Do you dream of Heaven?
How does Confirmation lead to gathering?
Sunday, May 16, 2021Watch the service Unbelief is irrational. Way back, in the garden of Eden, life was complete and perfect. But then Satan came and sin entered the world. Pain, suffering, and death come through sin. But one of the consequences of sin is stupidity....
What is love and how do we show it?
How do people grow?
How do we know that Jesus cares?
How can we find peace that lasts?
Sunday, April 11, 2021Watch the service Can I see it? Years ago there was the part of school called, Show and tell. Kids would bring their toys they got for Christmas and sometimes their pets. And when we got the chance to see what they brought, we said those words:...
Sunday, April 4, 2021Watch the service If it goes on the board. The students in my catechism class know what those words mean. A student asks a question and I need to give an answer. So I go to the whiteboard and write down the answer. If it’s a teaching in the bible...
Sunday, April 4, 2021Watch the service
Friday, April 2, 2021Watch the service It was his knees. Years ago there was a girl. She had a dad that loved her and she loved him. There was a problem, though. The problem was his knees. You see, he was a carpenter. And his speciality was tiling. He did wonderful...
Thursday, April 1, 2021Watch the service What you share in affects and infects you. It's almost springtime. And growing up in MT, spring time was a wonderful, amazing time of the year. For two, glorious weeks the grass was green. The creeks were full of water. And...
Sunday, March 28, 2021Watch the service What did Jesus see? In our gospel this morning Jesus enters Jerusalem. The people shout their ‘hosannas.’ The children praise him. And the reading ends in a very unique way—if not even a strange way. We, along with his...
Wednesday, March 24, 2021Watch the service
Sunday, March 21, 2021Watch the service Guilt by association. Growing up in MT, especially during the summer, there was not much to do. And there were times my brother and I got into trouble. Dad would find out what one of us did wrong. And, usually when we were...
Wednesday, March 17, 2021Watch the service
Are Christians supposed to chew on Jesus?
Wednesday, March 10, 2021Watch the service
Sunday, March 7, 2021Watch the service Are tools evil? One of the challenges we face in our every day lives is that objects can be used for evil purposes. When I was a child in school, usually in the spring time, when the teacher was looking at the chalk board, the...
Midweek Lent 3 – From Garden to Garden
How do we know God is good—even if we cannot see it?
From the desert to Palestine
How do we know we can trust Jesus?
What if serving the Lord doesn’t work?
What fills you with wonder? And where do you go to find it?
Why is it important to not be on autopilot sometimes?
How can hardened enemies become friends?
Do you know the rest of the story about baptism?
Why do we need to look at Jesus close up and not from afar?
How do we know that Jesus was qualified to be our Savior?
How can we make sure we are building a proper foundation for the future?
What should we see when we look at that little child in Mary’s arms?
How greatly God must love you!
Hope has arrived!
How can something so old and familiar as Christmas surprise us?
What brings real rejoicing?
How does God understand time?
What can happen when you are blessed too much?
Why does thanksgiving take so much time?
If you had a book written about your life, when you died, what would be in that book?
We welcome Chris and Janine Pluger from the Lutheran Bible Translators!
For us as Christians, what is worse than not being ready?
How are we as Christians supposed to think about those who have gone ahead of us into heaven?
As Christians are we free from all, or in service to all?
What do we do when the government goes too far?
If getting into heaven were trying out for a team or auditioning for a play, how do you know that you’d make the cut?
What is God looking for when he looks at you?
How can I get real, lasting change in my life, for good?
What do you do when fair isn’t enough?
Are there hurts and harms done to our souls that cannot heal?
Each of us knows that there might be times when there has to be surgery on our bodies. But what does the Bible tell us about having surgery on our soul?
Are there times when your biggest enemy is yourself?
Who is our God? He is the God who remembers. He remembers to rescue us and to redeem us.
How do I know that I belong in church? How do I know that those on the outside of church belong here too?
If you could ask God for anything, what would that be?
The real challenge is not being left alone. Instead the difficulty is what your left alone with.
What do we do when God’s word doesn’t seem to work?
Is God in control—especially when we think about what is going on in our world today? In our sermon today we see where we need to go to find assurances that God is with us and in control.
What do we expect from our family? What do we expect from our God? What happens when we get confused?
Is it a burden to follow Jesus?
Does God promise fun and fulfillment and then give frustration and fear? Listen to Jeremiah’s pain-filled prayer. And Hear the Lord’s answer.
Why does a congregation need a pastor? Why can’t we have a virtual pastor?
Who Am I? What is my identity? How do I know that God cares for me?
What is the Holy Spirit’s work? Is our conscience a friend or foe?
May 21, 2020
This devotion is based on the Word of God from Luke 23:33-46.
This devotion is based on the Word of God from John 19:30.
This devotion is based on the Word of God from John 19:28,29.
This devotion is based on the Word of God from Matthew 27:45-49.
Maundy Thursday Evening
This devotion is based on the Word of God from John 19:25-27.
This devotion is based on the Word of God from Luke 23:38-43.
This devotion is based on the Word of God from Luke 23:26-34. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gibbon, Minnesota.
Video of Pastor Bauer’s last mid-week devotion before Holy Week.
Every Lent, the congregations in our area swap pastors for the midweek services. This sermon from Pastor Muske in Fairfax would have been given on his Wednesday at Immanuel.
Video of Pastor Bauer’s devotion
Know where you stand. You stand in Christ. Christ has set you free from sin. Christ has given you the Holy Spirit.