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The Battle Is Not Yours, But God’s

Thanksgiving Service – November 22, 2017 Some people came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army is coming against you from Edom, from the other side of the Dead Sea. It is already in Hazezon Tamar” (that is, En Gedi). 3 Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. […]

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Jesus Sticks With You Forever

Saints Triumphant Sunday – November 19, 2017 The word of the Lord came to me: 16 “Son of man, take a stick of wood and write on it, ‘Belonging to Judah and the Israelites associated with him.’ Then take another stick of wood, and write on it, ‘Ephraim’s stick, belonging to Joseph and all the […]

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A Little Respect Can Have A Big Effect

Last Judgment Sunday – November 5, 2017    “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep […]

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By Faith Alone – By Grace Alone – By Scripture Alone

Sola Fide — By Faith Alone — Jeremiah 31:31-34 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead […]

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I Will Not Die But Live

20th Sunday After Pentecost – October 22, 2017 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing […]

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Don’t Just Speak…Act!

19th Sunday after Pentecost – October 15, 2017 ”What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’ 29”’I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.  30”Then the father went to the other […]

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Jesus Is More Than Fair

18th Sunday after Pentecost – October 8, 2017 ”For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard. 2He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.  3”About the third hour he went out […]

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Forgive As Christ Forgave You

17th Sunday after Pentecost – October 1, 2017 When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?” 16 So they sent word to Joseph, saying, “Your father left these instructions before he died: […]

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Don’t Be A Spiritual Bystander

16th Sunday after Pentecost – September 24, 2017 ”Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 8 When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to […]

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Some Will…Some Won’t

Trinity Mission Festival – September 17, 2017 At the king’s command, couriers went throughout Israel and Judah with letters from the king and from his officials, which read: “People of Israel, return to the Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, that he may return to you who are left, who have escaped from […]