Why do we call this Friday "Good"? Tonight we follow Jesus as His final steps lead to the Golgotha, the "Place of the Skull," where He suffered and died to pay for the sins of the world--including yours and mine. Pastor's sermon, "His Final Steps Led to the Place of the Skull" is based on Luke 23:26-33. Download a copy of the worship folder at www.christthekinggb.org/sunday-bulletins.
We follow Jesus to the upper room where He celebrates the Passover with His disciples and then prepares them for His death and resurrection. On this night He insititutes the new covenant of the Sacrament of the Altar, feeding His disciples His own body and blood in, with, and under bread and wine, for the forgiveness of their sins. Strengthened by His love and forgiveness, which He bestows on us in His Sacrament, we are free to love one another as He has loved us. Pastor's sermon, "His Final Steps Led to the Upper Room" is based on Mark 14:12-17. Tonight's service follows the Christian Questions and Answers from Luther's Small Catechism.
A Savior is born! The birth of a Savior says as much about us as it does about the Child born in Bethlehem. We were a people in need of saving, helpless and lost. So, God sent His only Son to be our Savior--and His birth changes everything! Pastor's sermon, "A Savior Is Born" is based on Luke 2:8-14.
We gather in preparation this evening for our national day of Thanksgiving to remember with gratitude the gifts that our Lord has given. Yet as we reflect on what we've received, may we also take the time to give thanks for the gifts that we didn't know we needed, especially the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we receive all the gifts of our heavenly Father. Pastor Van Kampen's sermon, "This Thanksgiving, Joyfully Receive Your Savior" is based on Luke 19:1-10.
Tonight we reflect on our Savior's suffering and death, on the guilt of our sins that Jesus paid for on the cross, and on the grace of God who willingly allows His Son to suffer because of His great love for us. Pastor's sermon, "The Glory of the Cross Is Hidden in the Savior's Promises" is based on John 19:31-37.
Fulfilling the old covenant, Jesus establishes a new covenant in the last will and testament of His own body and blood. Pastor's sermon, "The Glory of the Cross Is Hidden in the Savior's Feast" is based on Matthew 26:26-30.
This Lenten season we behold the hidden glory of the cross. Tonight we see that hidden glory in the Savior's rejection by the world. Thanks to Pastor Schleis from First Lutheran Church for sharing God's Word with us.