A Lenten Vespers Service for Contemplation of Our Lord’s High Priestly Work Priests don’t tend to be good role models throughout the Gospels and in the book of Acts. Rather, priests accuse and antagonize Jesus and his disciples by their fierce focus on the Law. Yet Jesus warns us all against lawlessness. We learn about … Continue reading Priests Welcome the Lamb’s Lawful Direction
A chapel message for faculty, students and staff of Lutheran High Northeast in Norfolk, Nebraska. See Psalm 27 and 1 John 2:8-11 below, with some thoughts for study. Delivered 6 February 2019. We Pray: "O God, from Whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works, give to us, Your servants, that … Continue reading Your Salvation from All Enemies
What if the Lord left people to all the idols they chase after and serve in stead of Him, saying "Go cry out to them! Let them save you!" In the singularity of Christ's sacrifice, we lack nothing. Even now God is with us, acting to save His people from their sins--all the time! Judges … Continue reading Readings for the Second Midweek Advent Service (12.12.18)
Immanuel Lutheran Church invites parents of confirmation age children to learn and grow with their kids in the Christian faith. To encourage that continual learning and growth, each week of class we post a reading from the Large Catechism or other portions of our Lutheran Confession of the faith here especially for the mothers and fathers. These readings are directly … Continue reading Parents in the Household of Faith (Week Six: 10.25-31.2018)
Your faith adds nothing to His finished work, but receives it all as a pure gift of God's grace. Hear the full audio of "Baptized in the Water and the Blood of the Lamb?" A sermon on 1 John 5:6-10; John 19:34-37 (ESV) Good Friday / 30 March 2018 Isaiah 52:13-53:12 (ESV) 13 Behold, my servant shall … Continue reading Baptized in the Water and the Blood of the Lamb?
God doesn't need our good works, but our neighbor does. Now the 2017 Lenten season arrives in this 500th Anniversary year of the Lutheran Reformation. Martin Luther restored the pure preaching of the Gospel to the people of God: that we are saved by grace, through faith in Christ alone--apart from works of the Law. … Continue reading Faith Alone Works…