Mar 11, 2020
The Wounds of Murder
We remember that the wounds of murder and violence we committed against our Lord were laid on Christ on the cross. Our Lenten observance reminds us that though we have been brought low by sin, our Lord will bless us with new life in him through the cross.
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  • Mar 11, 2020The Wounds of Murder
    Mar 11, 2020
    The Wounds of Murder
    We remember that the wounds of murder and violence we committed against our Lord were laid on Christ on the cross. Our Lenten observance reminds us that though we have been brought low by sin, our Lord will bless us with new life in him through the cross.
  • Mar 8, 2020Abraham’s Hope Is Our Hope
    Mar 8, 2020
    Abraham’s Hope Is Our Hope
    Abraham is a great example of faith. As we often pray for faith and good courage to the Lord who has called us “to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown,” Abraham lived with this courage. From Haran to Canaan, Abraham was led by the hand of God toward the unfolding future God had prepared in the incarnation of His only-begotten Son to be our Savior and Redeemer. During Lent we join with Abraham of old and all the saints in trusting the Lord through the unknown tomorrows to the outcome and end we do know in Christ—everlasting life.
  • Mar 4, 2020The Wounds of Violating the Sabbath
    Mar 4, 2020
    The Wounds of Violating the Sabbath
    We remember that the wounds of violating the Sabbath we committed against our Lord were laid on Christ on the cross. Our Lenten observance reminds us that though we have been brought low by sin, our Lord will bless us with new life in him through the cross.
  • Mar 1, 2020Facing Temptation
    Mar 1, 2020
    Facing Temptation
    Today is the First Sunday in Lent as we make our annual journey with Christ to the cross. Though the Sundays in Lent are not technically part of this somber season, they do reflect the same penitential theme that characterizes our forty days of prayerful devotion and repentance. Today we watch as Jesus faces the slick lies of the tempter. He does not face them on His own but in the strength and power of God’s Word and truth. We who live by faith in Christ are also made strong in the Word of the Lord before the devil’s lies and temptations.
  • Feb 26, 2020The Wounds of Blasphemy
    Feb 26, 2020
    The Wounds of Blasphemy
    We remember that the wounds of blasphemy we committed against our Lord were laid on Christ on the cross. Ash Wednesday reminds us that though we have been brought low by sin, our Lord will bless us with new life in him through the cross.
  • Feb 23, 2020Lessons from the Mountaintop
    Feb 23, 2020
    Lessons from the Mountaintop
    Today we consider the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus. The sight on the Mount of Transfiguration is glorious—but for us and for our salvation, Jesus saw beyond the glory of His transfiguration on the mountain to the glory of the cross, where He would complete God’s saving work on our behalf. As we sing our hymns of praise, we find our reason for glory in God’s grace-filled action for us.
  • Feb 16, 2020A Heart of Love
    Feb 16, 2020
    A Heart of Love
    Valentine’s Day is a time for expressing our love for others. Many have sent cards, flowers, or chocolates to that someone special in their lives. Our love for others, though, is not a perfect love. Sometimes our thoughts and actions are self-serving and sinful. God loves us with a perfect, unconditional love. He demonstrated His love for all mankind by sending Jesus to be our Savior from sin. Today we remember that God loves each of us in Christ and that we are called to love one another as He has first loved us.
  • Feb 2, 2020The Wisdom of the Cross
    Feb 2, 2020
    The Wisdom of the Cross
    The Gospel message is considered foolishness by many people today. Many skeptics and unbelievers refuse to believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only way to heaven. But with St. Paul we believe that Christ crucified is our “righteousness, holiness, and redemption” (1 Cor.1:31). We boldly proclaim the message about our crucified and risen Savior to our church and community. We rejoice that Lutheran Hour Ministries continues to share the Gospel message throughout the world!
  • Jan 26, 2020Light in the Darkness
    Jan 26, 2020
    Light in the Darkness
    In today’s Gospel, Matthew tells us how four of the disciples of the Lord were called. In some ways, Peter and Andrew, James and John were unlikely choices. They were not students of the Scriptures or from the nobility of Jerusalem. But Jesus had plans for them. Immediately they left their nets—and it made all the difference in their lives. Hearing the call of Jesus makes a difference in our lives as well. We, too, may be unlikely choices of our Lord. But He has great plans for each of us as well.
  • Jan 19, 2020Did God Really Say?
    Jan 19, 2020
    Did God Really Say?
    Today we join congregations across the country in observing “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.” The theme is “Did God Really Say?” which is based on Isaiah 49:1, “Before I was born the Lord called me; from my birth he has made mention of my name.” The powerful Word of God made this world and everything in it. The Word of God also declares that all human life is sacred. You are beloved, no matter how young. You belong, no matter how old.