Weekly sermons from Concordia Lutheran Church in San Antonio, Texas.
Faith and Family: Family By Faith (Week 3)
We will often speak of our “friends and family.” There are some friends who are like family (Proverbs 18:24). Paul talks about how we are part of Christ’s family by faith in Galatians 3. When our own family fails us, we have a larger family that extends through space and time.
Faith and Family: Family Outside Faith (Week 2)
A family apart from faith can attempt some spectacular things, as does the human family in Genesis 11 when they build the tower of Babel. But our success will only be temporary. Each family must ask: what is most important?
Faith and Family: White Picket Fence (Week 1)
When God created Adam and Eve, He created history’s first family. He also placed them in an idyllic setting. Their yard was perfect. But Adam and Eve’s sin stained not only their family, but the whole human family. The white picket fence was replaced by a flaming sword to keep Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:24). But in the middle of this mess, God promises a descendant who will restore their family. What our family needs most of all is not a white picket fence, but a cross.
Work That Works
When God is putting forth plans for the building of the tabernacle, He gives people the talents to do the work He needs. God has given us talents, too. How we steward our talents will guide how we feel about our work. Work can be a burden. But when we steward our talents well, work can also be a gift.
Deuteronomy: A Lasting Legacy (Week 12)
Moses dies before Israel enters the Promised Land. But Moses leaves a lasting legacy. He had a special, close relationship with God that ultimately foreshadows Christ’s perfect relationship with God.
Deuteronomy: Making a Covenant (Week 11)
“Covenant” is a word we hear in church, but we don’t use it in many other places. Yet, this word is foundational to what it means to have a relationship with God and, when we understand it, can change our relationships with others for the better.