"Brothers, I am making known to you the Gospel . . . through which you are saved."
(1 Corinthians 15:1–2)

Six letters. That’s all you need. Six letters to explain the point of everything. Six letters to make crystal clear the entire Christian faith. What are those letters? FOR YOU.

“For you” makes the Gospel, well, the Gospel! The Gospel isn’t that Jesus died and rose. No, that’s just history (even the demons believe that). What the Lord did isn’t just historical fact. He did it all for a reason, and His merits—His perfect life, death, and resurrection—are for someone.

Yes, even you. You with all your sins and evil desires. “While we were still sinners, Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:8) Christ died for you. Christ rose for you. Not just you. “Christ died for our sins” (1 Corinthians 15:3). For each and for all, too. “He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not only for our own, but also for the whole world.” (1 John 2:2).

All that Christ did is for you—has to be for you! He makes it yours. In His Spirit-filled Gifts, Christ delivers it right to you over and over and over again! Water and Word over **your** forehead. Gospel sermons and Absolution into **your** ears. God’s Word into **your** ears and eyes. Jesus’ Body and Blood into **your** mouth. No doubt about it: All Christ did, all Christ does—is all FOR YOU!

Not just for each of you. Oh, no, no, no. There’s no end or limit to the Lord’s giving. No sin can stop His love FOR YOU. It’s for all of you, and those around you, too! For all! For them—even them—through you!

Six letters. FOR YOU. Calvary. Easter. Font. Bible. Gospel sermons. Absolution. Supper. FOR YOU. Jesus’ salvation FOR YOU.
Jesus’ mercy, forgiveness, and love FOR YOU. And that means
He’s all yours and you are His.

July 5-8, 2022

The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA


Rev. Harrison Goodman, Pastor
Higher Things Content Executive
Mount Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church
San Antonio, TX
Rev. Brett Simek, Pastor
Trinity Lutheran Church Rantoul
Hilbert, WI

July 19-22, 2022

Montana State University
Bozeman, MT


Rev. Duane Bamsch,  Pastor
President - Higher Things Board of Directors Grace Lutheran Church
Grass Valley
Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard, Pastor
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Minot, ND

July 26-29, 2022

Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN


Rev. Chris Hull, Pastor
Zion Lutheran Church
Tomball, TX
Rev.  Dr. Todd Peperkorn, Pastor
Founding Pastor - Higher Things
Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions
Concordia Theology Seminary Ft. Wayne
Ft. Wayne, IN