Author: Pastor Carl

Christ Has Triumphed!

The word “triumph” has a very special meaning.  It is a powerful term used to describe something more than just a single victory.  It speaks of a decisive, overwhelming, and significant group of victories. ...

Lazarus’ Eulogy

Many would say the raising of Lazarus from the dead by Jesus is not the most important point of the event described in John 11.  They would say the coming forth of Lazarus from...

Lent at St. Luke’s

The forty days before Easter, not counting Sundays, make up the season of Lent.  Lent this year will start on Wednesday, March 6.  The word Lent means spring.  Think of early spring with the...

Don’t Return the Gift

Perhaps you are considering exchanging or have already exchanged some Christmas gifts.  You might appreciate the thought behind some gifts but would really rather have something else.             A statement sometimes spoken by a...

Success

“Success” has long been the accepted goal in this world.  Our educational system rewards “success” from start to finish.  We love hearing “success” stories about someone who has made it big.  We want to...

God’s Greatness

He knew what was in store for him. He shared it with his disciples. “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him.  And...

The Three “Rs”

The old school basics for a good education are the three “Rs”:  Reading, (W)riting, and (A)rithmetic.  Sticking to these three “Rs” can provide all that is really needed to be well educated. The old...

Show Mercy

Jesus, in his earthly ministry, was continually showing mercy to others.  When criticized for it, he told his critics to be about showing mercy, too, instead of finding fault and hurting others with their...

Daily Bread

“Give us this day our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11 Jesus invites us to ask our Father for daily bread.  Just what is this daily bread?  Is it what we can get at the highest...

Right Here, Right Now

In a powerful episode in his ministry, Jesus met a grieving woman on her way to the cemetery.  She certainly had every reason to grieve.  First, her husband had died, and then her only...