Posts tagged “Parochial Schools

Sermo Dei: Trinity 9, 2016

Posted on July 24th, 2016

God made man to give him gifts. God made the world out of nothing, and He made it for man. Man is the crown of God’s creation. God gave man everything in the creation. He gave it for Adam’s enjoyment and nourishment. He also gave man a vocation, a calling: He called Adam to be steward of the earth. As God’s steward, or chief manager, the man would exercise dominion, Godly rule in the earth. Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it, have dominion over every living creature. One thing alone was held back from the man: the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Why? Because God wished the man to know good alone, and not evil. As you…

Public schools: Soul-killing instrument of tyranny

Posted on December 11th, 2013

This quotation is far more true now than when Machen wrote it in 1923. This is the reason why Immanuel Lutheran School exists: to combat the soul-destroying instrument of tyranny found in the government schools. When one considers what the public schools of America in many places already are—their materialism, their discouragement of any sustained intellectual effort, their encouragement of the dangerous pseudoscientific fads of experimental psychology—one can only be appalled by the thought of a commonwealth in which there is no escape from such a soul-killing system. But the principle of such laws and their ultimate tendency are far worse than the immediate results. A public school system, in itself, is indeed of enormous benefit to the race. But it is of benefit…

Epiphany 2 (3-Year, B): Baptism of David McMahan Umayam

Posted on January 17th, 2012

January 15, 2012 Messiah Lutheran Church, Keller, Texas John 1:43-51 For audio of the early service sermon (slightly different version of the sermon below), click here Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. “Follow Me.” What Jesus says to Phillip, He says also to you: When you were baptized, “Follow Me”; whenever you hear God’s Word, “Follow Me”; when you rise up each morning, “Follow Me.” That sounds like Law – and the Law always condemns. Yet these words carry no condemnation. For there is no greater gift than to be brought by baptism into the company of the disciples of Jesus. Following Him is to follow in the way that leads to life, to be promised…