Happy Valentine’s Day! It might seem a little odd to have a day set aside for love. Should’ve we love everyone all the time? Well, let’s go with it. I am married to a beautiful woman – and I wrote her a card expressing my love. That really wasn’t that hard. But what I’m not sure about is what to get for the neighbor who is mean to me? What do I get for the guy who just cut me off on the interstate? How about that guy at work who’s spreading rumors about your work performance? Maybe this isn’t so easy after all. This Sunday we’re back in the Gospel of Matthew watching Jesus redirect our thoughts – this time on the topic of love.
Follow the light! This wasn’t just any ordinary light, of course. This was a star sent by our God to lead these non-Jew seekers to the very house where the child was living! Join us as we celebrate God’s gift to the world!
Who is in charge? Does it seem like the world is spiraling out of control? Maybe it’s political unrest… Do you know what the economy will do next week, not to say anything about next year? Natural disasters seem to be getting worse every time they happen. In spite of all the evidence to the contrary, Jesus is in charge. Want to hear how? Watch!
The power of prayer is something that we can’t always see. Does God always answer our prayers? How can we know? Sometimes we don’t even know what to pray for or about! Even when things look the worst God can still answer our imperfect, confused prayers.
“Take and eat… Take and drink…” How can eating and drinking bring the sinner forgiveness? The answer can be found in our final Sunday in our three part mini series on the Means of Grace. The past two weeks we have looked at God’s word and the sacrament of Baptism. This Sunday we continue our overview of Christian doctrine in our celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with a look at the Lord’s Supper.