Message for this week.
As we gather for worship on the Festival of St. Timothy, the first reading provides a brief introduction to Timothy and how he came to be a colleague of St. Paul. In the Holy Gospel we hear words Jesus addressed to his apostles, urging them to faithfulness and attentiveness in dispensing his gifts. In the epistle reading, a personal admonition from St. Paul to Timothy but certainly applicable to all Christians, Paul characterizes the Christian life as a struggle, a fight against wickedness and evil and a pursuit of righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness. As our Lord Jesus was faithful before Pilate and in his suffering and death, so are we called to make a good confession in our lives until his appearing. The Lord grant us to be faithful in our callings.
Worship Anew is a weekly 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
Higher Things, a ministry to Lutheran youth, provides daily devotions called "Reflections" for youth and their families. These Reflections, which center on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, can be viewed by following this link: https://higherthings.org/reflections/