September 19, 2019
Dear members of our Calvary family:
“Where’s the comfort?” That is the question I ask when I read the Bible. It’s the first question I ask when looking over the text for the sermon, for Bible Class or for my devotions. Of course this isn’t the only question that I ask, but it is the most important. This question helps get to the heart of the Scriptures, the glorious Gospel of our Lord Jesus. Where’s the comfort? Where does this text deliver to me the comfort of the forgiveness of sins? If the Scriptures are chiefly a book about the gracious things that Jesus has done for us, then the Scriptures will always have some comfort for us. St Paul promises us this in Romans 15:4, “For whatever things were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scripture might have hope.” So, where’s the comfort? It’s all over the Scriptures, for there we read of Jesus’ great love for us sinners. May the Holy Spirit continue to comfort us with the promises of the Scripture, the promises of life and salvation through the forgiveness of all of our sins.
As always, I look forward to being with you this weekend as we worship our great and glorious God. May he continue to work in us a joy to worship him and to carryout his work in this world. Just a reminder that Choir practice begins on Sunday, September 29th at 11:30 am. May our God grant you his peace.
Pastor Martin Spaude