Sermons by Pastor Priewe

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Trust in God’s Strength

This week I was attacked by the devil and the attack came from the unlikeliest of places. Message after message came at me ripe with the devil’s lies. He was telling me exactly the things I wanted to hear, the things that pet my ego. Subtle little whispers, stuff like, “Nothing you can’t handle!” “You […]

A Savior Has Been Born to You


In the name of Jesus Christ, the Savior born to change our world. The text for our mediation on this joyous Christmas Eve celebration is the Christmas Gospel from Luke 2, the 10th and 11th verses for emphasis. “The angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause […]

This Changes Everything!

In the name of the One who will come and make rivers of living water flow out from within us. The driest most desolate place I’ve ever been was on top of a plateau in Southern Israel called Masada. It was about a hundred degrees the day we were up there, but after an hour […]

God Is Making Everything New!

In the name of Jesus Christ, who freely gives living water from the spring of the water of life. The word of God for our consideration today comes from Revelation 21:1-6 as previously read. Two different people can look at a world that is full of death and mourning and crying and pain, and they […]

Faith That Delights in Duty

In the name of Jesus, who came not to be served but to serve. All through the summer, we’ve been following Luke’s account of Jesus on his way to from Galilee to Jerusalem to fulfill his duty and die for us and for our salvation. Along the way, Jesus has been alternating back and forth […]

Why Take Up the Task of Ministry?

Sermon Text Bible Study Guide Sermon Text Bible Study Guide – Leader’s Notes Last week, I got out golfing and I got paired up with another guy about my age. We got to chatting and asked about each other’s jobs. Then it came, the question I’ve sweated for years, probably the single most frequent question […]

Christ Ascends Victorious!

Life Guide Have you ever wondered why we call this place Mount Olive? If I had to take a guess on why a church like Riverview in Appleton is called Riverview, well I’d have to guess it’s because they’re in a neighborhood with a view of the river. But our little Mount Olive neighborhood isn’t […]