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…

And Now the Video Version

Over a year ago I posted about the artwork of Owatonna High School students at the Owatanna Arts Center. Here is a video compilation of that artwork: I think the piece entitled, Kobe Bryant by Caedon McCartney is especially poignant in view of Kobe’s untimely passing earlier this year.

Serving God in a New Way

One of the things that the COVID-19 pandemic has meant is that most everyone is working in a new way. Many have had to start working from home. Those who still go in to work have had to change their work environment. Working from home was on the increase before the pandemic. In some cases…

Ephesians, Part One

” 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 enjoy part one of my…

Finding Jesus in the Old Testament

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) The phrase, “the wages of sin is death,” helps us to find Jesus in the Old Testament. On the day of Easter Jesus explained how all the Old Testament was fulfilled in…