Message for this week.
As we gather for worship this Sunday the Scripture readings speak of reasons for rejoicing in the Lord. In the Gospel reading Jesus responds to a question from the Baptizer by pointing to the mercy and grace of God evident in His miracles: "The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them" (v. 22). Zephaniah describes in glowing terms the result of God's presence, prophesying concerning the Lord rescuing His people and delivering them from every trouble. St. Paul, too, calls us to rejoice in the Lord. His presence means only good things for His people. May His word give us encouragement, peace, and joy as we await His reappearing.
Worship Anew is a weekly30 minute Lutheran TV broadcast worship service which includes music, Scripture readings, prayers, and a pastor delivering a message. The program is intended for those unable to attend church. It is closed captioned for the hearing impaired, and can be viewed by following this link: http://www.WorshipAnew.org