Devotions

Devotions

How Far Would You Go to Be with Jesus?

How far would you go to be with Jesus? This is a good Epiphany question.  (Epiphany is the season after Christmas, which starts with the celebration of the Magi coming to worship Jesus.) The Magi saw a star in the heavens that proclaimed that a King, the Messiah, had been born for the Jews.  They gathered a party and left to go and pay Him homage.  The journey was long:…

The Light of Christ at Christmas

Dear friends in Christ, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light…” “The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness had not overcome it.” Another Christmas has come and we have the joy of celebrating together!  We celebrate Jesus, the Light of the world.  He shines in the dark world around us.  He shows us the love and the mercy and the forgiveness of God…

Reformation Law and Gospel

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther went to the church door in Wittenberg.  He nailed 95 Theses that he was willing to debate with anyone who took a differing opinion.  The ideas contained in these 95 Theses spread quickly across Europe, providing a spark to the Reformation of the Church.  On October 29, 2017, we will gather here at…