We all love a moving conversion story: Here a man whose life is decisively marked by his obedience to the Law and expertise in holy writ is told even he must be born again--by water and the Spirit! Such new birth might rightly be called 'labor,' but the Holy Spirit does all the work of … Continue reading You Must Be Born Again!
A fourfold Pentecost promise is fulfilled... Hear the full audio of Bible Study from 9 June 2019 John 14:23-31 (ESV) 23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 Whoever does not love me … Continue reading Bible Study from 09 June 2019
Our ascended Lord Jesus lives and reigns! He promised and has given the Helper to cause you to walk in His ways: love and hospitality, divine speech and service in the strength God provides... Hear the full audio of "Good Stewards of God's Grace" A sermon on 1 Peter 4:7-14 / Seventh Sunday of Easter … Continue reading Good Stewards of God’s Grace
Christ promised and sent the Spirit of Truth for you. The Third Person of the Trinity works nearby, within and through you according to His divine purpose. The world holds skewed notions of sin, righteousness and judgment. This Spirit speaks the Truth, He speaks salvation in Christ to hearts mired in lies. Your heavenly Helper … Continue reading The Spirit of Truth
As the congregation celebrates the confirmation of our young ones in the Christian faith, we hear about this same Church brought forth on the day of Pentecost. The apostolic Word is preached. The people of faith are gathered by the Sacraments. As part of the Fellowship in His Word Series, join in as we learn … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio from 04.14.2019
The Teaching. The Fellowship. The Breaking of Bread. The Prayers. The Holy Spirit calls us to renewed devotion, for Christ is at work here! Toward these gifts, the Spirit continually draws us. Yet other forces are at work to lead and drive us far away from them, one by one. What becomes of the Christian … Continue reading Called to be Devoted in Fellowship
Verse by verse, together we dig into 2 Kings 5:1-15 (ESV)... Hear the full audio of Bible Study from 17 January 2019 INTRODUCTION: The Catechism as Bible Study Tool The Small Catechism is much more than a child's initiation into the Christian faith. It is certainly also meant to be a parents' handbook. The catechism … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio from 01.27.2019