An Encouraging Service of Prayer and Preaching With thousands in need, the disciples troubleshooot the situation and come up empty. One offers everything at hand. In the midst of uncertainty, Jesus makes satisfying use of it all. Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Churchwwww.immanuellutheranlaurelne.com Hear the full Service of Prayer and Preaching (Lutheran Service Book, p.260ff) for the … Continue reading One Boy, Two Fish, Five Loaves and Jesus
Jesus teaches us to pray, "Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us." Here the Lord speaks of the gracious generosity and merciful readiness with which we are to forgive others. He warns of serious spiritual consequence should we refuse to forgive them "from your heart." But what if the heart … Continue reading The Justice of Divine Mercy
Many are skeptical about the value of Bible Study in our time. Today we hear Jesus asking "What is written...How do you read it?" The Bible is the Word of God, the revelation of His identity, nature and will. With surprise, we hear Jesus approve this man's correct take on the Torah! But soon the … Continue reading How Do You Read It?
How one prays reveals one's views and expectations of God. For some, their personal view matches up well with what God actually makes known about Himself. But what happens when one's personal opinions are not in keeping with the reality of Who God truly is and the Lord's own way of dealing with us? In … Continue reading Bible Study Audio from 09.01.2019
Here Jesus shows us an "Attitude of Gratitude" gone terribly wrong. Lord, have mercy upon us... Hear the full audio of "The Humility to Seek Out God's Mercy" A sermon on Luke 18:9-14 / Eleventh Sunday after Trinity / 01 September 2019
Hear the full audio of "The Constant and The Multiplier" A sermon on John 6:1-15 / Fourth Sunday in Lent / 31 March 2019
Often we confess "we are by nature sinful and unclean." The Word may be familiar enough, but perhaps we underestimate the contagion of sin and the things that contaminate both body and soul. "Lord have mercy," these lepers teach us to pray! Thanks be to God that "the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us … Continue reading Giving Thanks to Him Alone