Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - Collinsville, Illinois

The Rage of Unbelief-Look Beyond It! Philippians 3.17-4.1 March 17, 2019

March 17, 2019

Our lives also resemble Jesus’ journey. We face the opposition of the devil and the opposition of the world. Right now, I am speaking with our young people who will be confessing their faith in confirmation. The rite of confirmation begins with the baptismal question: “Do you renounce the devil and all his works?” It ends with the question: “Will you be faithful to Christ even unto death?” The successful journey of Jesus to the cross and to the resurrection on the third day is the key to our successful journey through life as we face the opposition of the devil and the world. This is what Paul was speaking about when He said, “Join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.” And, “Stand fast in the Lord, beloved.”