Eternal Dynasty

Esther 6; Colossians 3:1-4; Luke 24:44-53

My dear friends in Christ,

Last week, Pastor Gast helped us watch a little HGTV. House of God, Truly Viable. Jesus prepared a place for us, a perfect place where we can live with him forever.

Repent: Turn to Jesus for Resurrection and Life

Matthew 28:1–8 (NIV) 1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.

My dear friends in Christ,

Repent: Turn to Jesus, He Changes Your Life

Luke 7:44–50 (NIV) 44 Then [Jesus] turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown.

My dear friends in Christ,

Change is hard. Change takes time. A recent study showed that on average it takes 66 days to make a change and establish a new habit. Sometimes change is not good. 66 days for a straight-A student who loves Jesus and his family to fall prey to drugs and alcohol. 66 days for lying to become his primary means to get what he needs. He drifts away from church. His family struggles to keep in contact with him. Finally he has nothing but the clothes on his back and his destructive need for another high.

Me? A Servant?

Matthew 20:17-28 Now as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside and said to them, 18 “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death 19 and will turn him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!” 20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him. 21 “What is it you want?” he asked.

My dear friends in Christ,

Basic Bible Christianity

There is nothing more powerful in this world than the living and active Word of God. It has the power to change lives, to transform character, and most important, to rescue human beings from death and eternal destruction by giving the gift of forgiveness and free salvation through Jesus.

We want you to participate in a life-changing experience! Join us for Basic Bible Christianity, an introduction to the Christian faith. Pastor Brohn will lead the class on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m.. The class meets at Salem Lutheran Church and School, 14940 62nd St N, Stillwater MN. We will meet in the Conference Room, located on the upper level of the school building. You do not need to bring anything, but are welcome to bring a Bible if you own one.

Continue the conversation here! Materials from the class will be posted for each lesson below.