Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. It is a terrible thing for sinners to fall into the hands of the Living God. We will never have to worry about that. Jesus suffered our punishment. We are forgiven.
There are few sights more exhilarating than looking over the peak of a mountain. I suppose some of what make the sight so wonderful is how difficult it can be to climb the mountain in the first place, but even if you are sitting in the comfort of your living room watching the experience in HD, it’s still pretty cool. As you look over the peaks and valleys it’s impossible to see everything in between and difficult to gauge the distance in what you see.
When the prophet Isaiah recorded the picture of heaven and the New Testament church, I can only imagine his excitement. We speak of prophetic perspective when a prophet is given a vision that spans, in some cases, thousands of years. It might bother us to hear about infants dying nestled right next to the heavenly mansion where there is no death, but the prophet just records his vision of the future.
All we know is the suffering of this veil of tears, at least the 2016 version. Every age has had its own struggles. That is why we need to see heaven and the peace that is waiting for us. We continue our End Times sermon series Sundays of Promise under the theme: The Promise of Resurrection.
How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news! Michigan Lutheran Seminary exists to train future public ministers of the gospel.
Does January have to be a dark month? Not in the light of the Christ child! The light the shown for the world still shines today!
There is plenty of war between a Holy God and sinful man. Consider what the prophet Isaiah has to say. He speaks of Jesus coming like it’s a done deal 700 years before he was born. Jesus has mopped up the fighting and is ruling on David’s throne forever! Watch this Christmas Eve sermon and see how Jesus brings the joy!