Pastor’s Devotional Blog

Jesus Christ: The Only Truly Essential Thing – Sermon for the 5th Sunday in Lent

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” (Matt. 6:25-26) There are those of you may not know this, but I was a military history major at West Point. One of the battles I always… Continue reading Jesus Christ: The Only Truly Essential Thing – Sermon for the 5th Sunday in Lent

Peace Be Upon You – Sermon for the 4th Sunday in Lent

“Peace” said our risen Lord Jesus Christ...and again He said: “Peace!” (Jn. 20:19, 21). This greeting, “Peace be upon you” was the first Word spoken by our newly resurrected Lord & Savior Jesus Christ to His chosen disciples who were fearfully hiding behind a locked door. They were terrified that same mob who had crucified… Continue reading Peace Be Upon You – Sermon for the 4th Sunday in Lent

Jesus Calms the Storm – Sermon for 3rd Sunday in Lent

Sermon Text: Matthew 14:22-33 The first thing I would like to point out to you from the text I just read in Matthew 14 is that Jesus deliberately sends His disciples out into the storm. Yep, you heard that right, Our Loving Savior intentionally sends them into a dangerous situation. So too does He with… Continue reading Jesus Calms the Storm – Sermon for 3rd Sunday in Lent

Pastoral Letter on Coronavirus Disease from NALC Bishop Rev. Dr. Dan Selbo

As Pastor of Bethay & Zion Lutheran, I just wanted to pass on this Pastoral Letter on the Coronavirus outbreak written by the NALC national Bishop Rev. Dr. Dan Selbo. I agree with the Pastoral concerns he and the Good News in Christ that He has so articulately expressed. So let us all, as brothers… Continue reading Pastoral Letter on Coronavirus Disease from NALC Bishop Rev. Dr. Dan Selbo

He Made Everything Beautiful in Its Time – Funeral Sermon for Les Webb

"For everything there is a season & a time for every matter under heaven. A time to be born & a time to die .… He has made everything beautiful in its time." - Ecclesiastes 3:1-2a, 11a Today does not seem beautiful. It is a day of mourning & great personal loss. Weeping seems more… Continue reading He Made Everything Beautiful in Its Time – Funeral Sermon for Les Webb