There is something very repulsive about a person who is self-righteous. God’s Word offers us the perfect alternative. Through faith, we become Christ-righteous which makes us acceptable both to God, and to our fellow humans. Learn more about Romans 3:20-22 this Sunday, October 26 at Victory Lutheran Church.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, it is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
Routine. It’s what makes life both mundane, and bearable. I enjoy my daily, weekly, and annual routine. Although it is repetitious, It’s predictable. Predictability brings comfort. But in the midst of our mundane, predictable, routine, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that God is using us to accomplish His purposes. This week’s scripture reminds us that we thank and serve God through our daily actions. Consider your daily responsibilities at work, at home, in your neighborhood. You are part of the body of Christ, and you play a part in a system ordained by God to serve the people around you. It’s not so much the tasks themselves, but the faith in which they are performed. Luther once wrote about dads changing diapers. He said that because that child is a child of God, it is an act of service to both child, and God to change that diaper. Look at your daily tasks in a similar light. Live your routine with all your heart as working for the Lord. By serving others, you serve Christ.
Watch the October 12, 2014 sermon by Rev. Brendan Prigge referencing Philippians 4:4-7 and learn more about joy, confidence and peace.
Mark your calendars for this year’s Thanksgiving Eve service, held on Wednesday, November 26 at 7 p.m. where we post the question; Are you a bored-again Christian? Join us at Victory Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie.