Post by Pastor Dave Matthew 18:21-35 “Jesus, how often must I forgive my brother?” Inquiring minds want to know. Peter wants to know. And so do we. When it comes to forgiveness, how much is enough? 7 times? 70 times 7? “Nope”, Jesus says. 10,000 talents worth. It took 15 years to pay… Continue reading The Thing About Forgiveness
Post by Pastor Stephen I don’t like conflict. I want everyone to be happy. However, that’s not the world we live in. Conflict happens among good well-meaning people. Conflict happens among mean and grumpy people, too. Conflict is normal, and I’m growing in my understanding of that. The question is not “how do we avoid… Continue reading Ignore It and It’ll Go Away… Right?
Post by Pastor Dave Chapter 16 of Matthew is a heavy chapter. Peter has just proclaimed Jesus as “THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD” (16: 17) and has been named as the rock upon which Jesus will build His church. Pretty soon that rock will crumble!! And now Jesus announces that He has to go… Continue reading Take up Your Cross
Post by Pastor Stephen Did you know that ELCA pastors serve around the world as military chaplains? We have 136 chaplains serving (47 Active, and 89 in Reserves and National Guard). These chaplains preach the gospel, lead worship, administer the sacraments, and so much more immersed among the world of military members. As members of… Continue reading Chaplains: Part of the Team
Post by Pastor Stephen Peter looked to Jesus for his salvation as he sank into the stormy water; the Canaanite woman of Matthew 15 kneels and does the same. Despite her being a foreigner and enemy of God’s people, Jesus recognizes great faith in her! What flowed from her heart was great faith. Between Jesus… Continue reading The Overflow of Her Heart
Post by Pastor Dave Elijah is scared spitless. Queen Jezebel has just hired a hit squad to kill him. So what does Elijah do? He runs off into the wilderness to hide. “I’ve had it, God.” So what does God do? God comes to Elijah hiding in that cave in that wilderness. “What are you… Continue reading Listening to the Whispers
Post by Pastor Stephen Didn’t we just read the feeding of the 5,000? Yes! It was part of LCR’s Top 7 Bible Stories, and now we’re shifting the sermon series to focus on Matthew. We pick up in Matthew 14 and we’re going to read about Jesus’ life, teaching, and miracles until we’re well into… Continue reading Besides Women and Children