Called by the Preached Word into Fellowship with Us

We rejoice as our communities unite and pull together in response to recent flooding, disaster or tragedy! Gladly we offer our prayers and act to lend our hands to provide help, clean up and rebuild. Yet the Lord God calls us to an eternal fellowship which transcends both these moments of extraordinary urgency–and all those … Continue reading Called by the Preached Word into Fellowship with Us

Parents in the Household of Faith (Week ending 03.13.2019)

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 03.13.2019)

“Throw Yourself Down, for It is Written…”

Since I’m out of town rejoicing with family in the birth of my first grandchild, here is a word from last year on the First Sunday in Lent 2018. Blessings to you all, and thanks for bearing with the content re-run. We will return to our regularly scheduled postings later this week!

—JPW

Isaiah 50:4 Blues

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, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.”

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’…

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