Sermon “Therethey will see me”
Do we want to see
He has thrown the
horse and rider into the sea. He has shattered the enemy. Make no
we going to see him as unbelievers do?
confidence in eternity
Known them all my
This makes no
guarantee about someone’s eternal state. Hell will be well stocked
with perfectly nice people, people who even went to church regularly,
people who were upstanding members of the community.
Where does our
hope come from?
in his resurrection
other name by which we are saved
What are we
feeding ourselves with?
Word or our own personal ideas?
of the true and living God or of our own preferences?
with the saints throughout history or trying to go it on our own?
When the Lord
comes to us, will we be like the guards at the tomb, the horse and
rider he casts into the sea? Or will we be like the disciples,
seeking Jesus, who has gone ahead of us?
Let us follow our
Lord and Savior. He has conquered death. He will lead us on. As we
walk with him he will guide us
with one another in the context of the assembled body of Christ
his blessings in Word and Sacrament
that the Lord can gather his people from every nation, tribe, and
that it is this true, biblical, Lutheran teaching of salvation by
grace, through faith, provided by Christ Jesus, in the context of the
local church which binds his people together.
He has gone ahead
Where are we
to receive his gifts
to support efforts to bring the Gospel freely to all nations
up the body of Christ, never tearing it down