Sunday, February 24, 2013

Your Faith Is Great!

After another week (or more) of trying and testing your faith, God is answering you saying, “Great is your faith!” After another week of letting you wrestle with Him, God is bestowing His blessing on you by calling you, “Israel,” which means you too have wrestled with God and have not been defeated. Like Jacob and the Canaanite woman, you have encountered “God face to face, and yet [your] life has been delivered.” Genesis 32:30

It’s a done deal, just as it was for Jacob and... the Canaanite woman. No one can take it away from you. Only with you, your face to face encounter with God is right here in His Church, in His Word and His Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion by which He delivers you out of this world of sin and into His house of faith—the house that is built on the Rock of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.

To hear and/or read the entire sermon preached for Reminisere, the Second Sunday in Lent, click on this link.

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