God is with us in Word and Sacrament

 . . . Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.”

—2 Timothy 4:2 (ESV)

The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Don’t take candy from strangers. Don’t be fooled by cutesy or convenient slogans. It is a dangerous world, filled with those all too willing to scratch the itchy ears of men. For the devil will offer what you want to steal your soul. Don’t take candy from strangers, for some have been bewitched by the offer of Turkish Delight from a witch dressed as a beautiful white queen.

The Seventh Sunday after Trinity

God’s gifts to us for our bodily and spiritual needs both flow from the cross. From the cross, we see Christ with the ultimate expression of compassion for you. Christ takes upon himself our concerns and needs and provides us in exchange the bodily and spiritual gifts, in the Great Exchange.

The Fourth Sunday after Trinity

The Fourth Sunday after Trinity Luke 6:36–42 ☩ IN NOMINE IESU ☩ Our Lord’s summary of the second table of the Law is not simply “Love your neighbor.” It is “Love your neighbor as yourself.” “As yourself” is a command to empathy. The golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto…

The First Sunday after Trinity

The First Sunday after Trinity Luke 16:19–31 + IN NOMINE IESU + We shouldn’t be surprised that there has never been a completely pure church, that there have been many who have been baptized and bore the Christian name, but who denied this name and their Baptism by their works. Christ Himself tells us this…