Sharing the Joy!

For about ten years now St. Timothy Lutheran Church has been using the expression “Sharing the Joy!” together with the rising sun behind the empty cross. This symbol is an allusion to the resurrection of Christ after His crucifixion. The reason for our emphasis is that there is no greater joy than the knowledge that we have been forgiven of our sins and reconciled to God through the atoning death, life, and resurrection of Jesus.

Festival of Pentecost

Old Testament Background Information on the Feast of Pentecost The Old Testament Feast of Pentecost was one of the three annual harvest celebrations of the ancient Israelites (along with the presentation of the first grain sheaf and the Feast of Ingathering, or Tabernacles, during the grape harvest in the fall). Grain in Israel is harvested Read more about Festival of Pentecost[…]

“The Last Word” – “The Takeaway” – “The Bottom Line” of the Christian Faith

What is the “last word” of Christianity? By that, I mean what is a statement that I want my flock to take with them as they go home on Sunday?  What is the Biblical truth that people need to remember in moments of crisis, including crisis of conscience?  Of all the things that teenagers remember Read more about “The Last Word” – “The Takeaway” – “The Bottom Line” of the Christian Faith[…]

Regrets? — Not with Christ.

The Lenten season is supposed to be about self-examination and repentance.  How is that working out for you?  If that is ALL, then you must be desolate and left only with regret. Regret is terrible.  By its very nature regret understands that what is done cannot be undone.  All the sorrow in the world will Read more about Regrets? — Not with Christ.[…]

Reformation Day – What’s It About?

A POWERFUL REFORMATION On October 31 we remember the reformation of the church under Martin Luther. On October 31, 1517, Luther posted 95 statements for debate on the church door in Wittenberg. Within weeks the document was distributed throughout Europe. In that document Luther questioned the teaching that forgiveness of sins came only through the Read more about Reformation Day – What’s It About?[…]

How a Christian Child’s Love Won Jane Roe’s Heart

"How a Christian Child’s Love Won Jane Roe’s Heart" (I received this from a friend of mine who is a professor at Bethany Lutheran College.  It is an important message at this time in the history of our country.   –Pastor Bryant) A Special Message on the 36th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade January 22, 2009 Christ’s love, Read more about How a Christian Child’s Love Won Jane Roe’s Heart[…]