Acts, Lesson 11: Peter and Cornelius

Peter had raised Tabitha from the dead and stayed near where Tabitha lived. While in Joppa, Peter stayed with a tanner. It’s now that we hear the Church spreading to full-blown Gentiles (as opposed to Samaritans, which were a Semitic people with some Jewish ancestry).  In this chapter of Acts, we see a new period of Church history begins. The… [more]

Acts, Lesson 11: Peter and Cornelius Acts, Lesson 11: Peter and Cornelius

Making a Faithful Confession

Instead of an article that I normally write, I put in its place an article written by Pr. Matthew Harrison, assistant pastor at Village Lutheran Church in Ladue, Missouri and also Synod President of the LC-MS. This is a short article that he wrote about what we can do concerning the specific and targeted Christian persecution in the Middle East, especially… [more]

Making a Faithful Confession Making a Faithful Confession

New Adult Sunday School Class Starting in September

Beginning in the first Sunday of September, the adult Sunday School will focus on specific questions that some have had about the Christian faith or parts of Lutheranism that may seem weird. These lessons will be from questions that some have asked, and will ask (we’ll get to the “will ask” part in a moment). We’ll start off with questions… [more]

New Adult Sunday School Class Starting in September New Adult Sunday School Class Starting in September

Matthew 15:21-28: Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table

In the Old Covenant, God called Israel to be a separate and holy people. They were not to intermarry with others, so the false gods and religions of their neighbors would not incline them toward idolatry. All of this had a purpose: It was to keep Israel as a distinct people through whom the Messiah, the Savior of the world, would come. After Israel… [more]

Matthew 15:21-28: Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table Matthew 15:21-28: Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table

Acts, Lesson 10: Paul and Peter

Last week, Luke told us of Saul’s conversion to “the Way,” that He had become a follower of Christ. Even more, Jesus had called him to be His Apostle to the “Gentiles, kings, and children of Israel.” We now find out what happened after Saul was baptized.   The Story of Saul Continues Read Acts 9:19b-22 -         … [more]

Acts, Lesson 10: Paul and Peter Acts, Lesson 10: Paul and Peter