Message for this week.
As we gather for worship this Sunday the readings speak of impending judgment. "Repent," John calls, "for the kingdom of heaven is near" (Matthew 3:2). Isaiah proclaims, "With the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked" (11:4). The reaper who is coming will "[burn] up the chaff with unquenchable fire" (Matthew 3:12). But the Judge will not only condemn, He will also "gather His wheat into the barn" (Matthew 3:12). St. Paul urges us to learn from the Scriptures so that by their encouragement we might have hope and, filled with joy and peace, endure in the faith till He comes. Then we will see His peaceable kingdom and share in His glorious rest forever.
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