I Have Overcome the World (Rogate 2011)

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin Rogate – Easter 5 (May 29, 2011, rev. from 2003) John 16:23-30 2011rogate   TITLE: “I Have Overcome the World”   Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Our text for today is from the Gospel lesson just read, […]

Praying for your enemies

““But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.” (Luke 6:26 ESV) We have spoken mostly about how to pray, as well as praying in different contexts or groups (alone, in your marriage, in family, etc.). […]

Prayer and the Family

Prayer isn’t something that just comes naturally. Prayer must be taught. Our Lord Himself demonstrates this when He teaches the disciples how to pray. He says,“Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…” (Matthew 6:9 ESV) We know that God both hears and answers our prayers. We know that it is […]

Praying Alone

Jesus often spent time praying alone. Throughout the Scriptures we can find pictures of men and women who would go up on a mountain, meditate on God’s Word, and pray. There is great benefit in sitting back, removing yourself from the commotion and distractions of life, and hear what God has to say in His […]