Easter Thoughts from Arthur A. Just Jr.

“Yet the Creator, who took on flesh and was born into His creation, is at this moment of death, bringing in new and eternal life, a new creation.  The darkness is a sign that already the end of the old world has come in a preliminary way in the death of Jesus...

Lenten Reflection

Luke 14:7-14 7. Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, 8. “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you...

Ash Wednesday

My niece Amy and I have a game that we play.  I call it tickle training.  When we play I have Amy stand close to me and raise her arms above her head.  Then I hold my hand up in a claw and slowly move ever so closer to her side.  Amy is extremely ticklish so I don’t...

Luke 9:28-45

What do you say when you see the impossible?  Peter saw the impossible.  He saw it many times.  He saw Jesus raise the dead, heal the blind and infirm, and calm the stormy seas.  He stood witness as Jesus fed 5000 people with but a few loaves and fish.  What do you...

Sermon on Luke 3:1-18

Sermon on Luke 3:1-6 Introduction to the text: Repent, the Lord is coming                 In today’s text, God gives to us two things. The first is a call to repentance. The second is a promise.                 Luke writes, “The word of God came to John… and John went...

Sermon on Luke 21:25-38

Sermon on Luke 21:25-38 Text                 25. And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations in perplexity at the sound and tossing of the sea, 26. while men are fainting from fear and expectations of those things coming upon...

“Faith is…

a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that the believer would stake his life on it a thousand times.  This knowledge of and confidence in God’s grace makes men glad and bold and happy in dealing with God and all creatures.  And...

Sermon: Jonah

Imagine you lived in San Francisco and God told you to go to New York, but instead of hopping into your car for a long drive, you jumped onboard a big boat headed for Japan – that is what Jonah did.  God told Jonah to rise up and go to Nineveh, a wicked city and enemy...

A Gospel Sandwich

                “Let the children come to me,” Jesus said, “and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God (Luke 18:16).” These sweet words are like the fillings of a delicious sandwich, or like the cream of an Oreo. It is in fact a Gospel sandwich....

Sermon: John 8:31-36

“If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”  And the Jews who had believed in him answered against him.  It’s what the Greek text actually says, that they spoke against Jesus.  They didn’t...

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