Pentecost Sunday 2016, Genesis 11:1-9
Babel is reversed by the Gospel! In Christ you have all the sustenance, security, and status you need for all eternity.
Thank the Lord for this word. Jesus prayed for the forgiveness of sinners and Jesus won the forgiveness of sinners. Jesus forgave you and me even our sins of being unwilling to forgive others from the heart. And since Jesus won your forgiveness fully and freely that means you too can forgive from the heart. Send the hurt, the pain, the anger away and forgive.
11th Sunday after Pentecost, Romans 3:9-26
Talk about a thankful heart and respect for God’s holy will! Rejoice! Justification means you are acquitted by God!
10th Sunday after Pentecost, Ephesians 2:1-9
God’s promise is because of that I’m going to heaven. It’s not based on me, on my decision, or what I’ve done or haven’t done. It’s God’s doing! It’s God’s miracle! I can live with certainty!
Ash Wednesday, Matthew 26:6-13
You see, to Jesus you are worth everything. It wasn’t with gold or silver that you were bought back from your previous way of life but with the precious blood of Christ, a Lamb without blemish or defect! God spent His blood on you! How much does that make you worth? How much is God’s blood worth? Priceless.
10th Sunday after Pentecost, Titus 2:11-14
Like a kid in the candy store we are each surrounded by an enormous buffet of options for self-indulgence. How do we live? How can we be self-controlled? On our own we can’t. But the grace of God has set us free.
9th Sunday after Pentacost, Joshua 7:19-26
You see, God’s grace in the gospel is what changes our hearts. God’s grace in the gospel moves us to want Him, to strongly desire Him. He changes our value system in life making Him, our Gracious Savior, the most important and priceless treasure in our lives.
20th Sunday After Pentecost, Psalm 51:5
You see, if I know that I was born completely sinful I appreciate all the more that God has rescued me!