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Questioning

Immanuel Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO

INI + AMEN.

All eyes—all ears!—on the Lord. That’s the life of faith; that’s the life of a disciple. He speaks. We listen. He delivers; we receive. That, too, is faith. To trust Jesus is to hear and receive from Him. To His disciples He gives life. (He gave His life—not just for His disciples, but as a ransom for many, for all.) The life Jesus gives is delivered in His Word and Gifts. Jesus leads His followers to His Word and Gifts—to hear, receive, and believe. This isn’t a before confirmation sort of thing. It’s a life-long sort of thing. It’s really the life of a Christian: all eyes—all ears!—on the Lord. Continue reading

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Questioning

April 2, 2017
Bethlehem Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO

INI + AMEN.

Jesus speaks, and we listen. We not only listen. Jesus speaks; we confess. We take His Word, and we don’t interpret. You confirmands know that. We take Jesus’ Word at face value. We repeat it. We repeat it as we teach and learn it. We repeat among each other. We repeat it to other people. Always Jesus’ Word, nothing else. We don’t try and change them because they don’t fit with what we think. Jesus speaks; we listen. Jesus speaks; we believe it. Jesus speaks; we simply say, “This is what Jesus says.” Continue reading

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