Four weeks of warnings for Christians begins on this Sunday! The life of faith will be marked by difficulties. These warnings are given so that the believer will be prepared to meet these challenges with the confidence of the cross. This Sunday we will see that the Word of God doesn’t always unite—it also divides. The living and active Word of God does not bring peace between believers and unbelievers, but division. Where is the comfort? The final purpose is the salvation of believers.
Persecution, intimidation, and threats can be part of the Christian walk. In our Gospel lesson we’ll see how Jesus faced these during his ministry as did a missionary to Ireland named Patrick. Watch this Sunday as we look at how our God would have us respond.
There are different stages in life. This time of year it is common for families to celebrate completing one of those stages. Maybe it’s graduating from high school or completing a course of training. This Sunday we offered thanks to God for all those who are celebrating accomplishments.
What is the ten step program that we can use to break our addiction to sin? There isn’t one. The addiction that we have goes straight down to our soul. There is no cure. Only Jesus can change us through a heart transplant. It’s a drastic step, but it’s the only one that works! Learn more as we continue our series God’s Courtroom: Rehabilitation Program
If you wanted to find out information about God, where could you go? Are there secrets hidden at the bottom of the ocean? Maybe if you climbed the tallest mountain, everything would be revealed to you? Which faith of all the world religions has the truth? This Sunday we’ll go to Scripture alone to find the answer.
Some 500 years ago Martin Luther pounded 95 Thesis, or discussion topics, on the local bulletin board – the castle church door. There was nothing essentially rebellious about his work. His conscience bothered him and he wanted to talk about a few things. That innocent action ignited a world wide movement to reform the church. The return to the gospel is one of the most important events in the history of the world.