built on a rock

This coming Sunday celebrates Jesus’ Transfiguration, when Jesus meets Moses and Elijah on the mountaintop. His clothing shines dazzling white, and his true identity as Son of God is made known to the disciples Peter, James and John, as a cloud envelops them. Peter mumbles something about being...
“Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, ‘If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.’” John 8:31-32 There is much talk about freedom recently. We consider it a freedom to wear a mask or not, and in the upcoming...
Safety / sāf-tē / noun 1. The condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury, or loss 2. The action of keeping safe There seems to be a lot of talk this year about safety. The “Stay Safe MN” slogan grinds my gears every time I see it, so I’ve been evaluating my angst about safety....
During the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, passenger planes were flown into the twin towers in Manhattan and the Pentagon as the world watched in horror. United Airlines Flight 93 had also been hijacked and was speeding toward Washington, D.C. Pilots of the 121st Fighter Squadron of the D.C. Air...
“From that time on (after Peter confessed that Jesus was the Messiah), Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and...
Free land! Have you ever considered that, as a believer in Jesus Christ, you are a real estate agent for heaven? The Bible speaks of heaven more than 500 times. Revelation 21 gives the most concise description of what is yet to come for all who are heaven bound. John is shown the glories of heaven...
Glenda Bremer’s column, “A View from the Pew” appears in the St. John Lutheran Church newsletter, and she has graciously agreed to share the column written for the September newsletter.   I recently embarked on a religious reconnaissance mission to save my fellow Christians from following a path of...
“O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1 Giving thanks to God is something that Christians are supposed to do as part of our practice of our religion. It is easy to thank God for good things that happen, or for crises averted. But it is more...
“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (Proverbs 16:6)          These past few months have been a very trying time for our nation and the world. The coronavirus has had millions of people sheltering in place by order of local, state and federal governments. “We have to...
God said through the prophet Jeremiah, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.  You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all...

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