If all you hear from your pastor each week is politics, moralizing, and life-lessons then you’re probably starving for some good news. Don’t go hungry. Feast your ears on The Sunday Sermon from Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Future glory makes a difference today
This week we discover joy. Even after Easter Jesus bore the marks of his crucifixion. His resurrection does not erase his suffering. Why? Because resurrection enables us to see suffering in a new light and find joy in what would otherwise be a source of sorrow.
Only Jesus is worthy of holding the future in his hands
This week we offer praise. God has always been worthy of praise. His gift of creation alone testifies to his goodness, his greatness, and his glory. But after the resurrection there was a new song to sing. Why? Because now God had done even more: he had defeated death and delivered redemption.
The doubt of Thomas alleviates our own
Even after the resurrection of Jesus there were plenty of forces that could leave his followers fearful, but Jesus leaves the kind of peace that can actually endure. Why? Because it’s backed by the resurrection.
Death is a defeated enemy
The resurrection of Jesus is at the center of every Christian conviction. It even upends some of our most common spiritual assumptions. Why? Because the salvation Christ came to bring is not rescue from a world gone bad but resurrection for a world that will once again be very good.
There are no strings attached to the Father’s love
This week there are no strings attached. The human heart lives on the instinct that if someone is to receive grace they must be worthy of it. But when we accept that there are no strings attached we can finally taste what real forgiveness is like.
God does not excuse suffering, he overcomes it
This week there are no exceptions. The intuitive assumption of religion is that if you have God on your side then you’ll be immune from the troubles of life. But when we realize that there are no exceptions we can finally find peace in every circumstance.