Perseverance in Prayer

And Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. And the Lord granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived. Genesis 25:21 O Lord Jesus, graciously hear me as You heard Isaac. Do not regard our sins. Regard Your true grace which You have pledged to

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The End is Near?

The Lord be with you There are many today who look around and see “the signs of the times” and conclude the end is near. The reality is that there is nothing new about this concern among faithful Christians. Below is a quote from Valerius Herberger (1562-1627) who concludes that

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We Remember John Chrysostom

Commemoration of John Chrysostom, Preacher January 27 The Lord be with you Chrysostom was not John’s last name, not really. It is Greek for “golden-mouthed.” That is what first his parishioners called him, and soon so did everyone else. St. John Chrysostom was a dominant force in the fourth-century Christian

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We Remember Titus, Paul’s Companion

St. Titus, Pastor and Confessor January 26 The Lord be with you Today is the festival of St. Titus, Pastor and Confessor. Technically this is a memorial day on our liturgical calendar (like the Conversion of St. Paul). Memorial days are not intended to change your regular Sunday morning worship

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Festival of the Conversion of St. Paul

January 25 The Lord be with you Today is the Festival of the Conversion of St. Paul on our liturgical calendar. This festival has been on every Liturgical calendar in every English hymnal of the LC-MS. In spite of this, I don’t remember any congregation making a fuss about it

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We Remember St. Timothy, Pastor and Confessor

Festival of St. Timothy, Pastor and Confessor January 26 The Lord be with you Today, the Church delights to celebrate the companion of St. Paul, St. Timothy, Pastor and Confessor. The Festivals of St. Timothy and St. Titus (January 26) cluster around that of St. Paul’s conversion (January 25). This

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Repent and Believe – sermon

This sermon was delivered January 21, 2018. Aside from being the Third Sunday after the Epiphany, it was also “Life Sunday.” The message focuses on the heart of Jesus’ message (as well as the Bible’s message) that we are to repent and believe the Gospel.

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