Martin Luther calls The Lord's Supper: “food of the soul,” “a pure, wholesome, soothing medicine” and “a great treasure.” This meal is given by Jesus for our forgiveness. It is bread and wine. It is His body and His blood. It is what He says it is. Our message on the Lord's Supper.
Why don't we just take a squirt gun and 'baptize' everyone we see on the street? An answer to that question as we look at God's gift in baptism.
God’s gifts are his means of grace, his signs of his love for us, and because we have his love we can share his love. We begin our sermon series on the sacraments.
The Kingdom, the Power and the Glory are radically different in Caesar and Jesus because Caesar establishes his power by killing while Jesus establishes his power by dying and rising from the dead. Caesar’s number one threat, Death, loses its power when confronted by a King who cannot be killed again. Our message on the conclusion of the Lord's Prayer.
Jesus teaches us to pray "Deliver us from evil." When we ask God to deliver us from evil we need to know 3 things: He has. He does. He will. Our message on the seventh petition of the Lord's Prayer.
Jesus teaches us to pray “Lead us not into temptation.” While God never tempts us, we’re constantly barraged by the Devil, the world, and our own flesh. How often do we feel betrayed by the thing we wanted because it didn't work out? Our message on the sixth petition of the Lord’s Prayer.
We ask Jesus, “teach us to pray,” and he does. But many of us have two big problems with Him telling us to pray for forgiveness and to forgive others. Forgiveness wouldn’t be so hard if we didn’t have to ask for forgiveness. Forgiveness wouldn’t be so hard if we didn’t have to forgive other people. Our message on the fifth petition of the Lord’s Prayer.
Jesus teaches us to pray "give us this day our daily bread." He provides the things we need now and the forgiveness we need forever. Our message on the fourth petition of The Lord's Prayer.
Jesus teaches us to pray, "Thy Will Be Done" but how do we respond to God's will and what does it mean that His will is done in our lives? Our fifth message on the Lord's Prayer.
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches us to pray, “Thy Kingdom Come” and to see Creation as God sees Creation. God invites all people into His kingdom through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus. He invites all people to pray as believers in His promise.