Pastor’s Blog

Aug
27

We the People of God!

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Walking the grounds of Lutherhaven last week I was surrounded by beautiful ponderosa and larch. As I considered all the pine needles blanketing the forest floor, I sensed God say, “One needle is not a pine tree… in fact hundreds of needles are not a pine tree unless they are ... Continue

Jul
30

Selah

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God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah. Psalm 46:1-3 Psalm 46 is such a ... Continue

Jun
26

Therefore…

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Therefore there is now… Romans 8 is one of the most powerful descriptions of the benefits of a life in Christ Jesus. Such a life is one that has by grace through faith been joined to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Four key elements of such life: no condemnation We are ... Continue

Jun
1

Welcome Holy Spirit!

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You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you Acts 1:8a The promise of the Holy Spirit has been fulfilled. On the day of Pentecost, the Christian Church was born - filled from on high so that we would be empowered to fully share the good news of ... Continue

Apr
29

but God…

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There may be no two words that reveal the good news of Jesus more than: “But God”.  It is the great turn around. It is the mighty reversal, the upending of the downtrodden. It is Jesus raised from the dead, overturning the verdict of sin, death and the devil. My flesh and ... Continue

Mar
30

Jesus Won’t Stay Put!

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Jesus won’t stay put! Jesus leaves heaven to come to earth. He willingly sets aside His equality with God to come to earth - born not in a palace, but in a stable, laid in a feed trough. But Jesus won’t stay put. No longer a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths, He is raised ... Continue

Feb
26

Incredible Journey

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Jan
30

GO!

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GO into all the world & preach the good news to everyone. Mark 16:15 (NLT) GO Or better translated, “as you go” - is Jesus’ straightforward instruction that believing in Him involves a way of living as you go. Believing is not about sitting in the stands but being on the field. You have not been saved to ... Continue

Jan
2

God Grows Us

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The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. Luke 2:40 Jesus’ life in the gospel accounts moves quickly from the birth narratives to this final line in Luke 2:40 above: “The Child continued to grow…” (italics mine).  After this, we have a ... Continue

Dec
3

God’s Christmas Lights

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In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. John 1:4 I hung my outdoor Christmas lights this past week when there was a bit of warmer weather. We have the old-school Charlie Brown-style big multi-color bulbs. Just two short strands across the front gutter. The bulbs are easy to replace when ... Continue