|Sunday Morning Divine Services||8:15 and 11:00 a.m.|
|Sunday School and Bible Classes||9:45 a.m.|
|Homebound Divine Service
Last Sunday of the month
|Click here for further information on service schedule.|
The message at St. John’s is simple: We preach Christ and Him crucified. In every Divine Service, Christ is with us, offering grace and forgiveness where He promises they’ll be: in His Word and in His Sacraments.
We welcome you to join us.Visitor Information
|LWML Bargain and Bake Sale||August 22 - 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Aug. 23 - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.|
|Fall 2019 Sound Words Academy Begins||September 4, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.|
That’s why Jesus praises not the rich man, but the steward. You see, the steward—he acted shrewdly. The gift was staring him in the face. He took at face value the character of his rich boss. And he seized and grabbed it.
That’s what faith does. It doesn’t cower in a corner. It responds to God’s words and will and works by taking them and running with them. And God’s words to you? “I lay down My life for the sheep.” His will toward you? “God desires all men to be saved—even you—and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” His works for you? “God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
All for you.
So, fellow-redeemed: “do not listen to the words of the prophets who … speak visions of their own minds, who prophesy lies in the Lord’s name, who think to make the Lord’s people forget His name.”
Instead, judge what you hear. Remember your Catechism and use it. That’s why you have it. It’s your right and duty. When you see paw where there should be a hoof, run. When the fruit is bad, spit it out. And listen instead to the voice of your Good Shepherd, who laid down His life for you. Amen.
The multitude had found the Kingdom of God and sought it first. And the righteousness the Lord gives for the sake of Christ. In Christ, they exchanged their hard labor under the curse of sin for Him who was their Sabbath rest, and the sour grapes of wrath for the blessing of Jesus, who is the sweet Bread of Life.