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INPEA – Statehouse Express Podcast

There are 3 major bills being considered in Indianapolis, this will give a good overview of them. ___ It’s been a busy week as the start of the 2021 Indiana General Assembly Session has taken over our lives! As busy as we’ve been, we want to make sure we keep YOU informed on what’s going… Read more »

Special Message from President Brege

Please see President Brege's special message to you regarding the resolution from The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod to the congregations voting to move the National Convention to 2023. View the video below. You can also view the video directly on our vimeo channel here.    

Sins Confessed; Forgiven in Christ

“…they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.” (Mark 1:5b)                                                                         John the Baptist was preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Mk 1:4).  This preaching had to begin with a proclamation of God’s Law, for only the Law causes us to realize our sins. Thus from… Read more »

Our New Samuel, God’s Son

“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52)                                                                         In the Old Testament there was a little boy who belonged in God’s Temple, because his mom had vowed to place him there.  The boy’s name was Samuel.  Recall that Hannah was childless. Desiring a son, she made… Read more »

The Infant Christ, Our Peace Offering

“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples…” (Luke 2:29-31)                                                                         A peace offering was sacrificed not to create peace, but it was sacrificed because the person offering the sacrifice realized God… Read more »

Our Humble God

“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. (Luke 1:31-32)                                                                         It is beyond our imagination that the infinite God—the creator of the infinite as well as the creator of… Read more »

Purpose of the Baptizer

“He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him.”(John 1:7)                                                                         John the Baptist was God’s greatest and last Old Testament prophet.  The Christ (Messiah) was THE topic of the prophets before John, as attested by the highly regarded Jewish writing called the Talmud.  This commentary on… Read more »

Prepare the Way of the LORD

“…the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”(John 1:3)                                                                         I have had (even as a pastor) several Jehovah’s Witnesses come to my door. After some small-talk I gently ask them, “Whose way did John the Baptist prepare?”  Appropriately they answer, “He was preparing the… Read more »

A Lamb Riding a Donkey

“And they brought the [donkey] colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it.” (Mark 11:7)                                                                         Advent means “coming” and on this first Sunday in Advent we are reminded why the Christ came.  He came in order to enter Jerusalem so that He would accomplish our salvation by His… Read more »