Faith Conquers All

1 John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17 Dear friends in Christ, grace to you and peace from God our Father and from our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. The Gospel of John and the Letters of John were all written, if not by the same person, then by members of the same...

How to See God

5th Sunday of Easter 1 John 4:7-21   “No one has ever seen God,” it is written.  “No one has ever seen God.” This seems a straightforward statement.  God is beyond human seeing and beyond human understanding.  The present-day version of “seeing God” might be more akin...

How to recognize an Antichrist

Fourth Sunday of Easter 1 John 3:16-4:4 Dear friends in Christ, grace to you and peace from God our Father and from our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Lutherans, and Lutheranism, don’t make the news too frequently, so for me anyway it’s pretty memorable...