In Luke 15, Jesus tells the well-known and equally loved parable of the prodigal son. In this service we consider that parable in light of OURSELVES. And, to assist this effort, we use the hymn "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" (#686) to do so. The sermon title is: "A Life Squandered; A Life Restored."
In Psalm 36, attributed to David, we are given insight into the "worldvies" of the non-believer and the believer in God and His eternal love & promises. We consider these facts in today's midweek devotion. Scripture read is Psalm 36:1-9.
Peter finds out the hard way that "little by little" Satan works to pull people into his ugly orbit of sin and death. In today's service, we'll see how Satan acted to take Peter from being a stalwart disciple of Jesus to be one who turns his back on Christ. Pr. Craig Meissner of Immanuel Lutheran, Steger, is our guest pastor today. You may also attend this evening at 6:30 at St. John Lutheran Church, 28054 S. Yates Ave., Beecher.
In Luke 13:1-9 some people came to Jesus and said, "What about those Galileans?" In essence, they were asking if those Galileans had died because they'd committed a REALLY bad sin. Is that how it works? We discuss that in the sermon this week.
In this week's midweek devotion, we'll take a peek at one of King David's great Psalms, today, Psalm 63. Within it, David shows the root of his hope, praise, & trust in God. We'll see what it is that drives David's very essence and life.
All church members are encouraged to attend. All Zion members will have an opportunity to speak, regardless if they are a voting member or not. The financial situation of the church and school concerns everyone.
God declares His Word to the world and to us. Yet, at times we all take His Word as merely "advisory" to us rather than as He expects - to honor & listen to it. We'll consider this in this week's sermon from Jeremiah 26:8-15.