The Church Militant Becomes Triumphant
There are people who want things for you. There are people who want things from you. Guess which kind is more common?
Through the apostle Paul, God teaches us that the difference is whom someone is trying to help. When Paul wrote to the Galatians, there were people who were trying to avoid persecution by teaching people to follow the Old Testament law. They weren’t really trying to help the Galatians. They were trying to help themselves. Not that circumcision is bad. It isn’t—it just doesn’t matter spiritually anymore. It was an Old Testament sign; it pointed ahead to Jesus. Now the signs have been fulfilled and have become history; we can learn from them, but we don’t have to follow them anymore. We want to follow Jesus instead.
Today there are still more people who want something from you than people who want something for you. Paul wanted the Galatians to have life and joy in Christ. Today, God’s church wants everybody to have that, too.
One of the best things about the church is that it is filled with people who care about you. God’s people don’t want to take anything from you—we want to work together to share God’s peace and mercy.
Galatians 6:12–16 (EHV)
12Those who want to look good in the flesh are the ones who are trying to compel you to be circumcised. Their only reason is so that they are not persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13As a matter of fact, those who are circumcised do not keep the law themselves. But they want to have you circumcised, so that they can boast about your flesh.
14But far be it from me to boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world. 15In fact, in Christ Jesus circumcision or uncircumcision does not matter. What matters is being a new creation. 16Peace and mercy on those who follow this rule, namely, on the Israel of God.
God bless you,
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Attention Parents! In light of current challenges related to classroom gathering, our church is introducing a new approach to Sunday school. Beginning Sunday, September 27, lessons taught by experienced WELS teachers will be available free via YouTube. The engaging and age appropriate Lesson Videos will tie to printed Student Lessons that our church will provide to you at no cost. This new approach presents an easy yet meaningful way for you to encourage your child’s faith in Christ. To see a preview of the Sunday, September 13 Lesson Video and Student Lesson, visit nph.net/ss-at-home.
Printed Student Lessons for your child will be available for pick-up at church during the week of September 20, OR Printed Student Lessons for your child will be mailed directly to your home. If you would like them mailed directly to your home, please contact the church office. May God bless your child as we together continue to share His love.
It’s a Girl!: Save the date for a Baby Shower in honor of Kelly Danell, on Saturday, Sept. 19th at 11:00 am in the School Gym. More details to follow.
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1501 Thomas St.
Marinette, WI 54143