Sick in Sin

Luke 5:31-32, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” We are all ill, and it is killing us all. We all know this, for we all seek idols to give us pleasure in this life to…

Remember, Remember, The Gift of Your Baptism

Today is November 5th, and you know what that means! Countless social media references to the famous V for Vendetta line, “Remember, remember, the fifth of November.” Why remember the fifth of November? In 17th century England, a man named Guy Fawkes devised a plot to blow up London’s Houses of Parliament on November 5, 1605, which…

The Gospel: Trick or Treat?

The day is finally here! Today marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation! Unfortunately, Reformation Day also falls on the same day as Halloween, so it gets overshadowed every year. Whilst we Lutherans remember the heart of the Reformation on this day as being justification by faith, kids are running around in their costumes, knocking…

For Christ’s Sake

In the Bible Study I attend, we’ve been covering the Augsburg Confession in preparation for the anniversary of the Reformation. We just finished discussing Article XXVII on Monastic Vows, and even though I don’t have much experience with monks or nuns, and I don’t have reason to believe I’ll have much experience in the future,…

The Lord’s Prayer: Who Art In Heaven

Within the last part of the series “The Lord’s Prayer”, the subject for discussion was on the fact that the Lord is our Father and what that means for our daily life and daily walk with Christ. This part will discuss the following phrase: who art in heaven. Simple words, yet they hold great meaning…

God’s Grace in Death

Romans 8:31-32, What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things? Human death is always tragic. When a brother or…

Greater Love

John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” It’s hard being on the receiving end of a great love. Someone lets you be the first in line instead of themselves, someone lets you walk through the door first, someone lets you have the last piece of…