In grappling with this lengthy passage in 2 Corinthians 11:19-12:9, we strive to keep the main things the main thing... Hear the full audio of Bible Study from February 24. INTRODUCTION: "My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness." (2 Corinthians 12:9) Here is the brilliant lightning bolt striking … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio from 02.24.2019
Immanuel Lutheran Church invites parents of confirmation age children to learn and grow with their kids in the Christian faith. To encourage that continual learning and growth, each week of class we post a reading from the Large Catechism or other portions of our Lutheran Confession of the faith here especially for the mothers and fathers. These readings are directly … Continue reading Parents in the Household of Faith (Week ending 12.19.2018)
Two generations raised in captivity finally return home from Babylon. God sends His last writing prophet of the Old Testament to preach one final sermon. His word of warning and promise will have to last them the next 400 years... Hear the full audio of "He Will Turn The Hearts" A sermon on Malachi 4 … Continue reading He Will Turn The Hearts
Walls don't only hold back our many fierce enemies, protecting those within from external threats. Walls break and block out howling winds of life's many storms. For that heavenly Jerusalem, God builds up walls for the shelter and support of all who enter under the scarlet banners of repentance and forgiveness of sins. God is … Continue reading Psalm 51: Do Good for Us and Build Up The Walls!
Sometimes Jesus shows up and we're not even there. Put your ear at His side...and believe! Hear the full audio of "Thomas Was Not There" A sermon on John 20:19-31 (ESV) Second Sunday of Easter / 8 April 2018 John 20:19-31 (ESV) 19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the … Continue reading Thomas Was Not There…
Click to hear the full audio of "The Reformation: On Forgiveness" A sermon on Matthew 9:1-9 (ESV) Ninteenth Sunday after Trinity, 22 October 2017 The Reformation centers squarely on Jesus and the forgiveness of sins in His name. Our Gospel reading shows that Jesus has authority here on earth, right where real sinners are found, … Continue reading The Reformation: On Forgiveness
God loves to give good gifts and do good things for people. Some go to great lengths making excuses, always rationalizing why it's OK to refuse those gifts and reject this gracious Giver. Christ invited you to gather with the rest of us poor, crippled, blind and lame people as we receive His good gifts … Continue reading Excuses…Excuses…and the Lord’s Invitation