We pray: "O God, You declare Your mighty power above all in showing mercy and pity. Mercifully grant us such a measure of Your grace that we may obtain Your gracious promises and be made partakers of Your heavenly treasures; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the … Continue reading Readings for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity (08.25.19)
What good comes from false teachers' misuse of God's Word and His name? Here's a couple good things... From Luther’s Third Sermon on Matthew 7, p.229-232 2. Christ here proceeds in like manner. When he finished his sermon he warns his disciples and the people and admonishes them ever to remain faithful to what he … Continue reading For the Walls are Not Yet on Fire
Here are the readings for this coming Sunday, 11 August 2019
Jeremiah 23:16-29 (ESV)
16 Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you, filling you with vain hopes. They speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord. 17 They say continually to those who despise the word of the Lord, ‘It shall be well with you’; and to everyone who stubbornly follows his own heart, they say, ‘No disaster shall come upon you.’”
18 For who among them has stood in the council of the Lord
to see and to hear his word,
or who has paid attention to his word and listened?
19 Behold, the storm of the Lord!
Wrath has gone forth,
a whirling tempest;
it will burst upon the head of the wicked.
20 The anger of the Lord will not turn back
until he has executed and accomplished
the intents of…
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Slaves to sin? Slaves to righteousness? Isn't there some other option than being a slave? Listen in as we consider the striking, offensive language which reveals the nature of our baptismal life in Christ. (This was an alternate image I made in preparation for the sermon page, but the audio below is from Bible Study … Continue reading Bible Study from 08.04.2019
Difficult, even perilous days often come upon us early on in life. Sometimes they become extraordinarily difficult nearer the end of life in this world. Through them all, the Lord brings forth and preserves in us a steadfast faith which receives from Christ the Crown of Life... Hear the full audio of "A Faith Steadfast … Continue reading A Steadfast Faith and The Crown of Life
We pray: "O God, you make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, … Continue reading Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter
A somewhat casual devotional thought on Mark 11:15-19... 15 And they came to Jerusalem. And [Jesus] entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 16 And he would not … Continue reading LORD of the Pigeons