Faith is a spiritual trust in Christ... Not mere knowledge or cognition. Not our human willpower or decisive resolve. Not personal emotions that run the spectrum. Rather faith comes from the Word outside of us, enters in, engages and involves them all...granting peace in Christ Jesus, for you. Hear the full audio of "We Have … Continue reading We Have Obtained Access by Faith
PART TWO of the “All Who Believe and Are Baptized” Lent Series for 2018 Hear the full audio of "Does Your 'One Lord' Sign His Covenants on Infants?" A sermon on Genesis 17:1-14 / Colossians 2:6-15 Midweek Lent Service / 21 Feb. 2018 (Genesis 17:1-14) When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to … Continue reading Does Your “One Lord” Sign His Covenants on Infants?
Series Bible Study for PART TWO: Does Your “One Lord” Sign His Covenants on Infants? From the series for "All Who Believe and Are Baptized." CONTRASTING BAPTISM AND CIRCUMCISION—Immanuel Bible Class for 2.18.18 Throughout Lent 2018, our 9am Sunday Bible Classes take up in greater detail the passages we will hear during the following Wednesday … Continue reading Sunday Bible Study Notes From 2.18.18
Beware the spiritual daredevil in you... Hear the full audio of "Throw Yourself Down?" A sermon on Matthew 4:1-11 (ESV) First Sunday in Lent / 18 February 2018 Matthew 4:1-11 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, … Continue reading “Throw Yourself Down, for It is Written…”
PART ONE of the "All Who Believe and Are Baptized" Lent Series for 2018 Hear the full audio of "From Heaven or From Men?" A sermon on Matthew 21:23-27 (ESV) Midweek Lent Service One / Ash Wednesday / 14 February 2018 Matthew 21:23-27 (ESV) 23 And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and … Continue reading Jesus Asks, From Heaven or From Men?
From Luther's Large CatechismHoly Baptism (par. 1-10) 1] We have now finished the three chief parts of the common Christian doctrine. Besides these we have yet to speak of our two Sacraments instituted by Christ, of which also every Christian ought to have at least an ordinary, brief instruction, because without them there can be … Continue reading “Here stand God’s Word and command…”
Throughout Lent 2018, our 9am Sunday Bible Classes take up in greater detail the passages we will hear during the following Wednesday Midweek service. Our series begins this Wednesday with the Baptism question Jesus raised in Matthew 21:23-27 "Jesus answered them, “I also will ask you one question, and if you tell me the answer, … Continue reading Sunday Bible Study Notes from 2.11.18
Without a Cross in mind and the resurrection front and center, even the disciples are blind to a right understanding Christ's word and work... Hear the full audio of "A Blind Beggar's Sight" A sermon on Luke 18:34-43 (ESV) Quinquagesima / 11 February 2018 Luke 18:34-43 (ESV) 31 And taking the twelve, he said to … Continue reading A Blind Beggar’s Sight
Read the origin story of this 2018 Lent sermon series about a small town wrestling with big questions about Baptism… The chapel at that southern Illinois State Correctional Center was quiet except for the distant whir and hum of the prison porter's vacuum cleaner. New Inmate Orientation was over. Chapel rules, activities and services were … Continue reading Preface to the 2018 Lent Series
A sermon on 2 Corinthians 11:19-12:9 (ESV) Sexagesima / 4 February 2018 Hear the full audio of "Show My Weakness" 2 Corinthians 11:19-12:10 (ESV) 11:19 For you gladly bear with fools, being wise yourselves! 20 For you bear it if someone makes slaves of you, or devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, … Continue reading Show My Weakness