Pr. Benjamin Tomczak • Sermon • • 180 views
John knew a secret. Well, not a secret, more like an unpopular truth. And it’s not that he knew it while others didn’t. He knew and accepted that he was, in the big picture, nothing. That’s why he didn’t stay in Jerusalem to preach. That’s why he didn’t invest in fabulous clothes and a gourmet diet.…
In this sermon Pastor Alex preached about "Overcoming the Wilderness". Coming from Matthew's Gospel chapter 3 verses 16 & 17 and chapter 4. Pastor Alex used Jesus' example in this text to teach us how to handle the transition from Christ's crowning moment in the water to His low moments in the wilderness. Pastor Alex shared 3 things that Christ did to overcome the wilderness. - Remained in His Anointing - Remembered the Father's Affirmation - Recalled the Word of God Listen and let this message inspire you!
Pr. Benjamin Tomczak • Sermon • • 7 views
With people queuing up to be baptized, some officials from Jerusalem force a time-out on John. They’ve come to interrogate. Jerusalem’s clergy wonders, “What’s going on out in the desert? Who is this guy? Where did he get the authority to preach and baptize?” In our 21st century Lutheran parlance we…
John the Baptist was baptizing sinners into the forgiveness of sins. So when Jesus also came to be baptized, John would have prevented him. Why? Because John knew that Jesus was the only person on earth who did not need to be baptized. You need baptism. You’re a sinner. I need baptism. I’m a sinner.…
If you or I sat down to write a book about the lives of our children or grandchildren, I’m sure there are some events that we would be happy to leave out. Why should the whole world hear about every embarrassing moment and bad decision? People don’t need to know this stuff, and there’s no reason to give…