A Taste Problem

by Pastor Pete Panitzke on November 18, 2020

One of the symptoms of COVID is that you lose your taste and smell.

God's Old Testament people complained about a different "taste" problem. "The fathers eat sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge." The next generation tastes the bitterness that the previous generous should have tasted. Watch the devotion here and read Ezekiel 17-18 here

The LORD was calling upon God's people to stop shifting the blame, to admit their own sin and find healing: "I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!" 

God's desire that we admit our sin and receive eternal life is seen in our New Testament reading (find John 10:22-42 here).  Jesus is again in conflict with the Jewish leaders. It is to this hostile crowd that Jesus offers one of the most comforting Good Shepherd promises (John 10:27-28), Our Savior takes no pleasure in the death of anyone. Repent and live!

Little Lamb, Gabe

In the devotion, I mention a wonderful children's book written by St. Paul's member and former Lutheran Elementary School teacher Carol Kolosovsky. Learn more or purchase a copy here. 

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Our Wednesday service at 7 pm is are lowest attended service that allows for maximum social distancing. We invite you to join us as we celebrate "Saints Triumphant."

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