Palm Sunday ushers in the Week of weeks; that is, the week where the purpose of Jesus' entrance into our fallen world comes to fruition. The sermon title is "It Begins... For Us!" and is based on Luke 23:1-56.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Zion's congregation & school family come together for the 2nd of 6 special midweek Lenten services. The sermon series this year is "The Lies of Lent." Today's guest preacher is Pr. Cory Estby of Zion Lutheran, Grant Park. That "lie" of Satan of which he will warn us is "You Are a Brick" based on Mt. 26:40-41.