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The Importance of Conversion! (John 3:1-17)

The Glory of the LORD of Hosts Shines in Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation When Isaiah “saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up,” he cried out and confessed that he was “a man of unclean lips.” If even the holy angels cover their faces in the presence of “the King, the LORD…

A Spirit Directed Life! (John 15:26-27)

The Holy Spirit Brings the Dead to Life by the Righteousness of Christ In returning to His Father by way of the cross and resurrection, Christ Jesus sends “the Helper” to His Church, that is, “the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father.” The Spirit testifies of Christ and glorifies Him by taking what…

Passing the Baton! (Luke 24:44-53)

The Ascended Lord Jesus Is with Us Always in His Church on Earth After He rose from the dead, the Lord Jesus presented Himself alive to the apostles, “appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3). When He ascended to the right hand of the Father, He did…

All Kinds of Love! (John 15:9-17)

The Lord Jesus Is with His Church in the Apostolic Ministry of the Gospel The crucified and risen Lord Jesus is with His Church through the word of His apostles, who “are witnesses of all that he did.” He was anointed by God “with the Holy Spirit and with power,” and “he went about doing…

Trust Jesus! (John 15:1-8)

Jesus Christ Is the True Vine Who Bears Much Fruit in Us “God is love,” and He has manifested Himself to us by sending “his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him” (1 John 4:9, 16). By the ministry of the Gospel, “he has given us of his Spirit,” so…

What’s So Good About Jesus? (John 10:14)

Jesus, the Good Shepherd, Lays Down His Life for the Sheep The Lord Jesus is “the good shepherd” who “lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10:11). His life is not taken from Him, but He lays it down willingly, of His own accord, because He knows and loves the sheep. As the One…

Christ Comes to His People! (Luke 24:36-49)

The Preaching of Repentance and Forgiveness of Sins Makes Us Pure The risen Lord Jesus taught His disciples “that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead” and “that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations” (Luke 24:46–47). Therefore, St. Peter preaches…

Trust Jesus! (John 20:24-29)

The Risen Christ Breathes His Peace in the Holy Absolution The crucified and risen Lord Jesus appeared to His apostles on the first Easter Sunday. He “came and stood among them,” and with His Word and the wounds in “his hands and his side,” He granted them His peace (John 20:19–20). He sent them as…

It Is Finished! (John 19:30)

Behold the Lamb of God, Who Takes Away the Sin of the World Jesus, the Lamb of God, is led to the slaughter of His cross as the Sacrifice of Atonement for the sin of the world. “Despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief” (Is. 53:3), He is the…