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Posts with the tag “advent-2021”

Creation Falls - John 1:26-38
by Dana S on December 3rd, 2021
And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. - Matthew 1:30-31 It is with these words that the promise made in Genesis 3:15 finally begins to be fulfilled.  Read More
Creation Falls - Revelation 12:1-17
by Dana S on December 2nd, 2021
Our text for this day is a text that plays on the hope given in Genesis 3. The hope that through Eve, a descendant would come who would destroy the serpent and restore God’s creation.  Read More
Advent Midweek 4
by Dana S on December 1st, 2021
Creation FallsGenesis 3Revelation 12:1-17Luke 1:26-38Psalm 104:1, 19-18LSB 346 When All the World Was CursedAttend Divine Service Wednesday at 9am or Thursday at 6:30pm and receive Holy Communion....  Read More
Apologetics - Problem of Evil
by Dana S on November 30th, 2021
If God exists, why is there evil? This is a major objection to Christianity. God is either all powerful or good. He can’t be both, or so the objection goes. If He is all powerful, he could stop evil from happening. If He is good, he would want to. Since there is evil in the world, He either can’t stop it or doesn’t want to. This objection, however, ignores major themes in the Scriptures and misunderstands the character of God.  Read More
Creation Falls - Genesis 3
by Dana S on November 29th, 2021
He did it! She did it! That wily snake did it! Really God, you did it! Adam goes from praising Eve as being “bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh” who also shares in the image of God, to then also treating her as a science experiment to see if she does die after eating the forbidden fruit. And then worse, Adam throws her under the bus.  Read More
Stewardship Summary
by Dana S on November 26th, 2021
What do stewardship, thanksgiving, and an Advent theme dealing with creation have to do with one another? For the answer, let us first turn to the explanation of the first article of the Apostle’s Creed, found in Luther’s Small Catechism. It says, to paraphrase: God created everything. He provides everything I need. For all this it is my duty to thank and praise, serve and obey Him.  Read More
Stewardship Part 2
by Dana S on November 25th, 2021
In Genesis 2:5, we are told a line that perhaps would be easy to not take a second glance at. “When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground…”  Read More
Apologetics - Climate Change
by Dana S on November 23rd, 2021
What is a Christian to think about the climate change debate? As with the marriage debate, let us take a step back and look at what God has to say about it.  Read More
Stewardship Part 1
by Dana S on November 22nd, 2021
How you view the creation will determine how you treat it.   Read More
Male and Female - Matthew 19:3-9
by Dana S on November 19th, 2021
Last week we learned that God created everything with a purpose. It was not some random act, but one that was carefully planned. We continue that theme this week as it specifically applies to us.  Read More
Male and Female - Revelation 7:9 - 17
by Dana S on November 18th, 2021
Perhaps one of the things that we should note in Revelation is the imagery and constant refrain of worship. In fact, in much of our liturgy, frequent calls to Revelation are made. Therefore Revelation is perhaps one of the most comforting books in the Bible.  Read More
Advent Midweek 2
by Dana S on November 17th, 2021
Advent Midweek 2 - Male and Female  Read More
Apologetics - Marriage
by Dana S on November 16th, 2021
One of the most polarizing topics in our culture is the topic of marriage. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the politics and personal stories and such, but it’s important as Christians to first take a step back and look at what God says.  Read More
Male and Female - Genesis 2:4-24
by Dana S on November 15th, 2021
Genesis 2:4-24 teaches us a lot about God’s intent and purpose for the creation. In fact, there are eight really good points for us to chew on that I will briefly highlight here but welcome further questions and feedback on.  Read More
Creation - John 1:1-5
by Dana S on November 12th, 2021
This world, the universe, and even you were not created by accident. Creation was a deliberate act by a loving God. It wasn’t the result of gods fighting. It wasn’t the result of random mutations and chance. God did it. And because of that, we respond with praise and thanksgiving.  Read More
Creation - Revelation 4:8-11
by Dana S on November 11th, 2021
This text carries powerful images of heavenly creatures in a never-ending cycle of praise and worship to God. So much imagery is used that it is hard to fathom exactly what is going on. In Heaven, worship is ongoing. It never ends.  Read More
Creation vs. Evolution
by Dana S on November 9th, 2021
Before you read this devotional today, sit down and read Genesis 1. If you didn’t know anything about evolution, creation, or any science or history, what would you conclude the passage is trying to say? Is it allegory? How long did it take God to create everything? How did God create everything? Did God create everything? Does it even matter if God created everything?  Read More
Creation - Genesis 1:1-2:3
by Dana S on November 8th, 2021
Order. Purpose. Intention. Design. When you read our Scripture reading for today’s devotion, that should be what you see in all of this.  Read More
Advent 2021 Intro
by Dana S on October 31st, 2021
Creation. What comes to mind when this word is stated? Perhaps images of our world the midst of a great expanse of space. Perhaps forests and grassy plains are in view. Waterfalls, mountains, oceans, and deserts. Together they form the places where we live and the places where God has put us.  Read More