Monthly Archives: March 2014

From the Father’s Heart… Midweek Lent 3

Dear Christians, One and All Rejoice: stanzas 4-6 John 13:1-35 It is so easy see our work. Where we often lose sight is who God says we are. If we thought of the confession of faith we make often in … Continue reading

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Possessed by Sin, Bound By Death – Midweek Lent 2

Dear Christians, One And All Rejoice (stanzas 2-3) John 8:31-47 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. We pride ourselves on living in “the land of the free and the home of … Continue reading

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Rejoicing in Repentance – Midweek Lent 1

(Lenten services at Bethlehem this year are from the hymn “Dear Christians One and All Rejoice” LSB 556 – from the preaching seminar from Rev. John Pless, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN) Grace to you and peace from God … Continue reading

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Did God Actually Say? Lent 1A

Readings: Genesis 3:1-21; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 Dear saints of Bethlehem Lutheran, have you ever found yourself wondering “did God really say that?” Perhaps you’ve wondered if God really means all those commandments? Did God really say that we should … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

Gospel: Matthew 6:1-21 To the people of God, created from the dust of the ground, given the breath of life, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. “Beware of doing your righteousness … Continue reading

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