Important Church Council Action!
The Bishop stated that he will hold a consultation at Trinity Lutheran Church. Until the requirements of the
Faith Lutheran Constitution are met, we can not recognize any consultation process or any interference to
remove our Pastor from his services. This is an unsanctioned and unauthorized consultation.
Youth & Family News For more info, call Vicki, Youth and Family at 309.912.0381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
God’s Truth: is it worth fighting for? YES!!!
Just imagine that you are standing at the crucifixion scene. An angry mob is hollering spiteful accusations at your Lord, falsely accusing Him and putting him down. What would you do? True love and allegiance would rouse itself to walk to the foot of His cross, turn toward the crowd, and with trembling finger pointed upward, toward that blood naked, pulp of a man, and yell out “I’m with Him!” We need Christians who don’t try to match God’s words to their experience, but rather, whose experience is corrected, elevated, altered by the penetrating perfection of God’s Word. How in the world did we ever end up abandoning something so grand, so powerful, and epic as pure Gospel for such a weak and puny version of Christianity?
Martin Luther said, “Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason - I do not accept the authority of the Popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other - my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. God help me. Amen. ”
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16 NIV Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection. Proverbs 30:5
Resurrection...And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. I Corinthians 15:14
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 "I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture John 10:9
Now in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. Luke 1:26-27
This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1:18 The Christian Church is in what many call another Reformation; will we follow culture or God’s Truth?
We get to choose what we believe. And what we choose will determine our fate. I choose the Bible, God’s Living Truth.
Vicki Gehrke, Youth & Family Ministries Coordinator