"Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God." (1 Peter 2:16) Hear the full audio of "Using Your Freedom" A sermon on 1 Peter 2:11-20 / Fourth Sunday of Easter / 12 May 2019 From 1 PETER 2:11-20 (ESV) 11 Beloved, I urge you … Continue reading Using Your Freedom
Demons and the Devil, the Father of Lies--Jesus exposes their work with His Word of truth. "If God were your Father..." Jesus explains, "you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but He sent me." Hear the full audio of "The Christ of … Continue reading The Christ of Cosmic Consequence
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 ending 02.13.2019)
God does not command us to wander away from these means of grace. God never tells you to get lost, nor to let them be lost in your life. Rather, God shows you where He shall always be present and found working for you, here, in Christ Jesus. Hear the full audio of "Christ is … Continue reading Christ is The Way of Escape
You might certainly feel lost. Such a feeling alone doesn’t define your true situation. God is faithful. He’s already provided Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life ahead for you. Epistle for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity 1 Corinthians 10:6-13 (ESV) 6 Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might … Continue reading Losing Your Bearings?
Beware the spiritual daredevil in you... Hear the full audio of "Throw Yourself Down?" A sermon on Matthew 4:1-11 (ESV) First Sunday in Lent / 18 February 2018 Matthew 4:1-11 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, … Continue reading “Throw Yourself Down, for It is Written…”
Hear the full audio of "Unmoved by Affliction" A sermon on (1 Thessalonians 3:1-13, ESV) Midweek Advent Service II, 6 December 2017 Are you ready for the hard times to come? St. Paul says they are sure to follow, whenever one holds fast to Christ and trusts His Word. God's Apostle grows concerned, due to … Continue reading Unmoved by Affliction: The Sermon
Hear the full audio of "Think You're Standing Strong?"A sermon on 1 Corinthians 10:6-13Ninth Sunday after Trinity, 13 August 2017Is there such a thing as a strong Christian? Yes, but none so strong as to be able to escape and endure temptation on their own. None stand strong enough to rescue themselves from their slavery … Continue reading Think You’re Standing Strong?
Temptations come in wide variety, but with only one source and one goal: to sever us from our eternal hope as named children of God. We experience many temptations, but Christ knows them all firsthand and far many more temptations beyond what we bear. They're exhausting, even when overcome. God provides His comfort in Christ … Continue reading Enduring Temptation for You