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Proper 19 (Year B)

Our tongues endlessly boast, for good, yes, but all too often for evil and falsity. The Bible speaks highly of those able to bridle their tongues, teachers who share the gospel and who exclaim with the father in today’s gospel, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Above all, our example is Jesus, who opened His ears to His father and was vindicated in His resurrection. By His faithfulness, we are cleansed from every evil and raised up to new life.

Pastor Nettleton's message (mp3)

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Christian Education Sunday

The Lord instructed Israel to teach His Word diligently to their children (Deuteronomy 6:7–12) so that one generation might declare to another the mighty works of God. Today, the Church is the flock of sheep hearing the Lord’s voice and His disciples are those who abide in His Word and thus know the truth that sets them free. Disciples need to continually meditate on and learn God’s Word in Christ, for it is the only Word that gives and sustains life now and forever.

Pastor Nettleton's message (mp3)

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Proper 17 (Year B)

Jesus’ disciples are worried about ceremonial purity, but Jesus is more concerned about purity of heart. Sin taints our every word and action. We are unclean from the inside out, but Jesus cleanses us by His Word, by the preaching of repentance and by the forgiveness of sins. Cling to the Word, wearing it like armor to stand firm against evil. Take up “the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God,” by confessing and proclaiming the good news of Christ Jesus.

Pastor Nettleton's message (mp3)

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Proper 16 (Year B)

Sin gets in the way of our drawing near to God. How often do we offer God praises while our hearts are far removed from Him? Thankfully, God comes to us. Jesus delivered us salvation by His cross. Though our worldly wisdom falters, he makes the deaf hear and the blind see. Christ saved His bride, the Church, not because of any works that she has done, but solely for the sake of His great love. He “gave Himself up for her, that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word.

Pastor Nettleton’ message (mp3)

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Proper 15 (Year B)

Jesus, the divine Word by whom all things were made, gave His life as a sacrifice for sin and continues giving it as the living bread from heaven. We who eat His body and drink His blood no longer walk in the darkness of sin, but walk in His light. He is the divine Wisdom who has built His house and set out a feast for us, inviting us to eat and to live. Filled with His Spirit, we confess Him in our worship and praise, we fear, love and trust in Him, and we “serve Him in sincerity and in faithfulness.

Pastor Nettleton's message (mp3)

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