Sermons

Presentation of the Augsburg Confession (Mt 10:26–33)

June 25, 2017
Immanuel Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO
Bethlehem Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO

INI + AMEN.

“Don’t fear: You’re worth more than many sparrows.” That’s Jesus’ Word today. His comfort today. Of all the beasts of the field and the birds of air—“not one falls apart from your Father.”

Yes, two sparrows could’ve been sold for a Roman penny, but even those two sparrows, which we value as insignificant, are prized and valued by your heavenly Father. He made them. He sustains them. They are His.

“Don’t fear: You’re worth more than many sparrows.” But what does that mean? How many sparrows are we talking about? How much copper, silver, or gold? What sort of worth and value is “many sparrows”?

But the comfort is this: your worth isn’t just “many sparrows;” your worth is this: The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Continue reading

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