“Thou Shalt,” but “This Do!”

Do Christians really randomly pick and choose what commandments to keep? Sometimes it seems so. A Lutheran pastor here illustrates a method to the sometimes apparent madness (or Biblical wisdom) of knowing which Word of God to apply first or in which circumstance when God’s commandments appear to contradict in a “rock-and-a-hard place” kind of way—Like a pandemic!

Revelation Session Ten: The Letter to Smyrna

The Lord addresses an impoverished and suffering church in this session. He speaks words of promise for faith to grasp and wield against all fears for their individual--and corporate--future. That future is the Life secured for them in Christ. Below are the Keynote slides on The Letter to Smyrna used in class. Click this link … Continue reading Revelation Session Ten: The Letter to Smyrna

The Return of Baptism and Fellowship Audio

"And in other news: Techs restored Baptism and Fellowship Series audio this week. The lone Web monkey at isaiah504blues.com repaired the audio links to the Baptism (2017) and Fellowship (2018) Lent Sermon Series pages. During the renovation of the podcast host site, immanuellutheranlaurelne.com, all previously embedded and direct download links to sermon, Bible Study and … Continue reading The Return of Baptism and Fellowship Audio

Audio Difficulties…Please Stand By…

...while we transition to an updated website for Immanuel Lutheran Church! A number of readers have noted a disruption in the audio feed. The congregation which I serve is updating their website, which hosts my audio vault of over three years of sermons and such. My links to sermons here are likely all broken at … Continue reading Audio Difficulties…Please Stand By…

Readings for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity (08.25.19)

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)