Christian Encouragement May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017 Beloved in Christ, What encouragement do I have for you in the faith this week?  Here it is. STAND YOUR GROUND! STAND ON HIGHER GROUND! KEEP YOUR FEET PLANTED IN THE WORD OF GOD! BOW BEFORE THE LORD WITH CONTRITE HEARTS AND IN HUMBLE REPENTANCE! RECEIVE HIS MERCY AND HIS STRENGTH WHICH […]

Catch and Release? May 1, 201

While walking by the Sea of Galilee, [Jesus] saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.  And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”  Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.  (Matthew 4:18-20 […]

Children of the Light

Dear children of the Light, Jesus Christ,      Are you waiting for the light–for the sun to shine upon us again–without clouds and fog?  The recent more “dismal” weather makes me shift to the spiritual realm. How many live constantly in a spiritual fog zone!      We heard the Gospel reading this past […]

Order in the Church March 21, 2017

Dear people, redeemed by the blood of Christ,      What does a church do to make everyone happy?  Trying to do that is a slippery slope.  Please do not misunderstand me.  While we would all agree that we want people to be happy, yet the Church is not here to make people happy–that is, […]

LIFE by the WORD

Dear redeemed in Christ, Confessional Lutheran pastors often sound like a broken record (or a defective CD): they keep repeating themselves!  But in a good and necessary way!  Preaching and teaching the Word of God means that the “golden gems” of our Christian doctrine (our objective faith) will be spoken, written, confessed, prayed, sung, and […]