Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Today’s Old Testament lesson is from Micah, chapter 5. I have been teaching on the Book of Micah for the past two months in adult Bible class, so I’m glad for the opportunity to preach on this splendid, […]
Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. “I struck the board and cried, ‘No more; I will abroad…’” Those are the opening lines of George Herbert’s poem, “The Collar,” which we have reprinted for you as a bulletin insert. Herbert was an Anglican priest and poet […]
Sermon: Our Mighty Fortress
Text: Psalm 46
Focus: God protects and rescues his people from sin and evil.
Function: That they would not be afraid of the chaos and mess known as the year 2020.
Focus Statement: God tempts no one.
Function Statement: That they would take courage by Jesus overcoming temptation for us.
Doctrinal Locus: “God tempts no one. We pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us so that the devil, the world, and our sinful nature may not deceive us or mislead us into false belief, despair, and other great shame and vice…” (SC, 6th Petition).
Do you or a loved one struggle with depression or the desire to die? How does God feed our need for his presence to give us hope and life?
God works most powerfully in our troubles and trials.