Sacrifices of animals, oil, birds. God's people of the Old Testament did a LOT of that! Did they offer their sacrifices so that they would have forgiveness of their sins? And... IF their sacrifices earned them forgiveness, why in the world was Jesus' sacrifice even needed? We discuss that in this week's midweek devotion. We look at the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, V, paras. 86-87. Also, the hymn "Not All the Blood of Beasts" (LSB #431).
Today we have our last look at the sermons within our Lenten theme of "The Lies of Lent." Pr. Julian LaMie of St. John Lutheran of Beecher (Eagle Lake) is our preacher today. The sermon title is "Entertainment is Always Entertaining" based on Luke 23:8-9. You may watch the service using this medium or come to ZION, 540 Oak Park Ave. at either 2 OR 6:30 pm to worship with us in person. A time of fellowship with light desserts will be available after the evening service.
In his epistle to the Philippians, Paul says that all his self-made "righteous acts" are "skubala." Furthermore, he says the same about YOUR "righteous acts" that you do on your own. We consider this in this sermon entitled "It's ALL Skubala!" based on Phil. 3:4-12.
Jesus was confronted - AGAIN - by His enemies, the Pharisees. This confrontation is ironic in regard to what is said AND where the discussion takes place. We consider this irony and its implications for us in this week's midweek devotion. Scripture reading is from John 8:12-20.
We continue with our special Midweek Lenten Services using our theme "The Lies of Lent." Today we consider the "leaders" of the church and how they were used by Satan ("the father of lies" as Jesus called him) to lie and help bring about Jesus' crucifixion.