'Lazarus' Tagged Posts

'Lazarus' Tagged Posts

GOD’S ACRE

You may recall that this past April 12th, we observed Easter in a way we had never observed it before…virtually…live streaming the service with as much joyful noise as a few voices and instruments could make amid the shut-down. Today’s hymns are Easter hymns!  This is on purpose. With as many as are able to come to our sanctuary, we will celebrate “a little Easter in…

TENDER MERCIES

The trigger for the attack of the Jewish leaders against Jesus in this morning’s chapter from John’s Gospel was His healing of a man who spent 38 years of his life unable to walk.  With a single word, Jesus healed him. Jesus worked a great many miracles of healing during His earthly ministry.   But have you ever wondered why these miracles seemed so selective? What about…

WAITING FOR JESUS

Young or old, it is true that we are waiting.  The psalmist said:  “My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning.” To wait on the Lord is another way of describing faith in the Lord.  St. Paul said that the whole creation waits in eager expectation, standing on tip-toes like a little boy waiting for the first unit of the parade to come down the…

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.…

PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS

Our week by week journey through The Acts of the Apostles brings us to the third chapter.  By the Savior’s power Peter heals a lame man at the gate of the temple. It brings to mind Christ’s own miracles of healing on the pages of the four Gospels. The Gospels portray a beautiful scene.   In the haunting, red rays of the setting sun, when the Sabbath is officially over,…
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