Guest Pastor, Duane Maas, to Visit on May 31

On May 31, 2015, our guest adult Sunday School teacher, preacher, and celebrant for the Lord’s Supper will be the Reverend Duane Maas.  Until recently, he served as associate pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Springfield, Missouri (that’s how our pastor got to know him).  After “retiring,” he chose to focus his efforts in bringing the… [more]

Guest Pastor, Duane Maas,  to Visit on May 31 Guest Pastor, Duane Maas,  to Visit on May 31

Acts 2: It Had All Been For This

It had all been for this. Jesus ascended into heaven, taking His seat at the right hand of the Father, that position of authority and power, all to pour out the Holy Spirit from the Father. That Spirit, which Jesus had sent to His Church, was the same Spirit that had come to the Virgin Mary. That Spirit conceived Jesus in Mary’s womb, all so He might… [more]

Acts 2: It Had All Been For This Acts 2: It Had All Been For This

1 Corinthians, Lesson 21: The “Spirituals”

Although 1 Corinthians is a joint letter from the Apostle Paul and Pr. Sosthenes (1 Corinthians 1:1), the letter continues, for now, being from the Apostle Paul. Paul now switches to a different topic: Spiritual gifts. Paul begins this section with, “Now concerning,” to address specific questions he had received in a letter from the Corinthians… [more]

1 Corinthians, Lesson 21: The “Spirituals” 1 Corinthians, Lesson 21: The "Spirituals"

1 Timothy, Lesson 3: Faithful Worship—Paul’s Pastoral Instructions to Timothy

Having commanded Timothy to “wage the good war” against the false teaching and teachers, Paul now shifts his focus to the Church and worship, “so you may know how someone should conduct himself in God’s household” (1 Timothy 3:15).   The Church in Prayer  Read 1 Timothy 2:1a Paul begins this section with a “so then.”… [more]

1 Timothy, Lesson 3: Faithful Worship—Paul’s Pastoral Instructions to Timothy 1 Timothy, Lesson 3: Faithful Worship—Paul’s Pastoral Instructions to Timothy

Luke 24:44-53: Preaching Repentance into the Forgiveness of Sins

It’s easy to think of Jesus ascending into heaven as His goodbye to His people. But that isn’t so. Jesus’ ascension wasn’t a goodbye, even though we who live in this world see Him no more. Ascension wasn’t an ending, or even a time to be sad. But neither was Christ’s ascension a convenient way for us to explain why He isn’t walking… [more]

Luke 24:44-53: Preaching Repentance into the Forgiveness of Sins Luke 24:44-53: Preaching Repentance into the Forgiveness of Sins