Between Groaning and Glory

Romans 8:18-27: For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. [19] For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. [20] For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of…

Ephesians, Part Four

” There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—[5] one Lord, one faith, one baptism, [6] one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-5, ESV) Click here  to watch a video version of…

We Are the Children of God

“The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, [17] and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” (Romans 8:16-17, ESV) This is one of those good news, bad news verses.…

Ephesians, Part Three

” There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—[5] one Lord, one faith, one baptism, [6] one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-5, ESV) Click here to watch a video version of…

The Power of the Resurrecting Christ

In a series of sermons based on the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans, Dr. David Schmitt, professor of homiletics at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, observes that “Paul’s letter is filled with the power of the resurrecting Christ, bringing life and salvation to all people.” A focus on power is what one would expect when…

A Blessed Source of Unity and Hope

In his recent book Without Flesh, Reverend Jonathan Fisk makes the following observations about the Lord’s Supper: “Wherever Christianity is found, in all its forms and varieties, with the exception only of those denominations that also deny the Trinity, all who remain committed to Jesus as the one true God also continue to take as…

Ephesians, Part Two

” There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—[5] one Lord, one faith, one baptism, [6] one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-5, ESV) Click here to watch a video version of…