A somewhat casual devotional thought on Mark 11:15-19... 15 And they came to Jerusalem. And [Jesus] entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 16 And he would not … Continue reading LORD of the Pigeons
Encouraging pretense and rationalizations, teaching one another to say "we have no sin" only drives us further into the darkness and lies we tell ourselves to hide sin. At the core of this Fellowship in His Word we find the freedom to live in light of God's truth, even the truth about our sins. Indeed, … Continue reading Called Out of Darkness into Light and Fellowship
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 02.06.2019)
“For The Common good,” the apostle says, for your good and theirs God has given His gifts “to each,” a manifestation of the Spirit given to them for you. It was given to you, for them, too. They need you here. You need them. I need you in my life, too. God declares no less … Continue reading For the Common Good
In Mercy, Christ removes both a neighbor's irritating specks and your own blinding planks... Hear the full audio of "You will See Clearly" A sermon on Luke 6:36-42 (ESV) Fourth Sunday after Trinity / 24 June 2018 Genesis 50:15-21 (ESV) 15 When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that … Continue reading You will See Clearly
Baptizing and Teaching is how Christ's disciples are made. Their Lord's Supper sustains them... Hear the full audio of "Do We Make Disciples Who Take, Eat and Drink?" A sermon on 1 Corinthians 11:27-31; 2 Corinthians 13:5 (ESV) Holy Thursday / Maundy Thursday / 29 March 2018 Exodus 24:3-11 (ESV) Moses came and told the … Continue reading Do We Make Disciples Who Take, Eat and Drink?
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