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Oct 2017
Pastor’s October message, 2017

Can the Sinner Justify Himself? The man came to Jesus to learn “how to inherit eternal life.” But Jesus didn’t give the answer he wanted. The man was a lawyer—he knew how to use God’s Word to find rules and regulations to control himself and others, to figure out good works and design a good life. He knew what the Law required: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all you mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” The man had nailed......

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September 08, 2017

Vicar’s Corner, September 2017

Vicar’s Corner Most of my time in ministry at Grace Lutheran in Albuquerque, NM is spent with college students and young adults, who are college-aged. I have spent the better part of the last 2...


September 08, 2017

Pastor’s September message

Singing by The Waters of Babylon The scene: tens of thousands of families being dragged from their homes, forced to a foreign destination where they do not belong and do not want to go, and...


August 22, 2017

Pastor’s August Message

Your Spirit, Soul, Conscience, and Body God cares about your spirit. Psalm 34:18: The LORD … saves those who are crushed in spirit. God cares about your soul. Psalm 34:22: The LORD redeems the soul...


July 07, 2017

From a Book Worth Reading:

“And They Devoted Themselves to the Apostles’ Doctrine . . .” From a Book Worth Reading: Therefore he said, “He ascended on high and has led captivity captive and has given gifts to...


July 07, 2017

Pastor’s July Message

Moses Preaches the Gospel Moses speaks, of course, to the Israelites. But the Lord will always have his Israel. Jesus is Israel’s King, and he has his people, his new Israel, the church. So the...


May 25, 2017

Life Without Gospel

Life Without the Gospel Imagine life without the Gospel. For many people, even for many people that we know, this is their reality. What would such a life be like? How would we live, think,...


May 25, 2017

Pastor’s June Message

Ignatius Locates the Church In the Church’s early years, around the year 110 AD, the Christian pastor Ignatius was being forcibly taken from Antioch to Rome. Antioch, in what is now known as Turkey, was...


May 05, 2017

The Mutual Conversation of the Saints

The Mutual Conversation of the Saints The church’s confessions remind us of the great gift of the Gospel’s “mutual conversation” given to brothers and sisters in the Lord. Through the Gospel, the Lord is always...


May 05, 2017

Pastor’s May Message

Jesus in Heaven—Ascended Jesus prays. He prays for you. This month gives us Ascension Day, May 25. Jesus has finished his course of redeeming us and crushing death. Now that he is ascended, what is...


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