Sermons

Trinity (Jn 8:48–59)

May 22, 2016
Immanuel Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO
Bethlehem Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO

INI + AMEN

JESUS GIVES YOU ACCESS TO THE TRINITY. That’s right! JESUS GIVES YOU ACCESS TO THE TRINITY. Jesus is the “Narrow Way,” the “Truth and the Life.” “No one comes to the Father except through” Him. There’s no other way to get to the trinity than through the Son who reveals the Father and sends the Spirit. The Trinitarian way of salvation is revealed by Jesus, who isn’t just the way to the Trinity, but He also gives and delivers access to the Trinity. Continue reading

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Sermons

Ascension

May 5, 2016
Immanuel Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO

Alleluia! Jesus Christ is risen!

HE RISEN INDEED! ALLELUIA!

INI + AMEN.

Your Jesus lives. We’ve been celebrating it these past six weeks, and we’ve still got one Sunday to go! Now, on top of all that we have the Ascension, and, besides all the Bible texts that I just read that tell us about Jesus’ Ascension, we have this from the Gospel of Mark: ”After the Lord had spoken to [the disciples], He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.” Your Jesus lives. He’s ascended. He’s at the right hand of God. He’s on the throne. Some Christians think that something else needs to take place for Jesus to reign: have the right leader, Jesus needs to come back. But that’s not the case at all. In fact, Jesus has always reigned, but in the Ascension He raised our human nature to the throne of eternal power and glory. Because of His resurrection we pray ”through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives”, but, because of His Ascension, there’s one more piece to how we pray. We pray, ”through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who live AND REIGNS.” That’s right!

JESUS, THE RESURRECTED ONE, REIGNS RIGHT NOW. Continue reading

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