Includes devotional thoughts on Deut. 14 & 15, the freedom of a Christian from legalistic tithing, and the Christ-centered thanksgiving which strengthens us to #LiveGenerously. Click to hear the full audio of A Mediative Matins Service for October 16 We pray: "Almighty and everlasting God, give us an increase of faith, hope, and love, that, … Continue reading A Meditative Matins for October 16
The Shepherd's Scroll // July-August 2019 The Lord speaks. Stuff happens. So goes it since the Beginning. "I will build my Church," Jesus says (Matthew 16:18). Jesus "the Christ, the Son of the Living God," (Matthew 16:16) that man alone does such building. The Church He builds belongs to Him. The Church is His own. … Continue reading “I Will Build My Church”
Listen in on a rather "off the cuff" edition of Bible Class as we study 1 Peter 4:7-14... Hear the full audio of Bible Study from 02 June 2019 Seventh Sunday of Easter / Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Laurel, NE 1 Peter 4:7-14 (ESV) 7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled … Continue reading Bible Study Audio from 06.02.2019
Paul tells them, “You did a noble thing, Philippians, by sharing in my troubles. I thank God the Father that I have partners like you in this work of giving and receiving in Christ Jesus.” Hear the full audio of "Your Partnership in Giving and Receiving" A sermon on Philippians 4:14-20 / Thanksgiving Eve Service … Continue reading Your Partnership in Giving and Receiving
God the Father gives you holy charge of your life: ruling over the time, talents and treasures entrusted to you. Christ redeems the whole you from the Fall into sin and restores true righteousness within you. The Holy Spirit sanctifies you, Christian, making you fit for the sacred task he has given. "God blessed them...and … Continue reading Your Dominion and Domain in Christ the Lord
Surprise: Wealth is no sure sign of God's favor, nor is poverty or philanthropy. Apart from the Word, even Christ's own resurrection remains at best a paranormal oddity. Hear the full audio of "Send Lazarus!" A sermon on Luke 16:19-31 First Sunday after Trinity / 2 June 2018 From Luther's Small Catechism: see Fifth, Ninth, … Continue reading Send Lazarus!
(A review of 2/5/17 Sunday School Lesson text on Zacchaeus from Luke 19:1-10) Memes are meant to stick in our minds. Little snapshot slogans on social media tend to stay with us, sometimes longer than they should. Some are religious, others political, humorous or sweet. Juxtaposed images and text can leave an impression, for better … Continue reading Eat The Rich?!?