SERMON delievered during Baccalaureate/8th Grade Graduation at Peace Lutheran School – Warren, MI – 6/1/2012. Text: 1 Peter 1:13ff – “Therefore, preparing your minds for action and being sober minded, hope without wavering on the grace being brought to you … Continue reading
Matthew Pancake, cohost of “Radical Grace Radio” , explains the relationship between faith and feelings very well when he posted this as his Facebook status earlier today: “So many people get this so mixed up. Someone asks me, “Don’t you … Continue reading
Acts 2:14 – But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. This week the church … Continue reading
Pastor Schuldheisz reminds us “all we need is love” as he explains what Jesus meant when He said, “abide in my love” in John 15. His sermon makes for some great devotional reading!
In today’s world, we are hard pressed to think of anything worse than death. But in today’s “Memorial Moment’s” devotion, Pastor Scott Murray tells us, “It could have been worse.” Though we know death is evil, God has revealed that … Continue reading
What do we do in those times when we feel God’s accusing finger – the finger of His law. We can be certain that there are no fingers pointing back at Him. We cannot deflect our guilt or our shame and blame others. What happens when we are burdened and heavy laden and we feel the reality of our sin deeply and inwardly. What do we do? How do we deal with it? Who shall save us from this body of death?
To answer these questions, God does not calls us to look inward at whether or not we believe our sins are forgiven. Rather, God points us outward to see the work He has done and He continues to do. Continue reading
This is Part 2 of a series on the goings on in the public assembly of the Church. In Part 1 a threefold distinction of pious practices was discussed. The first was “Free Practices” or true adiaphora, the second was “Commanded Practices” , and the third category is “governed practices” which are those things that God, in His Word, commands but does not prescribe the manner in which it is to be done. In part 2 of the series, the argument will be made and defended that corporate singing, when it is used in the assembly, falls into this third category. Continue reading
PREFACE The “worship wars” have raged for years. Both sides in the debate seem to continually talk past each other and it is rare that progress is made by parties to come to an agreement on even a framework to … Continue reading
More great stuff from the Brothers of St. John the Steadfast! In a recent post, seminarian Andrew Preus reminds us that “God Always says Yes to His Children!” That’s wonderful news! Andrew also tackles the question of why it doesn’t … Continue reading
Pastor Peters, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Clarksville, TN for the last 20 years has posted an article entitled, “Great Expectations” on his blog, “Pastoral Meanderings,” in which he urges us not to, “sell our kids short.” Pastor Peters … Continue reading