Author Archives: Calvary Lutheran Church

July 04, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: Romans 13:1-8 // Psalm 33 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as His heritage.”Psalm 33:12 Lord of the Nations Government works best if leader and recognize the Divine Giver of all power and authority. The psalmist declares, “Blessed […]

July 01, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: Matthew 20:20-28 “Whoever would be great among you must be your servant.”Matthew 20:26 The Secret of Greatness Mrs. Zebedee, a lady of our Lord’s day, had two sons, James and John. Like many other mothers, she had high ambitions for her sons. She wanted them to occupy […]

June 30, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: John 20:24-29 “Unless I see in His hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”John 20:25 Thomas Thomas is more or less an obscure Apostle. Because his name […]

June 29, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: Exodus 16:1-13 // Psalm 16 “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day.”Exodus 16:4 God Provides The desert where the Israelites marched from Egypt toward […]

June 28, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: Philippians 4:4-13 “We know that for those who love God all things work together for Good, for those who are called according to His purpose.”Romans 8:28 Certainty of Faith Our sins, our mistakes, our poor and wrong decisions, cannot limit or slow down God working for our […]

June 27, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: Acts 15:13-31 God-Pleasing Ministries The first general Church meeting was held in Jerusalem. It was quite a meeting. There were some reports to be heard that were inspiring. Particular attention was devoted to the Church’s mission program. Nothing was quite so vital as this program. After all, […]

June 24, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: Galatians 2:17-21 // Psalm 22:12-22 “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.”Galatians 2:20 Seeing Ourselves on the Cross Were you there when they crucified my Lord? These words and their attending melody are certainly charged […]

June 23, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: James 3:1-12 // Psalm 49 “From the same mouth comes blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not be so.”James 3:10 Sanctified Speech There is a tremendous power in words. This power can either used for good and a blessing, or it can be for evil […]

June 22, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: John 7:53-8:11 // Psalm 130 “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”John 8:7 Throwing Stones A woman had been caught in an adulterous act, and Jewish Law prescribed death by stoning. The scribes and Pharisees dragged her […]

June 21, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: Romans 13:1-7 // Psalm 77:13-20 “Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution.”1st Peter 2:12 Respecting Human Authority Rebellion against authority is everywhere, and it is no stranger among Christians either. A bumper sticker advises, “question authority”, as if humans need any encouragement to do […]