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Membership Privileges

To be part of God’s family, one has to be invited by the Holy Spirit. Christians, endowed by the Holy Spirit, look at being part of the family of God as a precious privilege.

A Minister Administers

Paul was made a minister of the Gospel. As such he passes it along, that is, he administrates, he gives it away. We are all ministers of God’s grace. We all proclaim God’s love when we live according to His will.

These Marvelous Prepositions

In reading the first chapter of Ephesians one gets a clear picture: God relates to us through His Son. Paul uses a lot of Greek word endings relating to Christ. These are all prepositions to us!

Your Savior is Born

Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth. The birth of our dear Savior is the most subjective event in the history of the world. He came to save the world. He was born for you, for me!

How To Get a Strong Faith

A strong faith is easy to have: accept God’s gifts to you! Many still believe that they need to do something for their salvation. Their good work is a gift from God to them. Relax, and live a holy life for the salvation of many.

Easy Does It

Paul has a special relationship with the Philippians. They are family to him. He kindly writes them to treat everyone equally saying, “Let your gentleness be known to all!” To be gentle and kind to all is the way of life for Christians.

The Baptizer’s Speech

Almost 500 years after being announced by prophet Malachi, John the Baptist appeared. God fulfills His promises. Jesus promised to return. Through prayer we prepare our hearts to receive Him.

Perfect Posture Shows Faith

Our dear Lord Jesus wants us to be ready for His return. On the first Sunday of the church year we are made aware of the end of this world. While some people will faint of sheer terror, Christians straighten their backs and raise their heads.

Spiritually Ready?

For this the last Sunday in the church year, all three readings point to the end. Jesus warns us to “stay awake,” that is, keep your faith nourished by His Word and Sacrament. He guaranteed our salvation.

Oh, Those Christian Teachers

Daniel prophesies about life after the end of time. We note what he says about teachers of the faith. “Those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever and ever.” Oh, you Sunday School and faith teachers!

A Throng Arrayed in White

Jesus showed Saint John a scene from Heaven. It was the redeemed gathered in front of the throne of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes. White is the color of purity. They were celebrating the victory of the Son of God over sin, death and the devil.

You’re in Good Hands

As we live all our days in loving service to our Savior, we can be strong and courageous, no matter what challenges we may encounter. For we know that our Lord is with us always on earth, and we will live with our Savior in heaven.

Death Got in the Way

The author of Hebrews contrasts the many former priests to Jesus. Death kept them from going on. No so with Jesus. He defeated death and serves as our High Priest forever. He died once and for all.

Present OK, But the Future?

The rich young man wanted to secure eternal life. His past and present had been secured by his great wealth. But wealth is not able to buy eternal life. Jesus told him to be a blessing to the poor. He became sad and went away.