May 17, 2020

“Regaining Sight” (Acts 9:1-19)

~Caleb Yoder

Recorded service for May 17, 2020, which is also Graduation Sunday. The video is a playlist. It will play continuously, or you can choose the particular segment by clicking the playlist icon.

Bulletin/Announcements

Written prayer and sermon

3 replies
  1. Gayle Voth
    Gayle Voth says:

    I appreciated your sermon, Caleb. I remember back in the mid to late 70’s, we had a weekend at church called a “Lay Witness Retreat”. Speakers were brought in, and one particular speaker asked us the date we were “saved.” As you referenced in your sermon, I (like many others in the church) had been raised in a Christian home and had always followed Christ. So I couldn’t come up with an exact date of conversion. His response was “then you haven’t been saved.” I was devastated. Now, years later, I recognize that quite a number of times in my life I have recommitted myself to Christ, or have had a sort of conversion experience, even though it hasn’t been THE CONVERSION! I also appreciated your real-life example of your Honduran conversion experience. I agree, that we need to be open to hearing God’s call for conversion–something that isn’t always at the forefront of our minds when we’re in the midst of a stressful time. Thank you!

    • alexanderwohl-pastor
      alexanderwohl-pastor says:

      Thank you for sharing this story, Gayle! I can imagine it was devastating to hear what this speaker said. I’m sure it took some time to heal from that comment. And now over the years been able to recognize the conversions or turning points you have had along the way in your relationship with Christ. It’s always helpful for me to hear from you all about how a message intersects with your own experience. Thanks!

  2. Teresa Derr
    Teresa Derr says:

    Alexanderwohl Church is the church my grandparents (Adina Voth and Daniel Unger) we’re married in. My daddy, Kenneth, and his brothers, Clifford and Daniel attended this beautiful church as children. They lived in Goessel at that time. A few years later, they moved to the big city of Newton, where I was born. Visits to Grandma’s house often included a trip to Goessel to see the sites of her youth. Your service warmed my heart and memories of my childhood came flooding back. I think I can almost smell Grandma’s zwiebacks baking. Pass the honey!!🌻🐝

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