Who is the Holy Trinity? How do we understand, yet alone explain, this mystery of our faith?
Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen! The words of Jesus: “Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal […]
“Confession has two parts. First, that we confess our sins, and second, that we receive absolution, that is, forgiveness, from the pastor as from God Himself, not doubting, but firmly believing that by it our sins are forgiven before God in heaven” (SC, Confession).
Pastor Chris Matthis preaches about the Holy Trinity and what that means for our confession – and subsequently our absolution – of our sins. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son […]
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Sermon: Very Good Creation
Text: Genesis 1:1–2:4a
Focus: The Triune God created a beautiful world for our blessing.
Function: That they would rest in the blessing of God’s beautiful, “very good” creation.
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Sermon: What Is Man? (Who Am I?)
Text: Psalm 8
Focus: God loves humanity despite our fragility and sin.
Function: That they would marvel at the miracle of God’s love for them.
Sermon: Long Live the King!
Text: Isaiah 6:1-13
Focus: The Holy God forgives our sins and commissions us to go share his Word.
Function: That as forgiven sinners they would proclaim the holiness of God.