Understand the cost of being a Christian

“Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” (Matthew 10:38)Before people commit themselves to something, they often evaluate the cost and commitment that will be required of...

God’s Word burns in my heart.

His word is in my heart like a fire. (Jeremiah 20:9) There may be times when news is so great that you cannot keep it quiet. Your family may be expecting the first grandchild,...

Established and protected by the Lord

Still, the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and protect you from the Evil One. (2 Thessalonians 3:3) “Established in 1839.” This is the byline of the oldest Lutheran church in the state...

Justified by faith

For we conclude that a person is justified by faith without the works of the law. (Romans 3:28) Give it the old college try. People are under the impression that if you try to...

Experience grace, love, and fellowship.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13: 14) If this were the last day...

Call on the Name of The Lord

“And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Acts 2: 21)Many people in the world ask the question “What must I do to be saved?” Different answers are given....

Acting in Faith

“Yes, then the Lord will establish his word.” (1 Samuel 1:23c) 1 Samuel begins by introducing us to a believing Israelite named Elkanah. Every year, he made the trip with his family to Shiloh...

Set apart Christ as Lord!

But in your hearts, set apart Christ as Lord. (1 Peter 3:15a) A lot of fear exists out in the world. People fear the unknown AND the known. People fear sickness, disease, and viruses....

Cherish your heartfelt faith

I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives also in you. (2 Timothy 1:5) Most all...