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Knowing When to Keep Quiet II
April 13, 2014 | 23:55 | 5.7 MB

Peter’s Denial
April 9, 2014 | 26:57 | 6.5 MB

Knowing When to Keep Quiet
April 6, 2014 | 21:59 | 5.3 MB

The Garden
of Gethsemane

April 2, 2014 | 26:57 | 6.5 MB

Stray Sheep
March 26, 2014 | 12:10 | 2.9 MB

Judas’ Betrayal
March 26, 2014 | 25:45 | 6.2 MB

By His Wounds
We Are Healed

March 23, 2014 | 25:35 | 6.1 MB

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Thanks for visiting. We’re excited about what pilotknob.org can offer to both members of Pilot Knob Lutheran and the surrounding community. There are many churches in the North Iowa area, each with its unique ability of serving in the Body of Christ. We pray you find the congregation God has chosen for you to serve.

We encourage you to not only take a look around, but also tell us about your visit: how you use the web site, and what you’d like to see added to pilotknob.org. We desire to be a resource for the Christian and non-Christian alike. Thank you, and may God enrich your day.

We hope you’ll visit us in person, too! We’re a short drive from numerous communities: Forest City, Fertile, Hanlontown and Joice, Iowa.

Rev. Robert Snitzer Rev. Robert Snitzer
pastorbob@pilotknob.org
 
LENTEN SERVICES
2014


Join Us This Friday:
6:45 p.m.
The Execution

Riding into Jerusalem
March 5
20:59 | 5.0 MB

A Broken Heart
March 12
24:28 | 5.9 MB

Washing the
Disciples’ Feet

March 19
23:44 | 5.7 MB

Judas’ Betrayal
March 26
25:45 | 6.2 MB

The Garden
of Gethsemane

April 2
26:57 | 6.5 MB

Peter’s Denial
April 9
27:06 | 6.5 MB
 

PKLC DAILY DEVOTIONS FOR LENT:

Read I Corinthians 1:18-31

The message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that no one might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, in order that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

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Lent

Resurrection

Resurrection simply refers to someone rising from the dead. This of course isn’t natural or common. But it has happened in the past. Ezekiel raised the widow’s son from the dead.

“The Lord heard Elijah’s cry, and the boy’s life returned to him, and he lived. Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, ‘Look, your son is alive!’”
 —I Kings 17:22-23
Lazarus is a well-known incident of a man who was dead four days and was brought back to life by Jesus. In every resurrection case recorded in scripture, someone who was a follower of God was involved. It didn’t happen on its own.

If you haven’t heard, ABC has launched a midseason program called, “Resurrection.” It premiered on Sunday evening, March 9, and was the third most-watched show on ABC. It begins with a little boy waking up in China. The boy named Jacob, died 32 years earlier. No one has any idea how he got there or why he’s alive or even if he is who he claims to be. But he looks and sounds like the real Jacob who died earlier, and he has memories that only “Jacob” could have. He even remembers dying. Later on you discover he’s not the only one coming back to life.

It seems similar to night of the living dead or some zombie movie, except that the “resurrected” are normal. While this sudden return to life can confuse people, it would also be welcome for families who lost someone prematurely. The down side would be that they will have to die again later on. Having watched only half of the opening show, nothing was said about where these people were while they were dead.

Of course we don’t have to wonder what happens when we die. Every person will live forever either in heaven, God’s Kingdom, or hell, with Satan and his fallen angels (demons). There is no other alternative.

This month we celebrate The Resurrection.

It took place 2,000 years ago when Jesus, who was brutally tortured and executed, rose three days later. He didn’t rise with the same body and pick up where he left off. He was raised with a glorified body of flesh and bone. A body the apostles could touch ...

“... he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve.”
 —I Corinthians 15:4-5
... a body that ate broiled fish, a body that a locked building could not keep out, a body that could appear and disappear at will—as on the road to Emmaus, a body that will never grow old and die or experience pain and suffering. This kind of resurrection will occur for all followers of Jesus Christ.
“Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.”
 —John 5:28-29

“The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable.”
 —I Corinthians 15:42b

Resurrection is a great hope to look forward to knowing this is not all there is to life.

Will you be resurrected to eternal life? Will you be welcomed into God’s Kingdom completely forgiven and never rejected? The only way it will happen is according to what Jesus says in John 1:12.

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
 —John 1:12

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”
 —Ephesians 2:8-9
Have you surrendered your very soul to the one who suffered and died for you?

 —Pastor Bob

 



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