Speaker Pastor Matthew Ude

The King Comes With Comfort

Monday December 11, 2017 Isaiah Text: Isaiah 40:1-11 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / Isaiah Passages: Isaiah 40:1-11

Verses 1,2 The Lord is coming to visit us with great gifts. Verses 3-5 We would surely be embarrassed for a King to see our house as it is, so naturally we must prepare for His coming. This preparation means getting rid of anything that might block His way. Verses 9-11 But we don’t want to prepare only our own house, but let everyone know.

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In Righteousness Jesus Comes Daily Among Sinners

Monday December 4, 2017 Isaiah Text: Isaiah 64:1-9 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / Isaiah Passages: Isaiah 64:1-9

Verses one to five recount the many ways in which God has shown Himself to be faithful and righteous. As Isaiah talks about the goodness of God the sinfulness of man becomes more and more apparent. Isaiah confesses this sin starting at the end of verse five. In verses eight and nine he then pleads for mercy and forgiveness from the Lord.

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Jesus Comes As Our Redeemer

Tuesday November 28, 2017 Matthew Text: Matthew 25:31-46 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / Matthew Passages: Matthew 25:31-46

The day of judgement will come. It will come sooner than we think. But we rejoice and do not fear because the result is already know. Jesus died for our sins. We will go to heaven.

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Thanksgiving Service

Friday November 24, 2017 Psalm Text: Psalm 136:1-26 Speaker: Festival: Tags: Psalm Passages: Psalm 136:1-26

Psalm 136 reminds us of all the things we have to give thanks for

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Jesus Gives Us A Heart of Faith Not Fear

Monday November 20, 2017 Matthew Text: Matthew 25:14-30 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / Matthew Passages: Matthew 25:14-30

A Heart Of Faith, Not Fear A Salvation Of Faith, Not Works The lazy servant gives a convincing speech, but the Lord knows the truth that his heart is a heart of fear instead of faith. He knew that his master doesn’t make mistakes; therefore he should have known that he was capable of making use of his talent. He condemned not because of his works but because of his lack of faith.

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Jesus Prepares Us for His coming through the Means of Grace

Monday November 13, 2017 Matthew Text: Matthew 25:1-12 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / / Matthew Passages: Matthew 25:1-12

The parable of the ten virgins is a warning that we need to be prepared for His coming. Unfortunately we all to often are the foolish one who are not prepared. In His grace Jesus prepares us through His word and sacraments.

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By His Love We are His Children

Monday November 6, 2017 1 john Text: 1 john 3:1-3 Speaker: Festival: / Tags: / / / / 1 john Passages: 1 john 3:1-3

The heros of faith, which we call saints, do not disappoint us because we already know that they are sinners like us. Despite their sin the Lord chose them to be His children, as He chose us in our sin. Because we are His children, we will never “fit in” in this world. As His children we want to be just like our Father, righteous and holy.

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The Word of Truth is the Heritage of the Sons of God

Sunday October 29, 2017 John Text: John 8:31-36 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / John Passages: John 8:31-36

The Jews thought that they had received the inheritance of Abraham. But they didn't understand the true heritage was the promises of God. We also received this heritage, from Abraham, from the apostles, from Luther. Not through our genetic ancestry, but through our baptism which makes us the children of God.

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Honor the King, Love the Lord Who Saved You

Tuesday October 24, 2017 Matthew Text: Matthew 22:15-22 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / Matthew Passages: Matthew 22:15-22

  Background The Pharisees were the ultimate nationalists. And they thought this was the correct understanding of the Old Testament. Israel was God’s Kingdom. To promote and support a free Jewish nation was the will of God. To support a foreign ruler over Israel was contrary to the will of God. It was blasphemy. The

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The Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers

Tuesday October 10, 2017 Matthew Text: Matthew 21:33-46 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / Matthew Passages: Matthew 21:33-46

The Lord did everything for the Israelites. After all the He did for them they rejected Him. Therefore the kingdom was taken from them and given to the Gentiles. The Lord plan of salvation is not the type of plan we would come up with. Nevertheless having seen it we rejoice in it.

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