For Those Who Fear Death

Pastor Tom Kock || 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 || March 31, 2024 Is it fair to say that every one of us, when we are at a funeral, at a graveside, feel some degree of fear, or at least are upset to some extent? I know I am. And frankly, if you tell me or not,…

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For the Guilt-Ridden

Assistant Pastor Damion Glisper || Mark 16:1-8 || March 31, 2024 Why do you think Peter was mentioned specifically in our text? Was Peter somehow special? Surely he was no more of a sinner than any of the other disciples, nor was he any less of a sinner than any of the other disciples. So…

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For the Hurting

Vicar Phil Valdez || Job 19: 23-27 || March 31, 2024 How many of you would say that getting old is fun? Maybe you have bad knees, or you got a bad back, or you just can’t do the things that you used to do. You might be thinking, “But I’m young and I’m strong.”…

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God Doesn’t Show Favoritism

Acts 10:34 “Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism…” Should we be thankful to hear that God doesn’t show favoritism?Or should that truth scare us?How about “both“? “No Favoritism” playlist on YouTube We human beings tend to like to confess our failures with a…

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All things are possible with God!

A picture of a woman smelling money, hundred dollar bills

A rich man came to Jesus with a great question, one we all would be wise to ask: “What must I do to have eternal life?” (Mark 10:17-27) Jesus gave the man three simple yet impossible-sounding steps: Sell everything. Give to the poor. Come, follow me. The man went away sad. Jesus’ list sounded impossible…

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Professor Kock accepts our call to be our Pastor

For about a month I’ve pondered the Divine Call to Atonement Lutheran Church. After talking to lots of people, considering both my present calling and the calling to Atonement, thinking long and hard, and praying for our gracious God’s guidance, I have decided to accept the Call to be your new pastor at Atonement.  I…

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