The Parables of Jesus: Lesson 11: The Parable of the Lamp

Intro Earlier, in both Mark 4 and Luke 8, Jesus told The Parable of the Sower (Mark 4:9, Luke 8:5-8) and then explained it (Mark 4:10-20, Luke 8:9-15).  He did […]

Our Life with God, Lesson 17: Evangelism, Part 5 and Conclusion

We’ve looked at both the “yes” and the “no” of evangelism, removing misconceptions but also having Scripture point us anew when it comes to confessing Christ to others.  In this […]

Our Life with God, Lesson 16: Evangelism, Part 4

Evangelism is bringing Jesus and what He did and does to save us to another.  Someone never outgrows his need for the evangel, for salvation is more than a one-time […]

Our Life with God, Lesson 15: Evangelism, Part 3

The Evangel is the “good news” of what Jesus did and does to save us.  Evangelism is the speaking (and bringing) of what Jesus did and does to save us.  […]

Our Life with God, Lesson 14: Evangelism, Part 2

Evangelism takes place within our everyday vocations.  Through Word and Sacrament, the pastor evangelizes as He brings Jesus to others and the life Jesus gives.  This is the pastor “discipling” […]

Our Life with God, Lesson 13: Evangelism, Part 1

Evangel: From the Greek word euangelion, meaning “good news,” the Gospel.  Although evangel means “good news,” the evangel is more than information that happens to be good.  This “good news” […]

Acts, Lesson 18: Paul’s Second Missionary Journey, Part 2 (with Silas, Timothy, and Luke)

Paul and Silas, after being freed from prison, leave town as directed. Still on their missionary journey, they make their way to Thessalonica. Unlike Philippi, Thessalonica had a synagogue and […]

Evangelism, Lesson 3: Evangelism within One’s Vocations

Intro (by LC-MS pastor Charles Lehmann) It’s Saturday morning.  You’re sleeping in.  It’s the one day each week you have the option.  The doorbell rings.  You throw on your bathrobe […]

Evangelism, Lesson 2: Busting the Myths

Last week, we went over four Bible passages: Matthew 28:16-20, 1 Peter 3:14-16, Colossians 4:5-6, and Matthew 5:13-16.  Of these four passages, Jesus directed the first to the Eleven, the […]

Living Out the Faith Where God Has Placed You to Serve

This is our pastor’s article for our December-January 1012/12 congregational newsletter.   Many in our culture accuse Christians of being hypocritical.  They assert that Christians talk about loving their neighbors, […]