If our King wants it that way…
"Whoever exalts himself will be humbled," Jesus had once scolded the Pharisees before he rode humbly to his death and practiced what he preached, "but whoever humbles himself will be exalted" (Matthew 23:12).
This is the image that our Palm Sunday King Jesus wants before us, and then he wants us to practice it just the same. So he leaves us with this Palm Sunday image to encourage our believing. To support us in taking his promises and holding onto them when everything else is falling apart. To strengthen us in standing strong to do his will even when we're not in control of the risks and results.
Jesus' world was falling apart as he rode on Palm Sunday toward his death, and Jesus found it difficult to stand up against the assaults of evil and the curse of our sins but he humbled himself to trust in his Father's care. Now, as our King, he asks us to do the same. To accept his way only because we believe it is the right way, the best way, our King's way. And if our King wants it that way then our King will make sure that everything will be okay. He'll do more than that-he will exalt us.
Jesus encourages our believing by acting as our loving King.
Look at his loving knowledge; he knew there would be a donkey tied up for him to use for his Palm Sunday parade and had planned to use it; and he knows there will be resources available for us to use in our lives and is planning right now for us to reserve them for us. Look at his loving generosity; he doesn't selfishly hoard all these resources for himself but lovingly shares them with us and uses them for our good. Look at his loving acceptance of our gifts; he delights in gifts that are given to him, gifts like cloaks and palm branches, God-pleasing decisions, saying "no" even when it hurts, generous offerings, loving those who make it difficult. Look at his loving power; subdued from striking his enemies with heaven's thunderbolts of judgment, holding itself back hoping for them to repent and today still subdued when we sin against him, patiently offering us forgiveness of sins when we repent.
Palm Sunday is a day we praise our King for humbling himself, even as we humble ourselves before him in faith.
PRAYER: Hosanna, Son of God! Hosanna, my Savior! Blessed are you, coming humbly in the name of the Lord, and exalted above the heavens. Bless me, dear Jesus, with your humility-a yielding trust in you that is gently confident in heaven's promises. Exalt me, as you promise, but only in a way that doesn't distract from you, that doesn't disturb others. Ride on, Lord Jesus. Ride on. Amen.
Grace Lutheran Church
Video Services & Bible Studies
Earlier Videos are on this page
John 1 Devotion
Worship Sunday December 20th
2 Samuel 7 Devotion
Romans 16 Devotion
Christmas Eve Worship December 24th
Worship Sunday December 27th
Luke 2 Devotion
Colossians 3 Devotion
Worship Sunday January 3rd
Isaiah 60 Devotion
Matthew 2 Devotion
Worship Sunday January 10th
Isaiah 49 Devotion
Christian in Todays Technological World Study
Mark 1 Devotion
Worship Sunday January 17th
1 Samuel 3 Devotion
Christian in Todays Technological World Study Pt.2
1 Corrintians 6 Devotion
Worship Sunday January 24th
Jonah 3 Devotion
Free Bible Basics Class in January
A new class started January 19 at 6:30. Anyone who is interested in learning more about Jesus, and Bible Truths as taught and confessed by the Lutheran Church is welcome. For those interested in finding out more about Lamb of God, this class gets you ready in case you want to make Lamb of God your new church home. For members of Lamb of God, this is a great way to invite friends to join you to learn more about Jesus. The sign up link is here.
If you order items through Amazon, they have a program called Amazon Smile that will donate .5% of each purchase towards a charity of your choice. You can enter Lamb of God Lutheran Church as your charity. Then, each time you purchase from Amazon, sign in from https://smile.amazon.com, and your purchases will be credited for Lamb of God. It is an easy way to give an additional amount to what you are already returning to the Lord.
PARISH NURSING SPECIAL MINISTRY
Parish nursing can be an opportunity for nurses to use their skills and training in a wellness-based and noninvasive prac-
tice among God’s people. Special Ministries provides resources and guidelines for WELS nurses to carry out compassion
ministry for church members and even as part of a community outreach.
A parish nurse is a currently licensed Registered Nurse (RN) who promotes both physical and spiritual wellness in the con-
gregation, according to the congregation’s mission statement and under the direction of the pastor. Parish nurses can help
their church share God’s love among those with special needs related to health.
WELS parish nurses also find spiritual and professional support through their membership in the WELS Nurses Associa-
tion which is open to all WELS or ELS nurses.
Sermons are Live on Facebook
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Here is the Lamb of God youtube channel page.
We will continue our online worship services exclusively
for the next several weeks until we have another update.
CHILD SIZE MASKS
If you would like a mask to fit your child, please contact
Maggie Peebles. She will custom make them.
Moved by God’s love in Christ, we offer him our first and best gifts,
purely out of thanks to him.
During this time of online worship, please return your gifts to the
Lord in one of the following ways:
1. Drop off your offering at church during our normal office
2. Mail your offering to the church address.
3. Set up your bank bill pay to send your offering.
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Here's the link or you can click on the Church Library link from
this LOG Website. About to buy that book from amazon.com or make a trip to the public library? Wait...check our church library first!
We might have it! We now have 186 titles plus 21 DVD's in our collection.
If you have a special birthday or anniversary coming up and you would like to donate a book to the church library in honor
of a special event or person, please see Gwen Smith at church or
you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call me at 256-506-1024.
To God be the Glory!
Free Items for College Students--
While you sign up for classes and possibly attend orientation on
campus, also think about signing up for your course material in spiritual education.
The perk: no homework, tests, or papers!
Sign up to get both Forward in Christ magazine and Meditations,
a book of daily devotions, mailed to you free.
When you sign up, you will also be able to get other free,
helpful information from WELS Campus Ministry.
Bible Reading on the Go!
Would you like a free app for your iphone or ipad for bible reading?
The Bible Gateway Bible App offers many wonderful ways to
experience Bible reading and Bible study, including:
More than 90 different Bible translations, including NIV. Easy-to-use
and reliable Bible search, both online and offline. Daily Bible verse
in the translation of your choice Daily Bible reading plans Bible audio in a number of different translations and styles.
Here is the link to get it at itunes
Lamb of God Coming Events
LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN CHURCH
Wednesday 1/27 Online Bible Study 6 PM
Confirmation Class 4-5:30 PM @LOG
Sunday 1/31 Worship 10:30 AM @LOG and on Facebook LIVE
PASTOR DUANE SCHMEICHEL
11716 COUNTY LINE RD
Madison, AL 256-929-2482