Heaven-bound: The Journey

“In keeping with (the Lord’s) promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.” 2 Peter 3:13 We are beginning a new series of messages for this season leading to Christmas — “Thy Kingdom Come.”  One of the things for which we pray

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Living Life Beyond Training Wheels

“Since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”Hebrews 12:28-29 We Christians tend to live life cautiously, unwilling to try something new. (That’s kind of like a child using

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Jesus the Rescuer

“The King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.’” Matthew 25:34 All Saints’ Day — We people of God are going to come before God in the judgment

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Being Lutheran…#Whatdoesthismean – Unresolved

“Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.” 1 Timothy 3:16 Trusting God’s word is always logical, but it

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Being Lutheran…#Whatdoesthismean – New

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone. The new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 Primary to our identity is that we are “new creations” (2 Cor. 5:17). Core to being Lutheran is the absolute certainty that because of what Jesus did, without

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Being Lutheran…#Whatdoesthismean – BOLD

Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.”  Luke 9:23-24 Jesus is certainly

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