The Importance of Sanity

Scripture Text: 1 Peter 4:7

It is not becoming of Christians to lead heathenish lives, as they have something nobler to do. They are to be occupied with the Word of God.

One Divine Majesty

Scripture Text: Matthew 28:19–20

Those who would follow their reason in the things dealt with in the article of the Trinity, will reject the Word, and be defeated in their "wisdom."

Be Watchful

Scripture Text: 1 Peter 5:8

The primitive church would assemble daily for prayer, morning and evening, and also at certain other appointed hours, and frequently entire nights.

The Spirit's Work

Scripture Text: Acts 2:1–4

The Spirit, pouring into our hearts, makes us different beings, creatures who love and obey God. This is simply the manifestation of his work in the heart.

The Guide

Scripture Text: John 16:13

The Holy Spirit has comes to enlighten your hearts, so that you will understand the truth, and will call to remembrance all things of Christ.

The Freed Heart

Scripture Text: John 14:1

May the Holy Spirit working through the Word convince you that the Father would have your heart free, at peace with him through faith in his Son.

The Schoolmaster

Scripture Text: John 14:25–26

Church is where it happens. What happens there but God's Spirit working through the read and preached Word? We avoid the assembly at our peril.

The House Companion

Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 3:16

We are loved of God through Christ Jesus and enjoy his favor and grace, but also have the great promises of the Lord himself dwelling completely in us.

Where God Dwells

Scripture Text: John 14:23

Christ binds the church to his Word and dwells in the midst of those who gather for the teaching and preaching of it, and live under its rule.

Do Not Despair

Scripture Text: John 14:18

Do not judge things according to feelings but keep to the Word and the comfort of preaching which the Holy Spirit gives to distressed consciences.

Teaching Our Hearts to Believe

Scripture Text: John 15:26

The office of the Holy Spirit is, namely, to invest the treasure — Christ and all he has, to enfold him in your heart so that Christ Jesus may be your own.

The True Church of Christ

Scripture Text: John 16:1–3

The Church is not known by the name on the sign or external appearance but those who have real knowledge of Christ in his Word and promises.


Scripture Text: John 16:20

Why does God permit his own to suffer? In order to subdue the free will, that we should accustom ourselves to build alone upon Christ.

The Implanted Word

Scripture Text: James 1:21

"Take heed to accept in purity and to maintain with patience the Word so graciously and richly given you by God without effort or merit on your part."

The Spirit of a Lifetime

Scripture Text: Genesis 6:3

The Lord suffers a lifetime with us, giving us the opportunity to repent and believe in his Savior. But he will suffer no longer than a limited lifetime.

The Witness

Scripture Text: 1 John 5:7

May you hear the Word of God and believe because the Spirit has born witness with your spirit that this word comes from God, and is for you.

Asking Properly

Scripture Text: John 16:23

May you know the will of the Father so that you may ask rightly in the Son's name, knowing that you receive for Christ's sake, not by your own merit.

The Offense of the Gospel

Scripture Text: John 16:2

The gospel is a teaching that gives the world nothing but offense — a thing unworthy to be heard or tolerated because it is not worldly, but spiritual.

The Sign of a Christian

Scripture Text: Mark 16:17–18

The great and powerful work of all true Christians is, by God’s grace, to keep the faith so that they may have a clear conscience and peace before God.

The Mission of Faith

Scripture Text: Mark 16:15

Those who would believe and preach the gospel, must cast aside all works supposed to make one just and holy , and allow nothing to remain but faith.

Knowing Christ

Scripture Text: 2 Peter 3:18

Christ as a gift makes you a Christian and nourishes your faith, but Christ as an example moves your faith to do good works for your neighbor.

Two Kingdoms

Scripture Text: Romans 13:1–2

In the gospel is an entirely different, a spiritual government, that exists alone in the Word, by which sinners are convicted and Christ proclaimed.

Hidden Strength

Scripture Text: Romans 14:1

Christ hung upon the cross that we might learn how deeply strength lies hidden under weakness, and learn to know his strength in our weakness.

Christians by Birth

Scripture Text: James 1:18

We are joint heirs with Christ by believing on the same Lord Jesus Christ alone and the promises of his word and the Father's grace are ours.

Resurrection Blessings

Scripture Text: James 1:17

Cling to the great and glorious gifts of the resurrection: the gospel, holy Baptism, the power of the Holy Spirit, and comfort in all adversity.

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