Luther pulls no punches when describing the utter enemies of mankind which are sin and death, whose grip touches all. And yet, Jesus did the impossible in rising from the dead.Read More
Let Psalm 8 be the Lord’s invitation to a rich summer season when you get refreshed from both directions: from His creation and the merciful kindness He brings near to you in His Word. He is majestic in mercy! And, in fact, God’s vast creation makes His mercy toward us all the more majestic.
"Majestic in Mercy" is based on these scriptures:
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31;
Acts 2:14a, 22-36;
Luther wanted to give his children memorable Christmas celebrations, so he would arrange to have a man show up at his house dressed up as an angel, who sang the first seven verses of the hymn.Read More
So, what does a good “counselor” do? More importantly, what does this Counselor, the Holy Spirit do for us – how does He do it? And how should we respond to His work?Read More
Undoubtedly “A Mighty Fortress” has been the most popular of Luther’s hymns for a long time, and Christians across all denominational lines have sung it.Read More
We’ve all been tempted by juicy morsels of gossip and have been compelled in an emotional moment to blurt out some manner of poisonous vitriol. We know that isn’t God’s best for us, don’t we? And we want to repent of our less-than-loving behavior. So let us remember, as forgiven children of God, empowered by the Holy Spirit, our words CAN be used in a manner that is pleasing to God. Come and hear how His holy Word He encourages us. Join us Sunday, June 2 at 10:45 to hear how.Read More
“Dear Christians One and All Rejoice” might be Luther’s most important hymn in addition to being his first.Read More
Signs. Signs. Everywhere are signs...
But are there really? Sunday we'll be hearing again the story of the conversion of Lydia told in Acts 16. We see a heart opened by God that hears the Word and receives the gifts from Word and Baptism to create faith. Then we see evidence of that faith in good works.
So who's the crasher at the heavenly wedding feast? We look at Acts 11:1-18 in context of the parable of the wedding feast from Matthew 22. The answer might surprise you.Read More
Be Careful What You Wish For is based on the readings from the 3-Year lectionary (Year C) for the Third Sunday of Easter:
Recognizing the Risen Redeemer is based on the readings from the 3-Year lectionary (Year C) for the Third Sunday of Easter: