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Aug 2017
The Presence of Christ

“Come and See” (John 1:39) Faith is a relationship of trust with Jesus Christ. And that trust is based on God’s promise that in Jesus, you will find your redeemer. He is the one you can trust in for forgiveness. He can and will free us from the haunting spector that our failures and mistakes define who we are: that the shame and guilt of the past will cling to us and that we can’t become new people. He is the one we can trust in to give us new life when......

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Bearing Our Cross
July 29, 2017

Bearing Our Cross

This is a small section from the lectures on the gospel of Matthew, Chapter 1:18-25. As Luther pointed out God “saves” by coming to us in the weakness of our human nature. Like all of...


Faith
July 24, 2017

The Power of Faith

In the gospel Mark, a gentile woman asks Jesus to cure her daughter. Jesus refused because he was sent to Jews. She replied; “Sir, even the dogs, under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Jesus...


Favored by God
July 16, 2017

Favored by God

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth, peace among those whom he favors.” (Luke 2:14) This was the message the shepherds heard from a choir of angels one cold, dark night as...


Hope
July 02, 2017

Hope

“I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me… He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Luke 3:11) We are now in...


Spiritual Health
June 28, 2017

Spiritual Health

“They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the fear of drought it...


New Life
June 16, 2017

New Life

The seventy returned with joy saying, “Lord in your name even the demons submit to us!” He (Jesus) said to them, ‘I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightening.” (Luke 10:17) The...


Why Do We Suffer?
June 11, 2017

Why Do We Suffer?

“For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then in my flesh I will see God.” –...


Fear or Faith
June 01, 2017

Fear or Faith

And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. A windstorm arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went...