'Eve' Tagged Posts

'Eve' Tagged Posts

“LOOK! YOUR KING IS COMING!”

We break from our Sunday morning sermon series on Exodus to ponder the fulfillment of what the prophet Zechariah foretold:  “Look! Your King is coming.” Christ’s entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to the applause of the crowds is the starting pistol for what we have come to call Holy Week.  The “Hosannas!” of the crowds are soon followed by the cries of…

PARADISE LOST…PARADISE REGAINED

Long ago two partners in crime sat in the bushes.  They had a different look in their eyes that day. Nervously, their trembling fingers sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.  Now they were filled with shame – something they had never felt before. They had no peace, no joy, no hope.  It was a case of paradise lost. Every son of Adam and every daughter of Eve since…

SIN, DEATH AND THE DEVIL

We hear it in church often enough…and the children in our school hear it plenty – this business about “sin, death and the devil.” The “sin” is easy enough to spot – in our homes, in our hearts, on the playground.  And “death” forces us to admit its power as we carry loved ones to the cemetery. But when we teach the children to pray Luther’s morning and evening prayers –…

WHERE IS THIS WRITTEN?

In the second chapter of his second letter, Peter releases a blistering attack on false teachers.  We know that false doctrine is poisonous. We know that true doctrine is the only antidote.   In the Small Catechism Luther was accustomed to ask:  “Where is this written?”  He then set down the Bible passages where a given doctrine or teaching was found.  By way of review…

WHO SAYS?

“Who says I can’t drive 95 on the Interstate?”  Probably the wrong question to ask the trooper who pulled you over.   “Who says I can’t use pine tar when I’m pitching against the opposing team?”  Best not to say that to the umpire. “Who says I can’t holler ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theater?”   The district attorney may tell you who says so. “Who says it’s time to come in from…