Called to Fellowship in His Sufferings and Glory

Most of us would gladly be rid of our own suffering, shame, weakness, guilt and fear. When the Apostle counts all things as loss, he means everything he once considered good about himself and his life's work: all his obedience, honor, achievements, integrity, popularity, pride and most fervent zeal. To have fellowship in his suffering … Continue reading Called to Fellowship in His Sufferings and Glory

Called to Demonstrable Grace in Fellowship

"Am I running, or have I been running in vain?" Paul wonders? The Jerusalem apostles ask, "Is the Gospel as Paul preaches it the same that we ourselves believe, teach and proclaim?" Patiently, they hear one another out. Plainly, they confess and compare their teachings and practice. Differences are addressed and reconciled. Thus the grace … Continue reading Called to Demonstrable Grace in Fellowship

Bible Study Notes and Audio from 02.24.2019

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

Sufficient Grace, Bittersweet the Sound

False humility hides both strength and weaknesses. Christian humility gives them voice--and receives from the Lord grace sufficient to endure weaknesses. His power is made perfect in your weakness. Hear the full audio of "Sufficient Grace, Bittersweet the Sound" A sermon on 2 Corinthians 11:19-12:9 / Sexagesima / 24 February 2019 Thanks for reading! Share … Continue reading Sufficient Grace, Bittersweet the Sound

Bible Study Notes and Audio from 02.17.2019

Verse by verse, we dig deeper into Matthew 20:1-16... Hear the full audio of Bible Study from February 17th 02/17/19 Notes for Study of Matthew 20:1-16 INTRODUCTION: Today we have before us a Parable. When we Lutherans say we read the Bible "literally," we do not mean that every verse reports a historical fact and … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio from 02.17.2019