Reformation Sunday, October 29, 2017

Posted on Oct 27 2017
KEY LUTHERAN TEACHINGS On this 500th Anniversary of the Reformation of the Church, let’s review some key Lutheran teachings: Grace Alone: Luther insisted that we are “justified by God’s grace as a gift” (Romans 3:24) rather than by good works. We do not make ourselves
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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Posted on Oct 20 2017
LUKE 10=GOOD SAMARITAN + GOOD STEWARD! Bible Background: Jesus tells the story of the Good Samaritan to one of the religious experts who may or may not want to really ‘know’ what it takes to love God and love neighbor. This Samaritan has ‘steward’ written all over him,
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Posted on Oct 12 2017
MATTHEW 25=WE ARE CHURCH FOR THE COMMUNITY Bible Background: In Matthew’s gospel, this is the last teaching of Jesus before the plot turns to Jesus’ arrest, trial, and crucifixion. It completes 2 chapters of teachings about the ‘end times’. This judgement scene with the
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Posted on Oct 06 2017
“LORD, LET MY HEART BE GOOD SOIL!” Bible Background for Matthew 13: Chapter 12 of Matthew is a series of controversies with the religious leaders. Chapter 13 involves a series of parables, and a partial answer as to why Jesus teaches with parables-and why some don’t “get
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