Truly Is — The Body of Christ Series   Message Notes Summary: The bread and wine of communion truly is the body and blood of Jesus. Key Catechism: What is the Sacrament of the Altar? It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ […]

My summer job during college was to be a camp counselor at a Lutheran Church camp.  At camp, after every meal, we sang songs.  While this practice is atypical for most locations in our world, there is something ancient about the ritual.  In fact, it is one Jewish tradition to sing after a shared family […]

Chosen — Christ for Creation Series   Message Notes Summary: In Jesus choosing Mary Magdalene to be the first person to see that he was resurrected, we know that Jesus’ salvation is for all. Key Tweet: Gospel: Between the time Mary Magdalene met the Risen Christ at Easter and when she announced his Resurrection to the […]

All in All — Christ for Creation Series   Message Notes Summary: Through his incarnation, Jesus unites with all of Creation and in that unification with all things Jesus brings everlasting life. Key GIF:   Key Scripture: “With all wisdom and insight [God the Father] has made known to us the mystery of his will… as a […]

Fragile — Christ for Creation Series   Message Notes Summary: Through fragile things, Jesus Christ perfects his power. Key GIF: Key Scripture: “[T]o keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I appealed to the […]