'Son' Tagged Posts

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DEATH & RESURRECTION IN BAPTISM

On this second Sunday of Easter (for every Sunday is a celebration of Easter), our epistle lesson from Romans 6 talks about death and resurrection in the gospel waters of Baptism.  This is what Paul says: “What shall we say then? Shall we keep on sinning so that grace may increase?  Absolutely not! We died to sin. How can we go on living in it any longer?  Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus…

IMMERSE? DUNK? DIP? POUR? SPRINKLE? SPLASH?

Sam and John argued over how baptism should be done.  Sam held out for immersion.  He said the person must be dunked all the way under the water. John argued that any method of applying the water was OK as long as it was a Christian baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.   John said:  “So you would say that the water has to cover you even up to the ankles to make the baptism…

IMMERSE? DUNK? DIP? POUR? SPRINKLE? SPLASH?

Sam and John argued over how baptism should be done.  Sam held out for immersion.  He said the person must be dunked all the way under the water. John argued that any method of applying the water was OK as long as it was a Christian baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. So John challenged Sam:  “So you would say that the water has to cover you even up the ankles to make the baptism…

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO KING DAVID

In one of those slam dunk moments, Jesus quizzes the Pharisees:  “What do you think about the Christ?  Whose Son is He?” “Piece of cake,” they imply.  “The Son, that is the Descendant, of David.”  Any Jew with two brain cells functioning knew this.  When Messiah, the Christ, finally came, He would be a Descendant from the family tree of Israel’s greatest king, King David.  God had promised David an everlasting king on an everlasting throne in an everlasting kingdom…

WHAT IF…?

Our sermon series on Jeremiah places us at the feet of a preacher who is a bronze wall, an iron barrier to the rebellious unbelief of his own people.  His 52 chapters, though home to some of the most comforting passages of the Scriptures, thunders against the thankless congregation of Judah. We tend to think of the Old Testament prophets as fusty old men, too worked up and uptight about the sins of their times. What we too often fail…

A REVIEW OF THE BASICS

Sometimes it is good to review the basics – for our own understanding of what we believe, and to help others understand also.  The message of the Bible can be summed up in the three-fold motto of the Lutheran Reformation: By Grace Alone By Faith Alone By Scripture Alone GRACE ALONE We believe that all people are by birth and nature sinful, alienated from God.   We believe that God saves us by His free grace, His undeserved love. God showed…