10th Sunday after Pentecost, James 1:2-4
No, life should not be easy, life is difficult, God’s promised that. But God also has promised to use every difficulty and trial for our good, to strengthen our faith and drive us closer to Him for He is our God who is all-wise, all-powerful, all-loving and with him as our God we can be content and even consider it pure joy when we face many kinds of trials.
9th Sunday after Pentecost, Philippians 3:4-11
“For you know that it was not with gold or silver that you were redeemed…but with the precious blood of Christ, a Lamb without blemish or defect.”
7th Sunday after Pentecost, Genesis 3:8-13
The truth is, no one owns your feelings except you. No one can make you feel upset, no one can make you feel miserable, no one can make you feel anything. Why not? Because God hasn’t given your feelings to anyone except you.
6th Sunday after Pentecost, 2 Samuel 19:1-8
Problems give us opportunity to turn to God for strength, comfort, encouragement, and empowerment to face them.
5th Sunday after Pentecost, Galatians 1:10
We all have a deep need for love, for acceptance, for approval. And yet it’s met perfectly through God’s grace given us in His gospel through Word and Sacrament.
5th Sunday after Pentecost, Romans 3:19-28
He didn’t just die for your sins, He also lived perfectly for you. Because of Jesus you already are perfect, that’s your identity, that’s your status, you are a child of God, an heir of eternal life.
3rd Sunday after Pentecost, Psalm 19:14
That’s what we’re going to be focusing on: making our Savior big, huge, awesome and letting his truth dominate our thoughts and meditation. And when we do our problems grow smaller and smaller and not worth worrying about.