Most of us have been learning the Ten Commandments since we were children in Sunday School, a Lutheran School, and/or Confirmation classes! You probably had to memorize not only the Commandments, but also Martin Luther’s meaning from the Small Catechism. Those meanings help us to put the Commandments into our everyday life and help us […]
As we continue to study the Christmas story in the Gospel of John, the apostle introduces John the Baptist to us. John the Baptist was the promised forerunner of the Messiah, the one prophesied in the Old Testament who will come and prepare the way.
The CHRISTMAS STORY does not begin with Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem, nor does it begin with John the Baptist preparing a way as the promised forerunner, nor does it begin with all the messianic prophecies of the Old Testament. St. John teaches us that the Christmas story begins with the very first verse of […]
MENÈ. MENÈ. TEKEL. PARSON. Those are the words that were written by the mysterious hand on the wall of the palace of Babylonian King Belshazzar. He had gathered 1,000 of his officials together for a night of drinking and feasting. In the middle of it all, the King decides to the use the stolen Jerusalem […]
As a conservative congregation, we believe, teach, and confess that salvation comes by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. Eternal salvation is a free gift from a good, kind, and generous God! It is Jesus’ work alone that saves us, not our own. His death and resurrection is the foundation of holy […]
Today we celebrate “All Saints Day!” Today is a day of grace! Today we thank God for His grace to us and our loved ones! There is no way we could ever face death except by grace of God. Without God’s grace in Christ, death is a fearful enemy that would destroys us. But Christ’s […]
“A Mighty Fortress is our God” is Martin Luther’s most familiar hymn. It has been translated in scores of languages, it is used throughout Christianity, and it is frequently referred to as the Battle Hymn Of The Reformation. Luther’s hymn “A Mighty Fortress is our God” is based on Psalm 46 – a Psalm of […]