Monthly Archives: January 2015

2 Year Bible Reading Plan

Dear Church Family,
Here are the readings for this week:
Jan 26: Gen. 12-13
❏ Jan 27: Gen. 14-15
❏ Jan 28: Gen. 16-17
❏ Jan 29: Gen. 18-19
❏ Jan 30: Gen. 20-21
❏ Jan 31: Gen. 22-23

 

Feb. 1: Gen. 24-25

 

Now that we’re finished reading the book of Job, I’m going to discuss Job’s situation in next week’s sermon (January 31/February 1st) entitled “Have You Considered My servant?” If you can’t attend one of the worship services, the sermon will be available on-line or on CD by the following Tuesday.  The 2nd weekend in February (7th/8th) I will be preaching on “Giving Cheerfully.”  The 3rd weekend (14th/15th) is “Value-Vision-Mission” weekend and the 4th weekend in February (21st/22nd) is “Ministry Team” weekend.  Wow! God is doing great things at Trinity Lutheran Church and I want all of you to be part of it!
Blessings on your readings,
Pastor Marc

2 Year Bible Reading Plan

Dear Church Family,
Here are the readings for this week,
Jan 19: Job 28-29

❏ Jan 20: Job 30-31
❏ Jan 21: Job 32-33
❏ Jan 22: Job 34-35
❏ Jan 23: Job 36-37
❏ Jan 24: Job 38-39
❏ Jan 25: Job 40-42

Key Verse: Job 42:7-8 “…the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “My anger burns against you and against your two friends, for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has. Now therefore take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves. And my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept his prayer not to deal with you according to your folly.”
I don’t want to give away too much of my sermon on Job (next Sunday, Feb 1st), but, Job’s friends misrepresented God.  They may have spoken some truths, but they misapplied those truths to Job’s personal situation. When counseling someone who is hurting, it’s not enough to just quote a passage of Scripture, we must also rightly divide/apply the Scriptures to that person’s situation. Luther called this the “the proper distinction between Law and Gospel.” There is a world of difference between knowing the Scriptures (Law and Gospel) and knowing how to properly apply them. That’s all you get until February 1st 🙂
Blessings on your reading,
Pastor Marc