Sunday, July 5, 2020
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
EVENING PRAYER for Wednesday after 4 Pentecost
(Lutheran Book of Worship, page 142)
‘Whoever welcomes you receives me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me,’ says Jesus. If we really believe this, it should give us an indescribable joy. It means that we can really meet God here and now. It means, as we have been saying, the kingdom of God really is coming into our midst. It means that we are not without God’s presence, even when the world around us is confusing and disheartening.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Monday, June 22, 2020
'The good news of the kingdom of heaven, that in Christ God is reigning here and now, is bad news indeed for those who would reign instead of God. But more than that, it is bad news for us insofar as we want to control our own lives, make our own decisions without hearing God’s Word, and be satisfied with our own righteousness. There is a resistance we all have to God’s Word that simply can’t be discovered until we run up against the one thing that reveals to us how bitter the Word is for our old self.'