As the church that serves the countryside, we commit ourselves to share Christ's love in action through our congregation, community, and the world.

"From Fad to Foundation"

Click here to listen to Pastor Hans Lilijord's sermon, December 3, 2017.

Pastor's Monthly Message..December...2017

The Potential Within Us

We are often reminded that we rarely live up to our potential in our lives. The problem often seems to be that none of us are really aware of what that potential is. What exactly is the range of our abilities? Maybe it is because we don't examine ourselves a lot, perhaps we're afraid to take risks or we lack the courage to risk failure. Most people who are successful have failed at many things in life.
One of the virtues of a formal education is that it requires us to test ourselves in areas or activities that are not of our own choosing - at which time we might fail. Learning is a lifelong endeavor, but when we are on our own, we have a tendency to restrict ourselves to the things we are familiar with and which we do reasonably well. We have a tendency to avoid things which are a challenge, once tried or that we have tried and failed at.
We also need to free ourselves from asking ourselves the questions,
What will people say?" and from putting ourselves in social situations where we compromise our beliefs and principals because "everybody is doing it".
One of the paradoxes of life is that almost everyone wants to improve their circumstances, but hardly anyone wants to improve himself or herself, or at least take a risk to do so. Self-discipline, self-improvement and the establishment of strong values and standards in our lives are all essential and should be lifelong goals.
In trying to expand our abilities, we should not overlook the spiritual strength and potential which lies within us. A careful caring of our spiritual nature will help release many dormant talents.

"A Different Kind of King"

Click here to listen to Pastor Hans' sermon, November 26,2017.

"A Life Well Lived"

Click here to listen to Pastor Hans Lillijord's sermon, November 19, 2017.

"Be Prepared"

Click here to listen to Pastor Hans Lillijord's sermon, November 12, 2017.

"Fake Religion"

Click here to listen to Pastor Hans' sermon, November 5, 2017.

"Are You a Victim of Identity Theft?"

Click here to listen to Pastor Hans' sermon, October 29,2017.

Pastor's Monthly Message...November..2017

Living With False Expectations

Oftentimes we find ourselves looking ignorant because we have trusted misinformation. With very little effort, we pass on untruths which we assume to be accurate. It would amaze us, if we stopped to think about it, how many things that we believe to be true that, in fact, are not true.
It might seem obvious to us when we are asked, "Where was the battle of Bunker Hill fought?" But the seemingly obvious answer is not the right one. The shots heard at that Revolutionary War battle were fired at Breed's Hill, not Bunker Hill. And who said "Elementary my dear Watson?" Certainly not Sherlock Homes, because that quotation is never used in any of Conan Doyle stories. We all carry with us a lot of misinformation.
Perhaps, most of those many pieces of misinformation never do us much harm. but we also carry around many false ideas about life and how we ought to proceed in life which are dangerous or damaging. These illogical and irrational ideas slowly and silently convince us.
Many people believe that we ought to be totally competent in everything that we do. We believe that is part of being an adult. Because of this, we are often reluctant to admit errors. We hate to believe we have vulnerabilities. Worst of all, we torment ourselves when we do not achieve as much as we think we should. It can come to a point where we only see our faults and no strengths at all.
It is irrational to think we can be competent in all our endeavors. The very fact that we have developed some skills means that we have left other skills untended.

"God or Caesar"

Click here to listen to Pastor Hans' sermon, October 22, 2017.

"The Banquet is Ready"

Click here to listen to Pastor Hans' sermon, October 15, 2017.

12809 New Sweden Church Road
Manor, TX 78653
Phone: 512-281-0056

Rev. Hans J. Lillejord, Pastor
Cell Phone: 512-947-9044

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Services Held Every Sunday at 10:30am

Sunday School Held Every Sunday at 9:30am

Adult Bible Class Held Every Sunday at 9:15am


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