He Finishes What He Starts

In one sense God’s work on you is already done, because when Jesus said, “It is finished,” He meant it. But in another sense, God’s work on you is a continual process. While justification is by declaration, sanctification is a process. He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it.

Wait For It

The Lord’s reply to Jeremiah is the same comfort He speaks to you today, “Do not fear!” Waiting is hard, but the Holy Spirit will comfort us through the Word of God.

Words at War

Listen carefully to the true preaching of God's Word and flee from all those who bring a different word. The above picture was drawn by Holbein, Hans who lived from 1497 to 1543. It depicts Elijah who contended with the prophets of Baal in order to bring the people of God to repentance, faith, and salvation.

The Freedom of Forgiveness

Christianity refuses to overlook the tremendous debt sinners owe God. But it also teaches that a complete and sufficient repayment has been issued on their behalf by Christ at the cross.

A Blessed End

Dying in faith is a blessed end because in Christ it is not an ultimate end. Any end, sudden or prolonged, when salvation through Christ is believed, is a blessed one.

What Does It Mean To Have a God?

What does it mean to have a God? Martin Luther, in his Large Catechism explains the difference between trusting God and trusting in idols. He writes, "So, to have a God is nothing other than trusting and believing Him with the heart. I have often said that the confidence and faith of the heart alone make both God and an idol."

Time For Church

“Primarily, we come to church not to worship and serve God, although this, of course, happens. First and foremost, we come together as a body to be served by God through his Word and the Sacraments.”

What Will Happen When You Die?

What will happen when you die? If the Holy Spirit has brought about faith in you so you trust God is merciful to you because of what Jesus has done for you, then when you fall asleep your spirit will go to be with the Lord. On the final day Jesus will also raise your body to life and you will live with the Lord forever in the New Heavens and the New Earth. Believers, we may feel the sting of death today, but we have victory over death in Jesus Christ the Lord!