Astonished Beyond Measure

And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” Mark 7:37 To say they were astonished was not a sufficient description.  The people were astonished beyond measure; they had immeasurable...

Vaccine, Masks and Religious Exemption

Some are questioning whether they can claim a religious exemption when it comes to getting a vaccine, wearing masks and the like. This message is NOT giving any LCMS legal advice.  We have no official stance on these issues.  However, the link below connects you with...

Traditions of Men

…all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders… Mark 7:3 Is tradition good or is it bad?  Actually it can be very good. It can also be very bad. And sometimes, I believe, it can be neither good nor bad…almost...

Eating Christ’s Flesh and Blood

Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.  John 6:54-55 Christ explained in John 6 that by eating His flesh and drinking His blood, a person possesses...

“I will raise him up.”

For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. John 6:40 In Sunday’s Gospel (3-year series), Jesus repeats several themes.  Let us begin by concentrating on...