"For freedom, Christ has set us free..." (Galatians 5). Yet Paul and the other Apostles warn against the abuse of our Christian freedom. We take a look at 1 Peter 2:11-20 and the connection of identity and the blessed use of freedom to the glory of God and the service of neighbors. Click here for … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio from 05.12.2019
War weary, conquered and now captive people are overcome by their loss and despair. The Lord intervenes by His Word to restore life and Spirit to His people. Hear the full audio of "I Have Spoken and I Will Do It" A sermon on Ezekiel 37:1-14 / Second Sunday of Easter / 28 April 2019 … Continue reading I Have Spoken and I Will Do It
Even the fondest memories cannot erase the truth of failures or sorrows shared. The women plan to tend to the hastily buried, pierced and battered body of our Lord. Past pain sometimes intrudes into the present moments and fills our futures with dread. The Lord leaves a message for them and all to hear and … Continue reading He is Going Before You
There's worldly grief. There's spiritual grief. And Jesus lives to see you through it all! Hear the full audio of "You Will Weep and Lament, But..." A sermon on John 16:16-22 (ESV) Fourth Sunday of Easter / 22 April 2018 Isaiah 40:25-31 (ESV) 25 To whom then will you compare me, that I should be … Continue reading You Will Weep and Lament, But…
The Good Pastor Jesus, your Good Shepherd, has taken up His life now to seek out, gather, tend and defend you... Hear the full audio of "Scattered by Wolves" A sermon on John 10:11-18 (ESV) Third Sunday of Easter / 15 April 2018 Ezekiel 34:11-16 (ESV) 11 “For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I … Continue reading Scattered by Wolves
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…
The strongest feelings can focus on the worst possible facts, until faith steps in to rest on the best of them...He is Risen! Hear the full audio of "He is Not Here!" A sermon on Mark 16:1-8 (ESV) Resurrection of Our Lord / 1 April 2018 Job 19:23-27 (ESV) 23 “Oh that my words were … Continue reading He is Not Here!