St. Luke's Lutheran Church Blog

We Are All Beggars

Two days before he died, Martin Luther wrote, “We are beggars, it is true.” What an odd way to sum up a life—especially his life!  This is a man who stood up to kings...

Focus on Jesus

Between three and six o’clock in the morning, he came to them. He was walking on the  sea.  When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified. They said, “It’s a...

Vital Work of Love

“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the great and first commandment.  And the second is like it;...

Awesome Christmas Gifts

How hard we work to try and get Christmas gifts that will be meaningful and useful to those on our Christmas list.  The way they respond to these gifts is important to us.  You...

Not a Courtroom

When I have a conversation with folks centering on the commandments, it soon becomes apparent that the setting in which these sacred words are often seen is that of a courtroom.  In this courtroom,...

Let Us Pray

What is prayer? Prayer is not some kind of white magic.  It is not an attempt to control God.  It is neither a self-induced pep session, nor a demand note.  Prayer is need finding...

Act Now!

All of us, no matter what our age, are constantly exposed to advertising–in newspapers and magazines, on radio and television, on billboards, in circulars and catalogs that come in the mail, by telemarketing phone...

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...