In the Lord’s prayer we invoke the name of our God. We look at exactly what we are doing when we say the name of the Almighty God and we’ll take a few minutes to see who exactly he truly is.
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Prayer is the Christian’s vital breath. That’s a strong statement, but consider, how close are you to anyone with whom you never speak? In our world we need to be in person, on the phone, something within hearing distance – even a recording to communicate with another. When it comes to God, think a word and your Lord hears it perfectly, knowing exactly what you mean. This Sunday we begin a new series on the Lord’s Prayer.
Leaving a church can be a tremendous change. A person may leave their friends, family and even a way of life. In this final lesson we’ll explore that change in life and see how it is always a change for the better.
“What must I do to be saved?” is a great question to ask. How can I become right with God. Finding the answer to this question is essential to being a Christian. Is faith a work of man or God? We’ll explore this question using the Jailer at Philippi.
Joy in suffering is something that sounds strange to the ears. By definition there shouldn’t be joy in misery and suffering. There is, of course, more to the joy of the Christian than how I’m feeling. Being part of Christ means that we see the world in a different light.
The reaction to the gospel isn’t always favorable. At times Satan wins minor victories. The truth is that he’s lost the war. All that’s left for him to fight are minor battle. Those “minor” battles can hurt God’s people. God hasn’t left us alone. Watch how Paul faces a backlash.
How can we know that we are worthy of love? Is the young woman beautiful enough? Is the young man a good enough athlete? Are there qualities that are lovable? Do parents love their children because they are cute or is there another reason? Normally when we talk about worth, it’s what we bring to […]
How does God call people into the public gospel ministry? As Pastor Fred Guldberg hold two calls at the moment, one to Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Winston Salem and one to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Niles, IL, this will be a timely study.
Death was a common part of the ancient world. People still die today, but it wasn’t “in your face” like was then. People go to the hospital or to hospice to face death. This isn’t bad, of course, but how do we handle the harsh realities of life when they stare us down? God has answers.
Idols come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t have to fit on your fireplace mantle or your night stand. Some look like your children or your job. Other idols resemble money or credit cards. Anything that sneaks into the first place in your life is an idol. We’ll explore this timely topic in our Sunday morning Bible class: Ends of the Earth – Idolatry.
Is demon possession real? The Bible speaks about it often, but we don’t see much evidence in modern America. The truth is that the only reason we don’t see much evidence of demon possession these days is because it is more advantageous for the devil to work in other ways. Demons and the spirit world are very real. Join us as we take a look at topic in our Bible class series Ends of the Earth: Snake Girl.
Paul and his evangelist companions get their first look at Philippi, a Roman colony in the continent of Macedonia, modern day Greece. There are a few obvious challenges and opportunities that present themselves. What challenges and opportunities do you face in life? You don’t need to go to a foreign country to find them!