There are a handful of significant milestone events in Church history that stand out. Perhaps the first was the Jerusalem Council recorded in Acts 15. False teachers were teaching that you had to be circumcised and obey the Law of Moses in order to be saved. It created a huge controversy in the early Church. […]
In the book of Romans, St. Paul spends 2½ chapters teaching about the wrath of God; he teaches us that THE UNRIGHTEOUS WILL DIE. What that means is that we are all unrighteous and we all deserve to face the wrath of God. BUT…
When the Bible teaches us about the righteousness of God, it does not mean that we have to be righteous, holy, and perfect on our own, but rather that God declares us righteous, holy, and perfect in His sight. Righteousness is a legal verdict from God; it is an official pronouncement that we are “not […]
Paul notes in his letter to the Romans that He is a slave of Christ. This is the idea of ownership; he belongs to Christ Jesus; he was “bought and paid for” by the blood of Christ on the cross. Join us as we start our summer series on this grace-filled letter to the people […]
In the Lutheran Reformation, God the Holy Spirit worked through the Word of God in a powerful way. Here is how Martin Luther described it in a sermon of 1522: “I simply taught, preached, and wrote God’s Word; otherwise I did nothing. And while I slept, or drank Wittenberg beer with my friends, the Word […]
The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven was like the firing of the starter’s gun at a track meet, or the click of the stopwatch. The timer is going; the countdown to the Last Day began when Jesus ascended into Heaven. Time is now measured and limited. How are we to live in these Last Days? […]
The most important event in Christianity is the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead! The resurrection is the foundation of the Christian faith, and it is what separates Christianity from all other world religions.
Spiritually speaking, we are in the coffin and on our way to the cemetery in sin! We need Jesus to have compassion on us and intervene on our behalf —– otherwise we will all die in our sin; without Jesus, we all would be dead and buried forever!
Jesus rose from the dead on the third day! The Bible teaches it, we confess it in the Creeds, and it’s the heart and core of the Christian faith. Jesus rose from the dead on the third day Those words “on the third day” are not just a phrase that is tacked on to the […]
Today, on Palm Sunday, Jesus the King enters Jerusalem with great fanfare! The King enters the Royal City; God comes to His Holy Temple! The people are ecstatic! There is a parade of people weaving through the streets of Jerusalem. Some are waving palm branches, others are laying their robes on the road before Him, […]