The Church’s new song is not what some people think it is

!0 Virgins by Lu Lan

Again, today, the Lord of the Church has preserved His Church through another year. Throughout this “Year of the Psalm,” which is now a long-held Catalina Lutheran tradition, on most Sunday’s of the past year, God’s Word of Law and Gospel has been proclaimed from the Psalms. Through the declaration of the convicting, condemnning and killing Law, and, we pray, the predominance in our proclamation of the acquitting, atoning and enlivening Gospel, you, God’s people have been encouraged to behold Christ Jesus as the Psalms reveal Him. That is, as the One Who bore the full brunt of the Law that you might receive the full benefits of His Good News….For more, click on the title above

Delivered for our sins and raised for our justification

The Creator of Man Who took on human flesh to be delivered for our sins and raised for our justification (that the faithful would believe, confess and know that we have been declared right with God) has brought us, once again, into the final division of the Trinity season. Its three weeks have been marked today with the special ways of proclaiming God’s Word that this congregation has used, for some time, to mark a seasonal change….for more, click on the title above.

Jesus reigns above all His enemies

Jesus reigns above all His enemies. That is good news for Jesus. That began for Him as He was suspended between heaven and earth—affixed to the wood of a cross long ago. It continued in His resurrection from the dead. That revealed that the last enemy of mankind, death, was then under His rule. Jesus’ reign was exalted above His enemies round about in His ascension to the position of all power, rule and authority over all things in heaven, on earth, and under the earth. His rule will reach its eternal fulfillment when Jesus returns on the clouds with power and glory in order to establish His everlasting kingdom. …For more, click on the title above

The righteous man, Jesus, is your sure and certain hope

This year, today is the third Sunday in the fourth part of the Trinity season. The weekly readings continue be proclaimed in order to turn their hearers hearts and minds to their emphasis on the power Christians are given to endure as we live under the cross, that which comes to us through the Faith of Jesus. The texts reveal the power of God that gives you strength in your struggle against the temptations of the world. They lead you to hear and believe that our victory against all those who oppose us, on account of the Faith we rightly confess is assured through the death and resurrection of the only truly righteous Man, Jesus the Christ…For more, click on the title above.

You have been given the endurance you need

Starting with the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, members of this congregation began to hear again that we have entered the time of the Church that is given to focus us upon endurance through the Word. We were reminded that it is the Word of God, proclaimed, heard as well as Incarnate, that gives us the power of God to stand fast in the face of our enemies. The Word is what the members of the Body of Christ truly need in order to grant us faithful endurance in all the battles that the forces of evil wage against us. It is that which continues to remind us that nothing, not even death, can separate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus. …click on the title above for more

She says “Amen” to the Name of the Lord

John 14:6 by Ashley Chase.

You are being called by the Spirit of the Living God to hear and cling to God’s good and gracious promises. Those He gives to all who call upon Him in the Faith.
Through His Word, you are called to receive divine encouragement. That God wills to give to you out of your hearing and beholding His Word. In that, we pray that the Holy Spirit will work in you true trust in the One Who promises good to those who call upon Him in the Faith. This day, God, through His visible and proclaimed Word, is working to give you sure and certain hope. That comes from the proclamation of His faithfulness in fulfilling His promises to people, such as Marie, who bear His Name.
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Life according to God’s Word

Jesus heals the Ten by Patrick J Murphy

The Word of the Lord in the changable readings of the day—called the Propers—began for us with a question and an answer. Those remind us how wonderful and beneficial it can be to hear God’s Word as we are doing today. They emphasize God’s answer to the question posed by many of the faithful in our day, that is, “how may I live the Christian life?” That is just what the second section, or “Beth,” (B) division of Psalm 119 continues to communicate with these words:
How can a young man keep pure his way?
By (his) guarding (it) according to Your Word.
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God is her refuge, a strong tower

Psalm 23 by Ruth Bailey

Today, God has assembled us to hear His Word of joy, comfort, peace, forgiveness, life and salvation. We are here, in good part, because God has continued to move the children of Colleen Rae Chaney to honor her. That you are in this Church building today provides genuine evidence that her children have called her blessed, even as the Proverbs declare.
Therefore, today, Colleen’s family you are free to behold, to be living testimonies to her blessedness.
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