'Savior' Tagged Posts

'Savior' Tagged Posts

“LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION”

At the very outset of His earthly ministry, our Savior is locked in deadly embrace with Satan.  The Hero born of woman takes on the dark powers in the wilderness temptation. Christ, our sinless Substitute, was tempted and overcame.  All this He did for us.  He credits His victory over Satan to our account. What a comfort for you and me.  We have caved so often to the evil…

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.…

TROUBLE IN THE TEMPLE

The Scriptures tell us of Solomon’s soaring prayer of thanks to God at the dedication of the great temple in Jerusalem.  It was a day they would never forget.  God had finally fulfilled His promise to dwell among His chosen people in a special way.  The temple itself, in its totality and in its separate parts, testified to the coming Christ who tabernacled among us. But…

WAITING FOR SUPERMAN?

Educator Geoffrey Canada described his heartbreak as a child when his mother told him that Superman wasn’t real. He was crushed not because his comic-book fantasies had been shattered but because, as a boy in a failing school in the Bronx, he suddenly realized that “there was no one out there with enough power to save us.” Today he is the president of…

THE HONOR OF GIVING

Christian giving is done “in order to honor the Lord,” says Paul in 2 Cor. 8:19.    It is not some cold business of raising money or funding a budget. Our Christian giving is an act of worship, no less than saying a prayer, singing a hymn, lending our hearts and ears in faith to the creed, the Scripture lessons and the sermon.  It is our sacred honor to God. Solomon says…