Category Archives: children

Back to Basic

Proper 22B: Mark 10:2-16, Gen. 2:18-25 There are many things that are basic in life. The basics are needed for a person to build on. Learning the ABCs is basic for education. Learning to boil water is a basic for … Continue reading

Posted in children, Old Testament, sermon

12 Year Old Jesus – Christmas 2

Wisdom. We usually associate “wisdom” with people who are older. Wisdom, we often assume, comes with experience, gray hair, the school of “hard knocks.” Even in the temple, one could not read the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament until … Continue reading

Posted in Catechism, children, Christmas, sermon

New Year’s: Circumcision and Name of Jesus

Luke 2:21: And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. Merry Christmas! The days remain short this time of year. The sun is … Continue reading

Posted in Baptism, children, Christmas, sermon

Advent 4 – Impregnated By Word and Faith

Advent 4 Readings (Series B): Luke 1:26-38; 2 Sam. 7:1–11,16; Romans 16:25-27 Pregnancy is a time of eager anticipation. So much is still unknown. The are unknowns throughout with anticipation of the babies gender, concern and wonder about the child’s health, … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Angels, children, Life, Lord's Supper, sermon

Christians, Not Against Anything But For Christ

With much going on daily in regards to society and issues of homosexuality (though this is true to abortion or whatever other societal issue you choose), the church must confess boldly. Indeed, there is this tendency for Christians to speak … Continue reading

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In Trouble He Will Comfort You

We all have those people in our lives who have done more for us than they ever will know or realize. There are certainly parents, family, and many people close to us who form us and provide for us. Then … Continue reading

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Honestly, Thrivent… What I See Happening

Honestly Thrivent, I am disappointed in this news that no longer will great organizations will be eligible to receive funds. The LCMS response was pretty basic and simple, and while I agree it is not much other than this, expressing … Continue reading

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Slaughter of Innocents – Christmas 1

Readings: Galatians 2:4-7, Matthew 2:13-23 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, to delver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God … Continue reading

Posted in children, Christmas, Life, sermon

Pop Music – Louder Yet All the Same

Music is apart of nearly everyone’s life. Be it listened to on the radio (constantly or infrequently), in the ears with IPods or other devices, in the background of our favorite TV shows and movies, in children’s toys, in schools, … Continue reading

Posted in children, Divine Service, hymnody

Life After Confirmation

Tonight at our congregation was the questioning and examination of catechumens before they are confirmed. Now, many a time and effort has been spent by many Pastors and committees and probably somewhere along the line there was even a task … Continue reading

Posted in Baptism, children, Divine Service, hymnody, LCMS, Lord's Supper