Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Thoughts

Right to Life

For 40 years this nation has lived in the darkness of a Supreme Court decision which struck down all laws regulating or restricting abortion.

Since that January decision of 1973 abortion mills dot our nation’s landscape. For years even the Christian’s tax dollar has helped fund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of abortions. More recently, as part of the new health-care law, a mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services requires employers to include abortifacient drugs as part of their health-care plans.

Within this darkness an estimated 54 million have had their “right to life” taken from them. This is the equivalent of the number lost in the World Trade Center every day. If the blood of the first murder victim in the world should cry out for vengeance (Genesis 4:10), how should God respond to the blood of so many little ones?

Let every citizen humbly pray that God will yet have mercy on this nation. For Christ’s sake He says to the penitent, “Though your sins be as scarlet they shall be white like snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (Isaiah 1:18). Come to Peace Lutheran Church to hear the law concerning abortion, and the Gospel of forgiveness to the repentant. Sunday service time is 10:00 a.m.

God's Word

God often puts His Word with elements of His creation. In the Old Testament God’s promise of forgiveness came through the shedding of the blood of an animal. This started when God clothed Adam and Eve with the skin of animals (Gen. 3). God spoke to Moses from a bush which burned without being consumed (Exodus 3). In the Book of Matthew we read how God set a star to guide the Magi to Jerusalem and through the Scripture to Bethlehem to find the Christ Child (Matthew 2). He puts His Word together with water, and with baptism connects us to Jesus’ death and resurrection (Romans 6). He places His Word with bread and wine and gives us the body and blood of Christ, a visible means by which all the redeeming work of Christ is given to the repentant communicant (Matthew 26:26-28).

Come to Peace Lutheran Church where Christ comes with all His blessings through the Word and the earthly elements of water, bread, and wine in the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Sunday service time is10:00 a.m.

Subcategories

What Does The Bible Say
bible_crossThe "What Does The Bible Say?" stories presented here where originally published in the Plano, Texas newspaper when Pastor Hill was Senior Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church.
Article Count:
9
Something To Think About
The "Something To Think About" stories in this section are published weekly in the Texarkana Gazette. 
Article Count:
425

Peace Lutheran Church is affiliated with The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod.