Isaiah foretells the return of the exiled Israelites (Chapter 35 (verses 1-10) to Zion in Jerusalem with images of God’s almighty power, keeping His promise to them. Psalm 146 reminds us not to rely on worldly pursuits and institutions as they will ultimately fail. Only faith in Jesus will prevail. The Lord blesses patience and endurance in suffering, says James in Chapter 5 ( verses 7-11) When doubt and weakness of faith attack us, we should look to Jesus and His Word to comfort and strengthen us as we await His coming.
Join us for Worship! – Sunday, 8 AM and 10:30 AM. Pastor’s Bible Study: Luther’s Small Catechism, Faith in Christ! 9:15 AM (Gathering Place). Advent services: Wednesdays at 6 PM, 12/4-12/18. Christmas Eve 6 PM 12/24, Christmas Day 10 AM 12/25.