November 29 – December 5, 2020

God does not leave us to flounder on our own in this world but prepares us for the final great event―Jesus’ return at the end. He sends his messengers to point out the reality of sin and its consequences so we do not drift into complacency. He sends his good news of salvation in ChristContinue reading “November 29 – December 5, 2020”

November 22-28, 2020

Next Sunday, we begin a new church year with the season of Advent. Advent reminds us: Jesus is coming soon. The world will end soon. If we seriously look at our sins, we have plenty cause for fear and worry. But our lessons focus on the faithfulness of God, who calls himself our Father andContinue reading “November 22-28, 2020”

November 15-21, 2020

Lord, keep us joyful in Christ our King! As we prepare for the final Sunday of the church year, we rejoice in the fulfillment of God’s plan for our salvation through Christ our King. And we rejoice because our Christ our King reigns—the king who once came as a sacrifice; the king who still shepherdsContinue reading “November 15-21, 2020”

November 8-14, 2020

Lord, keep us watchful for our triumph! Today the Church hears strains of the distant triumph song and affirms, “Blessed are they who are called to the marriage feast of the Lamb.” Jesus wants us to be the waiting Church—the Church that watches for her Savior and cries, “Come, Lord Jesus!” As we journey throughContinue reading “November 8-14, 2020”

November 1-7, 2020

Lord, keep us mindful of the Judgment! He will come to judge the living and the dead. We confess it every Sunday, but often live like those are empty words. Moses’ psalm on the mortality of man shakes us from our spiritual slumber. Number your days aright and gain a heart of wisdom! The ChurchContinue reading “November 1-7, 2020”

October 25-31, 2020

Lord, keep us faithful to your Word! The Festival of the Lutheran Reformation of the Church emphasizes the true Church’s unfailing reliance on the Word of God and unflinching testimony to it in the face of persecution. Jesus promised to pour out his Spirit on the Church that we might be God’s mouthpiece even beforeContinue reading “October 25-31, 2020”

October 18-24, 2020

Are you confident about what the future holds? Are you sure of your heavenly inheritance? Are you dressed for reception into the heavenly wedding banquet? Thanks to Jesus and his perfect life and substitutionary death, we confidently answer all three questions in the affirmative. What a grand and glorious day it will be when weContinue reading “October 18-24, 2020”

October 11-17, 2020

The Church from time to time reflects on the faithful who have gone before us. This week, we remember St. Luke, who wrote the third Gospel. He was also a faithful companion to the apostle Paul. He worked hard to use his gives to carry out Christ’s mission on earth. Oh that we would useContinue reading “October 11-17, 2020”

October 4-10, 2020

Our God wants real repentance that leads to true obedience. The Verse of the Day reminds us that one day, every one will bow before Jesus of Nazareth and confess him as Lord. Some will do so in grief and others in joy. God wants real repentance from every sinner so they might bend theContinue reading “October 4-10, 2020”

September 27 – October 3, 2020

Next Sunday, Riverview Lutheran Church will hold the final service in their year-long 75th Anniversary celebration. Through the years God remains faithful to his people, strengthens his church throughout the ages, and guides and protects congregations just as Christ prayed that God would do for his disciples and all believers. We go forward under that assuranceContinue reading “September 27 – October 3, 2020”

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