Season Pentecost

Jesus Sees Our Hearts and Loves Us

Monday October 15, 2018 Text: Mark 10:17-22 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / Passages: Mark 10:17-22

This is a beautiful text if we come to hear in repentance. If we come confessing out sins we find a savoir who knows our hearts and loves us anyway. If we come in arrogance seeking to lift ourselves up to Jesus' level like this rich young man, than we find nothing here.

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Jesus Served the Most Worthless

Monday October 8, 2018 Text: Mark 9:30-37 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / Passages: Mark 9:30-37

The infant is the ultimate example of a service of love because there is nothing they can give us in return for helping them. Jesus likewise gave His life for us who could never give Him anything in return.

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Stand In the Strength of Christ

Tuesday October 2, 2018 Text: Ephesians 6:10-20 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / Passages: Ephesians 6:10-20

The book of Ephesians lists treasure after treasure which the Lord has showed upon us. But there are those who wish to steal these riches from us. Therefore the Lord has given the strength and armor that is needed to guard that which he has entrusted to us.

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The Lord Blesses through Earthly Authority

Monday September 24, 2018 Text: Ephesians 6:1-9 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / / Passages: Ephesians 6:1-9; Lamentations 3:27-30

Authority is from God, rebellion is from Satan. By nature we do hate to hear that we ought to submit to authority. The Lord teaches it is good and right to learn humility and obedience. Not only is it right but it is through earthly authority that the Lord provides many earthly blessings. When we rebel we lose and destroy these earthly blessings the Lord wishes us to enjoy.

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The Mystery of Christ Revealed in Your Marriage

Monday September 17, 2018 Text: Ephesians 5:22-33 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / Passages: Ephesians 5:22-33

Marriage is an earthly sacrament in which Christ gives earthly blessings. Marriage is also a parable to remind us daily of Christ and the Church. As Christ sacrificed himself in order to sanctify the church, so also each spouse ought to sacrifice in order to sanctify the other.

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The Mystery of Christ Revealed in Marriage

Monday September 10, 2018 Text: Ephesians 5:22-33 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / Passages: Ephesians 5:22-33

Marriage is more than two people who love each other. Marriage is the union of two people bound together, not by frail human love, but by the power of Christ. Through marriage Christ gives to us the greatest of all earthly blessings. In marriage we see a picture of Christ and the church.

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Be Filled with the Holy Spirit

Monday August 27, 2018 Text: Ephesians 5:6-21 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / Passages: Ephesians 5:6-21

Many people in this world think that you can’t have fun unless you are filled with alcohol. Paul says rather be filled with the Holy Spirit. Then you will have true joy not that which is temporary and empty. Then you will live in light and not darkness. Then you will rejoice with songs of praise to God not the drunken ballads of a bar.

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Imitate Christ Who Died for Us

Tuesday August 21, 2018 Text: Ephesians 4:17-52 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / / / Passages: Ephesians 4:17-52

Those who do not know God, walk in their own ignorance, rejoicing in their filthiness. We who know Christ know better. We ought to imitate Christ with our mind, tongue and hands. YET Christ still loves us as a father loves his children even when they drive him mad with their bickering.

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Unity in Christ is Built on Forgiveness

Tuesday August 7, 2018 Text: Ephesians 4:1-16 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / Passages: Ephesians 4:1-16

We forgive one another because we are one. We work together for the benefit of all according to the gifts Christ has given to each. Thus built into Christ we are strong against the deceit of Satan. But where there is disunity we are easily caught in Satan's deceits.

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Grasp the Riches of Jesus

Tuesday July 31, 2018 Text: Ephesians 3:14-22 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Ephesians 3:14-22

The riches that Christ has showered upon us are well worth grasping and holding fast. This is not done by our strength but by the power that He gives to us through the Word and the Sacraments.

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