Sojourners Church

As a Church we want Jesus to be front & center in our hearts & minds. We long to see people worship Jesus so that God is glorified and we have eternal joy.

We meet at the Skyline Plaza in Albert Lea every Sunday morning at 10am. Gospel-Centered Priorities to Fulfill Our Mission:
-Gospel-Centered Worship in Corporate Gatherings
-Gospel-Centered Expository Exultation in Preaching
-Gospel-Centered Sacraments
-Gospel-Centered Corporate and Individual Prayer
-Gospel- Centered Care and Life Together as the Family of God
-Gospel-Centered Individual and Fam

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"What does God require in the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Commandments?" | Nov 7, 2021 11/14/2021

"What does God require in the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Commandments?" | Nov 7, 2021

Q: What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments?
A: Sixth, that we do not hurt, hate, or be hostile to our neighbor, but be patient and peaceful, pursuing even our enemies with love. Seventh, that we abstain from sexual immorality and live purely and faithfully, whether in marriage or in single life, avoiding all impure actions, looks, words, thoughts, or desires, and whatever might lead to them. Eighth, that we do not take without permission that which belongs to someone else, nor withhold any good from someone we might benefit.

Join us today at the Skyline Plaza as we continue to study the Ten Commandments. Sunday School at 9am followed by our Lord's Day service at 10am.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/8Hd6erJqm8A

Sermon Activity Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1isfhegDC5uqygbmEE7sxm-rcOLkcpPS2/view?usp=sharing

"What does God require in the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Commandments?" | Nov 7, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"What does God require in the Fifth Commandment?" | Catechism Sunday | Nov 7, 2021 11/07/2021

"What does God require in the Fifth Commandment?" | Catechism Sunday | Nov 7, 2021

Q: What does God require in the fifth commandment?
A: That we love and honor our father and our mother, submitting to their godly discipline and direction.

Join us today at the Skyline Plaza as we continue to study the Ten Commandments. Sunday School at 9am followed by our Lord's Day service at 10am.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/r2kSiu4Z6dY
Sermon Activity Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WHA_tYcYJl64DFKHTphfpUu3KE5u_2Ob/view?usp=sharing

"What does God require in the Fifth Commandment?" | Catechism Sunday | Nov 7, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"What does God require in the Third & Fourth Commandments?" | Catechism Sunday | Oct 31, 2021 10/31/2021

"What does God require in the Third & Fourth Commandments?" | Catechism Sunday | Oct 31, 2021

Q: What does God require in the third and fourth commandments?
A: Third, that we treat God’s name with fear and reverence, honoring also his Word and works. Fourth, that on the Sabbath day we spend time in public and private worship of God, rest from routine employment, serve the Lord and others, and so anticipate the eternal Sabbath.

Join us today at the Skyline Plaza today for the third sermon in our series on the Ten Commandments. Sunday school at 9am followed by our Lord's Day service at 10am.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/Os09ZNqp-CU
Sermon Activity Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YQitKhUAbNAz01YJfmYbrclRJtwR8YCy/view?usp=sharing

"What does God require in the Third & Fourth Commandments?" | Catechism Sunday | Oct 31, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"What does God require in the First and Second Commandments?" | Catechism Sunday | Oct 10, 2021 10/10/2021

"What does God require in the First and Second Commandments?" | Catechism Sunday | Oct 10, 2021

Q: What does God require in the first and second commandments?
A: First, that we know and trust God as the only true and living God. Second, that we avoid all idolatry and do not worship God improperly.

Join us today at the Skyline Plaza today for the second sermon in our series on the Ten Commandments. Sunday school at 9am followed by our Lord's Day service at 10am.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/DD3QBGDD768
Sermon Activity Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tbztmFBWglzMkU7g6PRnhQJTeHWEzP5Z/view?usp=sharing

"What does God require in the First and Second Commandments?" | Catechism Sunday | Oct 10, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Q8: What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments?" | Catechism Sunday | Oct 3, 2021 10/03/2021

"Q8: What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments?" | Catechism Sunday | Oct 3, 2021

For the next few weeks, we'll be studying the Ten Commandments together, prompted by Question 8 of the New City Catechism: "What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments?"

Today, we'll be looking at our relationship to the Law as a whole and asking: (1) How should Christians think about the Law of Moses? and (2) Why study the Ten Commandments?

Join us in the Skyline Plaza at 9am for Sunday School and 10am for Lord's Day Service.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/LNzi4GMbErI

Sermon Activity Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1th-jZaU44m_pPLs8v0wDo1j4-nWS3HNF/view?usp=sharing

"Q8: What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments?" | Catechism Sunday | Oct 3, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

Baptism Sunday | September 26, 2021 09/26/2021

Baptism Sunday | September 26, 2021

"Buried with Christ in baptism, raised to walk in newness of life."

Friends, join us this morning at 10am in the Skyline Plaza as we baptize six people. Come see the gospel embodied and acted out through baptism and rejoice at the miracle of our union with Christ.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/EQvxh9XOxsQ

Baptism Sunday | September 26, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"The End of the Matter" | Ecclesiastes 12:9–14 | Sept 19, 2021 09/19/2021

"The End of the Matter" | Ecclesiastes 12:9–14 | Sept 19, 2021

Today, we finish our sermon series through Ecclesiastes.

We've listened to the Preacher's message. We've walked with him through the ruins of Eden and looked under every rock we can think of for purpose and meaning and lasting gain. And everything has come up short; "all is vanity" (Eccl 1:2; 12:8).

But along the way, the Preacher has been pointing us towards true purpose and meaning and gain. And here, at the end, the narrator makes this explicit: "The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man." (Eccl 12:13).

Join us this morning for our Lord's Day service as we hear the Preacher's simple conclusion and ask "how can we learn to fear God and keep his commandments during our brief days under the sun?"

Join us at 9am for Sunday School for all ages and 10am for our Sunday Service. We are located in the Skyline Plaza (use the entrance facing Front Street & Sibley Elementary).

Livestream: https://youtu.be/_OOeNJnJXMA

Sermon Activity Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FOwjXUDA8dudXxcceE2Qo5mdX5R9TtK1/view?usp=sharing

"The End of the Matter" | Ecclesiastes 12:9–14 | Sept 19, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Rejoice Rightly" | Ecclesiastes 11:7–12:8 | Sept 12, 2021 09/12/2021

"Rejoice Rightly" | Ecclesiastes 11:7–12:8 | Sept 12, 2021

As we near the end of Ecclesiastes, the Preacher reflects once again: life under the sun is full of both joy and sorrow—days of sunshine and days of deep darkness.

Young people know this is true, but often have a hard time seeing anything but optimism in life. This is why the reality of middle age hits us like a ton of bricks. And yet, once we're soured by the reality of life under the sun, we find it harder and hard to freely enjoy the good in God's creation. How can we learn the wisdom of age while retaining the optimism of youth? The Preacher teaches us this lesson in Eccl 11:7–12:8.

Join us today for our Lord's Day service at the Skyline Plaza in Albert Lea! 9am Sunday School for all ages followed by 10am Sunday Service.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/gcLeYefYtjk

Sermon Activity Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/163A5FF84VZQnGD66lUasczrGo1lduVhd/view?usp=sharing

"Rejoice Rightly" | Ecclesiastes 11:7–12:8 | Sept 12, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Do Something!" | Ecclesiastes 11:1–6 | Sept 5, 2021 09/05/2021

"Do Something!" | Ecclesiastes 11:1–6 | Sept 5, 2021

Farming in Eden was certain. Sowing, reaping, and enjoying the harvest was a sure thing. But in the ruins of Eden, living under the sun in a creation cursed because of Sin, much is uncertain. Crops die and ships sink. How do we live faithfully in a world with so much uncertainty? That's the theme of Eccl 11:1–6.

Join us today at 10am in the Skyline Plaza as we worship together and consider how Christ enables us to live with confidence in a world of uncertainty.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/uLp_sFhnCuw

Sermon Activity Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w1DBS-6ElxaUs2hp0CVP294FdGTeBTm5/view?usp=sharing

"Do Something!" | Ecclesiastes 11:1–6 | Sept 5, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Choose Wisdom!" | Ecclesiastes 9:12–10:20 | Aug 22, 2021 08/29/2021

"Choose Wisdom!" | Ecclesiastes 9:12–10:20 | Aug 22, 2021

So many of the daily challenges we face in this world do not have "chapter and verse" that tell us what to do. We need to learn to live skillfully in this world under the sun. That's where wisdom comes in. We need wisdom, but how do we get and use wisdom? That's the theme of our text from Ecclesiastes for today.

Join us for our Lord's Day service at 10 am in the Skyline Plaza. We'll worship together as we look at Ecclesiastes 9:13–10:20 and seek wisdom for living well under the sun.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/tkdWZBpcRWI

"Choose Wisdom!" | Ecclesiastes 9:12–10:20 | Aug 22, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Enjoy Life By Remembering Death" | Ecclesiastes 9:1–12 | Aug 22, 2021 08/22/2021

"Enjoy Life By Remembering Death" | Ecclesiastes 9:1–12 | Aug 22, 2021

Ecclesiastes 9:1–12 is at the same time one of the bluntest looks at the reality of death in Ecclesiastes and one of the strongest exhortations to enjoying life. How can these two things fit together? How do we enjoy life knowing that everything we love will eventually be taken from us by death?

That question reveals the heart of the promises of the gospel. It's against the dark backdrop of our own mortality that the promises of the gospel shine brightly—bright enough even that we can receive life's good as gifts from God to be enjoyed.

Join us this morning at 10am at the Skyline Plaza as we learn from the Preacher how enjoy life by remembering death.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/o3yrdjAVV4Y

Sermon Activity Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R8FQxIattOyqwiFI9J3W5s97ziZlz8ys/view?usp=sharing

"Enjoy Life By Remembering Death" | Ecclesiastes 9:1–12 | Aug 22, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Keep the King's Command" | Ecclesiastes 8:1–17 | Aug 15, 2021 08/15/2021

"Keep the King's Command" | Ecclesiastes 8:1–17 | Aug 15, 2021

As Christians, we know this world is not our home. We await a better home and a Good King. But in the meantime we live in the ruins of Eden, in a world filled with rebellion against King Jesus.

The Preacher in Ecclesiastes saw this world in rebellion and observed: "Then I saw the wicked buried. They used to go in and out of the holy place and were praised in the city where they had done such things. This also is vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 8:10) How do God's people live wisely in a wicked culture like that? That's the theme of our text today.

Join us at 10am in the Skyline Plaza as we worship the Jesus, the true and good king. We'll sing songs, read scripture, pray together, and be encouraged to hope in Jesus.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/S610eC54wDk

Sermon Activity Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a4q6OTz2waSvxJ1jqjKtPT3-3oYyyC8l/view?usp=sharing

"Keep the King's Command" | Ecclesiastes 8:1–17 | Aug 15, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Be Not Overly Righteous" | Ecclesiastes 7:15–29 | Aug 8, 2021 08/08/2021

"Be Not Overly Righteous" | Ecclesiastes 7:15–29 | Aug 8, 2021

In Ecclesiastes 7:15–29, the Preacher looks at the frustratingly mysterious nature of life under the sun and considers: How should we live in a world that often doesn't make sense? How should we live in a world where bad things happen to good people and where the wicked seem to prosper? What does faith in God look like when he seems capricious?

Join us this morning at 10am at the Skyline Plaza as we sing, read scripture, pray, and consider these questions from God's word together. We'd love to welcome you as Christ has welcomed us.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/p3wpfLLsyUY

"Be Not Overly Righteous" | Ecclesiastes 7:15–29 | Aug 8, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

Sojourners Church Livestream | Aug 1, 2021 08/01/2021

Sojourners Church Livestream | Aug 1, 2021

This morning, we will welcome in the pulpit Jonah Van Proosdy from our fellow TCT Church, Redemption City Church. Jonah will preach from 1 Peter 2:9–10.

Join us a 10am in the Skyline Plaza as we sing, read scripture, pray, and hear God's word proclaimed.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/nafr2Z5YZOs

Sojourners Church Livestream | Aug 1, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Q7: What does the law of God require?" | Catechism Sunday | July 23, 2021 07/25/2021

"Q7: What does the law of God require?" | Catechism Sunday | July 23, 2021

Q: What does the law of God require?
A: Personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience; that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves. What God forbids should never be done and what God commands should always be done.

Join us this morning at 10am at the Skyline Plaza for Catechism Sunday (https://www.sojourners.church/writings/2021/1/8/introducing-catechsim-sundays). We will read Scripture, pray, sing, and hear God's Word preached together as we explore how God's law teaches us to hope in Jesus.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/d0BwuiVBa40

"Q7: What does the law of God require?" | Catechism Sunday | July 23, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Go to the House of Mourning" | Ecclesiastes 6:10–7:14 | July 18, 2021 07/18/2021

"Go to the House of Mourning" | Ecclesiastes 6:10–7:14 | July 18, 2021

As the apostle Paul travels around strengthening the churches he has planted, he carries this message: "through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God." (Acts 14:22). In other words, the Christian life is one of many days of adversity. How do we learn to live wisely in these days? That's what the Preacher's message in Ecclesiastes for today is all about.

Join us at 10am in the Skyline Plaza as we sing, read scripture, pray, and hear God's word together from Ecclesiastes 6:10–7:14. We'd love to welcome you as Christ has welcomed us.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/RhgIeHx4H5g

"Go to the House of Mourning" | Ecclesiastes 6:10–7:14 | July 18, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

07/16/2021

Satisfaction Under the Sun — Sojourners Church

Friends, there was an error with the livestream and recording on Sunday so that no audio was recorded. Apologies! But we should have the problem fixed for this weekend. In the meantime, if you missed last weekend's message and want to catch up, we have posted detailed sermon notes at the website:

https://www.sojourners.church/sermon-archive/2021/7/11/satisfaction-under-the-sun

Satisfaction Under the Sun — Sojourners Church Ecclesiastes 5:8–6:9 Sermon Notes Unfortunately, the audio recording did not work for either audio or video. Below are some sermon notes to try to help you get the gist of the message. Introduction: We all have hearts hungry for happiness. The Preacher arranged his message as a Chiasm (a poe

"Satisfaction Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 5:8–6:9 | July 11, 2021 07/11/2021

"Satisfaction Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 5:8–6:9 | July 11, 2021

"He who loves money will not be satisfied with money...." (Eccl 5:10). We all know money makes a terrible god, and yet we go back to this god over and over thinking we'll find the satisfaction we week. Why are we so tempted to hope in riches? Why don't riches satisfy? We'll explore those questions with the Preacher this morning as we study Ecclesiastes 5:8–6:9 together.

Join us this morning at 10am at the Skyline Plaza as we sing, pray, and study God's word together. We'd love to welcome you as Christ has welcomed us!

Livestream: https://youtu.be/w5-nKdQICv8

"Satisfaction Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 5:8–6:9 | July 11, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

"Worship Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 | July 4, 2021 07/04/2021

"Worship Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 | July 4, 2021

"Guard your steps when you go to the house of God." Do we really need to watch out when we go to church? Some of us might think, of course!—especially if we've had bad experiences with the people in the church. But the Preacher in Ecclesiastes has something else in mind: we need to guard our steps when we go to the house of God because God is there.

Join us this morning at 10am at the Skyline Plaza as we sing, pray, and study God's word together. We'd love to welcome you as Christ has welcomed us! Together, we'll learn how to be wise as we come to the house of God.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/16er8ENLYag

"Worship Under the Sun" | Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 | July 4, 2021 Welcome to the live stream of Sojourners Church!Give online: https://tithe.ly/give?c=537980Visit our website: https://www.sojourners.churchConnect with Pasto...

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