Message for this week.
As we gather for worship this Sunday the Old Testament and Gospel readings relate what happened to God’s servants who called people to repent. Their faithfulness to the Lord resulted in fierce opposition. Amos was ordered, “Go, flee away!” (v. 12). John the Baptist was imprisoned and executed. St. Paul, too, experienced rejection and violent opposition, perhaps more than his fair share of it, yet he writes an almost breathless doxology in the second lesson praising God—praising God for choosing us, redeeming us, forgiving us, and making us His own forever. There’s more than enough here to outweigh any rejection by men; ample reason, to rejoice and cling to Him.
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