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Showing posts from November 17, 2019

God's Super Glue

Here are some thoughts that are being shared with the people of St. Timothy Lutheran Church. I would really like your thoughts about this scripture text. What do you think? Second Reading: Colossians 1:11-20 11May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endureeverything with patience, while joyfully 12giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred usinto the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. 17He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18He is the head of the body, the c…

Is It The End?

This is the sermon I preached last Sunday, 11/17/19 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church. The text was Luke 21:5-19.

It has happened once again—another school shooting that has resulted in the death or injury of children. This time the act was committed in Santa Clarita, CA, by the children’s classmate on his 16th birthday. We cry out like the Psalmist, “Turn, O Lord! Howlong? Have compassion on your servants!” (Psalm 90:13).

No matter what our feelings are on gun control, we struggle to understand how this can continue to happen in our country week after week. As of November 15, which was the 319th day of the year, there have been 366 mass shootings in our country. This means an average of more than one mass shooting a day.

More would have been hurt and/or killed had the kids not followed their active shooter training. I find it difficult to comprehend our children and grandchildren needing to practice in anticipation of the day when someone may come into their school to kill them. Certainl…