The Baby Jesus is now 12 years old in today's Gospel reading. After a visit to the temple in Jerusalem, He's nowhere to be found within the traveling group as they return to Nazareth. His parents find Him - but where was He? What was He doing? The sermon title is ""Understanding Jesus" based on Luke 2:40-52.
Rejoice with us as we consider that God in Christ Jesus entered our world to rescue us from sin, death, & hell. The sermon title is "The F.E. Is Here!" based on the appointed Gospel reading of John 1:1-14.
A Christmas Poem for you the day before Christmas Eve! Yeah, as promised in yesterday's devotion, a poem will be part of today's devotion. Within this devotion, we'll consider what might be the answer to the question that many people have: "Why isn't Christmas what it used to be for me?"
Please consider watching today's devotion. Within it, we'll consider the question if we Christians "overemphasize" Christmas at the expense of Easter. Also, we'll take a new look (and I'll argue, a "more accurate look") at the old saw of "Jesus is the Reason for the Season!"
When - EXACTLY - was "the right time" for the Messiah to enter our world? We consider that question in today's devotion. (We'll also SEE that demonstrated as well!) Scripture reading is from Romans 5:6-8.
The members of Zion and Sts. Paul & John Lutheran churches worship together in our third of three special midweek advent services. Today's sermon is entitled "Healing Light" under the overall theme of these services - "Arise and Shine." Pr. Ron Rock is this week's preacher.
John the Baptist is jailed. He's "good as dead" (and soon will be!). So he sends his disciples to ask Jesus if Jesus is "the One" for whom they'd been waiting or "Shall We Look for Another?" We consider this question that John and his disciples (and sometimes we!) have of Jesus. The sermon is based on Luke 7:18-28.