Posts with the tag “baptism”
Reflections: July 26, 2021
by HT Content on July 26th, 2021
Authority is a gift through which God serves us.
Reflections: July 22, 2021
by HT Content on July 22nd, 2021
You are not known to God by your past.
Reflections: July 15, 2021
by HT Content on July 14th, 2021
We love the Law because we wear Jesus in our Baptism.
Reflections: July 13, 2021
by HT Content on July 13th, 2021
The singular event that defines you is your Baptism.
Reflections: June 26, 2021
by HT Content on June 26th, 2021
Christ prays with you.
Reflections: June 10, 2021
by HT Content on June 10th, 2021
Treasure the incredible lifelong honor of serving alongside Christ.
Reflections: June 6, 2021
by HT Content on June 6th, 2021
In Baptism we are all Lazarus--one whom God helps!
Reflections: June 5, 2021
by HT Content on June 5th, 2021
The troubles of life come and go, but the love of God to us in Christ Jesus is forever.
Reflections: May 30, 2021
by HT Content on May 30th, 2021
The Spirit joins you to the Son through Baptism into His death, so that you are reborn into His life.
Reflections: April 20, 2021
by HT Content on April 20th, 2021
We live in God’s gift of faith in Christ and in this faith, we get back to our Baptism into Jesus every day.
Reflections: March 31, 2021
by HT Content on March 31st, 2021
Jesus’ being God means His death counts for you.
Reflections: March 11, 2021
by HT Content on March 11th, 2021
There is always more gift from Jesus.
Reflections: February 4, 2021
by HT Content on February 4th, 2021
God uses water throughout Scripture to cleanse, quench thirst, and purify.
Reflections: January 26, 2021
by HT Content on January 25th, 2021
Your pastor is your spiritual father, just like Paul was the spiritual father of Titus.
Reflections: January 25, 2021
by HT Content on January 24th, 2021
You were saved through the miracle of your Baptism.
Reflections: January 21, 2021
by HT Content on January 21st, 2021
Every morning the waters of Baptism drown out the old man and bring to life the new man in Christ.
Video Short: January 14, 2021
by HT Content on January 14th, 2021
Host: George Borghardt In Christ Jesus you are a son of God. You are an heir to the kingdom of heaven, washed clean in the blood of the Lamb at your baptism. About the Host: Rev. George Borghardt, Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bossier City, Louisiana and president of the youth organization Higher Things, Inc. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Higher Things Video ...
Video Short: January 12, 2021
by HT Content on January 12th, 2021
Host: George Borghardt Was Jesus submersed at his baptism? Even if He was, should it matter? The important thing to note about baptism is that it is about the water and the Word. About the Host: Rev. George Borghardt, Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bossier City, Louisiana and president of the youth organization Higher Things, Inc. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on...
Reflections: January 11, 2021
by HT Content on January 11th, 2021
Jesus is the chosen servant of the Lord who alone brings forth justice to you and to all people.
Reflections: January 10, 2021
by HT Content on January 10th, 2021
Jesus receives your sin in His Baptism.
Reflections: January 7, 2021
by HT Content on January 7th, 2021
No matter how little light there is in this world, God's light reveals everything.
Reflections: January 3, 2021
by HT Content on January 3rd, 2021
God doesn't deal with you by looking at you, but by looking at Jesus.
This Just In: The Ultimate Resolution
by Katie Hill on January 1st, 2021
Happy New Year! Yes, finally, it’s the first day of 2021. Suffice it to say that most of us are thankful 2020 is now in our rearview mirror.
Reflections: December 24, 2020
by HT Content on December 24th, 2020
God's promise is made clear in Immanuel, "God with us."
Under the Cross: The (a)Typical Family
by Katie Hill on December 14th, 2020
Somewhere down the line Christians began to believe there is a typical family in church. We imagine a happily married couple with some, but not too many, kids. Nobody has to deal with divorce and its aftermath. Nobody’s single and old enough that people ask why, or worse, try to guess. Nobody’s in the closet. Nobody’s struggling with anxiety or depression. Everyone believes the same things.
Reflections: December 13, 2020
by HT Content on December 13th, 2020
Jesus promises an eternal Christmas on the day He returns for you.
Reflections: December 12, 2020
by HT Content on December 12th, 2020
You are always holy to God, and He is with you, even amidst troubles.
Reflections: December 11, 2020
by HT Content on December 11th, 2020
Whenever we see faith in Jesus and love for others, especially for that community gathered around the gifts that deliver and promise Jesus to all, we are seeing not the work of man, but of God Himself.
Advent 2 - Dean's List Supplement to the Reflections
by Sandra Madden on December 4th, 2020
While we were still sinners, He sent His Son to die for us. And that's the true sign of who we are. Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews, King of Zion. That Jesus is our King. He became our King when He brought us out of the domain of darkness into his own kingdom in the waters of Holy Baptism.
Reflections: November 30, 2020
by HT Content on November 30th, 2020
By His arrival and by His Cross, Jesus has found even us.
Reflections: November 28, 2020
by HT Content on November 28th, 2020
We ask God to help us know His ways, because we can't do that on our own.
Reflections: November 27, 2020
by HT Content on November 27th, 2020
Jesus is alive, and is keeping your salvation safe in heaven.
This Just In: Turkey, Stuffing, and a Great Big "Amen, Gift Received!"
by Katie Hill on November 26th, 2020
So what is true thankfulness to God? How do we express our gratitude? How do you say “Thank You” to Jesus? Psalm 116 helps us out here. We sing it in the first and second settings of the Divine Service: “What shall I render to The Lord?” How can we thank Him? How do we repay Him? We don’t. Rather, we receive more from Him!
Reflections: November 22, 2020
by HT Content on November 22nd, 2020
Jesus will come to kick off the eternal feast.
Dean's List: The End Is Near!
by Katie Hill on November 20th, 2020
Within our current age and culture--as it might be with every age--the end and meaning of human existence is defined within ourselves. But, waves, earthquakes, and hurricanes come and disrupt the world's perceived order of things--boats are rocked, towers fall down, and houses are blown away. All these things show that creation itself is groaning, waiting, and crying out, "The end is near!"
Reflections: November 19, 2020
by HT Content on November 19th, 2020
Jesus really died, but He didn't stay dead.
This Just In: There's More to Veterans Day
by Katie Hill on November 11th, 2020
"At the end of the day, nobody joins the military for the thanks. They join it because they love their country and what it stands for. They join because this is the greatest country on earth and they want to ensure that all present and future Americans can experience it as well. They join because instead of thinking 'If I don't do it somebody else will,' their mindset is 'I will do it so somebody else doesn't have to.'"
Foundations: Solus Christus--It Is Finished
by Katie Hill on October 30th, 2020
Do not trust in yourself for your salvation! Look to Christ who stands in your place. All of our confidence and comfort is found in Christ alone. When your heart is beaten down by the devil, the world, and your sinful nature, run to Jesus alone.
Reflections: October 30, 2020
by HT Content on October 30th, 2020
Our hope is not in our own improvement but in Christ.
Foundations: Sola Gratia--Christ's Work Alone
by Katie Hill on October 29th, 2020
Grace alone means that no works can inch us closer to God. Our doing for God has no effect whatsoever on our salvation, except to drive us further away from God's freely given grace in Christ.
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