"Ephphatha," Jesus says, "Be Opened!" Our Lord has a way of restoring whatever is damaged or not functioning in us. That way is by His word. He speaks. We hear Him, perhaps as though for the first time! He speaks--He calls forth an audible in us. The Word is made flesh and sent to your … Continue reading Readings for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
Epistle reading for this coming Eleventh Sunday after Trinity... Ephesians 2:1-10 (ESV) 2:1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among … Continue reading He Made Us Alive with Christ…
You might certainly feel lost. Such a feeling alone doesn’t define your true situation. God is faithful. He’s already provided Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life ahead for you. Epistle for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity 1 Corinthians 10:6-13 (ESV) 6 Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might … Continue reading Losing Your Bearings?
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 … Continue reading Readings for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity
In Baptism, God arranges a body whose members say "I belong!" and "I do need you!" Hear the full audio of "An Apostrophe in a Wrong Place? On His Believers' Baptism" A sermon on 1 Corinthians 12:12-21 (ESV) Fifth Midweek Lent Service / 14 March 2018 1 Corinthians 12:12-21 (ESV) 12 For just as the body is … Continue reading An Apostrophe in a Wrong Place? On His Believers’ Baptism
Hear the full audio of "My Word Will Never Pass Away" A sermon on Luke 21:25-36 Second Sunday in Advent, 10 December 2017 The permanence of the Lord’s Word includes the permanence of his decrees and judgments against sin and sinners. Heaven and earth will pass away because of sin in the world, corrupting creation … Continue reading My Word Will Never Pass Away