Monday, December 14, 2009

Rejoice! in the Deeds of Christ

Dear fellow forgiven sinners,

Today's Gospel reading and sermon from Matthew 11 speaks to every Christian
who has ever gotten disgusted with the people at church. What Christian,
what pastor, hasn't had some variation of the following thought or

"I'm not going to church anymore. A church should have better people. The
people there aren't very nice to me. They don't appreciate me, all they want
is my money. They're all a bunch of lazy hypocrites."

Yeah, so!? What else is new? Rejoice! and be forbearing because the Lord IS
at hand being forbearing of you, not holding your sin against you like you
hold it against others.

Rejoice! in the deeds of your Savior, Jesus Christ.

If you would like to hear the sermon preached at Trinity Lutheran Church in Layton, Utah for Gaudete, the Third Sunday in Advent, click here.

Come, Lord Jesus!

Rev. Kurt Hering, Pastor
Trinity Lutheran Church
Layton, Utah

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