The Scripture lessons for February 26 were Exodus 24:8-18; 2 Peter 1:16-21 and Matthew 17:1-9. Pastor Roskowic focused his message on the Gospel lesson when Jesus was transfigured before three of His disciples.
Pastor Roskowic started his message with words from Matthew 17:5 – “This is My Son, listen to Him.” He then challenged us to listen to the Transfiguration story with our eyes by picturing the events of the story in our minds as we listened to Pastor Roskowic recount those events. Continue reading “Sermon Reflection – February 26, 2017”
The Scripture lessons for February 19 were Leviticus 19:1-4,9-18; 1 Corinthians 3:10-23 and Matthew 5:38-48. Pastor Krause focused his message around the Epistle lesson for the day and he began by reminding us that we are God’s building with Jesus as our one foundation.
A foundation by itself, without a structure built upon it is rather purposeless. I don’t want to say or imply the Jesus without His body the church (you and I) is purposeless, but I do think that Jesus expresses His purpose in and through His body the church – in and through you and me. “God is love” (1 Jn 4:8) and His purpose is to love. People will know that we are His disciples, His body, the church if or as we love others as He has loved and loves us (Jn 13:34-35). We are to build, that is God desires to build upon His foundation, upon His love, upon Jesus – God’s love incarnate. Continue reading “Sermon Reflection – February 19, 2017”
The Scripture lessons for February 12 were Deuteronomy 30:15-20; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 and Matthew 5:21-37. Don Stein focused his message on the Old Testament lesson for the day, particularly verse 19: “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” Continue reading “Sermon Reflection – February 12, 2017”
The Scripture lessons for February 5 were Isaiah 58:3-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 and Matthew 5:13-20. Pastor Krause began by talking about being humble and being honored, and how Jesus’ likening us to salt and light is both humbling and honoring.
When I hear the word humble or think of being humble my mind always turns to Philippians 2:3-8 where St. Paul writes: Continue reading “Sermon Reflection – February 5, 2017”