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Don’t Let Go! He’s Your Brother! (Matthew 18:15-17)

Living as Humble Little Children of the Father True greatness is not self-sufficient strength, but humility like that of a little child. The greatness of childlike faith receives all good things as gracious gifts from our Father in heaven. Apart from such faith, “you will never enter the kingdom of heaven,” but whoever is humbled…

Marching Orders! (Matthew 16:24)

The Glory of God Is the Passion and Cross of Christ Jesus After St. Peter confessed that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, our Lord “began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed,…

Answer This Question! (Matthew 16:13-20)

The Lord Jesus Christ Is the Son of the Living God Jesus asked His disciples: “But who do you say that I am?” (Matt. 16:15). The question is also put to us: Who do you say that He is? Flesh and blood do not reveal this to us, but by the ministry of the Gospel,…

Be Persistent! Be Rewarded! (Matthew 14:21-28)

The Church Lives Under the Cross of Christ and Prays in the Hope of His Mercy By her persistent prayer that Jesus would have mercy and help her (Matt. 15:22, 24), and even in the face of His initial silence and apparent rejection (Matt. 15:23–26), the Canaanite woman boldly confessed her faith in Him (Matt…

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus! (Matthew 14:25-31)

Christ the Crucified Comes to Save Us by the Word of Faith The Lord who “laid the foundation of the earth” (Job 38:4) is the Author and Giver of life who governs all things by His Word. His wisdom and power are beyond our understanding, except as He reveals Himself in the incarnate Word, Christ…

Solitary and Satisfied! (Matthew 14:13-21)

Christ Jesus, the Living Bread from Heaven, Feeds the Children of God By the Gospel of “the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever” (Rom. 9:5), we are “the children of God” (Rom. 9:8), “not because of works but because of him who calls” (Rom. 9:11). Therefore, “listen diligently” and “hear, that your soul…

The Greatest Treasure of all… Heaven! (Matthew 13:44-52)

Our Worship Theme What are your most treasured possessions: a piece of antique furniture, a family heirloom, photo albums, trinkets made by your children while they were in school, holiday decorations, a childhood toy? Jesus has given us the greatest treasure of all: “The Kingdom of God!” I wonder sometimes, if we really know and…

A Rustling of Weeds Among the Wheat! (Matthew 13:24-30,36-43)

The Word of the Gospel Bestows the Righteousness of Christ and Brings Forth Faith The good Seed, which is “the Son of Man,” Jesus Himself (Matt. 13:37), brings forth a harvest of faith and bears good fruits in “the sons of the kingdom” (Matt. 13:38). Whatever is sown apart from His Word is of the…

An Invitation Like No Other! (Matthew 11:28-29)

Jesus Christ, Our Savior, Is Our True Peace and Sabbath Rest Though we have died with Christ in Holy Baptism, and we are raised to new life in Him, we find “another law waging war” in our body and life, that is, between our old Adam and the new man (Rom. 7:23). By the Spirit…

Jesus Found in Us! (Matthew 10:38-39)

The Lord Jesus Brings Division on Earth for the Sake of Peace with God in Heaven False prophets preach what their hearers want to hear, promising peace even when the Lord has spoken “war, famine, and pestilence” (Jer. 28:8). But if “the LORD has truly sent the prophet,” he speaks what the Lord has spoken,…