were seeking peace with God & others?? Here’s how to seek peace & guide others, too!

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GOING DEEPER (Extra Questions & Scriptures)

[Note: you might find a look at today’s live outline or the worship folder can be helpful to review the teaching points from “Our Feet On The Path Of Peace” and to answer the following questions: If your feet are not on the path of peace, where would you say you are going?  What are you pursuing?

Intro Question

Read Proverbs 4:26.  God urges us in Proverbs to “give careful thought to our path.” If you stayed on the path you are walking now would you like where you ended up? Would your family and friends be proud of you? Would God be waiting at the end with a blessing or a curse? Think of who you would become if you were seeking peace with God and others!

Read Psalm 34:14 (or even better, Psalm 34:1-14)

Questions to probe deeper: What is a thought or pattern you are convicted you should “turn from” because you know you won’t like where it is going to take you?  What would it look like for you to seek peace with God?  

Read Psalm 139:24   What wrong or harmful way have you sensed God guiding you to turn from?  What is a positive or Godly thought or pattern you could put in place of that previous, wrong way?

Read Hebrews 12:14   This verse talks about living at peace with others and sometimes that means letting go of our rights to wound them back in return–even though it was the other person who harmed us.  Who do you need to “forgive” so that you can have peace?

Read Romans 12:18-19   This verse talks about letting go of our rights to have justice or revenge one someone who harmed us AS we trust God to ultimately provide that justice.  What hurt do you need to give up to God and entrust Him to work justice and vengeance?

Closing Call To Action Question: Who will you guide into God’s peace this week?

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Fishers Of Men Lutheran Church Sugar Land shares these audio sermon files through our website and our Fishers Sugar Land Church iTunes podcast in grateful response to our Savior Jesus who shares His all, and with the hope that they encourage those who listen.

Worship with us any Sunday at 830am (traditional Lutheran, liturgical), 11am (blended praise style).  Learn more about our worship services at our FOM Worship page.

Glory And Peace

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The mp3 audio file for Pastor Jerry McNamara’s November 30 message, “Glory And Peace” is now available.

This sermon is part one of our series “Glory And Peace (Advent 2014)” and was offered during our Sunday worship service at Fishers Of Men Lutheran, one of the growing churches of Sugar Land.

11/30 SUMMARY: Christmas is the re-telling and celebrating of God giving us the gift of peace through Jesus and us giving God glory!

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Fishers Of Men Lutheran Church Sugar Land shares these audio sermon files through our website and our Fishers Sugar Land Church iTunes podcast in grateful response to our Savior Jesus who shares His all, and with the hope that they encourage those who listen.

Worship with us any Sunday at 830am (traditional Lutheran, liturgical), 11am (blended praise style).  Learn more about our worship services at our FOM Worship page.

Thanks+Giving

The mp3 audio file for Pastor Jerry McNamara’s November 23 message, “Thanks+Giving” is now available.

This sermon is part two of our series “Engage (Using All We’ve Got To Do All We Can)” and was offered during our Sunday worship service at Fishers Of Men Lutheran, one of the growing churches of Sugar Land.

11/23 SUMMARY: In Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross we receive the gift of salvation, and another gift as well: the model of giving. Let’s learn there is no thanks without giving because we owe for what we’ve received–and practice it!

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Fishers Of Men Lutheran Church Sugar Land shares these audio sermon files through our website and our Fishers Sugar Land Church iTunes podcast in grateful response to our Savior Jesus who shares His all, and with the hope that they encourage those who listen.

Worship with us any Sunday at 830am (traditional Lutheran, liturgical), 11am (blended praise style).  Learn more about our worship services at our FOM Worship page.

How To Be Rich

The mp3 audio file for Pastor Jerry McNamara’s November 16 message, “How To Be Rich” is now available.

This sermon is part one of our series “Engage (Using All We’ve Got To Do All We Can)” and was offered during our Sunday worship service at Fishers Of Men Lutheran, one of the growing churches of Sugar Land.

11/16 SUMMARY: The move from “have-not” to “have” isn’t about amount, it’s contentment & intent! God enriches-the right way!

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Fishers Of Men Lutheran Church Sugar Land shares these audio sermon files through our website and our Fishers Sugar Land Church iTunes podcast in grateful response to our Savior Jesus who shares His all, and with the hope that they encourage those who listen.

Worship with us any Sunday at 830am (traditional Lutheran, liturgical), 11am (blended praise style).  Learn more about our worship services at our FOM Worship page.

A Church Of Second Chances

Church Of Second Chances logo 150x150 A Church Of Second ChancesThe mp3 audio file for Pastor Jerry McNamara’s November 9 message, “A Church Of Second Chances” is now available.

This sermon is part two of our series “Second Chance Living” and was offered during our Sunday worship service at Fishers Of Men Lutheran, one of the growing churches of Sugar Land.

11/09 SUMMARY: If we follow a God of second chances that means His Church takes chances to extend grace to broken people. Fishers can live and give grace even more as we humbly live in the Spirit of Jesus.  Pastor Jerry shares that seeking people will only come if we SHOW our own brokenness and SHARE how God’s second chances have helped us!

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Going Deeper Questions

You might find it helpful to look at the message outline in our 11/9/2014 YouVersion Bible “Live” outline here.

Opening Questions: what do you think is Fishers Of Men Lutheran Church & Preschool’s reputation in the community?  What do you wish that it was?  What do you think Jesus wants our reputation to be?  Jerry suggested that Jesus wants Fishers to be more than a “nice church”  what do you think that would look like?

Read Matthew 9:10-13.  What kind of expressions of love do you think Jesus wants us to show toward “sinners” such as the people in this story?  Or people in our community today?

Read Galatians 5:13.  What do you think “serving one another in love” would look like at Fishers?  What are some ways we are doing that now?  What are some ways you think we could do this more or better?

Read Jude 1:17-23.  Do you know some in our church who are like those described in the early verses (i.e. “devoid of the Spirit”)?  How could you show mercy to someone who is doubting or struggling?  What would showing mercy to those tainted with sin look like in our Church?

Read Luke 9:51-56.  Are we in destruction mode as a church?  Are we in saving mode with Jesus–having His same Spirit of compassion?  What would have to change to move us from being people who say “Lord, we want you to do whatever we ask (Mark 10) to people who are content to be the disciples “whom Jesus loved”?

Answer:

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Fishers Of Men Lutheran Church Sugar Land shares these audio sermon files through our website and our Fishers Sugar Land Church iTunes podcast in grateful response to our Savior Jesus who shares His all, and with the hope that they encourage those who listen.

Worship with us any Sunday at 830am (traditional Lutheran, liturgical), 11am (blended praise style).  Learn more about our worship services at our FOM Worship page.

The God Of Second Chances

The mp3 audio file for Pastor Jerry McNamara’s November 2 message, “The God Of Second Chances” is now available.

This sermon is part one of our series “Second Chance Living” and was offered during our Sunday worship service at Fishers Of Men Lutheran, one of the growing churches of Sugar Land.

11/02 SUMMARY: God gives grace and that means there are always second chances. Short two-part series about second-chance living through God’s gracious giving!

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Fishers Of Men Lutheran Church Sugar Land shares these audio sermon files through our website and our Fishers Sugar Land Church iTunes podcast in grateful response to our Savior Jesus who shares His all, and with the hope that they encourage those who listen.

Worship with us any Sunday at 830am (traditional Lutheran, liturgical), 11am (blended praise style).  Learn more about our worship services at our FOM Worship page.

Grace Alone Faith Alone (Reformation Sunday Message)


The mp3 audio file for Mike Lobin’s October 26 message, “Grace Alone, Faith Alone” is now available.

This message was offered during our Sunday worship service at Fishers Of Men Lutheran, one of the growing churches of Sugar Land.

10/26 SUMMARY: Fishers member Mr. Mike Lobin shares a message celebrating Reformation Sunday with the great Reformation truths of “Faith alone, Grace alone, Christ alone, and Scripture alone.”

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Fishers Of Men Lutheran Church Sugar Land shares these audio sermon files through our website and our Fishers Sugar Land Church iTunes podcast in grateful response to our Savior Jesus who shares His all, and with the hope that they encourage those who listen.

Worship with us any Sunday at 830am (traditional Lutheran, liturgical), 11am (blended praise style).  Learn more about our worship services at our FOM Worship page.

My Life Verse-Isaiah 6:1-13 Sermon


The mp3 audio file for Pastor Robert Lutjen’s October 19 message, “My Life Verse-Isaiah 6:1-13″ is now available.

This sermon was offered during our Sunday worship service at Fishers Of Men Lutheran, one of the growing churches of Sugar Land.

10/19 SUMMARY: Guest preacher, Rev. Robert Lutjens shares a message based on his favorite Scripture, Isaiah 6:1-13.

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Fishers Of Men Lutheran Church Sugar Land shares these audio sermon files through our website and our Fishers Sugar Land Church iTunes podcast in grateful response to our Savior Jesus who shares His all, and with the hope that they encourage those who listen.

Worship with us any Sunday at 830am (traditional Lutheran, liturgical), 11am (blended praise style).  Learn more about our worship services at our FOM Worship page.

The Encouragement App

Life Apps page wide logo 1024x160 The Encouragement AppThe mp3 audio file for Pastor Allen Bauer’s October 12 message, “The Encouragement App” is now available.

This sermon is part five of our series “Life Apps” and was offered during our Sunday worship service at Fishers Of Men Lutheran, one of the growing churches of Sugar Land.

10/12 SUMMARY: There is a powerful gift that can free and transform others–encouragement.  God gives the privilege of empowering others when we APPLY it!

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Fishers Of Men Lutheran Church Sugar Land shares these audio sermon files through our website and our Fishers Sugar Land Church iTunes podcast in grateful response to our Savior Jesus who shares His all, and with the hope that they encourage those who listen.

Worship with us any Sunday at 830am (traditional Lutheran, liturgical), 11am (blended praise style).  Learn more about our worship services at our FOM Worship page.

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