Posts from November 2015

Posts from November 2015

MEET DR. LUKE

In the last couple of years our sermon series have covered portions of both the Old & New Testaments.  Most recently, we have studied: Gems From The Prophet Jeremiah The Acts Of The Apostles The “Joseph” Chapters of Genesis The Life of Solomon from 1 Kings The Letter of Paul To The Philippians The Prophet Obadiah On this first Sunday of Advent we return once more to…

“I WILL BRING YOU DOWN!”

If the picture at the left looks vaguely familiar, it is because it is the location where the final scene of Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade was filmed. Indiana (Harrison Ford) and his father (Sean Connery) end up in this temple-like structure in their search for the Holy Grail – the cup of Christ. This place exists in modern-day Jordan. Today it is called Petra. The…

THE PEACE THAT PASSES UNDERSTANDING

Amid the final lines of Paul’s letter to the Philippians is a beautiful promise which we hear at the close of every sermon in our circles: “The peace of God, which transcends [passes, surpasses] all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” What is this “peace of God?”  To the Roman Christians Paul once wrote:  “Since we have been justified…

GOD’S SECRET SERVICE

In our Gospel lesson this morning, Jesus speaks of when He will come “in His Father’s glory with the holy angels.”  As we traditionally ponder the Lord’s final coming in these closing Sundays of the Church Year, it may be helpful to review what the Bible says about the angels. The angels are spirits which God created in the beginning to praise Him and to serve you and me.…

“A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD!”

Psalms were meant to be sung.  The book of Psalms is the hymnbook of the Bible.  We no longer know what melodies the Hebrew people sang to the Hebrew words.  But we have based many of our own hymns on the psalms. “The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress,” says Psalm 46.  This is a mighty psalm.  It is the psalm on which Dr. Martin Luther based what…