This week we hear Jesus at his most strident, voicing his conviction that the Gospel would bring division to families as people are confronted with the choice between the things of God and the ways of the world. We don’t like to think about Jesus like this, and yet there is a profound conflict between the world’s desire for judgement and the gospel’s call to grace and peace. Join us this Sunday, August 18, as we ponder the stark choice offered to those who would follow Jesus.
Worship with Holy Communion begins at 10:00 a.m.
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Sunday’s Scripture Readings:
Jeremiah 23:23-29; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56
Time after Pentecost (June 10, 2019 – November 30, 2019)
The time after Pentecost is not properly a separate season of the church year, but a period of reflection on the church’s life in light of the good news of God’s victory over sin, death, and hell at Easter and Pentecost. Stretching throughout much of the calendar year, the Time after Pentecost calls us to growth in faith and maturity in discipleship, and often focuses on the practical implications of the gospel for daily living. The color for the time after Pentecost is green.
“We Are Lutheran” Sermon Series
Check out the links to our five-part series on the “solas” (“onlys”) of the Reforming movements that lead to the establishment of the Lutheran Christian tradition.
Week 1 – Sola Gratia (“By Grace Alone”)
Week 2 – Sola Fide (“By Faith Alone”)
Week 3 – Sola Scriptura (“By Word Alone”)
Week 4 – Solo Christo (“In Christ Alone”)
Week 5 – Soli Deo Gloria (“Glory to God Alone”)
We are Church, joined in mission for the sake of the world!
St. Paul’s partners with 245 congregations and over 100,000 Lutheran Christians as a member congregation of the Nebraska Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Click below to learn more about the ministry we share!
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is around 4,000,000 members strong, working through nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States and the Caribbean to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ for the sake of the world God made and loves. Click below to explore how the ELCA is doing “God’s Work” with “our hands” every day.