February 2019 Program Summaries
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February 3, 2019 – Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Psalm 71:1-12; Epistle: 1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:13; Gospel: Luke 4:31-44
“Christ Is the Real Thing!” - Sermon Text: Luke 4:32 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer
The words and actions of Jesus Christ communicated astonishing authority to people accustomed to timid and contrived religious teaching. Can He do the same to us in 2019? Listen to His words. Consider His actions. Christ Is the Real Thing!
February 10, 2019 – Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Psalm 138; Old Testament: Isaiah 6:1-8; Gospel: Luke 5:1-11
“A Great Fishing Story” - Sermon Text: Luke 5:1-11 - Rev. Dr. Walter Maier III
Jesus is the best fishing partner. He knows where the fish are! The Gospel of Luke relates a great fishing story, which, however, is about so much more than just catching fish.
February 17, 2019 – Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
Psalm 1:1-6; Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Gospel: Luke 6:17-26
“Blessed Are You” - Sermon Text: Luke 6:17-26 - Rev. Thomas Eggold
The Beatitudes are not a moral roadmap designed to lead us to heaven. They do not constitute a list of demands promising blessings in return. No, the Beatitudes bring blessings because they come to us as requirements of righteousness already met in Jesus. He is the one who has fulfilled every demand of the Law. He is the one who has taken away our sin and come to give us the Kingdom.
February 24, 2019 – Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
Psalm 103:1-13; Old Testament: Genesis 43:3-5; Gospel: Luke 6:27-31
“Love, Bless, Pray” - Sermon Text: Luke 6:27-31 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker
Jesus tells us to love your enemies, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. All of that happened to Jesus who continues to love, bless and pray for us so we may spend our eternity with Him.