Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Bethany Bullet Sermon Message - Week of January 28, 2018

“It’s All About the Same Jesus”

Change is inevitable. The more things change, the more things stay the same. Nothing remains constant except change itself.

We may have made any or all of these statements regarding change at one time or another. Whether these are right or wrong, we are here today to hear about the ONE who does not change!  This Jesus of yesterday is the Jesus who called us in the waters of our Baptism. This is the Jesus who came to us in His Word in our Christian home and Christian classrooms and nourished us in our faith. This is the Jesus who is the foundation of our church and school. That same Jesus comes to us today. Today and every day we wake up sinners. Today we are unsure. Today we face temptation. Today we may face ridicule. Today we have our family concerns and even some church and school frustrations. But today Jesus comes to us again in the assurance of our Baptism, in His Word of forgiveness, and at His table, where He gives His Body and Blood.

Jesus Christ is the same forever. Forever is tomorrow and the next day and the next day. Forever is reached one day at a time. Forever is having Jesus go with us through all the changes of the future. As I shared in an earlier story, we often wish that things could stay the same. Things change. What NEVER changes is what Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever”.    

Prayer of the Day: 
Pastor:         Jesus, by the power of Your creating Word, You changed darkness into light; by the power of Your redeeming acts You changed death into life; by the power of Your Spirit You changed us from being forever lost to being children of God.  Continue to bring the changes needed in us, our congregation, our school and our church so that Your glory is revealed and Your kingdom grows, in Your name alone we pray.

People:                Amen.

           -Karl Fink, DCE


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