We pray: "Almighty and everlasting God, Who governs all things in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the prayers of Your people and grant us Your peace through all our days; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever." Amen. Exodus … Continue reading Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany (20 January 2019)
People often withhold their approval and love for others. Even once given, it often depends on performance and works. Your Heavenly Father gives His love and favor freely, by graciously uniting us to His Son in His Baptism. Hear the full audio of "I Am Well Pleased!" A sermon on Matthew 3:13-17 / The Baptism … Continue reading I Am Well Pleased
Loud crowds stand, arms waving high, swaying in concert as one to the music...the apostles' often describe a very different posture within and outwardly, when it comes to the worship of Christ, the Lord. Hear the full audio of "They Fell Down and Worshiped Him" A sermon on Matthew 2:1-12 / The Epiphany of Our … Continue reading They Fell Down and Worshiped Him
The Lord commands His people to be blessed as they bear His name. Unto you is born a Savior who is Christ Jesus, that very same Lord. Our new year begins in His Name, with His blessing continually given for you. Hear the full audio of "So Shall They Put My Name on Them" A … Continue reading So Shall They Put My Name on Them
Worldwide, Christians united in carols and hymns...but this Child is Appointed to be opposed, even by some who love Christmas music... Hear the full audio of "This Child is Appointed" A sermon on Luke 2:27-35 / First Sunday after Christmas / 30 December 2018 Small Catechism readings for the day: The First CommandmentYou shall have … Continue reading This Child is Appointed
Verse by verse, we dig into Luke 2:22-40... The Presentation in the Temple. Hear the full audio of Bible Study on December 30, 2018. Today we have a lengthy passage closing out the "infancy" section of the Gospel of Luke (2:22-40). The Sermon later will focus on part four, the prophetic blessing spoken about Jesus. … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio from 12.30.2018
We know the answer to the song "Mary, Did You Know?" But what about Elizabeth and Zechariah? These Priestly parents prepare the Messenger who prepares the way of the Lord. Their training gave John deep root in the Scripture. Christ brings the seeds parents planted to their fruition. Christ fulfills the promises of old and … Continue reading Elizabeth, Did You Know?