Do Christians really randomly pick and choose what commandments to keep? Sometimes it seems so. A Lutheran pastor here illustrates a method to the sometimes apparent madness (or Biblical wisdom) of knowing which Word of God to apply first or in which circumstance when God’s commandments appear to contradict in a “rock-and-a-hard place” kind of way—Like a pandemic!
We are #bettertogether in Christ Jesus. Christian Fellowship is not a human achievement, but our Lord’s very good Gift given by grace alone. As we embrace it together, God grant us the Holy Spirit to grow in “being of one mind and having the same judgment” (1 Cor. 1:10) by the holy word of our … Continue reading Both Their Lord and Ours
We pray: “O God, because without You we are not able to please You, mercifully grant that Your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.” Amen. Deuteronomy 10:12-21 (ESV) 12 “And now, … Continue reading Readings for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity (10.20.2019)
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?
Spiritual struggles present themselves in every stage of life. Constantly, faith comes by hearing the Word of Christ throughout them all. Hear the full audio of "Faith Comes by Hearing" A sermon on Romans 10:9-17 / Rally Day - 12th Sun. after Trinity / 08 September 2019 (Alternate Epistle Reading for the Twelfth Sunday after … Continue reading Faith Comes by Hearing
We pray: "O God, You declare Your mighty power above all in showing mercy and pity. Mercifully grant us such a measure of Your grace that we may obtain Your gracious promises and be made partakers of Your heavenly treasures; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the … Continue reading Readings for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity (08.25.19)
The Lord says, "I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ ...but let him who has my word speak my word faithfully." Jeremiah engages the problem of False Prophets... Hear the full audio as we study Jeremiah 23:16-29 Jeremiah 23:16-29 (ESV) 16 Thus says the … Continue reading Bible Study from 11 August 2019
A fourfold Pentecost promise is fulfilled... Hear the full audio of Bible Study from 9 June 2019 John 14:23-31 (ESV) 23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 Whoever does not love me … Continue reading Bible Study from 09 June 2019
War weary, conquered and now captive people are overcome by their loss and despair. The Lord intervenes by His Word to restore life and Spirit to His people. Hear the full audio of "I Have Spoken and I Will Do It" A sermon on Ezekiel 37:1-14 / Second Sunday of Easter / 28 April 2019 … Continue reading I Have Spoken and I Will Do It