Hope Lutheran Church
Some thoughts from Pastor Bob…
I have been reading in the Gospel of Luke again recently. I noticed in Chapter 1 that Luke was writing to a friend, Theophilus. Luke’s purpose in writing was to inform and encourage Theophilus in the knowledge of the truth of the things of which he was informed. I write this and following monthly, “Thoughts from Pastor Bob” with the same purpose in mind.
The Gospel of Luke has stories of which we are familiar… the lost coin, sheep and sons of Chapter 15. Luke has much more to enlighten us about! This month, let’s review a truth of which we are ware and examine how it applies to us in August, 2018.
THE TRUTH: God speaks to humans (us) and creates faith in us in what He tells us.
1) To Zechariah in the Temple via an angel. The message to Zechariah was “your elderly wife and you will have a baby. His name will be John. He will prepare the way of the LORD.
2) To Mary, by the angel Gabriel. “You shall have a son. He will be called the Son of the Most High God and He will save His people from their sins.”
3) To us, His people, through our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ through whom He has made known to us the mystery of His will. He has given to each of us the gift of faith by which we came to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior from sin, and the CEO (LORD) of our daily living. See Ephesians 2:8-10 and think about this revelation to you.
Rev. Bob Dennis, Hope Lutheran Visitation Pastor