The Scripture lessons for March 12 were Genesis 12:1-9; Romans 4:1-8 & 13-17 and John 3:1-17. Pastor Rub focused his message on the Old Testament and Epistle lessons, giving attention to the faith of Abraham and to the faith of David.
Pastor Rub began his message by recalling how Martin Luther at the time of the Reformation sought to refocus the church of his day on the biblical teaching of justification by grace through faith. Continue reading “Sermon Reflection – March 12, 2017”
The Scripture lessons for March 5 were Genesis 3:1-21; Romans 5:12-19 and Matthew 4:1-11. While using all three lessons, Pastor Krause focused his message on the Old Testament and Gospel lessons.
Pastor Krause began by describing how great Adam and Eve had it before their fall into sin. They literally were living in paradise and they enjoyed ideal relationship: a perfect relationship with God, a perfect relationship with each other, and a perfect relationship with all aspects of creation. God’s only prohibition was to not eat the fruit of the tree in the center of the garden. Continue reading “Sermon Reflection – March 5, 2017”