Pastor's Newsletter Article August 2018


Romans 5:6-11

 

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. Much more surely then, now that we have been justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more surely, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life. 11 But more than that, we even boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

 

Greetings Marshall and Little Cedar Lutheran Churches!!

 

This summer we have had two campfire worships, and will have another one on August 19th. It has been a wonderful time to join together in praising God. There is really nothing better than sitting outside worshipping, singing songs, hearing scripture, and offering prayers around a campfire. Thank you to those that have joined us at our campfire worship.

We have been using the theme and scripture from the Houston Youth Gathering. At our first campfire worship we talked about how God’s Call Changes Everything. And at our second we talked about how Hope Changes Everything.

On August 19th, we will talk about how God’s Love Changes Everything. We throw the word love around pretty easily. I love ice cream. I love fishing. I love my job. I love my children. Love has meaning on many different levels, and so at times the word love has lost its meaning in some ways.

There are some things that are pretty easy to love in this world. I mean, really, who doesn’t love ice cream. On the other hand, there are things in this world that we believe are not deserving of love.

However, the kind of love that God extends doesn’t put boundaries on love. God loves the loveless. As Romans 5:8 says, “But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.” Although we are not deserving of God’s love and forgiveness, God graciously extends that love to us.

 

Peace, Pr. Jeremy

 

 

 

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