We pray: "Father in heaven, at the Baptism of Jesus at the Jordan River, You proclaimed Him Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized in His name faithful in their calling as Your children and inheritors with Him of everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ, our … Continue reading Meditative Matins for 25 September 2019
Lawlessness, Injustice, Outrage, Violence and Death...the bloody sins of others seem to be reigning unchallenged and staining our daily lives, too. Are we forever bound to surrender our own bodies to ungodly impulse and chaotic causes? In Christ, we've been ransomed away from the senseless life of sin. We're made fit and able to serve … Continue reading “The Baptismal End of Lawlessness”
Forgiveness is not meant to be measured out by the teaspoon...but poured out freely through the lips, by the cup and welling up like living waters from the font! Hear the full audio of "Not Condemning, But Forgiving" A sermon on Luke 6:36-42 / Fourth Sunday after Trinity / 14 July 2019 What is Baptism? … Continue reading Not Condemning, But Forgiving
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