“Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” - James 2:17
One of the most simple actions we can take as Christians in the personal strengthening of our faith is to do daily devotions. And today, with the advent of the internet, receiving your daily dose of law and gospel has never been easier. Discover God’s grace through a multitude of faith-enriching devotionals.
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“From a part of [God] was born the body of the universe, and out of this body were born the gods, the earth, and men.” [Reg-vedaX.90.1-5, Hindu text.]
There are many religions that teach a divine being is responsible for our world, universe and all life, as does Hinduism. However, followers of these religions never discover nor enjoy the personal relationship with God as we do through Jesus Christ.
In the world of art, it is important to know if a painting is authentic, a copy or a fraud. One way of finding this out is to examine the artist’s signature. If one cannot verify its authenticity then the painting could be a forgery and the reputation of the true artist is damaged.
In a similar way we see this with God’s work of art, his creation. Science invests billions of dollars and thousands of hours to discover where we came from and how we got here. We can send people to the moon, satellites to send spectacular pictures of distant planets, delve into the extreme complexity of DNA and the ability to replace body parts to extend life. Yet for many all that is seen is the work they focus on and not the miracle of life itself. As a result, mankind is deemed worthwhile and valuable based on their productivity to society and they miss the beauty and wonder of God’s greatest work of art made in his image. You and I are the authentic signature of God eternally imprinted on our soul. You and I are God’s voice to the world that he alone is the Creator.
As Luther’s explanation of the first article of the Apostle’s creed states: “I believe that God has made me and all creatures. He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears and all my limbs, my reason and all my senses.” (SC II; Concordia, p.328)
Unfortunately, sin blinds our eyes to the truth and we would prefer God to step aside and we take his place. We would rather direct our lives and interpret life from the perspective that ignores God. This way we can do as we please, just like Eve in the beautiful garden God provided.
If mankind is no different from the material world we live in, then he can dispose of his fellow man when he resists the needs of society.
Pr. Bob Snitzer
By the Way: Sunday 1, 9:00 Morning worship and Holy Communion. Sermon: Watch and Pray Colossians 4:2-6
Sunday school begins Sept. 15
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