Seasons change, but God’s Word never does! Join us this Fall as we find life in the ancient words of Scripture.
Pastor Udhay Raji of Calvary Lutheran Evangelical fills in for Pastor Jeff Alexander on the last Sunday of the church year as he explains the importance of the Harvest. In Matthew 28 God explains that He wants us to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing then in the have of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Today’s message looks at the final verses of the Old Testament: Malachi 4:1-6. The Prophet Malachi speaks of the coming “day of the Lord,” both when Christ would come to heal & forgive, and when He will come, on the Last Day, to rule & reign. How do you view the End Times? Does the thought of the Last Day frighten you or comfort you? Pastor Jeff helps us to see that Christians can look forward to this coming Day and know they are resting securely in the “sun of righteousness,” God’s Son, Jesus.
1 John 3:1-3
In this message for All Saints Sunday, we see how the Lord designed us to be His “holy ones,” reflecting His image and His glory. Although the disobedience of our sin causes us to fall short, the obedience of Christ makes us God’s own children who bear His likeness. Living in the “now but not yet” tension of waiting for our future life in heaven while still living in a sinful world, we are completely reliant upon Jesus. When He makes us pure, we learn to “see God” wherever His forgiveness is offered. And that, dear friends, is what makes us all His saints!
It was 499 years ago when Martin Luther, a pastor and professor of theology, posted his 95 Theses against abuses in the church of his day. People were being misled to believe they could somehow contribute, even purchase, their salvation. Luther’s actions ignited the Reformation, which we celebrate today. Today’s message emphasizes why the Reformation still matters: because it reminds us who we are and, most importantly, who God is.
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