We pray: "Father in heaven, at the Baptism of Jesus at the Jordan River, You proclaimed Him Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized in His name faithful in their calling as Your children and inheritors with Him of everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ, our … Continue reading Meditative Matins for 25 September 2019
Verse by verse, we explore Jeremiah 26:1-15 and both promise and perils of serving God's people as His prophet. Hear the full audio of Bible Study from March 24, 2019. Bible Study Notes from the Third Sunday in Lent, alternate OT reading. From Jeremiah 26:1-15 (ESV) 1 In the beginning of the reign of … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio from 03.24.2019
Which is more terrifying: to be the last man found holding fast to the Word of the Lord? Or to dwell in a popular but false confidence, swept along with the apostate crowd of people and priests who strive to silence His call to repentance and the Lord's own promised pardon? God preserves His prophetic … Continue reading Do Not Hold Back a Word
The results of such preaching are not in our hands, but in Christ's hands, pierced for all. Hear the full audio of "A Homily on Learning Prophetic Distance and Personal Discipline in Pastoral Ministry" Wayne Circuit Pastors' Conference, Trinity Lutheran, Martinsburg, NE 8 January 2018 Ezekiel 2:1-3:11 (ESV) 2:1 And he said to me, “Son of … Continue reading Prophetic Distance and Discipline in Pastoral Ministry
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?
Enjoy this "As-is." I didn't have quite the time for fleshing all this out, due to some difficult life events for aging and ailing family members. Still, here's the discussion and study guide we used in class last Sunday. I'll try to update verse links or add comments if time allows this week. No promises...except … Continue reading A Deeper Dive into 2 Chronicles 28:8-15 (Bible Study for 8.26.18)
"Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise." (Luke 10:36-37) Hear the full audio of "Send Back Your Captive Family" A sermon on 2 Chronicles … Continue reading Send Back Your Captive Family