Squanderers, misers and outright thieves of God's own time find their help here and now. A Son so focused on His Father's will and His remote neighbor's need lets nothing distract or deter Him. Christ bends His will to the bitter hours that accomplish our salvation. God Keeps Time Holy for You by His Spirit, … Continue reading God Keeps Time Holy for You
Immanuel Lutheran Church invites parents of confirmation age children to learn and grow with their kids in the Christian faith. To encourage that continual learning and growth, each week of class we post a reading from the Large Catechism or other portions of our Lutheran Confession of the faith here especially for the mothers and fathers. These readings are directly … Continue reading Parents in the Household of Faith (Week ending 12.19.2018)
Here are the readings for the Third Midweek Advent Service...Dec. 19th @ 7:30pm Job 10:1-12 (ESV) 1 “I loathe my life; I will give free utterance to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. 2 I will say to God, Do not condemn me; let me know why you contend against me. … Continue reading Readings for the Third Midweek Advent Service (12.19.18)
We know the answer to the song "Mary, Did You Know?" But what about Elizabeth and Zechariah? These Priestly parents prepare the Messenger who prepares the way of the Lord. Their training gave John deep root in the Scripture. Christ brings the seeds parents planted to their fruition. Christ fulfills the promises of old and … Continue reading Elizabeth, Did You Know?
Verse by verse, together we dig into Matthew 11:2-11... Hear the full audio from Bible Class on 16 December 2018... Bible Study Notes on Matthew 11:2-11 (ESV) From Matthew 11: 2 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples 3 and said to him, “Are you the … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio from 12.16.2018
We pray:"Lord Jesus Christ, we implore you to hear our prayers and to lighten the darkness of our hearts by Your gracious visitation, for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever." Amen. Isaiah 40:1-11 (ESV) 1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to … Continue reading Readings for the Third Sunday in Advent (12.16.18)
Because we have a real-time problem with sin, God meets it with a Savior who enters into real time for us. Christ acts once with comprehensive, eternal finality to redeem the whole world from sin. But now, in certain places and times throughout our lives, the Lord manifests Himself to deliver this eternal, heavenly help … Continue reading God Saves Time Wholly For You