Is Jesus associating too intimately with sinners for your liking? Buddy, maybe you need more joy...His! Hear the full audio of Bible Study from 07 July 2019 Third Sunday after Trinity / Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Laurel, NE Luke 15:1-10 English Standard Version (ESV) 15:1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio from 07.07.2019
Hear the full audio of Bible Study from June 23 Text and notes relating to love in 1 John 4, and how Christians understand 'agape' / 'Love' in its spiritual, Christ-centered sense, and not a "self-centered," self-determined sense. From the Apology (Defense) of the Augsburg Confession, Article III: OF LOVE AND THE FULFILLING OF THE … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio from 06.24.2019
We all love a moving conversion story: Here a man whose life is decisively marked by his obedience to the Law and expertise in holy writ is told even he must be born again--by water and the Spirit! Such new birth might rightly be called 'labor,' but the Holy Spirit does all the work of … Continue reading You Must Be Born Again!
Our Eternal Father, with infinite wisdom and mercy enduring forever, delights to hear His children's temporal cries for help in our present needs. God lovingly responds with His good gifts and intervenes with His mighty acts of deliverance. "The Father himself loves you," Jesus says, so "Ask in My Name!" Hear the full audio of … Continue reading Ask in My Name…
Verse by verse, our Lord Jesus teaches us to pray on the night when He was betrayed. Learn along with His disciples and with us a promising word on why and how to pray... Hear the full audio of Bible Study from 26 May 2019 Bible Study Notes for the 05.26.2019From John 16:23-33 (ESV) 23 In … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio from 05.26.2019
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