This is (y)our life: Modeling

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The book of Ephesians is an incredibly practical book for Christians at every stage of life. Here we see what the Christian life looks like, and what it doesn’t look like. Over the next several weeks, we will explore Paul’s letter to the Ephesians as if we were paging through a family photo album. We’ll see how we were adopted as God’s children (baby photos), how we are united as one family (the group family picture), we’ll also page through graduation pictures, wedding photos, and more. This is your life! Yet, thankfully, because we’re all in this together – this is OUR life. We encourage you to read through the book of Ephesians in your personal devotions in preparation for this practical worship series – This is (y)our life.

Today, we see how God’s goodness and mercy shown us in Jesus, our Savior, moves us to model a life different from the world around us.

This is (y)our life: Focused

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The book of Ephesians is an incredibly practical book for Christians at every stage of life. Here we see what the Christian life looks like, and what it doesn’t look like. Over the next several weeks, we will explore Paul’s letter to the Ephesians as if we were paging through a family photo album. We’ll see how we were adopted as God’s children (baby photos), how we are united as one family (the group family picture), we’ll also page through graduation pictures, wedding photos, and more. This is your life! Yet, thankfully, because we’re all in this together – this is OUR life. We encourage you to read through the book of Ephesians in your personal devotions in preparation for this practical worship series – This is (y)our life.

Today, we see how God’s goodness and mercy shown us in Jesus, our Savior, keeps us focused as we strive to live for him.

This is (y)our life: United

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The book of Ephesians is an incredibly practical book for Christians at every stage of life. Here we see what the Christian life looks like, and what it doesn’t look like. Over the next several weeks, we will explore Paul’s letter to the Ephesians as if we were paging through a family photo album. We’ll see how we were adopted as God’s children (baby photos), how we are united as one family (the group family picture), we’ll also page through graduation pictures, wedding photos, a military ID, and more. This is your life! Yet, thankfully, because we’re all in this together – this is OUR life. We encourage you to read through the book of Ephesians in your personal devotions in preparation for this practical worship series – This is (y)our life.

This is (y)our life: Adopted

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The book of Ephesians is an incredibly practical book for Christians at every stage of life. Here we see what the Christian life looks like, and what it doesn’t look like. Over the next 8 weeks, we will explore Paul’s letter to the Ephesians as if we were paging through a family photo album. We’ll see how we were adopted as God’s children (baby photos), how we are united as one family (the group family picture), we’ll also page through graduation pictures, wedding photos, and more. This is your life! Yet, thankfully, because we’re all in this together – this is OUR life. We encourage you to read through the book of Ephesians in your personal devotions in preparation for this practical worship series – This is (y)our life.

Today, we marvel at God’s goodness and mercy in his choosing us to be adopted into his family.

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Following: Followers of Jesus - Are Faithful in Spite of Rejection

Social media enables a person to closely follow topics that are interesting or important to them, engage in discussions on those topics, and read related content. With just the click of a button, we can “follow” interesting people or important topics and get pertinent updates. Did you know, though, that even if you aren’t on any social media platform, we still “followers”?  You and I “follow” Christ. As a follower of Christ, we want to closely follow what Jesus says and does, engaging in discussion about him and reading related materials to gain wisdom for life and grow in faith. Join us as we “follow” Jesus through the Gospel of Mark and you will hear from our Savior important truths that will guide you, encourage you, and strengthen you in your journey though life. Today, we that Jesus was faithful to his God and his mission in spite of persecution. In following our Savior, we too can be faithful to our God and the mission he has given us in spite of persecution.

Following: Followers of Jesus - Are Comforted in Death

Social media enables a person to closely follow topics that are interesting or important to them, engage in discussions on those topics, and read related content. With just the click of a button, we can “follow” interesting people or important topics and get pertinent updates. Did you know, though, that even if you aren’t on any social media platform, we still “followers”?  You and I “follow” Christ. As a follower of Christ, we want to closely follow what Jesus says and does, engaging in discussion about him and reading related materials to gain wisdom for life and grow in faith. Over the next several weeks, join us as we “follow” Jesus through the Gospel of Mark and you will hear from our Savior important truths that will guide you, encourage you, and strengthen you in your journey though life. Today, we learn how as followers of Jesus, we have comfort even when death comes.

Following: Followers of Jesus - Look to Jesus in the Storm

Social media enables a person to closely follow topics that are interesting or important to them, engage in discussions on those topics, and read related content. With just the click of a button, we can “follow” interesting people or important topics and get pertinent updates. Did you know, though, that even if you aren’t on any social media platform, we still “followers”?  You and I “follow” Christ. As a follower of Christ, we want to closely follow what Jesus says and does, engaging in discussion about him and reading related materials to gain wisdom for life and grow in faith. Over the next several weeks, join us as we “follow” Jesus through the Gospel of Mark and you will hear from our Savior important truths that will guide you, encourage you, and strengthen you in your journey though life. Today, we learn how as followers of Jesus, we look to Jesus in the storms of life.

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Following: Followers of Jesus - Grow in God's Word

Social media enables a person to closely follow topics that are interesting or important to them, engage in discussions on those topics, and read related content. With just the click of a button, we can “follow” interesting people or important topics and get pertinent updates. Did you know, though, that even if you aren’t on any social media platform, we still “followers”?  You and I “follow” Christ. As a follower of Christ, we want to closely follow what Jesus says and does, engaging in discussion about him and reading related materials to gain wisdom for life and grow in faith. Over the next several weeks, join us as we “follow” Jesus through the Gospel of Mark and you will hear from our Savior important truths that will guide you, encourage you, and strengthen you in your journey though life. Today, we learn how as followers of Jesus, we are to be daily growing in God’s Word.

Following: Followers of Jesus - Gather Around God's Word

Social media enables a person to closely follow topics that are interesting or important to them, engage in discussions on those topics, and read related content. With just the click of a button, we can “follow” interesting people or important topics and get pertinent updates. Did you know, though, that even if you aren’t on any social media platform, we still “followers”?  You and I “follow” Christ. As a follower of Christ, we want to closely follow what Jesus says and does, engaging in discussion about him and reading related materials to gain wisdom for life and grow in faith. Over the next several weeks, join us as we “follow” Jesus through the Gospel of Mark and you will hear from our Savior important truths that will guide you, encourage you, and strengthen you in your journey though life. Today, we learn how as followers of Jesus, we gather around the Word.

Following: Followers of Jesus - Enjoy Sabbath Rest

Social media enables a person to closely follow topics that are interesting or important to them, engage in discussions on those topics, and read related content. With just the click of a button, we can “follow” interesting people or important topics and get pertinent updates. Did you know, though, that even if you aren’t on any social media platform, we still “followers”?  You and I “follow” Christ. As a follower of Christ, we want to closely follow what Jesus says and does, engaging in discussion about him and reading related materials to gain wisdom for life and grow in faith. Over the next several weeks, join us as we “follow” Jesus through the Gospel of Mark and you will hear from our Savior important truths that will guide you, encourage you, and strengthen you in your journey though life. Today, we learn how as followers of Jesus, we enjoy Sabbath REST!

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Holy Trinity - First Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture clearly teaches that we have one, undivided God. Scripture also teaches that our God is three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Today we praise our Triune God for his majesty and mystery as our Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier.

We worship and adore the Holy Trinity not only because the Trinity is the one, true, and only God, but also because the Trinity is OUR God. Needing nothing and needing no one, all three Persons of the one God have loved us from eternity to eternity and eagerly sought our salvation. God revealed himself to us as the Trinity in Unity, not that we might rationally understand this doctrine, but rather that we might believe it and adore him.

The Coming of the Holy Spirit - The Festival of Pentecost

God unleashes the Holy Spirit to define, confirm, and perpetuate the confession of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  Through God's very Word the Spirit has free course to penetrate and increase the faith life of all Christians, keeping them firmly grounded in Word and Sacrament.  This Pentecost Day reveals that the Spirit, even in the midst of catastrophic death and circumstances breathes life, life that is only found in Jesus. 

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