The Testimony of God is Greater

This past Sunday I preached my first sermon at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Birmingham, Michigan. The text for the sermon was 1 John 5:9-15, and I as I begin my ministry here I find great comfort in these words of John, "If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater,... Continue Reading →

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The Continuous Festival of Easter

On April 1 in 2018 we will celebrate our Risen Savior! Easter is not only celebrated on this day, but it is a continuous festival. Yearly we gather on this day to hear the good news that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. Weekly we receive the good news of the resurrection of Jesus... Continue Reading →

Welcome and Grace

"Therefore welcome one another," Paul says, "as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God" (Romans 15:7). We have been welcomed into the kingdom of God by Jesus. No pretension is necessary with Jesus. He knows our sin and still welcomes us. As a matter of fact, it is through being vulnerable with Jesus... Continue Reading →

Reformation/Revolution 

What does revolution look like? Baptism. Forgiveness. Mealtime. I trust in the revolution that God works in my body and soul. I know the danger of my sin and shame. The power of darkness against me is real. It is so difficult to imagine the glory of God being revealed in the midst of my... Continue Reading →

Serial vs Self-Encapsulated Story

I enjoy binge watching shows through Amazon or Netflix. I bounce between liking shows that have a long story arc that the screenwriters spread across  several episodes and shows that self-encaspsulate a story into each episode. Recently I started watching a show that started as a spy show with each episode being self-contained. Slowly this show... Continue Reading →

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