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Brace Yourself for the Dreadful Days of the End of Time
Jesus warns us that the days that precede the end of time will not be easy for believers. Our faith in Christ readies us for these difﬁcult days and gives us conﬁdent joy as we look forward to our Savior’s return.
Sermon on Luke 21:5-19 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Aaron Strong.
Lord God Almighty, so rule and govern our hearts and minds by your Holy Spirit that we may always look forward to the end of this present evil age and to the day of your righteous judgment. Keep us steadfast in true and living faith and present us at last holy and blameless before you; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen.
Look Forward to the Best Which is Yet to Come
Faith cares little about the details of life in heaven with God but simply looks forward to the day when all believers will be with the Lord forever.
Sermon on Isaiah 65:17-25 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Brian Hackmann.
Living God, your almighty power is made known chiefly in showing mercy and pity. Grant
us the fullness of your grace to lay hold of your promises and live forever in your presence; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
At the heart of our relationship with God is his pardon and forgiveness to us through Jesus. We have every reason to celebrate that astounding news as the focus for worship today.
Sermon on Romans 5:6-11 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Jim Huebner.
Prayer: Lord God, forgive the wrongdoing of your people and be gentle with us in our weakness. Deliver us from the bondage of our sin and direct us to the path of righteousness; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Sermon on Mark 13:26-37 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Aaron Strong. As we consider the coming of our Lord on the Last Day, we hear Jesus' call to keep watch and be ready for his return.
Several contributors offer prayers, readings, music and thanksgiving in this special episode as we celebrate the manifold wonders of God in our lives.
Sermon on Daniel 12:1-3 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. James Huebner. At the coming of the Lord, those made righteous by faith will rise to live forever.
Consider the communication of God to us through the laws of Leviticus. Find out Pastor Huebner's plan for teaching this book to high-schoolers, and what makes him reach for tissues. It's great to be a Christian; it's great to belong to the Lord forever. Lord Jesus, you are our center.
Sermon on Mark 12 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Daniel Bondow. Jesus warns us from a kind of self-fulfillment in life that perishes for eternity. He points out the generosity of a poor widow to highlight her inner joy of faith.
Grace pastors flip around Exodus faster than fingers on a fiddle in this delightful exploration of God's great deliverance and grace to his people.
Sermon on Deuteronomy 6:1-9 preached by Pastor James Huebner. Moses encouraged the people to love the Lord with heart, soul, and strength.
Pastor Bondow flies solo in this shorter episode to talk Galatians with an old friend on the most important topic of how we are saved.
Mentioned Resource: Pastor Bondow referred to a summary of Luther's commentary on Galatians which can be found here:
This week Most Certainly True breaks from the usual format to bring you a Special Reformation Episode. Some might even say Extra Special. Guests Dr. Wade Johnston, WLC professor, and Rachel Jankovic, author, join the show for an investigative look at culture of yesterday and today, the Reformation, and how God’s Word gives Christ back to us as often as you read it. Listen to find out how we discover our narrative completely outside of ourselves, how social media is the new printing press, and what President Josh Schermerhorn prays for when he thinks of the members at Grace. Grab a blanket and cozy up...this is a collect call you definitely want to take!
Sermon on Psalm 46 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Aaron Strong. Confident of God's strength and might at work for us, we know we are never alone. Included is the choral version of the psalm from Sunday's worship service. Happy Reformation 501 this week!