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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Being Lutheran…#Whatdoesthismean – Passionate

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit–fruit that will last.” John 15:16a Being Lutheran means resisting letting God’s grace lead to laziness.  Instead it means letting the rest found in God’s grace fuel the passions God has given you.  God

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Being Lutheran…#Whatdoesthismean – Clear

“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”   2 Timothy 3:16 Even in churches across America, people’s perceptions of the Bible have changed. Where do we stand?  Where do you

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Being Lutheran…#Whatdoesthismean – Wise

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  The fear of the LORD [or reverence of the LORD] is the beginning of wisdom . . .  The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”  Proverbs 3:5 and 9:10a and Psalm 14:1

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