Matthew 4:12-25: Where Jesus is Present, the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

At the worst of times, a king and his kingdom can be oppressive, a hierarchical arrangement most unwavering. Authority lies in the hands of one man, his word as the […]

Luke 24:47: Preaching Repentance into the Forgiveness of Sins

Before our Lord ascended into heaven, He gave His Apostles several enduring mandates, commanding them what to do until He returned.  We’re most familiar with the one in St. Matthew’s […]

1 Corinthians, Lesson 4: What God Gives, How He Gives It, and What Will Remain

After 1 Corinthians mentioned what God had called Paul and Sosthenes to do, to preach and teach the wisdom of God, Paul then again got personal.  He said the Corinthian […]

Why go to Church?

This lesson topic stems from the idea that if God is a loving God, then why do we “have” to come to church? Like last week’s lesson on “God’s rest” […]

Augsburg Confession, Articles 4-5

Last week, we didn’t finish Article 4 as we discussed some related topics and chose to spend time on those.   AC IV: Justification 1Our churches teach that people cannot […]

Matthew 21:1-9: Your King Comes, Righteous and Having Salvation

“Behold, your king is coming to you, righteous and having salvation.”  Are you ready for your King?  Are you ready for His visit?  Are you prepared for His grand and […]

The Way of the Donkey: Mark 11:1-10

When fishes flew and forests walked and figs grew upon thorn, some moment when the moon was blood then surely I was born.  With monstrous head and sickening cry and […]

Walking in the Spirit: Galatians 5:16-24

Oh, how wretched we Christians can often seem!  Through the waters of baptism, the Holy Spirit creates spiritual life in us, through which we are born from above (John 3:3-6).  […]