November 22, 2015
Bethlehem Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO
INI + AMEN.
The Lord’s given many promises about His Word. He’s given us promises about His Church. He’s told us the benefits of His Word. He’s told us the blessings of His Church. Our God preached through Isaiah in Isaiah 41, “The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” And He Himself preaches it again in our Gospel lesson, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.” Jesus, your God, preached in another place, “The gates of hell shall not prevail against My Church.” The Church will always be a light on a hill, calling sinners to repentance and faith in Jesus. The Lord’s Word will endure forever. Even as the Eternal Word spoke it, so it must endure. This means that the Holy Christian Church will endure. There’s no reason to worry about it. She must endure. Why?
THE LORD’S SENT OUT HIS WORD AS A LIGHT TO THE NATIONS.
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