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Luke 11 - Be Bold!

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Be bold in prayer! Your Father knows how to give you the best gifts. He wants to hear your prayers.Be bold when Satan attacks. Our King is more powerful than our enemy.Be bold in seeking your Savior's blessing. "Blessed are they who hear the Word of God..." May the Holy Spirit give us...

Luke 10 - Don't Get Distracted

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Don't get distracted. That was Jesus' message to the 72. Focus on the ministry. Don't waste time greeting anyone. The harvest is plentiful! Don't get distracted. But we can become so busy that we forget our calling to love. Learn a lesson from the Good Samaritan.Don't get...

Luke 9 - Looking at Death from the Heights

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

For those of you who check the time I send this email, I'm sending it very late because I just got home from a police chaplain call, comforting a family in the face of death. The reading for today is very fitting.In Luke 9 we see the height of Jesus' popularity in the feeding of the 5000 and his...

Luke 7 - Powerful and Amazing!

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Jesus is amazed by the faith of the centurion. The crowds are amazed when he raises the dead. We are amazed that such a powerful Messiah didn’t rescue John the Baptist from trouble, and often allows us to suffer as well. Most of all, let us be amazed at his mercy. God...

Luke 5

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Fishermen, lepers, tax collectors, sinners. Jesus "has brought down rulers from their thrones. He has lifted up the lowly" (Luke 1:52 EHV), just as his mother Mary sang in the Magnificat. May this reading humble us. May this reading lift us up in our lowliness. Jesus can use even someone...

Luke 4 - Targeted by the devil

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The devil has his sights on destroying Jesus and everything he does. The chapter begins with the devil's temptations for Jesus to take the easy way out. Next the devil stirs up the people of Jesus' hometown against him. Near the end of the chapter, the devil shows his power to possess...

A Giving Tuesday Thank You!

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Thank you for your generous support of our gospel ministry at St. Paul's! You are making an eternal difference! For the dying: Over the last two weeks, five of our dear brothers and sisters in Christ have been called home to heaven. Your generosity enabled your pastors to provide for...

Luke 3 - The year it all began

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Luke is a historian, so he carefully dates the beginning of Jesus' ministry. He also tells us how a relationship with Jesus begins - by repenting of our sins. The chapter ends with a genealogy. It is probably Mary's family line that goes all the way back to Adam and God because Jesus has come to...

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